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No. 1 in 2013: The 5 best smartphones for construction work

No. 1 in 2013: The 5 best smartphones for construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 30, 2013

Remember that excitement we mentioned about the Caterpillar B15? It inspired us to go through the available options and rank ...

Contractors are spending more time with their smartphones: have increased app, social media and tablet use as well

Contractors are spending more time with their...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 30, 2013

While our 2014 Internet Use and Social Media Survey does not show the dramatic contrasts that our 2013 survey did, ...

Construction firm saves $1.2 million by switching from paper plans to iPads and Apple TV combo

Construction firm saves $1.2 million by switching from...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 22, 2013

For some people, adopting new technology comes easy. They naturally want whatever is newest and fastest. But for most, the ...

Google’s secret construction software platform could cut construction costs, planning time in half

Google’s secret construction software platform...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 25, 2013

The same folks that gave us Google Glass and are working to make driverless cars a reality are hard at ...

Why most contractors don’t use telematics and how AEMP and AEM are trying to change that

Why most contractors don’t use telematics and how...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 25, 2013

One of the biggest and most confounding challenges in the heavy equipment industry is how to get more construction companies ...

House printing, crawling, concrete-eating demo robots point to automated jobsites of the future (VIDEO)

House printing, crawling, concrete-eating demo robots...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 18, 2013

As we noted in our piece on Komatsu's new D61i-23 dozer, which uses machine control technology to automatically raise and ...

Don’t ignore telematics: How gradually adopting the technology greatly benefits your largest expense

Don’t ignore telematics: How gradually adopting...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 01, 2013

“We think machine communication and connection is a huge change event for the industry, a complete game changer,” Kevin Karlix, ...

Samsung’s water- and dustproof Galaxy S4 Active redefines top-of-the-line in rugged smartphones

Samsung’s water- and dustproof Galaxy S4 Active...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 06, 2013

The design isn't quite as exciting as Caterpillar's take on rugged smartphones, but Samsung's new Galaxy S4 Active certainly continues ...

Google Glass won’t revolutionize the construction industry. Not yet anyway.

Google Glass won’t revolutionize the construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 14, 2013

If you put aside all the coverage of Apple's stock price and the company's "uncertain future," the biggest tech story ...

Behind the B15: The design process of Caterpillar’s rugged smartphone

Behind the B15: The design process of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 13, 2013

Just a couple of weeks ago, Caterpillar launched a pretty surprising new product. Not a dozer or an excavator, but ...

Caterpillar enters smartphone market with rugged Android-powered B15

Caterpillar enters smartphone market with rugged...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2013

Caterpillar's latest unveil has nothing to do with horsepower or fuel efficiency. In fact, the latest piece of equipment from ...

The new BlackBerry Z10, left, and Q10

BlackBerry reinvents itself with business-friendly Z10,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 30, 2013

  This morning in New York City, Research in Motion (which has re-named itself simply, BlackBerry) announced two new business-friendly BlackBerry ...

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