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This Week in Tech: Nendo’s New Emergency Portable Battery Can Be Manually Charged

Plus, an incremental tiny house designed to grow with your family, a 13-foot-tall, ultra-thin concrete structure shaped by a 3D-knitted formwork, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi Japanese studio Nendo has designed a 3.7-volt emergency portable battery for...
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The newly rolled out version of AutoCAD features the same core engine on both mobile and computer platforms. (Courtesy Autodesk)

Will the new AutoCAD help kill the laptop?

The new version of AutoCAD posseses the same core engine for both desktop and mobile platforms, allowing users to accurately edit projects in the field. By Daniel Horowitz , Matthew Marani On October 30, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music to unveil...
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Artificial Intelligence Can Save Time and Money

From building to planning and design, these five AI-based strategies speed construction while lowering costs. By Peter Debney Artificial intelligence (AI) has impacted all sectors, including the construction sector. From building to planning to designing, artificial intelligence...
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Courtesy Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Oculus at the World Trade Center

This Week in Tech: World Trade Center to Get 13,000 New Light Bulbs

Plus, autonomous floor-cleaning robots at the University of British Columbia, bricks made of human urine, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane As part of a $7.9 million contract with Baltimore-based energy company Constellation, more than 13,000 light...
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Apple designs “greenest Mac ever”

The world’s largest tech company launched its updated MacBook Air in New York yesterday, with a 100 per cent recycled aluminium alloy shell. Augusta Pownall Apple has launched a MacBook Air with a 100 per cent recycled aluminium alloy shell, reducing the carbon footprint of...
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The future of healing is probably virtual, and it is happening right now

What if your internet search history could be uploaded and read by an internet psychic? Would you give over your past to find your present self? By Matt Shaw I was sitting in a hot tub wearing VR goggles and rubber gloves, making swimming strokes with my hands, when a professor...
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MIT surveys two million people to set out ethical framework for driverless cars

Self-driving cars should swerve to protect young people over the elderly and humans over animals, according to a global survey of more than two million people conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rima Sabina Aouf Self-driving cars should swerve...
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facebook confirms it’s building augmented reality glasses

smart glasses have gone somewhat off the radar as of late. sure, some brands are working to pick up where google glass left off after being criticised for its space-age design, but in general the momentum has slowed down or at the very least it’s unsure where its going. augmented...
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Plans filed with Hawthorne officials show plans for an elevator shaft concealed inside a garage that will provide engineers access to a tunnel 40 feet below the surface. (Boring Co.)

Plans offer a peek into Elon Musk’s tunnel in Hawthorne, including an elevator hidden in a garage – Los Angeles Times

Plans submitted to the city of Hawthorne by Elon Musk’s Boring Co. offer some tantalizing clues into his plan to complete an underground transportation tunnel. Musk tweeted Sunday night that the project’s first tunnel was almost complete and would open in December, with...
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Ford will test self-driving cars in Washington, DC (and Miami), with an emphasis on ‘equity’

The parent company of Lincoln Motors is bringing its robot cars to the city of the Lincoln Memorial By Andrew J. Hawkins Autonomous cars are coming to the nation’s capital. Ford announced Monday that it would begin testing its self-driving cars on the streets of Washington, DC,...
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