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SeaFlyer scooter picks up where swimming drone left off

Pulling users along at a maximum speed of 4.1 mph (6.6 km/h), the SeaFlyer is a little quicker than the 3.5-mph LeFeet and WhiteShark, pretty much matching the Trident's 4.3 mph.
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Stand down skeptics: Wineglass shape really does matter

Stand down skeptics: Wineglass shape really does matter | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
I take a sip of wine, and it floods across my mouth–a perfectly balanced cabernet that tastes of yeast, fruit, and stone. Then I take a sip from another glass. This wine strikes the tip of my tongue like a dart. It’s pure booze, and, seconds later, I’m left with a dank, bitter aftertaste. This wine has clearly gone bad; I should really pour the bottle out.
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Are You Spending on Industry Tech Without Properly Implementing It?

Are You Spending on Industry Tech Without Properly Implementing It? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Just having technology, though, isn’t enough to get its full benefit. The way a business implements their newfound tech has a profound effect on how well it works for them. In the worst cases, a botched rollout can even result in a company losing money — or, goodness forbid, a complete shutdown.
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Do Pets Enjoy Dressing Up for Halloween?

Do Pets Enjoy Dressing Up for Halloween? | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
But look closely at some of these photos. In the pet’s eyes you might see a note of humiliation or sadness. Like the court jester, they’ve been made to be comic relief. Shame seems to envelop them like a dark cloud. It’s as if a dog knows his dignity is circling the drain.
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Love It or Move On? Americans Prefer Renovations

Love It or Move On? Americans Prefer Renovations | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Given a choice between spending a fixed amount of money on a down payment for a new home or using that same money to fix up their current home, 76 percent of Americans will choose to renovate, according to the new Zillow Housing Aspirations Report.
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Microsoft adds 60,000 patents to the Open Invention Network

Microsoft adds 60,000 patents to the Open Invention Network | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced today that it’s joined open-source patent group Open Invention Network in an effort to help shield Linux and other open-source software from patent-related suits. As part of the deal, the software giant is opening a library of 60,000 patents to OIN members. Access to the massive portfolio is unlimited and royalty free.
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10 modernist architectural marvels on America's East Coast

10 modernist architectural marvels on America's East Coast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Impressive buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, IM Pei and Eero Saarinen are among writer and author Sam Lubell's highlights of modernist architecture sites to visit along the Eastern Seaboard.
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U.S. News Is Out With Its 2019 Best Places to Retire

U.S. News Is Out With Its 2019 Best Places to Retire | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The rankings offer a comprehensive evaluation of the country's 100 largest metropolitan areas based on how well they meet Americans' expectations for retirement, with measures including housing affordability, desirability, health care and overall happiness.
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Millennials value homeownership above other life milestones

Millennials value homeownership above other life milestones | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
A new survey from Bank of America shows that 72% of 23-40 year olds say homeownership is their top priority, with retirement at 80%. Marriage (50%) and having children (44%) are far lower on the list.
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Magnificent lakeside Cliff House is cavernous inside and out

Magnificent lakeside Cliff House is cavernous inside and out | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Countless architectural marvels we've featured over the years have sought to become one with nature by using local materials and attempting to blend in with their surroundings. But the Cliff House must be one of the more stunning and successful examples of this we've seen.
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Former Ten-X Executives Launch Biproxi, A Competing Online Marketplace And Free MLS

Former Ten-X Executives Launch Biproxi, A Competing Online Marketplace And Free MLS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Several former Ten-X executives have banded together to launch a competing online marketplace for small-to-midsize deals. The real estate tech company — Biproxi, launched this week by the founding quartet of CEO Gordon Smith, Chief Operating Officer Carrington Guy, Chief Commercial Officer Yan Khamish and Managing Director Thatcher Milholland — is a subscription-free listing, discovery and transaction platform that uses proprietary tech to …
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Building's Number One Pain Point

Building's Number One Pain Point | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The story is about how the dots connect--between every day construction work at job sites and pain, and between pain and addiction, and between addiction and death. Those dots connect again, and again, and again.
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Google is shutting down Google+ for consumers following security lapse

