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https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/03/06/miss-walls-cry-for-help-from-woman-living-home-with-open-floor-plan/qLl9QX8REvsQ5gKmaeCvFL/story.html
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The Boston Globe
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https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/industry/technology/5g-cloud-gaming.html
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Deloitte
Carriers were already under pressure, with consumers not universally satisfied with their bandwidth. The advent of cloud gaming will only add to the demand.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/02/climate/wildfires-insurance.html
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The New York Times
Insurers, facing huge losses, have been pulling back from fire-prone areas across California. “The marketplace has largely collapsed,” an advocate for counties in the state said.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/world/asia/chinas-great-uprooting-moving-250-million-into-cities.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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New York Times
A 12-year plan to move hundreds of millions of rural residents into cities is intended to spur economic growth, but could have unintended consequences, skeptics warn.
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https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/coronavirus-car-buying-deals-automaker-home-delivery-options/
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CNET
Amid shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders across the US, some automakers will bring the business directly to you.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/10/new-york-retail-vacancy/572911/
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The atlantic
New York’s empty storefronts are a dark omen for the future of cities.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/12/smart-home-devices-data-privacy/578425/
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The Atlantic
As internet-connected devices and appliances accumulate, one academic foresees “the monetization of every move you make.”
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http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/10/31/how-big-data-and-the-sims-are-helping-us-to-build-the-cities-of-the-future
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The Next Web
By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66 percent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. It is expected that the greatest expansion will take place in developing regions such as Africa and Asia. Cities in these parts will be challenged to meet the needs of their residents, and provide sufficient […]
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https://newatlas.com/around-the-home/julia-autonomous-cooking-system-kitchen-recipe-help-ces/
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New Atlas
A lot of people these days consider cooking a chore and wouldn't know a paring knife from a boning knife. Julia is an autonomous cooking system from CookingPal that is designed to appeal to just that market.
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https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/07/11/housing-crisis-single-family-homes-policy-227265
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Politico
Desperate to build more housing, the city just rewrote its decades-old zoning rules.
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/floor-cleaning-robots-a-k-robotics-1.4881482
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CBC
A&K Robotics was founded by three UBC graduates in 2015 and has developed a technology that turns conventional floor cleaning machines into self-driving robots.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3167922/The-end-urban-sprawl-Ambitious-plan-fit-entire-CITY-inside-single-bee-hive-skyscraper-house-25-000.html
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Daily Mail
The 'Vertical City' project, overseen by Luca Curci, an architect based in Bari, Italy, features a slick-looking tower, which would be population-dense and able to hold 2,500 people at any time.
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http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/24/how-amazon-could-drive-blended-reality-into-the-living-room/
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Techcrunch
Amazon has been amassing computer vision expertise for a long time. And continues to do so. A LinkedIn search for computer vision jobs at the company currently returns more than 50 posts -- mostly split across research and software engineering roles. But is there more than meets the eye to the ecommerce giant's interest in technologies that can sense the world around them?
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https://howwegettonext.com/could-the-cities-of-the-future-take-the-form-of-a-digital-swarm-5531a3931760#989d.jluck8t89
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How We Get to Next
Each time we move to a new city, we make memories as the city slowly takes shape in our minds. Every new place we locate — the closest grocery store, the post office, rendezvous points with friends —…
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http://www.factor-tech.com/future-cities/9013-edge-cities-highly-populated-cultural-wastelands-could-exist-by-2064/
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Factor
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http://dudeliving.com/mobile-entertainment-system/
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Dude Living
Keecker mobile entrainment system - Imagine a little robot following you around projecting phone calls, movies, internet; learn about keecker
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http://www.engadget.com/2015/08/04/dynaflash-1000fps-projector/
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Engadget
Projection mapping theoretically adds a Holodeck-like level of immersion to simulations, but current projectors are simply too slow to keep up with fast-moving people. That won't be an issue if University of Tokyo researchers have their way. They've developed DynaFlash, a 1,000 frames per second projector that can keep up with just about any moving object. It can't beam images into thin air, li
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http://99percentinvisible.org/article/ghost-boxes-reusing-abandoned-big-box-superstores-across-america/
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99 Percent Invisible
Big-box stores promise convenience and jobs for suburbs and small towns, but have a mixed reputation with designers and citizens. Many see big boxes as icons of unsustainable sprawl, reinforcing car culture with highway-oriented access and expansive parking lots. These boxy buildings not only take up vast amounts of land but often also require infrastructure around them to
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http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21601027-worlds-sake-and-its-own-china-needs-change-way-it-builds-and-runs-its
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Economist
For the world’s sake, and its own, China needs to change the way it builds and runs its cities
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https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/personal-robots-are-set-to-be-a-19-billion-market-opportunity-by-2020-says-frost--sullivan-300775758.html
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PR Newswire
/PRNewswire/ -- The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies such as machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, and gesture...
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https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/advanced-electronics/our-insights/laying-the-foundation-for-success-in-the-connected-building-era
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McKinsey
Connected buildings could introduce a new way of living and working. Here’s what it will take for them to become mainstream.