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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tertill solar powered weeding robot

From the creator of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, Franklin Robotics has designed a solar powered device that takes the frustration out of manually weeding your home garden. Let’s face it – no one enjoys the labor intensive process of weeding a garden, even if you do have a green thumb. But that’s why Tertill […]

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Omate Oclean

Shenzhen-based Omate has recently launched (June 13th, 2017) an innovative consumer technology lab focused on “preventative healthcare and safety-oriented IoT devices.” Omate’s first product on the docket: The Oclean One – a revolutionary sonic toothbrush designed to customize the brushing experience with a full arsenal of cleaning modes, intensities, and power level.

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MIT Designs Voice-Activated Robotic Furniture

With city rents skyrocketing to all-time new highs and studio apartments becoming the new one-bedroom in urban locations, the Changing Places team at MIT’s Media Lab decided to construct a robotic piece of furniture that transforms into a bedroom, living room, or dining room at the press of a button or a simple voice command.

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There’s a new player joining LIFX and Phillips Hue as the leading multi-colored LED smart bulb. Toronto-based Nanoleaf is taking an entirely different approach toward interior lighting by designing a multi-colored smart panel system that fastens together like Jigsaw pieces. Looking more like an illuminated piece of artwork, the Nanoleaf Aurora has panels that are […]

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