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Beacon Hill became the first city-designated historic district in Boston in 1955, while nearby neighborhoods faced demolition.






1/29/2015 3:57:36 PM

Cohousing advocates think they’ve found the best way to live in Boston.






1/29/2015 2:44:09 PM

It may sound crazy to construct multimillion-dollar developments on a floodplain, but developers in Alewife have been doing it for decades. The release of a climate change report by the city of Cambridge this February, however, could change how this development is done.






1/29/2015 10:42:43 AM

Although many of Europe's modern mansions are prefab homes, built in a factory and shipped in parts, there is nothing cookie-cutter about the finished product. Photo: Alexa Vachon for The Wall Street Journal






1/29/2015 9:01:15 AM

Benson Riseman's apartment has a James Bond-like aura and a feeling of fun. There is a one-way see-through mirror, a Murphy bed behind the sofa and a wall that disappears at the push of a button. Photo: Lisa Corson for The Wall Street Journal






1/29/2015 9:01:01 AM

Architects are creating living spaces that allow homeowners to get up close and personal with everything from birds of prey to big game. Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack for The Wall Street Journal






1/29/2015 9:00:41 AM

Spending on home renovations are bouncing back, but homeowners now prefer neutral colors.






1/27/2015 4:45:28 PM

If you’re looking for a dog that’s perfect for city living, look no further than the French bulldog.






1/27/2015 4:45:24 PM








1/27/2015 4:45:23 PM

After Boston conducted its first-ever census of off-campus student housing in response to overcrowding concerns, city officials decided the answer is to build more dorms.






1/27/2015 10:10:13 AM

Wall Street Journal Buying & Selling


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Wherever houses are haunted by misfortune, Teru Oshima wants to hear about it. He built one of Japan’s most popular real-estate websites by mapping properties with histories of ghastly events.

11/28/2014 1:35:06 AM

David Simon's plan to build a retail real-estate empire in Europe similar to the one his family built in the U.S. took a big step with the planned merger between France's Klépierre and Dutch rival Corio.

8/27/2014 12:32:10 AM

Rents for residential units are rising amid sluggish demand for office space, flipping the traditional economic relationship between residential and commercial real estate.

5/16/2014 3:12:19 PM

Blackstone Group is preparing to sell its La Quinta hotel chain, valuing the limited-service hotel operator at about $4.5 billion, including debt.

9/21/2013 8:59:46 AM

China's central bank said it would strengthen its monitoring of default risk from loans to the property sector, local government financing companies and industries struggling with overcapacity.

5/6/2014 10:12:10 PM

Wall Street Journal Real Estate


WSJ.com: Real Estate

This five-bedroom house has a leisure center with an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a games room.

1/29/2015 6:00:54 AM

Photos of a stone house looks out at the Pacific Ocean and the Pebble Beach golf course

1/28/2015 11:19:26 AM

Crowded bus stations aren’t commonly known for appealing retail environments, but two New York City real-estate firms are aiming for just that at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

1/25/2015 10:57:17 PM

New York City has awarded $13.2 million in recovery funds to Madelaine Chocolate Co., one of the largest employers in the city hit by superstorm Sandy.

1/25/2015 9:20:19 PM

Rent-regulation laws are due to expire in June—along with tax abatements sought by the real-estate industry—and it is far from clear what role Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver will play in this year’s face-off in Albany.

1/25/2015 9:27:04 PM

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WIRED

Feds Bar Man From Posting Revenge Porn

The Federal Trade Commission has barred a man from posting nude images on women to his website without their express written consent.

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1/29/2015 6:16:40 PM

Microsoft to Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report

Microsoft will be investing $70 million in Cyanogen, the startup that makes a popular Android ROM, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The investment would make Microsoft a minority investor in a round of funding that puts Cyanogen’s value in the high hundreds of millions.

The post Microsoft to Invest in Android Startup Cyanogen, Says Report appeared first on WIRED.








1/29/2015 3:26:45 PM

China’s New Rules for Selling Tech to Banks Have US Companies Spooked

Technology companies that want to sell equipment to Chinese banks have to submit to extensive audits, turn over source code, and build “back doors” into their hardware and software---presumably so that the Chinese government have the ability peek into computer banking systems.

The post China’s New Rules for Selling Tech to Banks Have US Companies Spooked appeared first on WIRED.








1/29/2015 2:21:33 PM

When Robots Beam Down From the Cloud

It’s been over 20 years since Larry Ellison made the case for cloud computing. Some speculate he only invented the idea to get at Bill Gates, the dominance of the PC and the then-newly released Windows 95. Even if the motivation had a personal edge, the point is that he had a strong case. As […]

The post When Robots Beam Down From the Cloud appeared first on WIRED.








1/29/2015 1:42:56 PM

Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it’s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of bitcoins from the Silk Road anonymous marketplace for drugs directly to the personal computer of Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old accused of running that contraband bazaar.

The post Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop appeared first on WIRED.








1/29/2015 12:55:22 PM

One of F1’s Greatest Partnerships Ever Reveals Its New Rocket

McLaren has dropped Mercedes as an engine supplier in favor of a rekindling with its long-lost flame. The result is the MP4-30, the only car on the grid to be fitted with Honda's RA615H Hybrid Power Unit.

The post One of F1’s Greatest Partnerships Ever Reveals Its New Rocket appeared first on WIRED.








1/29/2015 12:26:52 PM

To Adjust This Standing Desk’s Height, Just Hold Out Your Hand

The TableAir is a variable-height workspace that uses a sensor to detect the height of an outstretched hand, then moves the desk surface up to match it.

The post To Adjust This Standing Desk’s Height, Just Hold Out Your Hand appeared first on WIRED.








1/29/2015 11:45:07 AM

Moore’s Law and Moving Beyond Silicon: The Rise of Diamond Technology

My “aha” moment occurred in 2004 when, as a junior at the University of Illinois at Chicago, double majoring in physics and engineering, a research paper seized my interest. It was about the role that diamond could play as an electronics material — vastly uncharted territory at the time. I recognized then that diamond technology […]

The post Moore’s Law and Moving Beyond Silicon: The Rise of Diamond Technology appeared first on WIRED.


1/29/2015 11:36:11 AM

2015: The Year of the Technologically Engaged Patient?

In 2014, wearables and the quantified self continued to grab headlines, from the de-emphasis of the Nike Fuel Band to the launch of Runkeeper’s Breeze activity sensor app to the backlash against attempts to feminize trackers by making them pretty. The Affordable Care Act continued to change healthcare, most notably when state insurance exchanges became […]

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1/29/2015 11:35:56 AM

The Not-So-Crazy Plan to Build an Ice-Skating Highway Through Edmonton

The Freezeway is a proposed a 6.8-mile skating lane through Edmonton, Alberta, for residents who want to commute on ice.

The post The Not-So-Crazy Plan to Build an Ice-Skating Highway Through Edmonton appeared first on WIRED.








1/29/2015 11:09:45 AM