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The carbon-positive home that costs $2.35 a year to power

Melbourne-based architectural firms The Sociable Weaver and Clare Cousin Architects have joined forces to create what is claimed to be Australia’s first 10-star carbon-positive home. The stunning 10 Star Home was built with a zero-waste philosophy and was designed to

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Pluto lander concept would hop hundreds of kilometers in a single bound

Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) is set to reveal its concept to land an unmanned spacecraft on the dwarf planet. The “Pluto Hop, Skip and Jump” mission concept that will be presented at the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium

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Pluto lander concept would hop hundreds of kilometers in a single bound

Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) is set to reveal its concept to land an unmanned spacecraft on the dwarf planet. The “Pluto Hop, Skip and Jump” mission concept that will be presented at the 2017 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium

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TVAddons exposes ‘fake news’ about Kodi

President Donald Trump seems to enjoy calling any news organization that isn’t favorable towards him “fake news.” He has overused the term to the point that it is a parody of itself — when it leaves his lips, at least. With

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Korora 26 ‘Bloat’ Fedora-based Linux distro available for download — now 64-bit only

Fedora is my favorite Linux distribution, but I don’t always use it. Sometimes I opt for an operating system that is based on it depending on my needs at the moment. Called “Korora,” it adds tweaks, repositories, codecs, and packages that aren’t

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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia joined by leading Aussie names

 As you’ve probably gathered TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early-stage startups, in partnership with ELEVACAO. As we like to say these days, ‘all roads lead to Disrupt’ and our focus now is to reach out

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Report: Jared Kushner used a private email server for White House work

 President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law and official White House adviser, Jared Kushner, used a private email server — set up after the election — to conduct White House business, according to a new report in Politico. Kushner used the private

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The cambrian moment in our innovation economy

 According to Re-Imagine group chairman and serial tech entrepreneur Peter Hirshberg, we are at a decisive moment in our innovation economy.  Silicon Valley – or, at least, the “ethos of Silicon Valley” – is spreading all over America, Hirshberg insists. And

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The Startup Alley from this week’s TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco

 At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco we always have a huge and varied array of companies presenting. Here’s a taster of the Startup Alley from this year, featuring companies from many of the pavilions at the event. Enjoy! Health and BioTech

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The new electronic police state

 Although the Fourth Amendment protects us and our “effects” from “unreasonable searches and seizures,” Customs and Border Protection agents can take advantage of an exception to this constitutional protection and search our electronic devices at airports without first establishing reasonable

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Warning issued: Russia tried to hack election systems in at least 21 US states and was successful in some

Russian hackers successfully compromised election systems in some states during the 2016 election. There have long been suggestions that Russia tried to influence the outcome of the Trump vs Clinton election, and now the Department of Homeland Security has informed

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Apple now lets you rent movies from iTunes for 48 hours in the US

Apple has — at long last — given the US what people in other parts of the world have enjoyed for a while: the ability to rent movies for 48 hours. Previously, renters in the US had a mere 24

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How to announce a funding round

 Attracting investment is a milestone for any startup – it’s a vote of confidence from a respected outside expert in your space and a signal that your company is positioned for the future, which is important to prospective partners and

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A History of My Mexico City Home, in Earthquakes

Francisco Goldman recounts experiencing earthquakes in Mexico City, including two this month. Go to Source

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The Racial Demagoguery of Trump’s Assaults on Colin Kaepernick and Steph Curry

President Trump’s assault on athletes, particularly prominent black ones, is is part of his larger culture war, David Remnick writes. Go to Source

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Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

 Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect

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Automakers accelerate their interest in startups

 It’s no secret that automakers have shown more interest in startups lately. Nor is it any secret what’s driving that surge, given the massive shifts the industry faces from the rise of electric cars, autonomous vehicles, ride-hailing services and other emerging technologies and transportation business

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Uber only has itself to blame for London license loss

 The tech industry’s over-processed supply of irony might not be enough to service all the ramifications of Uber being stripped of its London license by the city’s transport regulator. Read More Go to Source

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In photos: Final roll call of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt Motor Show wraps up this weekend, and with it goes a stunning collection of cars, trucks, vans, urban transporters, flying taxis and more. After looking at the concept cars, the sports cars, the camper vans, and the trucks

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In photos: Final roll call of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

The Frankfurt Motor Show wraps up this weekend, and with it goes a stunning collection of cars, trucks, vans, urban transporters, flying taxis and more. After looking at the concept cars, the sports cars, the camper vans, and the trucks

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