There’s a New Dog in the Voice Assistant Fight, The Best Location for Your Home WiFi Router, and More in Five for Wednesday


  1. Joining Siri, Google Now, Alexa, and Cortana in the rapidly-getting-crowded voice-enabled assistant marketplace is Hound, from song recognition company SoundHound.
  2. If your home WiFi feels sluggish, it might have something to do with where you’ve put your router. Did you know putting it in the kitchen is a no-no? I didn’t, and guess where mine is.🙁
  3. If you’re in the market for a VR headset, The Verge’s Buyer’s Guide tells you pretty much everything you need to know.
  4. A solar cell that’s so thin and light that it can sit on top of a soap bubble without popping it may someday power our mobile devices.
  5. Not to make anyone feel old, but compact discs were introduced to the U.S. 33 years ago this month.

PHOTO CREDIT: By Flickr user SuperFantastic (Flickr here) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Joseph Sullivan

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

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