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As smartphones, tablets become more necessary on jobsites, more contractors plan to increase IT spending

As smartphones, tablets become more necessary on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 14, 2016

Though the adoption of technology among U.S. construction firms has been somewhat disappointing in the past, there does appear to ...

John Deere elects Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to its board of directors

John Deere elects Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to its board...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 13, 2016

Brian Krzanich, the chief executive officer of technology giant Intel, has been elected to the Deere & Company board of ...

Daqri unveils updated version of Smart Helmet augmented reality hard hat with improved processing power

Daqri unveils updated version of Smart Helmet augmented...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 11, 2016

Weeks after announcing a collaboration with Topcon in order to integrate the device with that company's positioning solutions, augmented reality ...

A drone on hire from the new DroneBase service, hovers during a residential job.

2016 Innovations Awards: Year of the Drone headlines 3...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2016

In the past year, no other technology has shown more potential to impact – and improve – more parts of ...

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Volvo CE Density Direct compaction system

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Volvo CE Density Direct...

Posted by Chris Hill on Jan 08, 2016

Algorithms seem to rule the world now, with these programming juggernauts turning massive amounts of data into usable concepts. It’s ...

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Vermeer Insite productivity tools

2016 Innovations Award Winner: Vermeer Insite...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 08, 2016

As Jon Kuyers tells it, Vermeer team members started to notice something when they visited contractors. “We’d go to a ...

Ford wants the F-150 to be a “drone base station” for mobile deployment

Ford wants the F-150 to be a “drone base...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2016

As we concluded with our 2016 Innovations Awards, no other technology more than drones in 2015 showed more potential to impact the ...

Trailer’s GPS signal leads to recovery of $500k worth of stolen heavy equipment in South Carolina

Trailer’s GPS signal leads to recovery of $500k...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 05, 2016

When we talk about installing GPS tracking onto heavy equipment, we're usually talking about the big stuff: dozers, loaders, excavators, ...

Mujjo makes premium gloves with touchscreen capabilities

Mujjo makes premium gloves with touchscreen...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 24, 2015

Yeah it's cold outside­—­and isn't it loads of fun to have to wrestle your gloves off just to answer your ...

The future has arrived: 5D Robotics has developed autonomous heavy equipment tech for United Rentals with a distinct human element

The future has arrived: 5D Robotics has developed...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 23, 2015

It's happening again. A technology that got a lukewarm reception in the consumer markets is in the first stages of ...

Collect equipment data easily and accurately on smartphones with Mobile Equipchat

Collect equipment data easily and accurately on...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 23, 2015

Mobile Equipchat is an equipment data­tracking app recently launched by OEM Data Delivery. Available on Android devices and soon to be ...

Industrial analytics firm, Caterpillar partner Uptake named “Hottest Startup of 2015” by Forbes

Industrial analytics firm, Caterpillar partner Uptake...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 22, 2015

Even Forbes admits it's a bit surprised to find Uptake, an analytics firm whose customers are entirely based in industrial ...

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