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Five for Wednesday – Lucky 13

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In this Five for Wednesday, we’ll press your buttons for Android and look at the iOS8/OSX changes coming, as well as Solar Roadways!!!

1. Pressy – the button for Android is a keychain dongle that can be programmed to do things like turn on your flash as a flashlight to take a picture to change your phone settings. They run for $27.

2. Apple announces iOS8 and OSX - Some pretty amazing things are on the horizon. My favorite so far? Wifi phone calls and phone calls on your iPad and Mac. Okay, really I have a lot of favorites, but I’ll spare you. And yes, dear Android users, I know a lot of these features are there for you. :)

3. Realtybeacon.com - iBeacons for your real estate signs. I think iBeacons are going to be huge for real estate. Essentially, these low energy bluetooth devices can be programmed to push information to phones and devices within a specific radius of the device. We’ve been keeping our eye on a couple of companies and Inman pointed this one out recently, but can’t find the original link, so here’s a link directly to their site. Read more about iBeacons here.

4. Amazon Phone? – On June 18th, Amazon is announcing a new product.

5. Solar Roadways - This Indiegogo campaign has received almost double its goal of $1 million dollars. Are these the roads of the future? I hope so. What if a deer was on the road a 1/2 mile ahead? These roadways would tell you with LED lights built in to the roads! What about seeing alerts on the road that would tell you about upcoming congestion? What about a road that could generate energy? Solar Roadways!

Any you saw this week that you think we should know about? Let us know in the comments!

 

Chad Curry

Managing Director for the Center for REALTOR® Technology. Working to improve the value proposition to our members through our web properties and mobile space.

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