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Nike’s Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint leans hard into computational design – TechCrunch

Nike’s Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint leans hard into computational design – TechCrunch Computational design is the hottest phrase in manufacturing and 3D printing at the moment. It’s changing the way people make all kinds of goods, and Nike used it to design and manufacture its new Vaporfly Elite FlyPrint shoe, which it’s …

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Bolt Threads joins Modern Meadow in the quest to bring lab-grown leather to market – TechCrunch

Bolt Threads joins Modern Meadow in the quest to bring lab-grown leather to market – TechCrunch There’s a new world of lab-grown replacements coming for everything from the meat department in your grocery store to a department store near you. Lab-made leather replacements will soon join vegetable-based meat replacements on …

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch

UK report urges action to combat AI bias – TechCrunch The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, …

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TPH raises a Seed round to ride the vintage clothing wave – TechCrunch

A report by US reseller ThredUP estimates that second-hand fashion will soon overtake “fast fashion”, with an expected market worth of $41 billion USD by 2022. According to the site, in 2017 resale equated to six percent of the fashion market, with fast fashion at nine percent. By 2027 however, …

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Interiors marketplace eporta raises $8M, led by Canvas Ventures – TechCrunch

In this day and age of higher expectation in offices, sourcing your furniture from Ikea no longer cuts the proverbial mustard. But the furniture industry is notoriously old fashioned, forcing buyers to leaf through hundreds of paper catalogues, most of which are outdated by the time you get around to …

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Juro grabs another $2m to take the hassle out of contracts – TechCrunch

UK startup Juro, which is applying a “design centric approach” and machine learning tech to help businesses speed up the authoring and management of sales contracts, has closed $2m in seed funding led by Point Nine Capital. Prior investor Seedcamp also contributed to the round. Juro is announcing Taavet Hinrikus …

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As UK fires-up private space industry, Space Camp Accelerator launches – TechCrunch

The UK government recently passed the Space Industry Bill, covering the basics like spaceflight licensing, insurance requirements and safety commitments. It didn’t make much of a splash when it was announced, but it’s a huge move for the UK as it laid the regulatory groundwork that will be needed to …

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London proposes stricter vetting for ride-hailing drivers – TechCrunch

London’s transport regulator is asking for public views on a series of new proposals aimed at boosting the safety of private hire vehicles (PHVs), such as cars served via ride-hailing platforms like Uber . Among the measures Transport for London (TfL) is considering are: Enhanced background checks for private hire …

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