Time to Mechanize

What is stopping the industry from implementing automation at a higher level than we we do today? The answer is simple … standard APIs. I would like to investigate my assertion with this post....
September 26, 2014

“One of the Strangest Phones on Shelves Today” and More, In Five for Wednesday

In this week’s Five for Wednesday: Blackberry’s new Passport smart phone is unlike anything else on the market today. For some use cases, that’s great. For others, not so much. CNET’s Fall Tech Preview covers wearables, computers, tablets, smart...
September 24, 2014

RETS Web API in words we recognize

This post is dedicated to the words used to describe the capabilities found in the RETS Web API published by RESO. Adopting new technologies has challenges with none greater than the vocabulary. I once heard a joke that had...
September 24, 2014

Third-Party Keyboards for iOS8 and More in Five for Wednesday

In this week’s Five for Wednesday: Apple has finally opened up their keyboard to third-party developers. Swype and Swiftkey, long Android-users favorites, will be available as soon as iOS8 is available. HT The Verge. Beartooth Radio is (or will...
September 17, 2014

Makers Among Us: Dave Conroy’s Raspberry Pi MakeZine Project

Here at CRT, we celebrate the maker spirit. Mark Lesswing, our CTO and founder of CRT, is a perpetual tinkerer and hacker extraordinaire. He’s built some really cool projects, including a Node server on a Raspberry Pi and a...
September 12, 2014

How Big is the iPhone 6 Plus? It’s Really Big. That and More in Five for Wednesday

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s Five for Wednesday time: If you’re wondering how the new, bigger iPhones will feel in your hand(s) before pre-orders start on 9/12, print this PDF and get a pair of scissors and start cutting....
September 10, 2014

On a Mac? Get to Know Automator to Help with Repetitive Tasks

Automator is one of my favorite secret weapons on the Mac. It is a program that lets you create workflows, services and mini apps for your Mac that help you with repetitive tasks. Entrepreneur Magazine online recently published a...
September 3, 2014

Vision-Correcting Displays, A Portable Charger That Knows Your Schedule, and More

Welcome to this week’s Five for Wednesday: The geniuses at the MIT Media Lab and Berkeley have developed smartphone and computer displays that automatically compensate for vision defects. Forgetting your glasses might not be a problem in the near...
September 3, 2014

Google Drops Support for Authorship Tags

NOTE: Below is a post from Mark Lesswing on the announcement of Google dropping support for authorship for search results. Mark does a great job of outlining why this matters and what Google will do next to fill the...
August 29, 2014

Wind Energy Has Gone to the BATs

Altaeros Energies is a relatively new company born out of MIT Labs. They’ve developed a wind turbine that is tethered to the ground, can go higher than the current large fan-like wind turbines you see all around us and...
August 29, 2014