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Google’s Drones May Provide 5G Internet (If Eagles Don’t Get Them First); More in This Week’s Five for Wednesday

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  1. Google’s solar-powered drones may someday deliver the Internet at speeds up to 40x greater than 4G LTE. But then again, eagles may someday become the drone’s most feared predator.
  2. Smart REALTORS® use Google Alerts to monitor their online reputations, receiving notifications in their email. But if you’re a RSS junkie, there’s an easy way to get your Alerts fix.
  3. A Texas startup with a great name (Waldo) is releasing an app that can find you in photographs taken by other people (based on facial recognition and image metadata). Other apps do facial recognition very well already, but Waldo has a few interesting use cases in mind.
  4. Google is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide Fiber, their high-speed broadband service, to public housing residents. Kudos to Google for doing what they can to close the digital divide.
  5. What’s a $20,000 house look like? Thanks to innovative design and technology, it looks like this.

Joseph Sullivan

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

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