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The Quest for Digital Skyscrapers: Can Silicon Valley Create the Next 100-Year Brands?

KidDIY: 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge aims to shape future of innovation

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The New York Hall of Science is hidden away in the Corona corner of Queens, N.Y., a primarily Hispanic neighborhood below the city's 7 subway line. Pupuserias and bodegas line pedestrian-filled 111th Street as it leads to the open swath of land occupied by the hall, making the sudden...
KidDIY: 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge aims to shape future of innovation

SimCity - review

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PC; Maxis; £49.99It's been a rough week for SimCity. The city-building simulator - which requires an always-on internet connection to play - was crippled for days after its release by overloaded servers. Players found themselves queueing for as long as 50 minutes, even to play solo, and in some cases...
SimCity - review

What's Past is Prologue: A Look Inside the Future of Lockheed Martin

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I receive a terse invite from Lockheed Martin that asks me to take a "glimpse into the future," but it doesn't mention whose future it is. I could write about what I know of the American defense contractor on the back of a postage stamp, but a cursory Google...
What's Past is Prologue: A Look Inside the Future of Lockheed Martin

Prototype 2 – review

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Xbox 360/PS3/PC; £39.99; cert 18; ActivisionSomewhere around the release of Saints Row II the meaning of "sandbox" shrank from a description of non-narrative open world gameplay to a euphemism for "GTA clone". But it's tough to think of a better tag for Prototype 2, a game built on gory superhero...
Prototype 2 – review

Researchers achieve world record in wireless data transmission, seek to provide rural broadband

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Speed. It's a movie. It's a drug. And it's also something that throngs of internet users the world over cannot get enough of. Thankfully, the wizards at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have figured out a way to satisfy the...
Researchers achieve world record in wireless data transmission, seek to provide rural broadband

Office Crashers: $15 Million Reinvigorates Tagged, a Social Network For The "Time Rich."

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Of course, I had to check out what the San Francisco Business Times deemed as one of the top places in the Bay Area to work. But there was another, even bigger reason I decided to visit social networking site Tagged. The Financial District-based “Social Discovery” company seems to...
Office Crashers: $15 Million Reinvigorates Tagged, a Social Network For The "Time Rich."

DailyDirt: Really Tall Buildings in China

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Although China has been historically known for building lengthy walls that last for centuries, the country is now constructing skyscrapers at an incredible pace. It might seem logical that a country with a huge population would need to start building vertically, instead of horizontally, but these huge buildings have some...
DailyDirt: Really Tall Buildings in China

How Google and Apple's digital mapping is mapping us

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Digital maps on smartphones are brilliantly useful tools, but what sort of information do they gather about us - and how do they shape the way we look at the world?Over the last few years, at the kinds of conferences where the world's technological elite gathers to mainline caffeine and...
How Google and Apple's digital mapping is mapping us

Seattle vs. Portland: Which city is more hip?

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Portland has the beer. Seattle has the coffee. Portland has bacon maple bars. Seattle has flying fish. Portland has bridges. Seattle has skyscrapers. The debate between the two city-siblings can go on for as long as the three-hour trek down I-5 from the Emerald City to the City of Roses. And now,...
Seattle vs. Portland: Which city is more hip?

This Week In Bots: The Real Life Avatars Edition

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Bot Vid: Quadrotor. James Quadrotor.The University of Pennsylvania's GRASP lab has done it again--another quadrotor video that'll make you gasp. This time the team has taught a swarm of quadrotors to play the James Bond theme tune on a selection of musical instruments. It's astonishing, and even comes with its...
This Week In Bots: The Real Life Avatars Edition

Let battle commence: This iOS app lets you challenge other Instagramers to see who has the best photos

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With more than 100m users and in excess of five billion photos shared, Instagram needs little introduction. Indeed, the apparent omnipresence of the retro-photo-filtering social networking app has led to countless third-party apps being built atop the Facebook-owned company’s API. One such app is Duelpic, which hit the App Store...
Let battle commence: This iOS app lets you challenge other Instagramers to see who has the best photos
I was struck by lightning yesterday--and boy am I sore

So Why Can't Skyscrapers Be Made Underwater? - Water-scraper - Gizmodo

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So Why Can't Skyscrapers Be Made Underwater? - Water-scraper - Gizmodo
An Interview With Dan Gilbert, Self-Made Hometown Billionaire And The Leader Of A Detroit Renaissance
Wood 2.0: mass timber and the tall buildings of tomorrow

Welcome to Bezosville: Seattle planners approve Amazon's massive new tower project

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Amazon.com is one step closer to kicking off construction on a massive new campus in Seattle’s Denny Triangle neighborhood, an undertaking that will radically overhaul a corner of downtown and more closely connect it to the fast-growing South Lake Union neighborhood where the online retailer is currently headquartered. The Department...
Welcome to Bezosville: Seattle planners approve Amazon's massive new tower project

Moscow's Tech Mojo Is Working -- And Awakening

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With our TechCrunch Moscow event coming this week, Monty Munford gives us a flavour of the atmosphere amid Moscow’s tech scene. The Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow isn’t a cheap place to eat blinis and caviare, but rather like some people who like to have tea at the Ritz in...
Moscow's Tech Mojo Is Working -- And Awakening
Will Zynga Be Around in 100 Years?
Photos: Intuit uses downtown Seattle street as driving range

Does Shard point to design's future?

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Has the technology in London's Shard kept pace with other skyscrapers?...
Does Shard point to design's future?

How The Nuke From N. Korea's Test Could Damage SF, Via Google Maps

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North Korea reportedly tested a nuclear weapon tonight. For perspective, its recently demonstrated long-range missile could potentially deliver a bomb capable of taking out downtown San Francisco. After measuring a 4.9 magnitude seismic event tonight, South Korea’s defence ministry confirmed that it was caused by an underground nuclear test....
How The Nuke From N. Korea's Test Could Damage SF, Via Google Maps
See Dubai from the world's tallest building in this stunning interactive panorama
Thank God for San Francisco's gay community

Free Game Friday: Text-Based Games

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In honor of the 2012 Interactive Fiction contest we'll be featuring text-based games in this week's Free Game Friday roundup. Not all of this week's games come from the competition, but they all feature the written word as their main gameplay mechanic. We also didn't have space to feature...
Free Game Friday: Text-Based Games
Amazon's proposed Seattle HQ features a trio of skyscrapers

Crysis 3 - review

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PC/PS3/Xbox 360 ; cert 18; EA; £39.99In front of me is a list. It is a non-disclosure agreement I had to sign to get an early copy of Crysis 3, and outlines story spoilers - don't mention that Captain Steakbrain dies in the first chapter or we'll have your house,...
Crysis 3 - review
Transistor takes the high road to revenge (Preview)

Crysis 3 - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC; Electronic Arts, £31.99-£39.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewCrysis 3 puts you back in the alien-DNA-enhanced nanosuit of the Prophet, a man beset by strange visions as well as a tasty suite of abilities including night vision, brief invisibility or invincibility and the capacity to...
Crysis 3 - review

7 Beautiful display typefaces you can download right now for free

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The art of type design is for a special breed of designer. The insane attention to detail required to create typefaces is enough to drive the average person crazy, as every subtle curve and rule matters. If you’re a novice to the world of typography, you’ll most likely be familiar...
7 Beautiful display typefaces you can download right now for free
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