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The 5 best smartphones for construction work

The 5 best smartphones for construction work

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2013

Team communication and connectivity are two of the most important aspects of any successful business and the smartphone has done ...

No. 2: Caterpillar B15

No. 2: Caterpillar B15

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2013

While the Galaxy S4 Active went for rugged and sleek, the Caterpillar B15—the company's first smartphone— goes for rugged with ...

No. 4: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

No. 4: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 06, 2013

Make no bones about it: the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a giant phone. With a 5.7-inch display, it makes ...

Caterpillar granted early access to Google Glass, working on ways to improve interaction with equipment

Caterpillar granted early access to Google Glass,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 09, 2013

While we're pretty sure Google Glass isn't ready for primetime on jobsites just yet, Caterpillar is working to figure out ...

Toughen up your iPhone with this concrete skin

Toughen up your iPhone with this concrete skin

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2013

The iPhone is an impressive device. But, as beautiful as its design is, it's still rather delicate. Now you can make ...

Topcon launches rugged SL-100 modem for connecting Sitelink3D network

Topcon launches rugged SL-100 modem for connecting...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 16, 2013

Topcon’s Sitelink3D is a pretty amazing thing to see in action. The Web portal provides real time jobsite management, data ...

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 ...

BIM and iPad use quickly gaining traction in construction industry thanks to productivity boosts

BIM and iPad use quickly gaining traction in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 05, 2013

Using an iPad or another of the myriad tablets on the market today to view plans and blueprints on the ...

Researchers turn cement into metal that could be used in electronics

Researchers turn cement into metal that could be used...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 29, 2013

A collective of researchers from the U.S., Finland, Germany and Japan have connected a few dots that weren't particularly obvious. ...

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 ...

Budget for Apple’s new HQ balloons to $5 billion, would be a challenge for any contractor

Budget for Apple’s new HQ balloons to $5 billion,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 08, 2013

Back in November, it was reported that the completion of Apple's spaceship-like Campus 2 headquarters would be delayed from 2015 ...

Better Roads: 3 challenges to Google’s self-driving car

Better Roads: 3 challenges to Google’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2013

John Latta, editor of our sister publication Better Roads, has put down some thoughts on the self-driving car Google has ...

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