This Week in Tech: The World’s First Floating Wind Farm Is Generating Energy | Architect Magazine

Plus, solar cells inspired by butterfly wings, a 3D augmented reality platform that simulates urban interventions, and more design-tech news from this week. By ARCHITECT Staff The world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, has officially begun generating...
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Autodesk and Project Frog Collaborate to Improve Prefabrication Process | Architect Magazine

The companies will create a cloud-based data environment to link the architectural design process and fabrication. By Katharine Keane On Tuesday, San Francisco–based component building systems company Project Frog announced a collaboration with global software developer Autodesk...
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Facebook launches its first ever stand-alone virtual reality headset

Alice MorbyFacebook has unveiled its new Oculus Go virtual-reality headset, which functions without being plugged into a computer or paired with a phone. Unveiled earlier this week, the headset is the first major hardware launch from Oculus since the company was bought by...
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This Week in Tech: Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Shakes Up the Industry | Arch Mag

Plus, a battery that inhales and exhales oxygen, an interactive pedestrian crossing system in London, and more design-tech news from around the internet. By ARCHITECT Staff Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have created eco-friendly ductile cementitious...
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Ex-Google engineer establishes religion that worships an AI Godhead

Ali Morris One of the engineers behind Google’s self-driving car has established a nonprofit religious corporation with one main aim – to create a deity with artificial intelligence.According to newly uncovered documents filed to the state of California in September 2015,...
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Tech Companies Respond to Puerto Rico | Architect Magazine

Tesla, Sunnova, and Sonnen provide relief by sending energy storage products to the island, which has been without power since Hurricane Maria. By Ashleigh Popera Puerto Rico’s power grid has been down since Hurricane Maria devastated the island on Sept. 20. With reports that the...
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Which Computer Is the Best for Architects and Architecture Students? | ArchDaily

by Zoya Gul Hasan Buying “the perfect computer” comes with equal parts indecision and excitement—we put in hours of research, weigh brands, compare specs, read product reviews, and ask around for advice and suggestions. For the uninitiated, it often means wading through lots of...
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Watch how Elon Musk is making the hyperloop a reality – Curbed

The key to hyperloops success is tunnels by Lauren Ro and Hiatt Woods   What’s it going to take make high-speed hyperloop travel a reality? The “boring” answer may surprise you. Tunnels. Tunnels are what’s needed to fling a tube car from point A to point B—How else is it supposed...
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Autodesk’s New MaRS Office Is Out of This World | Architect Magazine

By ARCHITECT Staff Two years after its initial announcement, software developer Autodesk has officially completed the move of its Toronto office—and the headquarters for Autodesk Research—to the city’s MaRS Discovery District innovation hub on Tuesday. In its new location,...
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Morpholio Launches Two New Augmented Reality Tools | Architect Magazine

Perspective Finder and Color Capture are features for the software developer’s Trace and Board apps, respectively, that leverage the ARKit platform in Apple’s new iOS 11. By Wanda Lau One of the most buzzed-about features of Apple’s new iOS 11 is ARKit, an augmented...
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