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Dutch studio MVRDV has unveiled plans for a new technology education centre in the Albanian capital of Tirana, which will be housed within a pyramidal monument to communism. Read more

Source Feed: Dezeen
Categories: all, architecture, news, education, mvrdv, albania, education, public and leisure, adaptive reuse

When Google talks about the Selfish Ledger, it asks us to think of ourselves as the temporary custodian of the data rather than the owner. The post Leaked Google Video Imagines a Future of Multi-Generational User Data appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Source Feed: ExtremeTechExtremeTech
Categories: extreme, design, genes, google, leaks, privacy, video


A hybrid storage project is showing batteries and gas plants can coexist, even as peakers elsewhere fight for survival in the face of battery competition. The hybrid project, developed by Alinta Energy for a gas-powered microgrid at an Australian mine, involves a 30-megawatt, 11.4-megawatt-hour power battery plant from Kokam linked to a 178-megawatt open-cycle gas turbine. The turbine, housed at the Newman Power Station, is in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, 737 miles north of...

Source Feed: Greentech Media: Headlines



One of the easiest ways for a household to save energy and money is to install energy-efficient light bulbs in as many sockets as possible. But, according to a new University of Michigan study, the low-income households that benefit most from these savings have a harder time finding CFL and LED bulbs than do households in more affluent neighborhoods. They pay more money for them, too. For the study, a team led by Tony Reames, assistant professor at the School for Environment and...

Source Feed: Greentech Media: Headlines

“Every sofa is a constellation of different functions,” according to Antonio Citterio, whose designs for leading Italian brand Flexform have helped to redefine the role of the sofa in contemporary living environments. Flexform’s philosophy places the sofa at the heart of the home, with other products such as armchairs, tables and ottomans performing supporting roles in the creation of spaces dedicated to ultimate comfort and relaxation. For Flexform, a sofa is not just for sitting. In the...

Source Feed: New stories by Architonic

Microsoft has a new Halo game rolling out this year -- but it's an arcade title, not a console game. The post There’s a New Halo Game Coming, but It’s Not Exactly a Living Room Title appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Source Feed: ExtremeTechExtremeTech
Categories: gaming, 343 industries, arcade, cooperative multiplayer, dave & busters, gaming, halo, halo: combat evolved, light-gun, lightgun, microsoft, warthog

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When you hear about beer vending machine BeerBox, you might wonder: Why don’t we have machines like this already? Founder Robert Gaafar explained that there are actually several reasons why beer vending machines haven’t made sense in the past. For one thing, there’s the obvious legal necessity of ensuring that people are 21 years or […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: gadgets, hardware, anheuser-busch, beer, beerbox, zx ventures

The complexity and cost of packing an array of sensors and power inside a small amount of space has opened the door to a wider and wider variety of use cases for internet-connected devices beyond just smart thermostats or cameras — and also exposed a hole for getting those ideas into an actual piece of […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: gadgets, mobile, startups, cerebras systems, intel, mythic

There are questions about whether or not Google faked its AI demo earlier this month -- and Google isn't answering them. The post Did Google Fake Its Duplex AI Demo? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Source Feed: ExtremeTechExtremeTech
Categories: computing, ai, ai assistant, artificial intelligence, cortana, digital assistant, google, google duplex, siri, sundar pichai

Days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico last September, Pattern Energy found its 101-megawatt Santa Isabel wind farm had sustained little damage.  “Like everybody, we lost power,” said Senior Vice President of Operations Chris Shugart. But after communications were back up and running, Pattern was ready to operate. The company informed the island’s utility, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), it could go back to work within a week of Hurricane Maria. But over seven...

Source Feed: Greentech Media: Headlines

Now that most sites have moved to HTTPS, Google is looking to change the way those warnings appear to emphasize sites that are still lagging behind. The post Google Plans to Make Chrome’s Non-Secure Site Warnings More Prominent appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Source Feed: ExtremeTechExtremeTech
Categories: internet, browsers, chrome, google, https, internet, web






In my endless quest to get geeks interested in watches I present to you the Bell & Ross BR V2-93 GMT 24H, a new GMT watch from one of my favorite manufacturers that is a great departure from the company’s traditional designs. The watch is a 41mm round GMT, which means it has three hands […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: gadgets, tc, wearables, bell & ross, clothing, fashion, online sales, rubber, watches

At current levels, de Vries estimates Bitcoin mining uses at least 2.6GW of power per year, and that number could grow to as much as 7.7GW by the end of the year. The post Bitcoin’s Massive Power Usage Explained in New Analysis appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Source Feed: ExtremeTechExtremeTech
Categories: computing, extreme, asic, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, cryptocurrency mining, economics, energy

Every gamer with a disability faces a unique challenge for many reasons, one of which is the relative dearth of accessibility-focused peripherals for consoles. Microsoft is taking a big step towards fixing this with its Xbox Adaptive Controller, a device created to address the needs of gamers for whom ordinary gamepads aren't an option.

