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Ben McDermott is a technology enthusiast, engineer, and writer. He has extensive research experience in various disruptive technologies and scientific fields. He can usually be spotted hiking in an environment that looks like another planet or telling bad jokes at the local comedy clubs. Of course, he also enjoys writing about the latest news in disruptive technology.
future homes, future living, robots, technology

Technology evolves so quickly these days. Tiny homes are becoming more luxurious and environmentally friendly. Someone just bought a home in Texas using only Bitcoin. And future homes will consist of flexible walls with three generations living under one roof. At least, that’s according to futurist Morris Miselowski. Property Distribution Although baby boomers pride themselves on […]

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Oculus Go, Facebook, VR, Virtual Reality Headset

Virtual reality hasn’t reached mass markets yet. And price is a big entry barrier responsible for that. The HTC Vive costs $799 and the Cinera VR Headset is $449.Facebook’s Oculus recently announced a milestone in their VR development: a $199 standalone VR headset, called the Oculus Go. Standalone sets don’t rely on a cable (Oculus Rift) or […]

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Kiss House, Passivhaus, flatpack, prefab

We love the concept of tiny houses, but they can’t be shipped everywhere in the world. Prefabricated homes are a great alternative to constructing a house pillar-by-pillar. The components are manufactured and put together as much as possible before it gets delivered to you. After that, the home is assembled like Legos. Kiss House is […]

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3d, printed, medication

3D printing has helped make some of the most disruptive breakthroughs this year possible. A man recently had a 3D printed skull implanted through surgery. A company called Potent Rope is making 3D printed marijuana a reality. It’s now also possible to 3D print in space thanks to startup Made in Space. Now, imagine getting […]

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Finney, Sirin Labs, smartphone, blockchain, cryptocurrency

Sirin Labs is known for creating the $14,000 Solarin smartphone. The super-secure mobile is one of the world’s most expensive. Now, the company announced another smartphone, called Finney, that costs $1,800. Sirin Labs also revealed an all-in-one PC for the “blockchain generation” and the “crypto crowd.” Sirin Labs CMO Nimrod May says, “This particular line […]

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texas, bitcoin

Cryptocurrency is exploding in popularity this year. Not long after an acclaimed Bitcoin trader proclaimed that the flagship cryptocurrency would skyrocket in value, the global crypto market reached a value of $180 billion. While the pandemonium has tapered off (Bitcoin’s value has been a bit of a roller coaster in recent weeks), that hasn’t stopped […]

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robot, synthetic, muscle

 Artificial intelligence (AI) has made headlines nearly every day this year. Jaguar wants AI not behind the steering wheel, but in it. LG is working on a smart mower robot for your lawn. And Microsoft recently revealed Brainwave, their solution for real-time AI. But now, Columbia University researchers are figuring out how to enable robots […]

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tacita, electric, motorcycle

We recently looked at an innovative smart motorcycle helmet to improve safety, group rides, and navigation for motorcyclists. As transportation continues delving into smarter energy utilization, motorcycle technology is experiencing a huge boom. Recently, Italian electric motorcycle manufacturer Tacita announced plans to expand its lineup. The company plans to reveal the new model at the […]

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nissan, leaf, 2018

2017 has been a crazy year in the auto industry. Toyota patented a cloaking device. GM debuted their new $5,300 car in China. Tesla, the usual spotlight stealer, released its Model 3 along with plans to ramp up production of the new electric car. But 2018 is shaping up to be just as wild. Nissan recently […]

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