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The End Of Parking Lots As We Know Them: Designing For A Driverless Future

A world in which robotic ride and delivery services are commonplace is years away, but what to do if you’ve got big-ticket commercial real estate projects in the works now? Turns out that future is already being baked in, according to the largest U.S. architecture firm.<p>The full impact of …

Urban Design

Developers pitch Aon Center observatory, glass elevator, and rooftop thrill ride

Here’s the plan to convert Chicago’s third tallest building into a must-see tourist destination<p>Chicago’s battle for observation deck supremacy could turn into a three-way fight if the owners of the Aon Center get approval to build a 1000-foot-long glass elevator to brings tourists to new …

Architecture

Canadian Tire Corporation Announces Agreement to Acquire Helly Hansen

May 12, 2018 (Toronto, ON) – Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (TSX:CTC, TSX:CTC.A) (CTC) announced on May 10 that it has entered into an agreement …

Nordic Skiing

Robotic woks are the chefs in this Boston restaurant

Four MIT students who once built a soccer ball-kicking robot got together with a Michelin-starred chef to build a restaurant that's not quite what you're used to. How? Well, it's staffed by robots, obviously. Spyce, a fast casual restaurant that has just opened its doors in Boston, has a …

Food

The scramble for Sunnyvale: Tech companies in ‘arms race’ for office space

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Huge tech companies have long carved out their turf in Silicon Valley. Apple has Cupertino. Google has Mountain View. Facebook …

Silicon Valley

How to Make Your Own Ringtones for iPhone on iTunes

Your iPhone has a variety of free ringtones to peruse, and the iTunes Store has a gigantic selection of iPhone ringtones to purchase, but what if you want to make your own custom ringtone? Good news! You can make phone ringtones free using already purchased songs from your iTunes library. All you …

Windows 10

Malls are dead, but warehouses are hot. Thanks, Amazon.

Private equity firm Blackstone Group is on a warehouse spending spree, according to Bloomberg. On Monday, the firm’s real estate fund agreed to buy Gramercy Property Trust, a warehouse company, for $7.6 billion. In March, it snapped up Canyon Industrial Portfolio for $1.8 billion, and in January it …

eCommerce

Hudson’s Bay, RioCan agree to sell downtown Vancouver store for about $675-million

Canadian department store owner Hudson’s Bay Co and joint venture partner RioCan REIT have signed a conditional agreement to sell HBC’s flagship store in downtown Vancouver for about $675 million to an Asian buyer, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.<p>The buyer, who owns a closely held …

Real Estate

Blackstone Bets $7.6 Billion More on the Amazon Revolution

Blackstone Group LP is doubling down on industrial real estate by buying Gramercy Property Trust, the second multibillion-dollar takeover of a …

Real Estate

Talks between Google’s Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto months behind schedule

Talks between Google-affiliate Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto on a deal to create a community where new, data-driven “smart city” technologies will be tested are months behind schedule.<p>Waterfront Toronto selected New York-based Sidewalk Labs, a unit of Google’s parent Alphabet Inc., last …

Toronto

Why the Bay Area is the epicenter of California’s housing crisis

The same story is playing out, over and over: People are flocking to the Bay Area for high-skilled, highly paid jobs, while cashiers, teachers and …

Housing

Fed up with Seattle? Data show where people are moving

A resident recently wrote in The Seattle Times that he's leaving the city after 14 years, citing homelessness, property crime and the high cost of …

Real Estate

High housing costs are driving out lower-income Californians, reports say

California lost lower-income residents to other states over a recent 11-year period, while gaining wealthier households from elsewhere in the U.S. The disparity reflects the state's sky-high rents and home prices, according to several reports released Thursday.<p>The studies, produced by Beacon …

Housing

Amazon to open new Vancouver office, create 3,000 jobs

Retail giant Amazon plans to create 3,000 new jobs in Vancouver as part of a complex that will be built in a former downtown Canada Post plant, a landmark building in a city that is pushing to be a high-tech hub.<p>While Vancouver failed to make the shortlist of cities in the running to house …

Canada

Can Matias Make a Better Keyboard for Apple Devices Than Apple Does?

