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Michael J. Marquis
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Michael Marquis is a Portland, Maine-based consumer technology writer who covers AR/VR, Smart Home, Drones, and Wearables. When he's not exploring interesting parts of the world, you can find him at either Gillette Stadium watching his beloved New England Patriots or at a local Portland coffee shop working on his next copywriting assignment. Feel free to find Mike on Twitter @MarquisInteract
Murata Rain RFID Tag

Consumer technology gadgets, whether it’s wearables like the Bose SoundSport Earbuds or smart medical devices like the Nima Gluten Sensor, are growing by leaps and bounds. On the heels of the online marketplace boom, the surge in e-commerce stores, and third-party drop-shipping becoming the new standard, tracking the whereabouts of products has reached an entirely […]

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Plus+ Modular Furniture System

With most urban city locations around the world battling over-population, skyrocketing real estate prices, and smaller live-able footprints, maximizing indoor living space has become a way of survival. This is especially true for college students, millennials just entering the workforce, and couples looking to save for their first home. You need to do go where […]

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UBC Earthquake Resistant Concrete

In cities and towns prone to earthquakes, building codes require specific tests for any masonry used to construct new buildings. In California, for example, brick walls must meet code specification for facing, bonding and distance between headers. Wall anchors are tested and must adhere to strict coding requirements. With that being said, older buildings in […]

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Starling Crossing, Pedestrian Safety, Umbrellium

Using the principles of Stigmergy (similar to the pheromone trail ants leave behind to attract other ants toward the best food source path), Umbrellium created a responsive road surface that configures itself in real time to ensure optimal pedestrian, vehicle, and cyclist safety.

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Honda, Electric Motorcycle, Honda Riding Assist-e

By releasing the images of its all-new Riding Assist-e self-balancing electric motorcycle, Honda has reaffirmed its vision of “enjoying the freedom of mobility” and “a carbon-free society.” At the 45th Tokyo Motor Show taking place on October 25th, Honda will give everyone a glimpse of its revolutionary self-balancing electric motorcycle.

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CplusC, Sustainable Home, Aqua Perma Solar Firma

We’ve all imagined the perfect utopia. Maybe it’s a rustic cabin on the side of a mountain – isolated from the rest of the world. Or maybe it’s buying that remote lakefront property – an ideal spot for an eco-friendly, carbon-free, prefabricated modular tiny home. Just imagine your days filled with reading best-selling novels, lounging […]

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Triton Submarines, Aston Martin, Neptune Project

Codenamed Project Neptune, Aston Martin is expanding its luxury line beyond high-performance sports cars and electric vehicles. The innovative automaker is collaborating with Triton Submarine, LLC to launch its first ever submersible vessel. As one would expect from Aston Martin, the three-person 1650/3 LP yellow pre-production model has been upgraded to a super-sleek, silver-bodied, aerodynamic […]

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BMW, Electric Vehicle, EV

BMW has done what no other car manufacturer has been able to do: engineer a wireless charging station for one of its electric vehicles. Designed for its BMW 5 Series iPerformance EV, the oversized charging pad connects to a 220-volt outlet and is capable of charging the 530e hybrid in 3.5 hours without a cable. […]

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Google ATAP, Jacquard, Levis

All it takes is a split second and you could end up flying over your bike’s handlebars. No one can question the dangers around answering a call or looking at a text while riding a bike – especially while commuting alongside traffic. The only solution is to get rid of the temptation altogether. After about […]

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