Tech Talk: Intel’s Project Alloy, SolarCity’s New Product, Samsung’s Digital Eye Endeavor, & More

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Check out this week’s construction tech news with James Benham, Rob McKinney and Josh Bone, and our interview with special guest Josh Kanner from

Notable New Tech

Intel’s Project Alloy

Recently Intel debuted its newest addition to the VR headset realm with a demo of Project Alloy at Intel’s Developer Forum in San Francisco. The headset stands alone, is wireless, and provides a “merged reality” experience. It works by mapping your physical surroundings and layering a virtual reality over them. Learn More

SolarCity’s New Product

Elon Musk’s SolarCity announced earlier this month that it will be bringing a new product to the market by the end of the year — a high-tech roof integrated with solar panels. They have stressed that these are not solar panels installed on a roof, but the actual roof itself. Learn More

Samsung’s Digital Eye Endeavor

Samsung has partnered IBM’s brain-emulating computer chip, TrueNorth, with their Dynamic Vision Sensor essentially creating a digital eye. This could mean big changes for 3D maps and gesture controls. Learn More

Apps You Should Be Trying Out

Map Pilot for DJI

Map Pilot helps you design and fly the optimal flight path to create maps using the Maps Made Easy processing service. Collect the data you need to produce high-resolution aerial maps with your DJI drone. It’s never been easier. Download it now! 

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

– Francis of Assisi


In the News

Memorable Moments from the AGC-IT Forum

Members of the JBKnowledge team and I were recently at the Associated General Contractors of America’s Information Technology Forum. BuiltWorlds compiled the 7 most memorable moments from the event, including our live ConTechTrio broadcast.

Where I’ve Been

I will be hosting a live episode of the ConTechTrio Podcast from the AGC IT Forum in Chicago, Illinois on August 5th.

Where I’ll Be

On September 9th, I will be presenting on “Future Forcast: How Drones, Sensors and Integrated Apps are Rewriting all the Rules” in Austin, Texas.

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Rob McKinney, our ConAppGuru, is another source for construction technology reviews and news. Teach me!

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