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The Proposed Improvements to Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive

A fresh set of renderings for the transformation of Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive have been revealed. The new plan calls for a 70-acre park extending out into Lake Michigan as well as upgrades to the beaches at Oak Street and Ohio Street. The new proposals have been developed by the state and city departments of […]

Events

Event Showcase: Humanscale’s “Beyond Sustainability” Discussion

The 4th floor of the Soho House set the scene for a thoughtful and compelling presentation about sustainability in furniture design. The presenter was Jon Strassner, Director of Workplace Strategy at Humanscale. A LEED Accredited Professional since 2007, Jon is passionate about Humanscale’s role in the Net Positive Movement. Jon has been a speaker at […]

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Elon Musk Believes Artificial Intelligence is The Biggest Threat We Face as a Civilization

Billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk sees artificial intelligence as the biggest threat to humanity. Musk, speaking at the National Governors Association on Saturday, explained, “There certainly will be job disruption. Because what’s going to happen is robots will be able to do everything better than us. … I mean all of us.” […]

Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

WAN GERIN Custom Bikes: The Perfect Balance Between Comfort & Performance

Last week we visited Noah Wangerin at his bike frame building studio in Bridgeport, Chicago. Noah creates custom geometry hand-made bike frames. He does custom jobs for friends and customers who want something a little more special than a mass-manufactured bike from Walmart. Noah iterated that the benefit of a custom made bicycle is the […]

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Gone are the Days of the Fingerprint Sensor, iPhone 8 Could be Unlocked Using 3D Face Scanning System

Apple is testing an improved security system for the iPhone 8, launching later this year, that would allow users to login, authenticate payments and launch secure apps by using a 3D scanner to recognize the user’s face. Bloomberg reports that a source “familiar with the product,” – who asked not to be named – is […]

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Electrification of Flight

Two companies, one in the U.S. and one in Germany take different approaches to electric airplanes. Chip Yates who made history last year for going over 200 MPH on an electric motorcycle has recently made history again by going ...
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Garmin’s First Outdoor GPS Watch Includes Advanced Navigation Features

Garmin signals its entrance into the outdoors GPS watch segment with the fēnix. Despite its annoying punctuation and emphasis baggage, the watch appears to be a fully featured and functional wrist top for the outdoors set. Mor...
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Disney Develops “Face Cloning” Technique for Animatronics

The “uncanny valley” is one of the frustrating paradoxes of robotics. Every year, roboticists make humanoid robots that more accurately imitate human beings, but it turns out that the better the imitation, the creepier the ...
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Audi’s Digital Rear – View Mirror Moves From Racetrack to R8 e-tron Production Vehicle

Audi’s digital rear – view mirror, which made its debut in the R18 e-tron Quattro and R18 ultra race cars at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, is set to enter small scale production at the end of this year in the Audi R8 ...
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Microsoft Announce Windows Phone Event for Sept. 5

The launch of Windows Phone 8 is getting closer, and now there’s a specific announcement date on the calendar. Nokia and Microsoft have invited the press to a joint Sept. 5 event in New York City, where they are expected to d...
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The Future of Hovercraft

Empowered by Design-Engine, Kicked out by Kickstarter, and now a go on IndieGoGo: Mercier-Jones presents the Future of Hovercraft. For unexplainably “not meeting Kickstarter’s guidelines” this project hit a road block rig...
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