Apple is nearing irrelevance in a surging workstation market. Thermal issues are one problem, market perception is another. In a meeting with a select set of Silicon Valley journalists, three senior Apple executives (SVP of marketing Phil Schiller, VP of software engineering Craig Federighi, and VP of hardware engineering John Ternus) recently explained how they came to a joint epiphany about the need to not only take the Mac Pro in a new direction, but to explain to their loyal customers what they had in mind. Read more on GraphicSpeak
Autodesk spiffs up its 3D software
Autodesk has added a new layer of polish to its popular 3D tools, updating its Maya, 3ds Max, Arnold, and Bifrost with new features that will enable artists and animators in the film, television, games, and design visualization industries to tackle modern workflow challenges more easily and with greater efficiency.
Alienware and Dell level up their gaming laptops
These are not the laptops of yesterday.