Archinect - News 2017-08-20T00:11:29-04:00 Hackers can use the vibration motor in your phone to eavesdrop on you Nicholas Korody 2016-06-08T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:17:17-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hackers may be pickin&rsquo; up good vibrations from your phone. All the better to surveil you with, my dear. Researchers at the Electrical and Computer Engineering school of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign discovered that the vibration motor in your devices can operate like a microphone, according to the researchers&rsquo; paper. That means, if a hacker rewires your vibration motor (which TechCrunch reported could be executed &ldquo;in a minute or two&rdquo;), they can listen to what you&rsquo;re saying.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Calgary pays $16K to recover data held hostage by ransomware attackers</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYPD admits to using "Stringrays," military tech that sweeps up cell data</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the Hudson Yards, c. 2019: the world's most ambitious "smart city" experiment</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">If houses had airplane modes: an interview with Joseph Grima of Space Caviar</a></p></li></ul><p><em>The theme for June is&nbsp;<strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Privacy</a></strong>.&nbsp;</em><em>How has architecture transformed notions of privacy? How have privacy concerns transformed architecture? Submit to our&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">open call</a>&nbsp;by Sunday, June 19!</em></p> Apple's spaceship campus being built to iPhone standards Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-10T12:46:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T13:57:43-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"There were many meetings when the Apple representative would pick up your [iPhone] and say: 'That's what we're building.' What that means is &mdash; if you look at the phone, there's the sheen on the phone, there's the bevel on the phone, there's how much shine they have ... every piece of that phone is engineered, and the building is the same way." [...] The project is so extensive &mdash; and Apple is so demanding &mdash; that Apple Campus 2 has effectively "raised the bar for construction standards"</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more news on Apple's under-construction second campus in Cupertino:</p><ul><li><a title="Apple under fire for not hiring construction workers with past felonies for their new campus" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple under fire for not hiring construction workers with past felonies for their new campus</a></li><li><a title="Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drone footage shows the latest construction status of the Foster-designed Apple campus</a></li><li><a title="Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple CEO Tim Cook says new spaceship campus will be 'greenest building on the planet'</a></li><li><a title="Apple Campus 2 construction: house i-something is building" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple Campus 2 construction: house i-something is building</a></li></ul> NCARB's new mobile app lets interns manage IDP hours on the go Justine Testado 2014-01-09T12:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-09T13:12:11-05:00 <img src="" width="550" height="550" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB</a> 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.</p> <p> MyIDP was designed for interns who have already established an NCARB Record and begun reporting hours. New experience reports still need to be created online, so MyIDP is an extra portable tool to stay constantly updated on hours and overall IDP progress.</p> <p> Features in the app are: adding/editing hours and viewing all work experience for Settings A and O; submitting experience to supervisors; and as already mentioned, tracking overall progress on the "IDP Progress Dashboard".</p> <p> MyIDP is available for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">free download</a> on Apple's App Store for iPhone iOS 7. Android users will have to wait for their version in the meantime -- the NCARB Council plans to develop it in the near future.</p> eBay releases eBay Exact, a print-on-demand marketplace for the iPhone Archinect 2013-07-12T12:23:00-04:00 >2013-07-16T12:27:13-04:00 <img src="" width="627" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With our first foray into 3D printing technology, we have partnered with Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory who are leaders in 3D printing technology to hand-select a range of special products including, iPhone cases, figurines, and jewelry.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The app is available for download from the <a href="" target="_blank">App Store</a>.</p> iPhone app, "Stud Find", uses built-in magnetometer to find metal in walls Archinect 2013-07-03T11:14:00-04:00 >2013-07-10T09:17:34-04:00 <img src="" width="320" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stud Find is an iPhone application that uses the device's built-in magnetometer to find metal studs, screws, nails and anything metallic in a wall. The iPhone's three-axis magnetometer is an instrument that measures magnetic forces. Internal Apple software uses the instrument to position the phone's 360&deg; orientation. Stud Find uses the magnetometer as a metal detector.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find it <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> in the app store. The reviews are mixed.