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The Download: Retrofitting cities, and Alexa mimics the dead

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. How to retrofit a city The scars and pockmarks of the aging apartments and housing units under the purview of the New York City Housing Authority don’t immediately communicate the idea of innovation. The largest landlord in the city, housing nearly 1 in 16 New Yorkers, NYCHA has seen its...

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The Download: Trouble for a CO2 removal startup, and a US spy spyware bid

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Running Tide is facing scientist departures and growing concerns over seaweed sinking for carbon removal Running Tide, an aquaculture company based in Portland, Maine, has said it expected to set tens of thousands of tiny floating kelp farms adrift in the North Atlantic between this summer and...