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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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Wacom Outs The Cintiq 24HD Touch, Adds Multi-Touch Controls

Hot off the heels of the more modest Wacom Cintiq 22HD’s introduction, the outfit has announced a new version of its 24HD pen display as well. Labeled the 24HD touch, the upcoming offering adds multi-touch functionalit...
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EGO-Kits Give Downhill Mountain Bikes A Boost

While electric commuting bikes are currently experiencing a surge in popularity, electric mountain bikes such as the Conway E-Rider and the KTM eGnition are also showing up on tradeshow floors with increasing frequency. Most of...
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Ultra-Efficient 4,000 mph Vacuum-Tube Train

In the 1800’s, when pneumatic tubes shot telegrams and small items all around buildings and sometimes small cities, the future of mass transit seemed clear: we’d be firing people around through these sealed tubes at...
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Personalized, Electronic Handgun Headed for Commercialization

The 100% electronic O’Dwyer VLe “Smart Gun” is to incorporate biometric authorizing technology that should enable it to meet new US requirements for “personalized” handguns according to a joint rel...
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New Speedo Racing Swimsuit, Fastskin3 – Built Using ANSYS

Speedo’s introduction of its drag reducing LZR Racer swimming outfit created a controversy during the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The suit worked so well that it was subsequently outlawed by the Fédération Internation...
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Liquid Image to Expand Goggle – Cam Offerings

In addition to taking the tiny ego HD action cam along to Las Vegas for this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Liquid Image has also revealed two new additions to its Xtreme Sport Cams product line. Both goggle cams featu...
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