Once again, TechCrunch (a publication dedicated to covering startup companies in the world of technology) has the scoop on an app for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. And from what I can tell, this app really is a major game changer. Here's more: For architects, complying with building codes means navigating labyrinthine layers … Continue reading New app puts building codes and regulations in the palm of your hand
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
This whole Samsung Galaxy Note 7 debacle would be really hilarious, if it didn't represent a major risk to life and limb for consumers. Adding insult to Samsung's injury, and in an effort to prevent injury to both consumers and postal workers, Samsung took the unusual step of sending out flame-proof containers for people to … Continue reading New must-have accessory for your Galaxy Note 7: Flame-proof return box
My son was just a few weeks old when I got my Blackberry. He turns 15 in two weeks. Risking repetitive stress injury to my thumb, that device allowed me to keep a $500-million R&D campus construction project moving forward, while still being able to go to doctor appointments and spend time with my young … Continue reading Bye Bye Blackberry: End of an Era?
First Samsung was forced to issue a recall for all Galaxy Note 7 phones due to faulty batteries. Then the government issued warnings to the public telling anyone who would listen that they should not even turn their Galaxy Note 7 devices due to the life-safety risks posed. But apparently the recall hasn't gone far … Continue reading Even the non-recalled Samsung Galaxy devices pose risk to life and limb