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XYZ Reality uses holograms to help construction companies eliminate costly errors

Construction tech augmented reality start-up XYZ Reality has closed a £20 million series A funding round as the company seeks to grow in markets outsi(...)

Henry Magendantz, a patient in the trial of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug, aducanumab, after an infusion. Photograph: Kayana Szymczak/The New York Times

Biogen’s decision to price its newly approved Alzheimer’s treatment at $56,000-a-year has reignited the debate over the high cost of drugs in the US, (...)

Michael Palin will be appearing in a virtual pub chat. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

A Night in with Robert Webb Thursday, April 29th, 6.30pm, £8-£15, https://www.fane.co.uk Comedian and author Robert Webb. File photograph: (...)

Dua Lipa: the pop star will be at Elton John’s online Oscars pre-party, before the Academy Awards highlights are shown on Monday evening

Cuirt International Festival of Literature Until Sunday, April 25th, free (pay what you can), cuirt.ie You couldn’t have written a stranger story than(...)

A PM Group construction site. Irish-developed augmented reality tech can speed up construction projects, and cut costs.

3D imaging technology developed by Irish company XYZ Reality is being used to speed up construction of a massive new “hyperscale” data centre in Denma(...)

 US president Joe Biden has spoken several times about his lifelong experience with stammering. Photograph: Matt Slocum/AP

It’s okay to stammer is the central message of a new international movement of people who want us all to accept and embrace stammering, not as a speec(...)

Despite Ivan Yates’s retirement it’s business as usual, as the Newstalk presenter  grills his guests with his usual gruff impatience during his last week on air. Photograph: Newstalk

Do you ever get the feeling that someone is watching you? If so, it turns out that creepy sensation of being observed from afar may not be in your ima(...)

XYZ Reality Founder David Mitchell (centre) with co-founders Umar Ahmed (left) and Murray Hendrikson (right). The firm’s new virtual reality system has been developed especially for building sites

What’s the point in designing a 3D building, but then converting those plans to flat, 2D shapes on paper? That’s the thinking behind a new virtual rea(...)

Steve Coogan in Greed. Photograph: Sony Pictures

A few months ago, after an encounter with Michael Winterbottom’s latest at the Toronto International Film Festival, I was among those who thought it i(...)

Comedian David Mitchell has just published his latest collection of Observer columns, Dishonesty is the Second-Best Policy.

David Mitchell has some strong opinions. “Sorry about going off on one about various things,” he says at the end of our interview. I don’t mind. It’s (...)

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