Janne Salin

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Lowe's Holoroom Test Drive uses VR to let you 'try before you buy'

<b>Why it matters:</b> Virtual reality provides an immersive platform for gaming. However, it does have practical applications as well. Companies are …

Lowe's

Augmented Reality smartphone dongle bids the tape measure farewell

Just when we thought tapeless tape measures would be the year's pinnacle of innovation in measuring devices, along comes a breakthrough that more or …

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 is a bold attempt at changing how we work

Remember the Surface Hub? You probably don't. Unlike Microsoft's other PCs -- the Surface Pro, Book, Laptop and Studio -- the Hub was a giant and expensive device meant for workplace collaboration, not average consumers. It was never going to star in commercials or turn heads at Best Buy. And even …

Artificial Intelligence for Construction Productivity

Daqri Worksense lets workers tag and scan their environments in AR

Daqri is announcing a new suite of augmented reality productivity applications as part of its push to increase adoption of its AR smart glasses.<p>While virtual reality (VR) enthusiasm is moving slowly, AR is gaining more traction, and Los Angeles-based Daqri is trying to catch that wave by launching …

Augmented Reality

How tech tackled the construction industry’s inefficiency in 2017

The year 2017 may be remembered for many things in technology, such as Amazon’s big push into offline retail, milestone moments in autonomous vehicles, or major breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI).<p>But for every jaw-dropping story that hits the tech press, there are broader microtrends …

Revit Live Projects Show Off New Potential for BIM and VR

The latest release of Autodesk Revit Live has the AEC industry buzzing. In Sweden, architect Johannes Bergström has already put the architectural visualization cloud service powered by the 3D game engine, Stingray, to the test, integrating it into workflows and client reviews for several projects. …

NEWS: HP launches workstation backpack for untethered pro VR

HP Z VR Backpack G1 runs on batteries but also doubles up a as a desktop workstation<p>HP has launched the world’s first professional wearable VR …

Microsoft Is Quietly Building A Low-Tech Alternative To GPS

Designed for malls, skyscrapers, and other large buildings, the app relies on users, not satellites, for accurate maps.<p>GPS has changed the way we navigate the world, but that convenience still doesn’t extend to indoor spaces. Finding a meeting room in an unfamiliar office building or tracking down …

Apple’s AR is closer to reality than Google’s

Google's Tango is about the future whereas Apple's ARKit is about the present<p>Apple has often been accused of acting like it invented things that others have been doing for years. That complaint is not without merit, however Apple can lay claim to <i>transforming</i> existing things into mainstream …

Augmented Reality

VR Tools Helping to Build the Real World

<b>Virtual Reality is transforming the Building industry, enabling better communication visualization for architects and engineers</b><p>It’s broadly …

Sony's Xperia Touch interactive projector is now available in Europe for the princely sum of €1499.99

Like gadgets? Got an extra 1500 euros lying around? If you live in Europe, Sony has just the thing for you: the Xperia Touch. This fancy little …

Top BIM Developments and Tools That Excited Us at AIA 2017

Last month at the AIA Convention in Orlando, manufacturers came out in droves to push their building products and finishes on the expo floor. But the software developers and gadget companies were also going at it, showcasing and demonstrating how their products will make BIM modeling, collaborating …

Autodesk's Project Discover Creates Floor Plans That Try to Please All Workers

Arranging employees in an office is like creating a 13-dimensional matrix that triangulates human wants, corporate needs, and the cold hard laws of …

IKEA Uses Virtual Reality Technology To Give Shoppers A New Experience

<b>IKEA is taking</b> window shopping to a whole new level.<p><b>The Swedish</b> furniture chain has launched its first virtual reality experiment, enabling owners of …

Google Tango means you'll never get lost in a store again

As a kid, I always wanted to be on the TV show "Supermarket Sweep."<p>In the middle of a Lowe's store in 2017, my dream almost came true. The home improvement retailer is rolling out an augmented-reality app that tells you the fastest way to find items on your list.<p>It's powered by Google's Tango, an …

Augmented Reality

Google’s Project Sunroof now shows solar potential in all 50 states

Google today announced another expansion of Project Sunroof, its web app for showing how much money you can save by installing solar panels at home. Now people can check locations in areas within all 50 U.S. states.<p>That’s up from 42 states in May 2016, 9 states in December 2015, and just 3 metro …

Web Applications

Tried and tested: 24 construction apps at work on the job site

Collaborative, powerful and intuitive, app-enabled smartphones and tablets have quickly become essential job site tools across the construction …

Apps

Construction technology for 2017 and beyond

Insight<p>Construction technology for 2017 and beyond<p>2 January 2017<p><b>While the manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors have often been cited as leaders</b> …

A Few of My Favorite Tech Products

I have the opportunity to review a lot of different technology products and I tend to put them into one of three categories. First, there are those products that really impress me and make me thankful for living in the Digital Age. The second category is made up of some useful and fun tech products …

Gear & Gadgets

The Most Exciting Uses of Virtual Reality Right Now

The new technology is making waves in the architecture, art, and design worlds<p>Virtual reality platforms may not be ubiquitous quite yet, but the technology is already revolutionizing how designers, architects, and artists work, and how the rest of us experience their art. While the large majority …

PARC to develop peel-and-stick sensors to track the Internet of Things

PARC, the research company owned by Xerox, has pioneered a lot of technologies for the personal computer and mobile revolutions. And now it’s moving on to the Internet of Things.<p>Today, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is announcing it has secured money from the U.S. Department of Energy to …

Construction tech startup Procore reaches $1B valuation

<b>Dive Brief:</b><p>Construction industry software startup Procore Technologies has achieved a valuation of $1 billion after its last $50 million funding …

Create a 3D model of your house with this drone

Drones may be seen as the reserve of the hobbyist, but they have so much more potential. They can be used for mountain rescue missions, deliver …

Drones

Mall of America gets an IBM Watson-powered bot for holiday shopping

IBM today announced the launch of a pilot program to deploy its artificial intelligence inside Mall of America.<p>Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. covers 5.6 million square feet, making it the largest retail space in the U.S. The Experiential List Formulator (E.L.F.) can now help guests manage …

The first Google Tango phone delivers true augmented reality gaming

The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is shipping now<p>If it weren’t for <i>Pokémon Go</i>, augmented reality might have stayed another forlorn futurist technology the public paid little attention to. Instead, the AR mobile game from developer Niantic Labs, a former Google subsidiary, catapulted the technology to hundreds …

China’s Hikvision taps Movidius to bring better A.I. to smart cameras

Computer vision startup Movidius has cut a deal with China’s Hikvision to bring better artificial intelligence to smart cameras. Under this deal, Movidius will provide deep neural network processing to Hikvision’s line of smart cameras.<p>The partnership noted that the video surveillance market is on …