Sony’s Smart Glasses so ridiculous it actually makes Google Glass look good

Last June, I was in San Francisco for PCBC 2014, a construction industry event held at Moscone Center every other year (this year we’ll be partying in San Diego). Also at Moscone at that same time, in a different set of buildings, was the Google I/O event. Being that it is such a huge event … Continue reading Sony’s Smart Glasses so ridiculous it actually makes Google Glass look good

How will Google’s new glasses impact the construction industry?

The prototype version Google showed off on Wednesday looked like a very polished and well-designed pair of wrap-around glasses with a clear display that sits above the eye. The glasses can stream information to the lenses and allow the wearer to send and receive messages through voice commands. There is also a built-in camera to … Continue reading How will Google’s new glasses impact the construction industry?

Google bets on massive heat pump system in pursuit of LEED Platinum at new campus

Adele Peters, writing for Fast Company: At a construction site on Google’s new Bay View campus–a few miles from its headquarters in Mountain View, on NASA-owned land near the San Francisco Bay–cranes lift tubing high in the air and drop it into holes that descend 80 feet into the ground. It’s a step that will … Continue reading Google bets on massive heat pump system in pursuit of LEED Platinum at new campus

Wearables for the built environment: Smart Hard Hats and Smart Glasses

Back in June of 2015, a relatively unknown company by the name of Daqri introduced an augmented reality-enabled hard hat that they dubbed the Smart Helmet. While there clearly is not yet massive adoption among the trades for a more than $1,000 hard hat, that doesn’t mean Daqri has ceased innovation. In fact, as Construction … Continue reading Wearables for the built environment: Smart Hard Hats and Smart Glasses

“Google+ is no ghost town. It is more of a social referral graveyard.”

Last week I was in San Francisco to attend the 2014 PCBC event for home builders. While walking to the Moscone Center from Blue Bottle Coffee, I saw that the line was wrapped around Moscone and was worried I would be waiting hours to get in. Turns out, the line was actually for the Google … Continue reading “Google+ is no ghost town. It is more of a social referral graveyard.”