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An August Award, Building My Open Sourced Desk & More! It’s Five for Wednesday

Use sound to send links from your laptop to your phone, August Smart Lock is awarded an A+ Award for Product of the Year, and I’m building a desk from open source designs! All this and more in Five...
May 20, 2015

Learn about the IoT from a ninja cat & unicorn & much more in Five for Wednesday

In this edition of Five for Wednesday, the term ‘potporri’ is an understatement. Learn about how to improve customer feedback with email and a service to help you and your neighbors save money on services. Plus, let a ninja...
April 15, 2015

Light Might Replace WiFi and The Apple Watch is Getting Reviewed

In this Five for Wednesday, we look at flickering lights that might replace WiFi and a new aluminum battery that charges in about a minute. The Verge has a very cool Apple Watch review. Nilay Patel has been wearing it...
April 8, 2015

New REALTOR® Store and A Whole Lotta Internet of Things – Five for Wednesday

In this Five for Wednesday, there’s a new REALTOR® Store and an awful lot happening in the Internet of Things space. Let’s get started. First, CRT has been working hard with our Marketing staff to create a new REALTOR®...
March 25, 2015

Clear Solar Panels, Rotating Blades for Umbrellas and A Haystack That Helps You Make Contacts

In this Five for Wednesday, we’ll look at where memories live, solar panels that are clear as glass and an umbrella that’s a rotating blade. FastCo Design wrote about haptic feedback and what it means to the wearable industry....
March 18, 2015

Mount Your Phone to your Computer and a Meerkat You’ll Love in Five for Wednesday

Cool stuff this week, including a clip that keeps your phone or tablet where you can see it and live streaming video on Twitter. With the Apple Watch event behind us (still interested in the Pebble Time), there’s speculation...
March 11, 2015

A Smart Brain for Your Energy Usage and Improving Your iOS Workflows in Five for Wednesday

In this Five for Wednesday, we’ll look at a way to monitor your energy usage throughout your home with a single device. We’ll also look at the Pebble Time (again…man, I think I really do want one) and a...
March 4, 2015

Pebble Time Will Color Your E-Ink World & Amazon Wants to Bring Mobile 3D Printing to Your House

In this Five for Wednesday, we look at Pebble’s new watch and a smart lock that doesn’t break the bank. Pebble launched their newest Kickstarter campaign yesterday for their new smart watch, the Pebble Time. They’ve smashed their goal of $500,000...
February 25, 2015

A Smart Connected Mattress Pad, Living in Augmented Reality and More

In This Five for Wednesday, we’ll see a portable keyboard that will fit in your pocket and a matress pad that will help keep you comfortable. The Next Web reports that Pushbullet, one of their Apps of the Year,...
January 28, 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