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    The promise of the fourth industrial revolution

    The technology behind the First Industrial Revolution was water and steam power, which mechanized textile production. The innovation made factories commonplace, which brought more people to cities and caused social upheaval. In the second, electric power made mass production possible. The third was based on semiconductors, which facilitated the data processing that automated production and spawned the digital age. Now a fourth industrial revolution is taking shape. The technology behind it is the internet of things—networks of connected devices such as sensors, robots, and wearables. The data these devices produce across so many in-depth connections is the fuel for powerful … Read More

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    With new cash and a former Apple exec now at the helm, Connect Homes is ready to reconstruct homebuilding – TechCrunch

    Greg Leung had worked at Apple for years and was coming off of a stint at the smart lock company Otto, when he got the call to interview with Connect Homes. The pitch — building a starter home for a much lower cost than other prefabricated houses on the market, and one that could be dropped in to locations in the urban core of most cities — was too good to pass up. “Basically, it’s a beautiful product, but done in a way that disrupts and transforms the way homes are built,” said Leung. The homes come in 14 … Read More

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