Tech Talk: Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoe, Estimote Mirror, a Bluetooth Star Trek ComBadge, & More

Listen to This

Check out this week’s construction tech news with myself, Rob McKinney and Josh Bone, along with our interview of special guest Nathan Wood, founder of SpectrumAEC.

Tech to Try

Bose QuietComfort 20 Headphones

This week’s Tech to Try comes from JBKnowledge’s very own Josh Bone. Although the Bose QuietComfort 20 headphones aren’t a new product, our team has been extremely impressed with them. These headphones are an extremely comfortable in-ear option that even come with a noise canceling function. Of course, there is also the impressive Bose sound quality. Try them out here!

Notable New Tech

Nike’s Self-Lacing Shoes

Nike has announced that its self-lacing shoes – dubbed the HyperAdapt 1.0. The shoe contains a motor in the sole of the shoes that allows the laces to tighten or loosen depending on the wearer’s preferences and can be adjusted with the touch of a button. They will be available by November of this year. Learn more

Estimote Mirror 

Estimote has released its newest product, Estimote Mirror, which is the world’s first video-enabled beacon. It communicates with nearby phones and their corresponding apps to determine which response to display on a nearby screen. Learn more

Bluetooth Star Trek ComBadge

ThinkGeek’s Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge has an internal microphone that allows its users to answer and end phone calls, play or pause audio, and access intelligent assistants such as Siri, Google Now, or Cortana. The best part? With each touch, it plays that classic communicator sound effect. Learn more

“Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition, and myth frame our response.” – Arthur Schlesinger (Historian)


Where I’ve Been

I presented at the CFMA Southwest Regional Conference in San Diego, California on September 26th.

Where I’ll Be

On October 5th, I will present the “Future Forecast: How Drones, Sensors and Integrated Apps are Rewriting all the Rules” as well as a review of the 2016 Construction Technology Report online for the CFMA Fall Webinar.

Check This Out!

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

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