Sony’s Aibo robo dog is back – and it’s cuter than ever

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Remember the Sony Aibo pet robot that debuted in 1999? A new-and-improved version is launching in Japan today, and it’s high-tech upgrades are worth talking about. The pet robot runs on Artificial Intelligence (AI), therefore, can develop a personality over time. Reportedly, it is also “capable of forming an emotional bond with members of the household while providing them with love, affection and the joy of nurturing and raising a companion.” As if these features aren’t cool enough, the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Stunning home fuses modern Scandinavian design with the Minnesotan outdoors

Nature takes center stage in the Northern Lake Home, a gorgeous luxury home hidden away in the Minnesotan woods. Designed by Strand Design, this 4,800-square-foot vacation retreat frames views of the forest in every room through large windows that let in natural light and blur the line between indoors and out. Natural materials, including oak and cedar, strengthen the connection with the outdoors, and are complemented with a clean and minimal Scandinavian-inspired interior design.

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