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Regardless of how you feel about the company, there is no denying that Apple excels at industrial design. The iPhone, Macbook Air, and even its retail stores have all spurred copycats the world over. Apple’s latest retail store, which is currently under construction, however, won’t be copied anytime soon. Why? Because it’s got a giant Macbook for a roof...Image credit: DNAInfo The 20,000 square foot store is located in Chicago, in Pioneer Court on N. Michigan Ave. The exterior walls of the multi-level store are virtually all-glass, so passers-by can peer all the way through to the other side The interior layout will feature many of the same, minimalist design elements as current retail store... Read more...
The city of Chicago has witnessed a horrifying uptick in gun violence this past month. Forty-nine people were killed, while another 244 were wounded in the month of January alone. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police department Superintendent Eddie Johnson have unveiled a high-tech plan that they hope will reduce the number of shootings in the city. Image from: vxlaA disproportionate number of shootings occur in the impoverished neighborhoods of Chicago’s west and south sides. The idea is to focus on a small number of people who commit violent crimes in the places it most often occurs. The Chicago police department plan to increase the number of surveillance cameras in the neighborhoods as well... Read more...
The fiber wars are kicking into high gear. Earlier today, we learned that AT&T is expanding its ultra-fast Gigapower service to 38 metropolitan areas across the United States. Not to be left out, Google announced today that it is also expanding fiber Internet service coverage, albeit on a much smaller scale. The two lucky cities this time around are Chicago and Los Angeles, which when combined are home to over six million Americans. As is the case when Google selects a new city to receive its fiber service, there’s an extensive checklist that must be followed along with considerations for city infrastructure and topography. “While we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to bring Fiber to Chicago... Read more...