Five for Wednesday Archive

Photo Filters Increase Engagement, Google I/O 2015, and More

Researchers at Yahoo Labs have found that photos published with filters applied are significantly more likely to be viewed and commented on. Sorta makes a REALTOR® wonder about those listing photos, doesn’t it? Google I/O (Google’s developer conference) kicks...

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

“Summoning the Demon,” Great Automotive Tech Gifts, and More

A long-form piece on the future of AI, a guide to automotive tech gifts, and more, this week in Five for Wednesday. Career technologists such as Elon Musk are not as optimistic about the future of technology as one...

“Tunable” Windows, Project Fi, Your Digital Legacy, and More

Not One, not Two, but Five for Wednesday. Smart windows (ones that can control the amount of light and heat passing through them) aren’t new, but they also haven’t been cheap. A California-based company has developed a method for...

Twitter’s Play for More Users, A Chrome Extension You Must Download, and More

You know what it is: it’s 5! 4! Wednesday! Twitter launched @TwitterFood today. Twitter’s curated feeds — there’s also @TwitterSports and @TwitterMusic — are meant to make it easier for new users to find and follow topics and other...

Download (and Delete) Your Google Search History, and More, in Five for Wednesday

All about your Google search history, Google’s Project Fi, and an Earth Day reading list for techies. It’s Five for Wednesday. About the only thing cooler than Google making it possible to see your search history is the ease...

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

IBM and the Internet of Things, Budget Smartwatches, and More

Scanning your face to determine your biological age, IBM and the Internet of Things, and budget smartwatches. These things and more in Five for Wednesday. Feeling older than you really are? Younger? There’s an algorithm for that. Researchers in...

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