The “Trace” App by Morpholio Lets You Update Construction Design Changes On The Fly!

I recall in my days in the world of architecture as an intern where I’d go to job sites to document existing features, take measurements, and make changes to exiting construction documents on paper and digitally in AutoCAD — or even searching and finding the original construction documents in the school district archives because the school claimed to have lost them; I’m looking at you Alamo Heights ISD.  Anyway, more times than not you’d be on a project site and find  a problem that needed immediate attention. The problem is that once the project heads to the Construction Administration phase is NOT the best time for big design changes, new field conditions, client changes, errors, etc., etc…. Thankfully, Morpholio has updated their TracePro iPhone app, allowing users to alter job sites by simply “importing key components of the design process into the Construction Administration phase.” Continue reading “The “Trace” App by Morpholio Lets You Update Construction Design Changes On The Fly!”

What Would an iPhone From 1985 Look Like?

Pierre Cerveau

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve booting up the Apple computers at my elementary school (and I’m talking early-1990s) to play Number Munchers, Oregon Trail, the Carmen SanDiego games, or make some pixel art in MacPaint. However, back in those days, Apple wasn’t into mobile devices yet (much like many other tech companies at the time), but artist Pierre Cerveau wanted to take a crack at the theory of what Apple’s very first smartphone might have looked like if it were made in the 1980s. Continue reading “What Would an iPhone From 1985 Look Like?”

To Heck with Keys: The Këvo Keyless Entry System

The crew over at Engadget recently got an hands-on experience with Kwikset and UniKey’s updated home entry systems.  Here’s how it works: with the main lock mechanism housing a Bluetooth daughter card, a couple of Bluetooth antennas and a smartphone app, you can open this lock just by touching the outside of the lock housing with your finger.   Continue reading “To Heck with Keys: The Këvo Keyless Entry System”

Apple UFO, GameStop EXPO, Kinect Hacks & Best World Champs – PractitioNERD WIRed #12

This week on the newly-named PractitioNERD WIRed (Week-In-ReviewED) episode:
1) Is Apple’s Going All Extra-Terrestrial On Us
2) What’s it Like Being A Fly On The Wall At The GameStop EXPO
3) The Kinect Hacked To Help A Stroke Victim, and
4) The Top 15 World Heavyweight Champions of ALL-TIME (according to WWE, anyway).
…plus, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!!   Continue reading “Apple UFO, GameStop EXPO, Kinect Hacks & Best World Champs – PractitioNERD WIRed #12”

EcoXPower: Charge Your Phone & Head/Tail Lights While You Bike

It may not be news to most people of using the power of pedaling your bicycle to charge your phone or power headlights.  However, the folks over at the EcoXPower are bringing a whole new concept to the table (sort of).  Their new device for your bicycle will allow you to power BOTH your phone and lights at the SAME TIME!  THE FUTURE!!   Continue reading “EcoXPower: Charge Your Phone & Head/Tail Lights While You Bike”

Credit Card-Sized Battery For Emergency Charges (The “Not Paying For Stuff” Type)

Just in case of the emergency of your iPhone or iPod severely lacking in battery power, this credit card-like backup battery can charge up you iOS device when you’re in such a situation.

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The $1 Smartphone Projector

If you keep track of tech or just happen upon a projector at your local store or newspaper ad, you’ll notice how expensive they can be.  If you’re thinking about creating your own projector for, of all things, your smartphone on the cheap, then Instructables user “iamaledgend” has a little project for you to take a peek at. You’ll need the following items: a magnifying … Continue reading The $1 Smartphone Projector

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Turn A Song Into a Free Ringtone for iPhone or Android

Ringtones are an excellent thing, huh?  I mean, instead of listening to the grating sound of the basic ringing sound of a phone for incoming calls, you can be notified of an incoming call by the grating sound of any song recorded by Souja Boy (**crickets**, **crickets**).  Anyway, while there are many services available that allow you to download ringtones to your phone for a … Continue reading Turn A Song Into a Free Ringtone for iPhone or Android

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Ladies & Gentlemen, The "Inception" Meme!

Cue the sound effect: BRUNNNNNHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Anyways, here we have a TV, an iPad, and an iPhone, all of them stacked up “on top of” each other—you know, kind of like in the dreams in “Inception.”  This pic brings back memories when nearly everyone I came across who saw the movie, as we all attempted to make sense of the whole thing.  As far as I’m concerned, this combo of devices illustrates an almost perfect example of Inception.   Continue reading “Ladies & Gentlemen, The "Inception" Meme!”