Friday, August 15
Farewell to the Old Okura: The famous Hotel Okura, built in the 1960s in a distinctive fusion of modern and traditional Japanese styles, is closing in response to prohibitive earthquake retrofits and larger, newer hotels in the area.
Samsung Acquires SmartThings, A Fast-Growing Home Automation Startup: SmartThings, an aggregator for all "smart" internet-connected devices in the home, cost Samsung an estimated $200 million —chump change in comparison to Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest.
Thursday, August 14
New Google Satellites Could Be Able to See Your Face from the Sky: The US government has allowed commercial satellites to collect imagery at a higher than ever resolution.
Wednesday, August 13
Tuesday, August 12
Monday, August 11