updated 04:18 pm EST, Mon November 4, 2013
Livesurface's Context introduces photorealistic previewing into Adobe Illustrator
Livesurface, a design development company, has launched its full version of Context. The program is an integrative app that allows users of Adobe Illustrator to display projects on a wide variety of real-world objects and scenes. While working, users can preview designs in Context without leaving Illustrator, and see 3D renderings to help better predict a finished, implemented product. Featuring photorealistic 'inks' for adding printing effects to a project, surfaces to select for previewing, and access to direct tools that allow for quick visual implementations, Context can create professional, high-resolution output renderings. Context can be downloaded as a free test version for access to low-resolution surfaces, and as a $10 monthly subscription or $90 annual subscription, providing full access to high-resolution content. Software requirements include Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, and Adobe Illustrator CS4 through CC.
Braven announces upcoming release of 710 water-resistant speaker
Braven has announced today its latest portable speaker, the 710. The device is a portable, IPX 5-rated for water resistance and Bluetooth-enabled stereo speaker crafted from aircraft-grade aluminum. Its TrueWireless Technology allows wireless pairing with a second 710, creating a right and left stereo sound, and its NFC function enables linkage with other NFC-engaged devices by bringing them into close proximity of one another. Able to provide up to twelve hours of Bluetooth playback time, as well as charge USB devices, the 710 is to be priced at $180.