Mark Zuckerberg unveils a home operating AI app called "Jarvis"
At last, somebody understands Mark Zuckerberg, and it's an artificial intelligence app that speaks with the wisdom and patience of Morgan Freeman. Partially an internet of things melded with a changeable, celebrity-cameo Siri (Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a brief aural appearance), Zuckerberg's... View full entry
Virtual Reality: An Architect’s #1 Marketing and Business Development Tool
This post is brought to you by Yulio. There’s no denying it: Virtual Reality (VR) creates a buzz. It’s exciting and attention-grabbing. It attracts and then holds. And keeps holding. Wherever you go, a pair of goggles instantly draws a crowd.For businesses in the Architecture and Interior... View full entry
Yulio offers architects a DIY Virtual Reality platform
This post is brought to you by Yulio. AN INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL REALITY Though Virtual Reality (VR) is yet to truly break into the mainstream consumer market, it’s an industry growing at breakneck speed.With Deloitte Global predicting a $1bn year for the VR industry this year, and Digi Capital... View full entry
Splendid 4D Studio Builds Immersive VR Apps for Architects, Real Estate Developers
This post is brought to you by Splendid 4D Studio.The team at Splendid 4D Studio is partnering with architects and real estate companies to develop flawless apps for showcasing projects and properties. Leveraging virtual reality integration, Splendid 4D Studio takes presentations to the next... View full entry
Is Waze to blame for heavy traffic on L.A. residential side streets?
Waze sometimes sends drivers through little-used side streets such as Cody Road [in Sherman Oaks, Calif]...Some people try to beat Waze at its own game by sending misinformation about traffic jams and accidents so it will steer commuters elsewhere. Others log in and leave their devices in their cars, hoping Waze will interpret that as a traffic standstill and suggest alternate routes.
— The Wall Street Journal
More about Waze on Archinect:Throwback Throughway: when GPS fails, these gorgeous "mental maps" help you navigateWaze takes on the ride-sharing market with new carpooling appArnold Schwarzenegger voices Waze appWaze and its new uneasy bedfellows View full entry
Are apps the virtual gateway to physical gentrification?
Laundromats have recently been closing down in San Francisco, which prompted a Google employee to tweet in response "cost of disruption: washio and others have removed need for laundromat on every block." Who needs laundromats when there's an app for that? Well, people who can't afford to spend... View full entry
NCARB's new mobile app lets interns manage IDP hours on the go
NCARB continues its ongoing streak of system advances with their new MyIDP mobile app. The app can perhaps be handy for any of you iPhone-using interns working through your experience hours for the Intern Development Program. MyIDP was designed for interns who have already established an NCARB... View full entry
Harness Robocop social-networking ability with Highlight app
The newest version of [Highlight], available for iPhone and Android, uses every sensor, signal, and stream it can get its hands on to passively figure out what you’re doing, and it intelligently scans users nearby to figure out who you might be interested in.
It’s not necessarily about people you know but people you could know. And that makes it both way cooler and way creepier than Facebook could ever dream of being.
Archinect iPhone app updated for iOS 7
We've updated the Archinect iPhone app with a subtle user interface refresh for iOS 7 users. We've also made a few other minor style updates and bug fixes. Left: main "highlights" screen / Right: article screen As with the previous releases of the Archinect app, we've focused on simplicity... View full entry
ARki is "Architectural Visualisation in Augmented Reality"
Arki is an Augmented Reality platform for real-time visualisation of architectural models. By incorporating AR technology within the architectural design process, ARki is able to visualise 3d models for both design and presentation purposes, helping to create an immersive visualisation technique with multiple layers of interactivity. ARki can be deployed on any ios/ android device which allows the user to explore 3d data with an added level of navigational freedom.
Bluetooth is coming to your deadbolt
The August Smart Lock is the secure, simple, and social way to manage your home’s lock. Now you can control who can enter and who can’t—without the need for keys or codes. And you can do it all from your smartphone or computer.
Key-less entry has been available for cars for ages. It's about time buildings adopt this new technology. Fortunately, this new product is designed by master product designer Yves Behar, of Fuseproject. View full entry
Adobe is scratching the surface with new analog tools for digital drawings
Our XD team revealed a few projects they're working on at Adobe MAX 2013. The team has been exploring how new form factor displays, new interactions (like touch and gesture), cloud connections and even new hardware might change how you all create and in turn how it might impact what software we need to build.
Why did some Columbia architecture students treat their annual like garbage?
Departing with the familiar tradition of producing a hefty physical volume, GSAPP offered its most recent Abstract in the form of an iPad app. In addition to (or on cover-like behalf of) this app, students received an object: It looks like a book, but turns out to be a book-shaped plastic box, and its contents consist of a URL, where the app can be downloaded. This object, as you can see, has not been universally embraced.
SOM and CASE launch AEC-APPS, crowdsourced resource for sharing tech architecture tools
AEC-APPS is the first Web-based library of architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) applications built by and for digital tool users and toolmakers, who share a common interest in the evolution of innovative technologies. Conceived, designed, and maintained by Skidmore, Owings &... View full entry
An App For Architects That Makes Physics Easy
After seven years of teaching structures to a mixed group of architecture and structural engineering graduate students at MIT, Paul Kassabian found that many of his future architects took a just-enough-to-get-the-homework-done approach to understanding those fundamental components. So he created an app to help them out.