</p> Mµ Thermal Imager attachment for the iPhone will detect thermal vulnerabilities in a building Archinect 2013-03-02T11:22:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:10:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In construction or renovation of buildings you'll be able to identify poorly insulated areas and badly wired electrical outlets before you put the drywall up. You'll find places where water has penetrated the structure where it should not have. Identifying mold and moisture is a much easier task with the M&micro; Thermal Imager.</p></em><br /><br /><p> M&micro; Optics is currently seeking financial support on crowsourced-funding website Indiegogo. The iPhone attachment may offer steep competition to the existing thermal imaging cameras that range in prices from $2,000 to $22,000, according to M&micro; Optics. The M&micro; Thermal Imager is currently offered for $125 and $150 to early adopters, with a final price goal of less than $200 if they are able to stock the product in the big box stores.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> The Archinect iPhone app is updated with Discussion Forum, Job searching, and more! Archinect 2012-12-05T18:54:00-05:00 >2012-12-12T20:34:51-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="717" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Some of you may have noticed recently that we quietly released an update to the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect iPhone app</a>.<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br> The new app has <strong>resolved a couple bugs</strong>* causing the app to crash for some users, introduces some <strong>subtle navigation improvements</strong>, and is optimized for the new <strong>larger screen on the iPhone 5</strong>.</p> <p> More importantly, however, we're excited to now include the <strong>Discussion Forum</strong> in the app.&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> And you can now <strong>search for Jobs</strong>!<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Download the app now from the App Store via this link: <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></strong></p> <p> <br><em>* Note: if you noticed a crash in the recently updated v2.0, this has been fixed in the now available v2.1. The crash was affecting users with region format set to anything other than United States.</em></p> Announcing the official Archinect iPhone App! Paul Petrunia 2012-04-05T01:20:00-04:00 >2012-04-10T12:44:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> loading screen / <strong>Right:</strong> highlighted content with section filter bar at the top</em></p> <p> <strong>We're really excited to announce the launch of the official <a href=";mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect iPhone app</a>!</strong></p> <p> The iPhone is by far the most popular mobile device that Archinect readers own, according to our web analytics, so we developed this app for you iPhone (and iPod/iPad!) users as a simple, mobile version of Archinect. The app is not designed to offer the full functionality that that the website does. Rather, it provides an easy-to-read interface to follow and share the latest jobs and featured stories from across the site... including, but not limited to, news, features, projects, events, blogs, &amp; discussions.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> article view / <strong>Right:</strong> image gallery view</em></p> <p> The app also features push-notifications to get instantly alerted when breaking news happens in the architecture industry, or when a big announcement is made on Archinect.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> article view / <strong>Right:</strong> comments view</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em><strong>Left:</strong> job listings / <strong>Right:</strong> individu...</em></p> Fallingwater gets interactive Paul Petrunia 2011-12-21T19:03:31-05:00 >2012-01-04T14:24:38-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Have you visited Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater? Not all of us have, but there's a new app available that gives you the next best thing. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">planet architecture</a>, a production company that has been publishing videos and interactive tours for many years, has just added Fallingwater to their relatively new library of app releases.</p> <p> I've been quite impressed with it after playing with the app for the last couple days. It provides a surprisingly comprehensive collection of drawings, photographs, videos and 360&deg; panoramic views of the iconic house, all accessible from an architect-friendly navigation of floorplans and siteplans.</p> <p> The <a href=";mt=8" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iPad app</a> will set you back $9.99, which is relatively pricey in the app world, but a great deal considering the quality of the content and the experience. The <a href=";ign-mpt=uo%3D2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">iPhone app</a> is $4.99, and currently on sale for $0.99 for the next few days.</p> <p> We have some free copies (in the form of promo codes) available to the first requests in the comments below. The catch - ...</p> Urban Planning in the iPhone Age Archinect 2011-11-03T20:30:57-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="" width="608" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the next wave of mobile applications do more than that&mdash;they collect massive amounts of data about how people live, where they travel and what they want to see in their neighborhoods. And they connect all of that with the officials in position to make decisions. Apps, in other words, offer potential solutions for two of the trickiest parts of the urban planner's job: sharing data and engaging citizens.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>