Three construction innovations that will change the way we build

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A number of companies are competing to find ways to automate construction, using bricklaying robots and machines that can 3D print with concrete. 

These innovations are among the most successful prototypes whereby entire buildings were constructed using robots. Read more…

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13 times 'The Defenders' roasted Iron Fist so you wouldn't have to

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So you spent your weekend bingeing The Defenders and no spoilers, but Danny Rand is still the worst. Meeting Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage brings him down a few notches from his high horse of channeling chi, but only after his fellow heroes repeatedly roast him for being an idiot.

Snarky dialogue spoilers for The Defenders ahead, but nothing more.

Luke: “Who’re you?”

Luke: “Just some skinny white kid.”

Luke: “What’s the deal with that fist?
Danny: “I earned it.”
Luke: “You what?”

Danny: “I’m the immortal Iron Fist.” (this isn’t a burn, but try to keep a straight face when he says it) Read more…

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Fair warning: Chelsea Handler's story about adopting a senior dog will make you cry

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Hello. Get ready to cry!

Saturday marked the third annual Clear the Shelters event, a day when animal shelters nationwide waive or lower adoption fees in hopes that as many pets will find homes as possible. 

To encourage others to participate, Chelsea Handler posted a video relaying one of her own adoption stories. (Handler has adopted two dogs from local shelters.) 

“I went into the [Long Beach] pound,” she says, “and I found the ugliest-looking dog I could find. And that was Tammy.”

Handler goes on to describe how Tammy, a senior dog, “blossomed” under her care, becoming the very good girl fans saw on her exquisitely-run Instagram page. Tammy passed away last week after a bout of illness, but Handler says she’s just glad Tammy was able to enjoy her final two years. Read more…

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Free Advertising On The Web – Top 5 Resources

So your looking for where you can find free advertising online? No problem let me show you the top 5 resources that work well for my business.

Social Bookmarking Sites

These are a good way to get links and traffic to your web page, these sites are designed for users to share with each other interesting links and resources they have found on the web, if your choice proves to be popular the more people voting on it the more people it will be exposed to.

The Top 20 Social Bookmarking Sites:

  • twitter

  • digg.com

  • Yahoo! Buzz

  • tweetmeme.com

  • StumbleUpon.com

  • reddit.com

  • Technorati.com

  • del.icio.us

  • kaboodle.com

  • mixx.com

  • Propeller.com

  • newsvine.com

  • Fark.com

  • Slashdot.org

  • twine.com

  • clipmarks.com

  • dzone.com

  • faves.com

  • blinklist.com

  • diigo.com

Press Releases Sites

These can be a good way to get the word out about your site, and you have a chance of it getting picked up and used by the media. PR Web is the most effective one but very expensive, here are 2 free sites you can use to get started:

  • PR Leap

  • PR Blog

Web 2.0 Sites

These rank very well in the search engines and are a good place to syndicate your content to, some of the sites that you can make pages on include:

  • Squidoo.com

  • HubPages.com

  • WetPaint.com

  • Blogger.com

  • WordPress

  • LiveJournal.com

  • WebNode.com

  • Blog.com

  • Webs.com

  • Blogspot.com

  • Wikihow.com

Forums (message boards)

This is often an overlooked method, but can be effective if you have useful, relevant and interesting content to contribute to the conversation on these message boards, most message boards allow you to have a signature where your allowed to include a link to your site and small message. You can use this to drive traffic to your website.

I won’t list any forms here as it is very dependent about what market you are promoting, but lets say your website was about golf and you wanted to find the top golf forms on the web, then go to Google and type in “Golf Forum” all the ones on the first page are likely to be the biggest.

Free Video Sites

You can get a lot of traffic from free video sites like Youtube, if you don’t have a video camera you can download some free software called cam studio which will allow you to record your desktop on your PC, so you can make some tutorial videos or record and slide show presentation.

Failing that there is another really cool and fee service that you can check out that allows you to make short interesting video clips out of pictures and text check it out here: www.animoto.com

Here is a list of free video sites you can post your videos too:

1) Blip.tv

2) VideoEgg

3) Dailymotion

4) YouTube

5) Veoh

6) Google Video

7) Grouper

8) Jumpcut

9) AOL

10) Eyespot

Source: Ben Harbour
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'Mass Effect: Andromeda' is basically over and BioWare just confirmed it, folks

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Five months.

That’s how long it’s been since Mass Effect: Andromeda launched, and that’s how long it took BioWare Montreal to admit that nothing more can be done with the ailing game’s story mode. Technically, it wasn’t even a full five months, as Andromeda launched on March 21.

BioWare confirmed the decision in an update on the Mass Effect website. The Andromeda corner of the game’s universe won’t be tossed, but continuing stories will be relegated to special multiplayer missions and other forms of media.

“Our last update, 1.10, was the final update for Mass Effect: Andromeda,” the note reads. “There are no planned future patches for single-player or in-game story content.” Read more…

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In advance of this week's Galaxy Note 8 unveiling, Samsung updates Bixby globally

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s unveiling this coming Wednesday pretty much a sure thing, Samsung has started rolling out updates for its personal assistant Bixby on a global basis. Updates to Bixby, Bixby Global Action, Bixby Dictation, Bixby Wakeup and Bixby PLM have been seen in markets such as the U.K., South Africa, India, Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Argentina, Afghanistan, Iran, the UAE, Australia, the Philippines, Malaysia  and Pakistan. While compatible handsets in those markets received the updates, Samsung still needs to press the button that will allow these Bixby related …

From stardom to lessons learned, a look back at the Samsung Galaxy Note line

Looking across the smartphone landscape, there are few lines that manage to remain relevant each and every time a new model is announced. You could argue that there are three major lines that take priority. Apple’s iPhones have continually been trendsetters, while Samsung’s Galaxy S line has somehow managed to keep equal space. However, there’s another line in Samsung’s stable that completes the trifecta – and that’s none other than the Note series.

Ever since its inception back in 2011, a long six years ago when you think about it, the Note line has grown incrementally …

BlackBerry shows you how to use the KEYone's physical keyboard to manually adjust the camera (VIDEO)

The BlackBerry KEYone’s physical QWERTY keyboard is one of the best ever attached to a smartphone. Not only does it make typing fun again once you get the hang of it, the KEYone QWERTY also doubles as a trackpad and each letter can be used for two shortcuts. Saying that this is the most versatile keyboard ever found on a handset would be an understatement. And today, a new video released by BlackBerry Mobile shows you how to manually adjust the camera using the keys on the physical QWERTY keyboard.

With the manual mode, you can use the KEYone QWERTY to focus, adjust the white balance, …

Action Launcher 27 released with new weather widget, App Shortcuts improvements, more

More and more users are trying Android launchers to the point that it has become a trend. However, there are probably only a handful of launchers very popular among Android users, and Action Launcher is one of them.

Chris Lacy, the man behind Action Launcher has just released a brand new version of its app, which brings a couple of new features and improvements. If you already have the Android launcher installed, then you’ll want to know that the highlight of the most recent update is the new weather widget.

The new weather widget introduced in the latest update is still in alpha …

LG X Power 2 with large 4,500 mAh battery coming soon to Sprint

The US rollout of the mid-range LG X Power 2 started back in May, but it has yet to hit some carriers in the country. Although a report claimed the LG X Power 2 could be offered by U.S. Cellular, even before the South Korean company announced the smartphone, it didn’t happen yet.

Today, we have new information about the LG X Power 2, which suggests the phone could be en-route to Sprint. It appears that the handset has just been certified by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and thanks to the model number (LG SP320) we know it’s aimed at Sprint.

Since …