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: gadgets, gaming, hardware, health, accessibility, microsoft, xbox, xbox one

The worst thing about Spectacles is how closely tied they are to Snapchat. The proprietary circular photo and video format looks great inside Snapchat where you can tip your phone around while always staying full screen, but it gets reduced to a small circle with a big white border when you export it to your […]

Source Feed: Gadgets – TechCrunch
Categories: apps, gadgets, hardware, mobile, tc, snap inc, snapchat, snapchat spectacles, spectacles

Part of the award winning Murals line, Fuse is lively and interactive, transforming architectural surfaces into vibrant works of art and bringing the user to the centre of the spatial experience. Murals Fuse surfaces are dynamic, yet subtle and playful. The secret is in the series’ innovative colour arrangement. Playing with our visual perception and making the most of the use of tone variations, Fuse encourages the eye to merge different colour gradations. When translated onto a surface,...

Source Feed: New stories by Architonic

Founded in 1990 by Peter Bowles, British manufacturer Original BTC now has six factories producing its bespoke lights. Each one specialises in fabricating different materials, such as hand-blown glass, moulded bone china and finely crafted metal. Peter is not only a pioneering entrepreneur — he was one of the first designers to recognise the appeal of modern industrial-style lighting — but over the years has saved established but struggling British factories from closure. A champion of...

Source Feed: New stories by Architonic

Original BTC scored a considerable coup when Firmdale Hotels, co-founded by Kit and Tim Kemp, sought a bespoke version of its Pillar Light for the hotel group’s Whitby Hotel in New York and some of its other boutique hotels. This glamorous Art Deco-inspired light now graces The Whitby’s bathrooms. ‘We customised it so that it’s in proportion with the rooms’ mirrors and ceiling height,’ says Original BTC director Charlie Bowles. The streamlined Pillar Lights complement the pared-down yet...

Source Feed: New stories by Architonic

Original BTC has recently launched a plethora of new products at its Paris and London showrooms. On May 19, these will be unveiled at its New York showroom and at the same city’s design fair ICFF (from May 20 to 23). In general, these new products fuse classical forms with modern functionality, as is the case with the Banker’s and Oxford Double desk lights. The first has an old-world look — with its gracefully curved satin brass stem and milky white shade — yet features an integral LED light....

Source Feed: New stories by Architonic

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard joined key execs from Apple and industrial manufacturers Alcoa and Rio Tinto to announce a new process for smelting aluminum that removes greenhouse gases from the equation. Alcoa and Rio Tinto are creating a joint venture in based in Montreal called Elysis, to help mainstream […]

Source Feed: GreenTech – TechCrunch
Categories: greentech, aluminum, apple

The fourth annual Soho Design District Night will take place on May 19, starting at 6pm in select member showrooms in SoHo. Participating showrooms will highlight their latest products and unique content to invited guests.

Source Feed: Dexigner
Categories: exhibition+design, furniture+design, lighting+design, interior+design

Putting people at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the future is crucial to unlocking the potential of new technologies, according to the third installment of Buildings of the Future paper released by Aurecon.

Source Feed: Dexigner
Categories: architecture



'Sagmeister and Walsh: A Retrospective' will explore past and new works by Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh. The exhibition will be on view at the Design Museum Holon from June 6 through October 27, 2018.

Source Feed: Dexigner
Categories: communication+design, graphic+design, multidisciplinary+design

Ford Motor Co. provided a glimpse of the automobile’s future this week, announcing it would remove most cars from its product lineup in favor of electrified trucks, crossovers, and sport utility vehicles. In an earnings call on Wednesday, the giant automaker said it plans to discontinue the Ford Fusion, Taurus, and Fiesta in North America. “By 2020, almost 90% of our Ford portfolio in North America will be trucks, utilities, and commercial vehicles, including, of course, their electrified...

