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Daimler demos self-driving snowplows

Daimler demos self-driving snowplows | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As autonomous vehicle technology advances,​ their designers are exploring new ways to exploit them. Daimler has been developing heavy-duty applications for self-driving vehicles for a while, and its most recent take is particularly practical – airport snowplows.
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Google Wants to Give Your Computer a Personality

Google Wants to Give Your Computer a Personality | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"At the very simplest level," says Lilian Rincon, director of product management for Assistant, "it's, Can I just talk to Google like I'm talking to you right now?"
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NAR invests in Notarize to help push for more mortgage eClosings

NAR invests in Notarize to help push for more mortgage eClosings | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Compared to the previous option that required either some in-person contact or a notary to eSign closing documents via a shared tablet, the company’s solution uses a secure video technology that is custom built to enable a borrower to connect with a notary much like you would with Skype or FaceTime.
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A different view every week: The self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating home

A different view every week: The self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating home | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Florida-based company Arkup has floated the concept of an off-grid, liveable luxury yacht. Powered by 30 kW of solar and twin electric thrusters, these high-class, ultra modern double decker units have hydraulic legs capable of stabilizing and lifting them out of the water.
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Haptic unveils domed aquarium for former airport site in Oslo

Haptic unveils domed aquarium for former airport site in Oslo | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Located in Bærum, a municipality of on the outskirts of the Norwegian capital, the New Aquarium will form part of a wider waterfront trans
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These Four Speaking Habits Are Ruining Your Authenticity | Fast Company

These Four Speaking Habits Are Ruining Your Authenticity | Fast Company | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
It’s easier than you might think to project inauthenticity, especially if you’re nervous. Staying vigilant about these four bad habits can help you prevent that.
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Realtor.com® Names 2017's Hottest ZIP Codes in America

Realtor.com® Names 2017's Hottest ZIP Codes in America | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
For the second year in a row, Watauga (76148) leads the list, followed by Livonia (48154); Kentwood (49548); Medford, Mass., (02155); Littleton, Colo. (80123); Castro Valley, Calif., (94546); Colorado Springs, Colo., (80922); Overland Park, Kan., (66210); Mira Mesa, Calif. (92126), and Hilliard, Ohio (43026).
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September home sales and price report

September home sales and price report | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The September sales figure was up 2.2 percent from the 427,630 level in August and up 1.7 percent compared with home sales in September 2016 of a revised 429,760. While year-to-date sales are running 2.6 percent ahead of last year’s pace, that margin has been eroding since the first quarter.
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The world's first floating wind farm started generating energy today – here's how it was constructed

The world's first floating wind farm started generating energy today – here's how it was constructed | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The wind farm is expected to generate enough power for 20,000 households at full capacity according to Statoil, the Norwegian state energy company behind the project.
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One Photographer's Quest to Document Every Frank Lloyd Wright Structure in the World

One Photographer's Quest to Document Every Frank Lloyd Wright Structure in the World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Today, 532 of the architect’s original designs remain worldwide—and one photographer is racking up the miles in an attempt to photograph each and every one of them, according to Architectural Digest.
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College students built this $250,000 home that has a hydroponic farm and indoor greenhouse

College students built this $250,000 home that has a hydroponic farm and indoor greenhouse | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The home, created by a team of graduate students from the University of Maryland, features a wall that uses an agricultural technique called hydroponic farming. That means that produce grows in nutrient-rich water rather than traditional soil.
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Tech-Driven Demand, Shifts In Trade Policy Pushing U.S. Industrial Sector To New Heights

Tech-Driven Demand, Shifts In Trade Policy Pushing U.S. Industrial Sector To New Heights | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Latest U.S. Industrial Market Outlook Identifies Los Angeles, Nashville, Tenn., San Diego, Portland, Ore. and Sacramento Calif., as the Top Five Markets to Buy Industrial Properties
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Minto, Margaritaville Developing Homes, Marina at Florida Island Community

Minto, Margaritaville Developing Homes, Marina at Florida Island Community | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings are currently working on a new deep water marina at One Particular Harbour Margaritaville, located at Harbour Isle, a 220-acre private island community on Anna Maria Sound in Bradenton, Fla.
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Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Now, Google has announced that AutoML has beaten the human AI engineers at their own game by building machine-learning software that’s more efficient and powerful than the best human-designed systems.
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Hesitant Homeowners and Hurricanes Hit Housing Market

Hesitant Homeowners and Hurricanes Hit Housing Market | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Existing homeowners reluctant to sell and hurricane-related disruption are dampening existing-home sales."
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Rental listing service reports Baby Boomers leaving homeownership in droves

Rental listing service reports Baby Boomers leaving homeownership in droves | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
As it turns out, Baby Boomers are entering the renter market in droves. The latest trend in renting is seniors aged 55 or older, highly educated and with no children living at home. In other words, empty nesters.
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Striking contemporary passive house hides underground in the Cotswolds

Striking contemporary passive house hides underground in the Cotswolds | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Dug into the hill and invisible from the surrounding countryside, the contemporary home was designed to Passivhaus standards, resulting in a 90 percent reduction in carbon emissions compared to that of an average home.
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The Best Cupcake in All 50 States

The Best Cupcake in All 50 States | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Twelve years after the advent of the cupcake-only bakery (the California-launched chain Sprinkles is credited with opening the first in 2005), there are a lot of options. We rounded up 50 of the best decadent desserts across the country. So go out, have your (cup)cake—and eat it, too.
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Take a peek at Australia's open-air exhibition Sculpture by the Sea

Take a peek at Australia's open-air exhibition Sculpture by the Sea | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Every year, the two-kilometre coastal walk from Sydney's Bondi Beach to Tamarama becomes an open-air gallery for the celebrated Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, with selected artists invited to install sculptural works along the shoreline for three weeks in spring.
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NAR - Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September

NAR - Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.39 million in September from 5.35 million in August. Last month's sales pace is 1.5 percent below a year ago and is the second slowest over the past year (behind August).
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Climate Change and Homes: Who Would Lose the Most to a Rising Tide?

Climate Change and Homes: Who Would Lose the Most to a Rising Tide? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
While the damage caused by recent hurricanes is a devastating reminder of how quickly the weather can undo people’s lives and destroy their homes, the potential for damage from a slower-moving phenomenon could be even more destructive: Rising sea levels.
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Explore the World of Shipping Container Design With a New Architectural Book

Explore the World of Shipping Container Design With a New Architectural Book | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Featuring built, unbuilt, and in-progress projects, the new monograph on architectural studio LOT-EK offers an in-depth look at their process of turning shipping containers into incredible, usable spaces.
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New York cracks down on title insurers with new rules for kickbacks, fees

New York cracks down on title insurers with new rules for kickbacks, fees | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The NYDFS announcement noted that its initial investigation into the matter, which led to the 2015 rules, found that some title insurers in the state were providing meals, entertainment, vacations and gifts to attorneys and real estate professionals in order to secure business, and then passing those costs along to customers.
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Texas Cities Dominate Ten-X's Fall 2017 List of "Hottest" Single-Family Markets

Texas Cities Dominate Ten-X's Fall 2017 List of "Hottest" Single-Family Markets | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
San Antonio, Fort Worth, Dallas, Columbus and Tampa Earn Top Spots Due to Continued Demand, Price Appreciation, and Economic Growth
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Policing Trademarks In A Social Media World

Policing Trademarks In A Social Media World | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
How is a trademark owner supposed to juggle its need to police its trademarks with its social media presence to avoid potential fallout, alienating the consumers it relies on to succeed?  Believe it or not, it can be boiled down to one word:  communication.
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