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a closer look at the 230 new emojis arriving in 2019

juliana neira yesterday, a colossal 230 emojis were approved by the unicode consortium, one month in advance of their official release. coming to major platforms possibly in september or october, this is the sixth major update since 2014 and continues to broaden its diversity and...
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The Trends that Will Influence Architecture in 2019

by Pola Mora It is, once again, the time of year where we look towards the future to define the goals and approaches that we will take for our careers throughout the upcoming year. To help the millions of architects who visit ArchDaily every day from all over the world, we...
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This Week in Tech: A Small Device that Can Track Indoor Air Quality

Plus, utilizing household plastic waste to 3D print urban furniture, D.C.’s mayor is set to sign the nation’s most ambitious climate bill, and more design-tech news from this week. By Ayda Ayoubi Developed by San Francisco–based Awair, Omni is a small digital device for...
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Sixty-Six Percent of Firm Leaders Report that Virtual and Augmented Reality Will Be One of the Biggest Trends Impacting the Industry Over the Next Five to 10 Years

According to AIA’s 2018 Firm Survey Report, 16 percent of architecture firms already use VR in their practice. By Michele Russo for AIA Architect While over a quarter of architecture firm leaders report that there has already been a significant impact of virtual and...
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Material Trends to Watch in 2019

Innovative products and systems that aim to reduce our carbon footprint are sure to make headlines this year. By Blaine Brownell As concerns about climate change and humanity’s environmental footprint increase, carbon reduction will doubtless remain a prominent topic in 2019....
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designboom TECH predictions 2019: digital food and robot bees

a new year spells new opportunities for growth and you better believe things are changing. whilst meatless burgers and 3D-printed steaks are already shaping the future of food, digital farming hopes to revolutionize the agriculture industry. its no wonder then, that the...
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Bose launches Frames sunglasses for audio-based augmented reality

Bose sunglasses let the wearer listen to music using directional speakers, make calls and access augmented-reality experiences. Rima Sabina Aouf American audio brand Bose’s latest product is a pair of sunglasses that let the wearer listen to music, make calls and access...
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Top 10 architecture and interior trends of 2018

The year’s biggest trends in architecture and interior design include action to address gender imbalance, the rise of hyperloop and off-grid living. Tom Ravenscroft For our review of 2018, deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft looks at the year’s biggest trends in...
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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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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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