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Gallery: Waterstudio makes a splash with floating architectural visions

For the last 13 years, Dutch Architect Koen Olthuis has been designing floating structures at his firm Waterstudio. His spectacular visions for reimagining urban environments has resulted in over 200 floating buildings around the world. Let’s dive in and take

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Gallery: Waterstudio makes a splash with floating architectural visions

For the last 13 years, Dutch Architect Koen Olthuis has been designing floating structures at his firm Waterstudio. His spectacular visions for reimagining urban environments has resulted in over 200 floating buildings around the world. Let’s dive in and take

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The Moto Z’s Alexa Smart Speaker is mostly useless

 The Moto Z is a phone built around a strong gimmick, but it’s a gimmick nonetheless. A little over a year after release, the company has added some interesting Mods to its selection, but none have offered an entirely compelling

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Soft robotic device gives the heart a one-sided squeeze

Often in cases of failing hearts, it’s actually one side of the heart that doesn’t work properly. A ventricular assistive device (VAD) is sometimes implanted, to help pump blood through the ventricle (chamber) on that side of the heart. There

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Soft robotic device gives the heart a one-sided squeeze

Often in cases of failing hearts, it’s actually one side of the heart that doesn’t work properly. A ventricular assistive device (VAD) is sometimes implanted, to help pump blood through the ventricle (chamber) on that side of the heart. There

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Thanksgiving e-commerce sales pass $1.5B, up 17% year-on-year

 Black Friday, the day after a quiet Thanksgiving Thursday, traditionally has been thought of as the start of the holiday sales season, but the rise of e-commerce in the last few years has changed all that, and the action is

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Construction of the world’s biggest Li-ion battery completed

Back in March, Tesla’s Elon Musk promised to have a proposed battery storage system at the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia up and running within 100 days, or he’d foot the bill. The project clock started ticking in September

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Construction of the world’s biggest Li-ion battery completed

Back in March, Tesla’s Elon Musk promised to have a proposed battery storage system at the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia up and running within 100 days, or he’d foot the bill. The project clock started ticking in September

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Co-founder of unicorn InMobi is launching a bike-sharing startup in India

 Over in India, there are a handful of startups working to get the country’s billion-person population on bikes. One of them is Yulu, co-founded by Amit Gupta, who formerly co-founded profitable, billion-dollar startup InMobi. In the next three to four

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Tesla’s electric Semi truck starts at $150,000, reservations now live

 The Tesla Semi, the automaker’s all-electric transport truck, will retail starting at $150,000 for a version with 300 miles of range, and will also be available in a $180,000 version with 500 miles of range. Interested parties can pre-order them

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Microsoft Black Friday 2017 sale goes live early — score deals on Surface, Xbox, and Windows 10 devices right now!

If there is someone in your life that loves technology, and you want to get them a really great Christmas gift, look no further than the Microsoft Store. Seriously folks, if you want to delight someone special, just get them

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AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard 6.6 adds support for exFAT, improves bootable media support

Everyone needs a partition management tool. Windows ships with its own limited tool, accessible under Disk Management, but it’s restricted in a number of key areas, not least its inability to move files to help with the repartitioning process. AOMEI

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Ethereum passes $400

For the first time in the past few months we are starting a conversation about the cryptocurrency market that does not revolve around Bitcoin. The reason is Ethereum, which just went past $400 for the first time since the record

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Let’s talk about commercial drones at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin

 Everyone loves drones, including companies with very specific needs. Drones once were the hot new thing and the perfect birthday gift. But drone makers are now realizing that there’s a bigger opportunity with commercial use cases, from farming to inspection.

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Mini will attack Dakar with new 2WD John Cooper Works Buggy

The annual Dakar Rally has been casting some doubt on whether four-wheel drive is really the superior technology for serious off-road racing. Peugeot has exploited regulation incentives for 2WD vehicles to the fullest, taking home back-to-back victories, including a 1-2-3

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Mini will attack Dakar with new 2WD John Cooper Works Buggy

The annual Dakar Rally has been casting some doubt on whether four-wheel drive is really the superior technology for serious off-road racing. Peugeot has exploited regulation incentives for 2WD vehicles to the fullest, taking home back-to-back victories, including a 1-2-3

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FTC evaluating “serious issues” raised by Uber breach

 The FTC has now put out a statement regarding the Uber data breach which the company concealed for the best part of a year before finally disclosing it, under new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, on Tuesday by passing details to Bloomberg.

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Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

As if graphene wasn’t versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be used as a source of clean and potentially unlimited energy. By tapping into the random fluctuations

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Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

As if graphene wasn’t versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be used as a source of clean and potentially unlimited energy. By tapping into the random fluctuations

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Radical America’s Cup concept promises faster, safer yacht racing

The America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, has been contested over a period of 160 years and until recently, was always done so in monohull sailing yachts. Following a flirtation with larger multi-hull yachts over the past seven

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