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Peugeot’s Instinct concept car has active driving and autonomous modes

February 28, 2017 7:15 am

Some concept cars aren’t really cars and stop at the concept part. But Peugeot’s new Instinct concept car has a couple of interesting ideas. In particular, the interior will change depending on the driving mode (active driving or self-driving). Peugeot unveiled the car at MWC today in Barcelona. I generally hate concept cars are they […]

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This is probably the Samsung Galaxy S8

February 28, 2017 7:15 am

Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy S8 smartphone in late March, but the two videos and a couple of images embedded here appear to show working units. The videos show the phone’s refined design. The curved screen of the S7 remains as does the 3.5mm headphone port. The phone looks very similar to its predecessor […]

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Houzz Tour: Downsizing From a Big House to a Studio and Deck (9 photos)

February 28, 2017 7:15 am

When retirees Jacob Meffley and Loretta Richter decided to downsize, they looked no further than their studio apartment next door. The couple had been living in the attached 2,138-square-foot main house and renting out the apartment. But the Colorado residents desired an easier life and needed a way… Houzz Galleries

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Roll Call: How to Measure for Wallpaper (5 photos)

February 28, 2017 7:15 am

Many online wallcovering retailers offer a calculation tool to estimate how many rolls of wallcovering you need to order. However, online calculators aren’t always accurate, mainly because they don’t take into consideration specific pattern repeats, complex wall shapes or different percentages of waste…. Houzz Galleries

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December becomes first month to feel impact of rising interest rates

February 28, 2017 7:15 am

Affordability dropped in December as rising interest rates finally took their toll on home buyers. In fact, First American’s Real House Price Index showed the first year-over-year decline in consumer house buying power in over two years. HousingWire.com Topics

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Ten-X predicts fall in February’s existing home sales

February 28, 2017 7:15 am

Existing home sales shot up in January, but don’t expect the following months to follow suite. At least, not according to Ten-X’s Nowcast prediction. And from the looks of January’s pending home sales, the report is on the right track. As one expert put it: you can’t buy a home that’s not for sale. HousingWire.com […]

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Tommy Hilfiger Lists Colorful, Eye-Candy Estate for $27.5M

February 28, 2017 7:15 am

Tommy Hilfiger’s estate is exactly what you’d expect from the iconic fashion designer: unexpected, stylish and avant garde. While he didn’t design the home himself, Hilfiger and his wife, Dee, worked with interior designer Martyn Lawerence Bullard to create the whimsical, eclectic feel of their custom abode. The Hilfigers bought the 14,079-square-foot, 7-bed, 8-bath spread for $17.25 […]

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Get Ready to Grow: 6 Tips for Planning Your Spring Garden

February 28, 2017 7:15 am

Spring fever got you dreaming of lush gardens and sunshine? Despite what you might see on TV, beautiful landscapes don’t happen overnight. Weeds will invade your beds and need to be pulled. The mulch will break down and require replacing. And your attention span will no doubt move on to shinier things long enough for […]

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BlackBerry tries again

February 26, 2017 7:15 am

Remember when Research in Motion’s BlackBerry smartphones set the bar? My first smartphone was a BlackBerry 7130e. I loved the phone. And then my son gave it a bath in a ginger ail. The 7130e had it all: A scroll wheel, Java apps, a keyboard and a swappable battery that would last for days. That […]

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Watch LG unveils the G6 live right here

February 26, 2017 7:15 am

LG’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is today. The conference starts at 12 PM CET (11 AM GMT, 6 AM EST). Rumor has it that LG is about to announce a new flagship phone, the LG G6. This time, it won’t be a modular phone. It’s going to be a regular phone, but with […]

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