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Tempo Top Five : Nov 30

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By Andrew

Tempo Top Five : Nov 30

We find, we think, we share : links that caught our eye.

This week’s Tempo Top Five features coffee-powered buses, a luxury magazine’s foray into the global apartment market, and the latest retail use for VR…

 

1. Lifestyle magazine Monocle set to launch luxury apartments 

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Source : The Guardian

 

After carving out a niche in the luxury property, travel and lifestyle space, the 10-year-old magazine is about to launch a series of residential projects across the globe. First stop? Bangkok, in a partnership with luxury Thai property developer, Sansiri.

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2. London buses to be powered by coffee

metronome tempo top five news london bus powers coffee

Source : Mashable

 

With the average Londoner drinking 2.3 cups of coffee every day, the amount of coffee waste equates to around 200,000 tones per year. Now, tech firm Bio-bean is using it to create fuel to power some of London’s iconic double-deckers, giving them a morning caffeine jump-start like the rest of us…

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3. This modular house can be built in just 6 hours

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Source : Madihome

 

Prefabricated homes are nothing new, but the improvements in construction techniques mean the job of putting them together is getting a whole lot easier. These M.A.DI. homes from Italian firm Area Legno require no concrete foundation and are ideal for creating temporary living zones following natural disasters (they’re earthquake-resistant, too).

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4. RMIT creates scale to predict how shareable your content is

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Source : Marketing Mag

 

Consumers love social media, but building a piece of shareable content is no science. Or is it? Researchers at RMIT University have developed a scale to determine why people share content online. From making themselves look good to communicating their self-identity, check out the list of reasons people share.

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5. Big brands using VR to train employees

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Source : MIT Technology Review

 

Startup Strivr was first created to help train US football players who could only access the field for a certain amount of time. But is now its VR capabilities are in demand for another purpose – creating ‘flight simulators’ for a range of jobs.

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