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Microsoft's HoloLens Would Let Builders See Their New Building Before It's Actually There

Hello, holographic skyscrapers.<p>The HoloLens, Microsoft's take on a virtual reality headset, wasn't built to play games. It places holographic images in the user's physical environment—the kind of augmented reality you've been hearing a lot about lately in relation to <i>Pokemon Go</i>. But Hololens is a …

Augmented Reality

Inside the £10m church conversion - and how to do it

From churches to factories to barns, the restoration revolution is here to convert them all<p>Thirty years ago building a loft extension or a splashing out on a new conservatory helped you scale both the local social rankings and the property ladder by increasing your house price. However, for today’s …

Housing

Property shortages keep driving up prices, say experts

The supply of properties coming on to the market fell for a ninth month running in October, driving up prices on homes for sale.<p>The latest monthly snapshot of the housing market from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics), published on Thursday, showed the supply drought continued into …

Housing

Young first-time buyers can register online for 100,000 cut-price homes

The www.starter-home.co.uk website has officially launched today to allow young people to register their interest in buying one of the new homes.<p>From …

Buy-to-let investors: 'Let us off capital gains tax and we'll sell to first-time buyers'

Britain's biggest landlord trade body is urging the Government to waive capital gains tax where properties are sold to first-time buyers<p>Britain's biggest representative body for buy-to-let investors has proposed that investors should be given tax relief on the gains they make when selling their …

Greg Clark gives starter home boost to first-time buyers

Communities Secretary Greg Clark today (10 August 2015) gave a boost to the government’s starter homes initiative by launching a £26 million fund for …

Fifteen rented homes in 15 years – mine is an everyday housing story

Growing up, I never expected to be economically dependent – not even partially – on a man. That was the stuff of Jane Austen novels and if you’d told my younger self that was where I’d be in my mid-30s I would have laughed in your face.<p>But I was a child in the 80s and we thought we’d have …

Housing

The new leasing laws landlords need to know about

Some tenants when their lease is coming to an end, can't be bothered to let me know whether they would like to renew or not and it is so irritating. …

Housing

8 successful tech leaders who overcame a learning disability called dyslexia

But some of the most successful tech leaders have faced a reading disorder called dyslexia. It's a form of learning disability that hampers your ability to read or write.<p>About 10% to 15% of the US population are dyslexic, but only a small portion of them recognize it and receive treatment.<p>These 8 …

Disability

Property developers allowed to reduce affordable housing commitments

Housing developers in the UK could gain hundreds of millions of pounds in windfall profits under a new policy that lets them reduce contributions to building affordable housing or even avoid paying altogether, a council has claimed.<p>Since December, the government has exempted anyone who turns an …

Housing

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine reviewed available types of interactive media and raised “important questions …

Mobile Devices

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

Portable

How Friends Influence Us on Social Media

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Why do you read the updates you read? Why do you browse the products you browse?<p>“It's both terrifyingly interesting and interestingly terrifying”According to VICE, TNW Conference is quite the eventFIND OUT WHY<p>There are hidden motivations behind a lot …

The Telegraph Festival of Business 2018

The Telegraph’s flagship event for SMEs returns in Autumn 2018 and for the first time will tour the country to champion entrepreneurship and provide essential advice for small businesses with ambitious growth plans. Coming first to Birmingham (September 18), then Manchester (September 27) and …

Small Business

Amazon Echo is another step toward commoditizing your personal life

The 4-minute video introducing Amazon's Echo seems at first like a parody or a glimpse into some dystopian vision of the near-future.<p>The premise: A …

Why middle-aged entrepreneurs will be critical to the next trillion-dollar business

Steve Jobs was 52 when he announced the iPhone. That was in 2007. Years later, the Apple cofounder introduced the MacBook Air, App Store, and iPad. Tim Cook, who was 51 when he took over from Jobs, is building on his legacy. They both shattered a myth that the young rule the technology …

Warren Buffett's 6 best investments of all time

These days, the thing to say if you want to sound smart about Warren Buffett is that the Oracle of Omaha’s crystal ball has cracked. In mid-October, …

Steve Jobs’ Ideas Were So Brilliant He Would Leave Employees ‘Dumbfounded’ In Meetings

Ken Rosen, a managing partner at consulting agency Performance Works that previously worked with Jobs at Apple and NeXT, described Jobs' ability to come up with solutions to problems almost instantly.<p>Rosen worked most closely with Jobs at NeXT, the company he started in 1985 when he was temporarily …

Want a successful business? Get gaming

Business is a game, as Bill Gates observed, and in the modern workplace any distinction is fast dissolving. Firms are increasingly adopting the principles of successful gaming and applying them to the office to build teams of problem solvers.<p>The entire global games business could be worth over $100 …

Haworth Tompkins' Everyman Theatre Wins the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize

Haworth Tompkins' Everyman Theatre has won the RIBA Stirling Prize for 2014, beating competition from Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, Mecanoo, O'Donnell + …

The golden age is over for public buildings in Britain, says Stirling Prize winner

<b>News:</b> architects in the UK are being "cut to the bone" by bureaucracy says architect Steve Tompkins, whose firm won the RIBA Stirling Prize last …

10 Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Makes in Interior Design

It happens to everyone— you are shopping and see the perfect home decor accessory. Immediately you think, <i>Oh! this will look perfect in my TV room!</i><p>Of …

No. 18 Guan Shu Yuan Hutong / Atelier Liu Yuyang Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project calls for the renovation of a small courtyard house in Guan Shu Yuan Hutong, Beijing, which …

Pebble Exec: Batteries Are Top Challenge for Wearables Right Now

With more than 45 million wearable devices such as fitness trackers and smartwatches projected to ship by 2017, tech manufacturers and major brands …

How To Make Your Own Yogurt + Use It In 12 Recipes

Yogurt is the unsung hero of the fridge. It's a cool balance to spicy cuisines, a reliable on-the-go breakfast, and home to all sorts of healthy bacteria. Greek, spiced, whipped, or frozen, yogurt is a dairy product of many talents -- a Renaissance ingredient.<p>Sadly, poor yogurt gets the processed …

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

Kitchens

Rediscovering That Ancient Yet Awesome Tool of Business -- In-Person Relationships

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think about the first business ever created. I imagine it arose out of a bartering arrangement between two people, realized after certain elements came together like complimentary skills and shared needs. But most important, the two …

5 Simple Sales Lessons for Non-Salespeople

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Garrett Buhl Robinson is not your stereotypical salesperson. But he is one of the most effective salespeople I have ever come across.<p>Robinson is the author of three self-published books and, as any author will tell you, <i>writing</i> a book is …

A Narrow Townhouse in London Full of Playful Details

Recently completed by AOC Architecture, the Bonhôte House is home to a film producer, a boutique owner, and their children in the Stoke Newington …