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Metrica Building Yachts for the Super Rich

August 27, 2013
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Fine woods and materials, hand-made parts - the engineers and carpenters at Metrica can spend as much as two years working on the interior of a single yacht. Their clients have extravagant tastes - and demand, above all, absolute discretion.

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Buzz60 (Oct. 2, 2014) — J'ade is a 200-foot long mega yacht that has a place for its super-rich owner to dock a speedboat among other extravagant features. Mara Montalbano (@maramontalbano) shows us. Video provided by Buzz60
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Digital Mount Rushmore Renders Your Face on the Side of a Building

Digital Mount Rushmore Renders Your Face on the Side of a Building

Buzz60 (Jan. 14, 2014) — 'Megaface' is a giant 3-D pinscreen on the side of a building that will morph to display fans' faces at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The building will sit at the entrance to the Olympic Park, and visitors can enter one of many 3-D booths to have their face shown on the building, at any given time, for 20 seconds. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPinTheDym) has more.
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CES 2015: Spark IO Wants to Help You Make Your Own Connected Devices

CES 2015: Spark IO Wants to Help You Make Your Own Connected Devices

Popular Science (Jan. 9, 2015) — Launched in May 2013, Spark IO is an open source startup for hackers and DIY enthusiasts, creating all the hardware and software people need to make their own connected devices. Plus, their products come super cheap, making building connected gadgets easier and more affordable than ever. One of Spark’s creations is the Spark Core, a tiny development kit that helped to make a smart Hobbit sword that turns blue when there is unsecured WiFi networks present. Video provided by Popular Science
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Dubai Home to World's Most Sustainable Building

Dubai Home to World's Most Sustainable Building

Reuters (July 5, 2013) — Dubai, better known for its towering skyscrapers is also home to the world's most sustainable commercial building. Hayley Platt takes a look at 'The Change Initiative' - recently awarded the world's most sustainable building.
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