Google is shutting down Google+ for consumers following security lapse | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Google is going to shut down the consumer version of Google+ over the next 10 months, the company writes in a blog post today. The decision follows the revelation of a previously undisclosed security flaw that exposed users’ profile data that was remedied in March 2018.
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Ready to fix climate change now? It’s going to make the price of beer skyrocket

Ready to fix climate change now? It’s going to make the price of beer skyrocket | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Its debut product, the device Curry has affixed to himself, is itself known as the Palm. It resembles a smartphone, makes calls, and runs Android apps, but it’s remarkably diminutive—more like a few stacked credit cards than the Hershey bar–size handsets of today.
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I think I still have my old Palm Pilot - I'm cool again!
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10 Famous Homes That Aren't Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

10 Famous Homes That Aren't Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Know your architectural landmarks. Who knows — one day you might live in one.
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Qianhai's new park brings green space to Shenzhen

Qianhai's new park brings green space to Shenzhen | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The idea is that the sky garden will serve as the top layer of the city’s transportation infrastructure. Below ground, commuters can take trains. On the street level, they can walk or drive. But up above they’ll find a casually paced public space, to be filled with regular events and best experienced at a slower gait.
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Calif - 2019 Housing Market Forecast

Calif - 2019 Housing Market Forecast | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
C.A.R.’s “2019 California Housing Market Forecast” sees a modest decline in existing single-family home sales of 3.3 percent next year to reach 396,800 units, down from the projected 2018 sales figure of 410,460. The 2018 figure is 3.2 percent lower compared with the 424,100 pace of homes sold in 2017.
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Trulia: Price Cuts Reach Highest Level Since 2014

Trulia: Price Cuts Reach Highest Level Since 2014 | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"Buyers should be encouraged by the signals we're seeing in the market," Trulia Housing Economist Felipe Chacon. "But not all buyers will benefit equally, and it pays to do research on your preferred neighborhood. Price reductions typically aren't uniformly spread out across a given city – some neighborhoods might have a lot of listings with a reduced price, others may have none.
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DMVA creates One Room Hotel inside 17th-century house in Antwerp

DMVA creates One Room Hotel inside 17th-century house in Antwerp | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The three-storey, 17th-century skinny house in Antwerp, Belgium, is 2.4 metres wide on its smallest facade. It was bought by a couple who stumbled across the property while visiting the old city centre.
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Did you ever want to rent out a whole hotel?
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PARKING GARAGE SELLS FOR $54 MILLION - DOUBLES IN VALUE IN 3 YEARS

PARKING GARAGE SELLS FOR $54 MILLION - DOUBLES IN VALUE IN 3 YEARS | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
"With only 20,000 parking spaces for more than 65,000 employees and an average of 35,000 other daily visitors, the central business district suffers from a severe parking shortage, which makes Public Square Garage a great investment," said Douglass Johnson, senior vice president at CBRE.
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Pocket will now read a list of saved articles aloud

Pocket will now read a list of saved articles aloud | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Pocket is announcing a redesign aimed at giving people new ways to consume good stories. Most strikingly, the Mozilla-owned service is debuting a feature that uses text-to-speech to read your saved articles aloud to you–turning a list of to-reads into a piecemeal, personalized podcast.
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Hurricane Michael may prevent mortgages from closing

Hurricane Michael may prevent mortgages from closing | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
Now, an estimate released Thursday by real estate data provider ClosingCorp highlights the lasting effects of the storm, estimating that more than 1,600 pending mortgage transactions are in jeopardy thanks to Michael’s destruction.
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Why ARMs Today are Different

Why ARMs Today are Different | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
“At current rates, an ARM increases consumer house-buying power by approximately $30,000 compared with a traditional 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage. This could be a game-changer for many first-time home buyers.” 
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CoreLogic: Mortgage delinquencies at 12-year low

CoreLogic: Mortgage delinquencies at 12-year low | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The foreclosure inventory – the share of all mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process – was down to 0.5% from 0.7% a year earlier and the lowest rate for any July since 2006.
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Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you

Wi-Fi 6 is coming to a router near you | Real Estate Plus+ Daily News | Scoop.it
The basic technology behind Wi-Fi 6, which is still known as 802.11ax on the technical side, promises major advances beyond just higher data rates, including better performance in dense radio environments and higher power efficiency.
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