Behind the Wayback Machine, The Changing Urban Experience, and More

Archiving the Internet, crowdsourced parking spaces, and really bad passwords. This week in Five for Wednesday. Can the Internet be archived? Brewster Kahle has been trying to answer that question since 1996. From cooperative housing to health care, urban...
January 21, 2015

Intel’s Compute Stick Has Something Other HDMI Sticks Don’t Have, and More

In Five for Wednesday this week: Intel’s Compute Stick looks and works like other HDMI peripherals like Google’s Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, but this one goes to 11 runs Windows. Need an iPhone case that has 5...
January 14, 2015

Don’t Welcome the Robot Overlords Just Yet

In today’s Five for Wednesday: fooling artificial intelligence, signal-boosting smartphone cases, and privacy apps. It turns out that computer vision is pretty easy to fool, and artificial intelligence produces a lot of false positives. Humans are likely safe for...
January 7, 2015

Five for Wednesday – Holiday Edition

From a load of great and free apps to feeling your texts. It’s a holiday Five for Wednesday!!!. Holiday and end of year lists abound. The Next Web has a list of 65 best iOS apps & the 60...
December 24, 2014

Good Night

It turns out that the blue light emitted from our favorite late night devices disrupt sleeping patterns. When the room darkens, your pupils dilate, fully exposing the retina of your eyes. This makes the effect of blue light more...
December 24, 2014

Tvilight: Intelligent Street Lights – The Potential of the Internet of Things

Over the past year, we’ve spent a lot of time looking at the Internet of Things and its potential for real estate. There are a ton of developments happening that will make our buildings, systems and homes smarter and...
December 22, 2014

Five for Wednesday – How do you say “Cheezborger” in Swedish?

In today’s Five for Wednesday, we look at the top Google Search Trends, blue jeans that protect your data security and a good cheap tablet. Happy Birthday to Sam Sianis, 80 years young! New Skype app will translate your...
December 17, 2014

A Phone with Two Faces, and More, in Five for Wednesday

This week: the “Harvey Dent phone,” Samsung’s new Chromebook reviewed, and your increasingly important fingerprint. Someone’s finally figured out that the back of your smartphone might be a good place to put an e-paper display. Meteor is a free,...
December 10, 2014

CRT White Paper: The Shipping Container as a Home

Download the shipping container home white paper here. We asked Mary Martinez-Garcia, Manager of our Library Collection Development for Information Central at NAR, to explore the subject of shipping container homes for this paper and we are very happy...
December 10, 2014

An App That Makes Spreadsheets More Readible, and More

In this week’s Five for Wednesday: Spreadsheets that are easier on your eyes, another modular smartphone, and a big update from Evernote for iOS8 users. Project Elastic is an app that will open a spreadsheet on your iPad as...
December 3, 2014