Why Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet falls short for construction site usage

Today at the Google I/O developer’s conference, the new 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet was revealed. Here’s what TechCrunch’s Matt Burns reported: Both 8GB and 16GB models pack a 7-inch 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi) back-lit IPS display covered in “Scratch-resistant Corning glass”. A Terga 3 SoC powers Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) and Google promises the … Continue reading Why Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet falls short for construction site usage

Apple has also looked into “smart glasses” and has already filed a patent application

Look familiar? In addition to a display screen, the head-mounted display could include controls, a camera, microphone, speaker, batteries, sensors and more. These could be used for unique control methods while wearing the glasses. “For example,” the application reads, “accelerometers on the head-mounted device and/or the portable electronic device can be used to detect the … Continue reading Apple has also looked into “smart glasses” and has already filed a patent application

Smart Energy Glass Turns On And Off, Generates Electricity

Link: Smart Energy Glass Turns On And Off, Generates Electricity <img alt=”materials_monday-glass.jpg” src=”http://www.treehugger.com/materials_monday-glass.jpg&#8221; width=”467″ height=”346″ /> Liquid crystal switching windows have been around for a while, and just last week Mike wrote about how <a href=”http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/03/sage-electrochromics-electronically-tinted-glass-energy-efficient-buildings.php&#8221; target=”_blank”>Energy-Saving Dynamically Tinted Glass Could Make Most Buildings More Efficient</a>. Now…

The future is already here – Augmented Reality for existing buildings

When I posted yesterday about how I envisioned Google’s new glasses might impact the construction industry, some of my colleagues suggested I might be losing it, mentally. The concept of virtually layering additional information over a real view of something is known as augmented reality, and the technology already exists. In fact, applications have already … Continue reading The future is already here – Augmented Reality for existing buildings