Best Tech Stories around the web #260

This week: Microsoft convinced of the potential of underwater data centers, 5 minutes of flight with a pilot for the "flying car" SkyDrive, an entire Two-Story house printed in 3D, and Mario Kart at home thanks to augmented reality.

INNOVATION

Microsoft declares its underwater data center test was a success by arstechnica.com

Microsoft retrieved a 40-foot-long, 12-rack, self-contained underwater data center from its seafloor home offshore from the Orkney Islands earlier this summer. Underwater pods can reduce latency by moving cloud services closer to customers. Read more

MOBILITY

'Flying car' — with pilot on board — gets off the ground in Japanese test by japantimes.co

The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory.
Japan’s SkyDrive Inc., among the myriads of “flying car” projects around the world, has carried out a successful though modest test flight with one person aboard. Read more

DESIGN

Watch a 3D Printer Spit Out an Entire Two-Story House by futurism.com

Europe’s largest 3D printer just spat out an entire two-story tall home, an effort by Belgian sustainable construction company Kamp C. According to the company, it’s the biggest house printed in one piece, with a fixed printer, in history. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENT

The next Mario Kart game for the Switch involves an actual vehicle zooming around your living room by popsci.com

Cameras mounted on the vehicles turn your living space into the Mushroom Kingdom through augmented reality. Read more