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The Plan to 3D Print a Steel Bridge in Mid-Air

In two years, a one-of-a-kind construction project will commence over a canal in Amsterdam. It won’t involve any humans at all, but rather, a …

Peek Inside 7 of The Banking World's Coolest Innovation Labs

Banks are often ridiculed for their lack of innovation, but some seem to be taking it pretty seriously, at least from the looks of the innovation …

Innovation

iOS 9 finally has a lowercase keyboard

The magical and revolutionary innovation of showing lowercase letters when typing in lower case<p>There's never enough time during a WWDC keynote for Apple to enumerate <i>all</i> of the new features it's adding to its latest software, but this change in iOS 9 will be a most welcome and apparent one: the …

WWDC

Mask Out Life's Crying Babies with Noise-Filtering Earbuds

Here Active Listening acts like a music studio in your ears to curate your sound environment<p>The world can be hard on the ears sometimes. Traffic or …

Play a Melody in the Park with Piano Benches

Music, light, and fun draw those lucky enough to happen upon The Urban Conga's marimba-like benches<p>Why Sit When You Can Play redesigns benches into …

Piano

Project Soli: Google's new experiment to put gesture controls everywhere

Google may have just made every motion controller currently on the market obsolete.<p>At a time when most gesture-sensing technology is unreliable and …

Google’s Project Vault Is A Secure Computing Environment On A Micro SD Card, For Any Platform

Project Vault is a secure computer contained entirely on a micro SD sized device. Google’s ATAP said the micro SD format made sense because there’s already advanced security features on your phone, contained in the SIM card, which protects the things important to carriers. Vault is designed to be …

Microsoft's Cortana crosses over to iOS and Android

Look out, Siri. Move over, Google Now. Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant is coming to iOS and Android.<p>The upcoming launch of a Cortana app will give users of iPhones and Android phones the option of a companion to Cortana on Windows 10 PCs, Joe Belfiore, head of Microsoft's Operating Systems …

Smart credit cards are coming. Here's what you need to know

At least four startups are betting the world isn't ready for mobile payments.<p>Unlike services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet (which use your phone), all-in-one cards or "smart cards" embrace a familiar medium -- the plastic credit card -- and turn it into an all-in-one payment solution.<p>Smart …

Pavegen Kicks Off Crowdcube Campaign To Power Up Its Kinetic Flooring Business

Pavegen is on a mission to upgrade the ground you walk on. The U.K. clean-tech startup has engineered a high tech flooring product that can generate enough energy to power lights and even buildings by harnessing kinetic energy from pedestrians walking on it.<p>The surface is also sensitive to where …

How MAD Architects Is Draping This Roof Like Fabric

It isn’t expensive, but it isn’t easy, either.<p>MAD Architects is known for bold formal experiments, where curves and pyramids collide. So leave it to MAD to design one the most audacious kindergartens ever imagined. The Clover House, in Okazaki, Japan, just broke ground, and it transforms a post-war …

Meet five fintech start-ups seeking to disrupt banking

In a small, modern office at the Circular Quay end of Pitt Street in Sydney, 10 fintech entrepreneurs, working for five different start-up companies, …

Twitter Has Held Talks to Acquire Flipboard

They've been chatting for a while, and over the last few weeks.<p>Twitter has been engaged in an ongoing series of talks to acquire Flipboard, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, in an all-stock deal that would value the company at over $1 billion.<p>Those discussions, which …