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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 ...

Tablets, cloud services assist construction equipment manufacturers in field and on factory floor

Tablets, cloud services assist construction equipment...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Mar 08, 2013

In today’s highly automated world of manufacturing there is a new force entering the scene for construction equipment manufacturers—mobility. From tracking ...

Drones may one day build skyscrapers

Drones may one day build skyscrapers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 04, 2013

We've seen how unmanned aerial vehicles can be used for surveying. But how about being used to construct a full-fledged ...

Contractor smartphone use surges; social media use sees modest gain

Contractor smartphone use surges; social media use sees...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 04, 2013

Contractors are dinged for being slow technology adaptors, but according to the 2013 Equipment World Internet Use and Social Media ...

Chevy and GMC 2015 pickups will have 4G LTE, Wi-Fi built in

Chevy and GMC 2015 pickups will have 4G LTE, Wi-Fi...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2013

General Motors announced this week that its 2015 Chevrolet and GMC pickups will have the ability to connect to 4G ...

Researchers develop system to improve GPS accuracy in cities up to 90%

Researchers develop system to improve GPS accuracy in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2013

In the bustle of a city full of traffic, narrow streets, tall buildings, trees and other obstacle, GPS can have ...

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 ...

Do you use tablets or smartphones on the jobsite?

Do you use tablets or smartphones on the jobsite?

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2013

Tablets and smartphones are becoming more and more common staples of our lives. We read books with them, watch movies ...

Construction companies must keep up with mobile tech

Construction companies must keep up with mobile tech

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jan 03, 2013

There appears to be an odd contrast between how technology meshes with our daily lives and how it mixes into ...

Construction industry spends least on IT

Construction industry spends least on IT

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 03, 2012

On average, construction companies only spend 1.35 percent of their revenues on information technology, placing the industry last behind 14 ...

Two women play big roles in post-Sandy construction on East Coast

Two women play big roles in post-Sandy construction on...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Nov 21, 2012

Two women are using their skills to help rebuild the New York metropolitan area since Sandy’s path of devastation across ...

Walter Surface Technologies releases safety app for iPhone, iPad

Walter Surface Technologies releases safety app for...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 15, 2012

  Improve metalworking safety on the jobsite with the Walter Safety App, available now for the iPhone and iPad. The new app ...

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