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Holographic home decoration trends; house robots that patrol your property and clean the living room; novel home building trends with next-gen appliances built in—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of the home.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTmJddVgi2E
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The Agenda with Steve Paikin
In March, NDP MPP Peter Tabuns reignited the perennial debate around rent control by introducing a private member's bill that would expand limits to all unit...
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-07-05/retail-apocalypse-can-lead-to-suburban-renaissance
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Bloomberg
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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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http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielrunde/2015/02/24/urbanization-development-opportunity/#19f2b4036277
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Forbes
For the first time in history more than half the world’s population resides in cities. The world’s urban population now stands at 3.7 billion people, and this number is expected to double by 2050. The trend towards urbanization is only accelerating and 96 percent of all urbanization by 2030 will [...]
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/08/vancouver-declares-5-of-homes-empty-and-liable-for-new-tax
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The Guardian
After introducing a 20% tax on foreign buyers, the city in western Canada is continuing to tackle housing affordability
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https://interestingengineering.com/15-small-robots-that-will-invade-your-home-sooner-than-you-think
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Interesting Engineering
Whether you like it or not, the age of robots coexisting with humans is finally here. Here’s a list of small robots that may be a part of your home very soon.
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http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2013/07/new-rent-laws-aim-keep-paris-becoming-only-rich/6187/
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CityLab
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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/solar-panel-windows-made-possible-by-quantum-dot-breakthrough-1445213
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International Business Times
Researchers create transparent solar cells that could be used to replace windows and power homes in the future.
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https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/how-the-pandemic-is-changing-home-inspections-1004176840/
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Canadian Underwriter
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https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesrealestatecouncil/2020/03/02/everything-you-need-to-know-about-automated-valuation-models-avms-in-real-estate/
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Forbes
Appraisers, investors and lenders can leverage AVMs to get a more accurate value for their property of interest.
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https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601107/data-mining-reveals-the-four-urban-conditions-that-create-vibrant-city-life/
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MIT Technology Review
Back in 1961, the gradual decline of many city centers in the U.S. began to puzzle urban planners and activists alike. One of them, the urban sociologist Jane Jacobs, began a widespread and detailed investigation of the causes and published her conclusions in The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a controversial book that proposed…
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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://fortune.com/longform/single-family-home-ai-algorithms/
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Fortune
Data science helped Amherst Holdings CEO Sean Dobson make a fortune in the housing crash. Now he's deploying A.I. to profit from properties that most investors wouldn’t touch.
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https://theconversation.com/vr-technology-gives-new-meaning-to-holidaying-at-home-but-is-it-really-a-substitute-for-travel-101258
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The Conversation
Mind wandering engages the same neural pathways used to receive stimuli from the real world, evoking emotions similar to real life. VR can elicit these same feelings.
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https://www.propertywire.com/news/north-america/new-analysis-reveals-hundreds-of-thousands-of-us-home-at-risk-from-coastal-change/
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Property Wire
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWjGGvY65jk
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Bloomberg
Berlin is becoming a "Sponge City" designed to tackle two issues - heat and flooding - by imitating nature. Video by Gloria Kurnik https://www.bloomberg.com/...
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https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/01/ces-2017-alexa-ai-oled/
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Arstechnica
And everything will have an OLED display, thanks to LG's tech gamble.
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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://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://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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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NzNG9LZohI
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CBS News