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Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Vevo's Android App Gets a New UI and Better Discovery Options

Vevo has released an update for its Android app that brings it in line with the iOS version by ushering in a new UI and features designed to make it easier to discover new videos.<p>Announced today, the app has a new Home screen with a real-time feed of premieres, original Vevo shows, recommended …

After nine years of research, Numenta finally has apps that mimic the way the brain works (interview)

Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky started Numenta nine years ago to create software that was modeled after the way the human brain processes information. It has taken longer than expected, but the Redwood City, Calif.-based startup recently held an open house to show how much progress it has …

UK joins US in banning uncharged gadgets from some flights

The UK's Department for Transport says passengers on some journeys will have to prove their devices are powered up "or face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft."<p>British travellers have joined US citizens in having to prove the gadgets in their hand luggage are charged up -- or …

Gear & Gadgets

LG Jumps Into Wearables for Kids With KizON Wristband

LG is going all out to make its presence felt in the wearables space — after its Android Wear-based G Watch went on sale across the world yesterday, it has unveiled today a new wearable device for kids, the KizON wristband.<p>KizON is designed primarily for parents to track the location of their …

These Luxury Smartphones Cost More Than Your Car And Your College Tuition

However, that price sounds like nothing compared to what some luxury designers charge for their high-end smartphones.<p>Forget hundreds of dollars — some some extremely high-end devices will cost you millions.<p>Here's a look at some of the most expensive smartphones on the planet.

iPhone 5

Everything Google Announced at Google I/O 2014

For those who didn’t get the chance to tune in to Google I/O 2014 today, here’s a quick recap of everything the company announced.<p>Google began the announcement the same way it does every year – by talking about Android’s growth over the past year. Senior Vice President at Google Sundar Pichai said …