The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the construction of its first hyperloop passenger capsule, raising the stakes in the contest between HTT and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One.

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Take a look at the world's longest and deepest railway tunnel

Dubbed the construction project of the century, the Gotthard Base Tunnel spans more than 35 miles and took more than 17 years to build. The tunnel, which opened on June 1, runs under the Alps and connects the Swiss municipalities of Erstfeld and Bodio.

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You don't have to be 007 to own a submarine

Advanced construction materials have allowed the development of new personal submarines. The technology seems all so James Bond — except it’s real.


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Review: Gamevice Lightning-connected gaming controller for iPhone is unique, too expensive

Article Image With a clever Lightning-connected design and solid construction, we’re mostly impressed by the Gamevice gaming controller for iPhone. But with a $100 price tag, a risk of not fitting future iPhone models, and broken controller forwarding support from Apple in iOS, we feel it’s an extremely niche device.

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Teardown of Apple's Smart Battery Case exposes 1,877mAh battery, simple design

Article Image Apple’s new Smart Battery Case for the iPhone 6 and 6s uses a relatively simple construction, centered around a 1,877 milliamp-hour battery sitting behind an aluminum plate, according to a teardown published on Thursday.

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Video: Potential automotive "Phase 2" R&D site now going up next to Apple Campus 2 Spaceship Ring

Article Image Phase two of Apple’s ambitious Campus 2 construction project is now well underway, just six months after the new testing workshops and facilities for additional research and development–large enough for vehicle-size innovation work–began rising on the former site of a series of obsolete buildings located next to the main “Spaceship Ring.”

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Contractors stage protests at Northern California Apple Stores for workers' rights

For the past few weeks construction workers have been staging peaceful protests outside a number of Apple Store locations across California, arguing for better wages and working conditions from Apple and contractor Ledcor Group.

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Facebook completes first full-scale drone for spreading Internet access to remote regions

Facebook has finished construction of its first full-scale drone designed to provide Intenet access to remote regions of the planet, part of a larger program called Aquila.

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Apple expands roles for remaining Campus 2 contractors after shakeup

Following Apple’s decision to jettison general contractors DPR and Skanska from Campus 2 construction, two of the other construction firms on the project have stepped in to fill the gap, a report said on Tuesday.



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iOS 9 Maps provides en route traffic avoidance, voice and banner warnings

Drivers using Apple Maps in iOS 9 will have the benefit of explicit traffic and construction warnings, including voice turn-by-turn suggestions for alternate routes, according to information shared with AppleInsider.



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Demolition making way for new Apple Campus 2, Phase 2 buildings, aerial footage shows

Phase two of Apple’s ambitious Campus 2 construction project is now underway as obsolete buildings have been demolished over the past weeks to make way for new testing workshops and facilities for research and development.



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Apple partners with SunPower to build twin 20-megawatt solar plants in China

Apple is set to expand its global investment in alternative energy sources with the construction of two new solar energy sites in mainland China, which when combined will provide up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of power each year.



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Apple highlights ongoing Campus 2 'spaceship' progress in new aerial photos

Apple on Monday provided a fresh photo of its Campus 2 construction site in Cupertino, Calif., showing accelerated progress on the main “spaceship” structure’s foundation, as well as work on ancillary buildings.



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September Apple Watch, iPhone 6 event cost Apple more than $1M – report

Apple accrued more than $1 million in fees for construction, rental, and security related to the Sept. 9 event at which it unveiled the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch, according to paperwork revealed on Wednesday.



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The Fortune 500 Crowdfunding Conundrum


Semiconductor company Marvell recently launched its Kinoma Create construction kit for consumer electronics on Indiegogo. Should a $6.5 billion company turn to crowdfunding to raise money? Are large companies drying up a source of funding that otherwise would be available to startups? Is that morally reprehensible? “We are seeing established companies turn to Indiegogo to build new communities, engage with customers, test ideas, demonstrate value, and mitigate risk in a way previously not possible,” said Indiegogo’s Shannon Swallow.

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New photos of Apple Campus 2 show concrete foundation work, rebar installations

Three new aerial photos of Apple’s Campus 2 construction site show rapid progress being made on the main circular building’s foundation, including rebar work for below grade retaining walls and the addition of interior “tunnels.”



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Photos of Apple Campus 2 construction site show 'underground tunnels,' continued progress

As construction of Apple’s Campus 2 headquarters in Cupertino continues, new aerial photos published Thursday show completed perimeter wall structures and below-grade levels ringing the footprint of the main structure.



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Rumor: Apple solves alleged 'iPhone 6' battery issues with new supplier

Alleged problems plaguing the construction of ultra-thin batteries for Apple’s next-generation iPhones have apparently been solved after the company brought a new manufacturing partner in Taiwan on board, according to a Tuesday report from Asia.



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