Source Feed: Design News
Categories: electronics & test, automotive

The Trump Administration’s rollback of emission regulations may be the auto industry’s raging debate of the moment, but the economic forces underlying it are as old as the electric car itself. If, by now, electric vehicles were selling the way they were supposed to, Barack Obama’s 2009 mandate would look like pure genius. And Donald Trump wouldn’t need to talk rollbacks. You won’t hear that, of course, in any of the mountain of newspaper editorials urging automakers to ignore the EPA’s new...

Source Feed: Design News
Categories: electronics & test, automotive

Silicon is the second most abundant element on Earth (behind oxygen). It makes up 90% of the planet’s crust. So, from a materials cost point of view, making photovoltaic (PV) solar cells from crystalline silicon has always made sense. Indeed, the cost of crystalline silicon solar cells has fallen from $1.80/watt in 2010 to just $0.35/watt last year. However, silicon must be highly refined and processed at over 1450°C to be made into silicon wafers that can then be turned into PV cells....

Source Feed: Design News
Categories: electronics & test, alternative energy, materials

Google has joined Apple in a growing chorus of tech giants coming out in support of the Clean Power Plan. The company filed a statement with the Environmental Protection Agency, which it has since shared with TechCrunch, supporting the Obama-era legislation. The legislation, which sought to curb power plant emissions by more than 30 percent […]

Source Feed: GreenTech – TechCrunch
Categories: greentech, clean power plan, google

Lithium ion batteries have become the energy storage medium of choice for everything from cell phones to electric vehicles and large-scale support of power grids. But lithium isn’t the only lightweight metal that can be used in batteries. As a result, researchers around the world are examining other candidates for possible commercialization. Magnesium is of particular interest. Potentially, batteries made from magnesium metal could have higher energy density, greater stability, and lower cost...

Source Feed: Design News
Categories: electronics & test, battery/energy storage, alternative energy, materials

The digital twin is a virtual repository for all of the files that make up a product. This approach to managing a complex product with variable features is just getting started. One method is the use of product-line engineering (PLE) to create and manage digital twins. With feature-based PLE, manufacturers can build a digital twin for each product instance in their product line based on the features contained in that product. This diagram shows how product-line engineering can be used to...

Source Feed: Design News
Categories: automation & motion control

Although I do my best to minimize the trash produced by my lifestyle (blog posts notwithstanding), one I can't really control, at least without carrying a spoon on my person at all times, is the necessity of using a disposable stick to stir my coffee. That could all change with the Stircle, a little platform that spins your drink around to mix it.

Source Feed: GreenTech – TechCrunch
Categories: food, gadgets, greentech, hardware, coffee

As renewable energy continues to gobble up more and more of the new energy capacity coming online, the solar project lending company Wunder Capital has raised $112 million in primarily debt financing to boost its business. The 90 percent debt and 10 percent equity commitment came from the multi-strategy investment firm Cyrus Investments, which has […]

Source Feed: GreenTech – TechCrunch
Categories: greentech, tc, nature, renewable energy, trump, wunder capital

General Motors is spinning up its electrification plans and today announced the stunning, poorly named Buick Enspire concept at Auto China 2018. As a concepts go, this one looks great and rather feasible. GM says it’s powered by Buick’s eMotion powertrain that can produce a maximum output of 410 kW (roughly 550 hp). This should […]

Source Feed: GreenTech – TechCrunch
Categories: automotive, greentech, automotive industry, buick, china, electric vehicles, general-motors, oled, sedans, tesla, wireless charging

Design contracts and new project inquiries reached their highest point in May, and have stayed in positive territory every month in 2017.

Source Feed: Architectural Lighting: News
Categories: business, economics, economic conditions, kermit baker, aia, american institute of architects

The current pace of job additions is nearly three times the rate that the labor market is growing, and professional and business services made the biggest monthly increase since 2014.

Source Feed: Architectural Lighting: News
Categories: economic conditions, economics, business, mark zandi, adp


Mid-sized businesses accounted for a majority of the payroll gains last month, and construction had a weak April.

Source Feed: Architectural Lighting: News
Categories: economics, economic conditions, business, ahu yildirmaz, mark zandi, moody's analytics, adp


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