Logging Into Google Without a Password, Tax Credits for Renewable Energy, and More In Five for Wednesday


  1. You shouldn’t be writing down your passwords anyway, but that might soon be a thing of the past. Google (chasing Yahoo on this one) is testing password-free logins; a code is sent to your cell phone when you enter your username into any other computer or device; enter the code and you’re logged in.
  2. The recent omnibus spending bill approved by Congress extends tax credits for renewable energy projects. Both residential and commercial projects are included in the plan.
  3. If you’ve ever wanted to use your Windows Lumia phone with a mouse, keyboard, and external monitor, the Microsoft Display Dock is for you.
  4. Have a Very Malware-Free Christmas.” Slate has reposted a helpful article from New America Weekly on staying safe online.
  5. Lastly: “Little Drummer Boy,” even the Bing Crosby / David Bowie version, not doing it for you? “12 Days of Christmas” about to drive you 12 kinds of insane? There’s a little band called the Beatles whose entire catalog starts streaming at 12:01 local time on December 24 on pretty much every music service. Check ’em out; I think they might go places.

Joseph Sullivan

Joe Sullivan is a User Experience Designer for the Center for REALTOR® Technology.

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