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IBM Builds a Brain out of Computer Chips
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IBM Builds a Brain out of Computer Chips

IBM's new computer chips can sense, taste, feel, smell and hear like a brain.... More

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Mobile Scanners for Contractors on the Go Mobile Scanners for Contractors on the Go

A roundup of mobile scanners. More

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Mobile Scanners for Contractors on the Go Mobile Scanners for Contractors on the Go

A roundup of mobile scanners. More

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Clear Estimates Takes the Tedium out of Estimating Clear Estimates Takes the Tedium out of Estimating

With 12,000 products built into the software, estimators can put projects together in no time. More

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Future-Proof Homes to Appeal to Buyers

Chris Anderson discusses why home builders need to “future-proof” homes if they’re going to appeal to buyers whose lives and needs from a home are a series of fast-moving parts. More

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FourPlans: Pocket Offices Done Right FourPlans: Pocket Offices Done Right

Your buyers may not need a full office, but no one should get stuck with a dark cave-like nook. Windows brighten up the smart pocket offices in these efficient designs. More

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Design musts for a choppy 2014 recovery…

Commentary from senior executives of the bellwether public home builders confirms one thing. Whether it’s accurate or not to call 2013’s latter-half slowdown a “pause” or something else, it’s clear that what's changed is this: Not everything is working, and some things are working very well. That’s called “lumpy.” So, our focus on five production home builder design mega-trends that will be helpful for 2014 is on those that will materially impact your results in the next 12 months. We got help here from Michael Woodley, whose eponymous firm is headquartered in the Denver area, and from Manny Gonzalez and his mates at KTGY, both firms who do a great deal of work with production home builders. More

Chief Architect Introduces Mac-Compatible X6 Software
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Chief Architect Introduces Mac-Compatible X6 Software

Users can license a single copy of the software that will operate on both computer... More

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Vectorworks Nomad 2.5 Goes Beyond the Cloud Vectorworks Nomad 2.5 Goes Beyond the Cloud

Vectorworks cloud tools now integrate with Dropbox so you can take your files anywhere. More

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VIDEO: Technology Changing How Homes are Built

Advances are happening in technology, but research scientist Andrew McAfee says computers and robots haven't replaced humans on jobsites—yet. More

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