I've heard about Matias keyboards, but I first had the opportunity to try the Matias <b>Backlit Wired Aluminum Keyboard ($99)</b> at 2018 CES in Las Vegas, and later had more time to work with a review unit. In fact, I'm typing this review on one right now. It has keys similar to Apple's "chicklet" style …

Rose Gold

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

Apps

Seattle Subway Drops New Expansion Map Hoping to Guide ST3 Alignments

Seattle Subway released a new light rail system expansion map yesterday and hopes to use it to inspire Sound Transit and the general public to select …

What's Manhattan's Land Worth? Try 'Canada's Entire GDP'

A new study traces the astonishing increase in the value of Manhattan’s land since 1950.<p>Our biggest urban problems today—growing inequality, rampant gentrification, housing unaffordability, and increasing segregation—all have roots in the staggering cost of urban land. Nowhere is this as true as in …

Real Estate

Why New York City Stopped Building Subways

Nearly 80 years ago, a construction standstill derailed the subway’s progress, leading to its present crisis. This is the story, decade by decade.<p>In the first decades of the 20th century, New York City experienced an unprecedented infrastructure boom. Iconic bridges, opulent railway terminals, and …

Urban Design

Bike gears: shifting explained for beginners

<b>If you haven’t a clue how many gears your bike has, how many you actually need or even how to use them properly, don’t worry — you’re not alone. We</b> …

Ski gangs, the next generation

It all started with the "youth quake" of the late '60s and early '70s, when the baby boomers collided with puberty, which then collided with Aspen. …

supercategory axis labels in Excel

I have a super quick tip to share today for those reading who work in Excel. I see graphs regularly that look similar to the following: Note the …

Data Visualization

Canadians struggle to find home rentals as prices climb, availability declines

Joanna Fletcher lives in a one-bedroom apartment on Vancouver’s east side with her 10-year-old son. The building has mice and mould, and her new landlord is threatening eviction.<p>While she has plenty of reasons to leave, Fletcher says she’s fighting to stay for as long as possible because she can’t …

Housing

Best Custom Sports Gear: 5 Ways To Improve Your Comfort And Performance

There’s a very good reason why Saville Row and Hong Kong tailors have a loyal luxury clientele: because bespoke clothing fits better than off the rack. It’s that simple.<p>The same is true for sports gear, and you do not have to be a professional athlete to enjoy the benefits offered by going …

Skiing

Beyond ‘the next Silicon Valley’: Why many kinds of economic superclusters matter

<i>Scott Stern is the David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology at MIT, and co-founder of the MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (MIT REAP). Richard Florizone is the President of Dalhousie University, which is a partner in Canada’s Ocean Supercluster, and chair of the Nova</i> …

Vornado and Related Venture Hoping to Create Research Center at Farley Building

The venture behind the commercial redevelopment of the old Farley Post Office Building in Midtown Manhattan is focusing on a modern and high-tech use of the 105-year-old structure as its long-delayed makeover into a grand train hall gains traction.<p>The venture of Vornado Realty Trust and Related …

Real Estate

40 Techniques Used by Data Scientists

These techniques cover most of what data scientists and related practitioners are using in their daily activities, whether they use solutions offered …

Data Science

Has Silicon Valley and SF eclipsed NYC as America’s Top Region?

<i>by Ken DeLeon</i><p>San Francisco Sunset from above Nob Hill looking East<p>“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.” This line from Frank Sinatra’s …

Can Apple help save the American shopping mall? Apple's retail chief thinks so

Hundreds of malls are on the brink of collapse as department stores close, victims of Americans' appetite for online shopping.<p>Apple, also a major player in online sales, thinks it can buck this trend.<p>These glass-walled Apple Stores tend to be in more upscale retail locations that are typically less …

Apple

Growth to Watch for 2018: Toronto's Central Waterfront

offThis is it! After three months worth of our <i>Growth To Watch For</i> stories, we have arrived at the twenty-first and final instalment in the 2018 …

Skyscrapers