Gadgets Archive

The Wirecutter and The Sweethome: Two Places to Find Great Stuff

We’re often asked what ‘the best’ this or that gadget. Because of the amount of innovation and development happening now, it often becomes challenging to answer this without copious research. Within the last year, that has gotten easier thanks...
February 18, 2014

The Iterative Smart Home is Here

Smart devices have really taken off over the last couple of years and this is going to be a huge year for them in real estate. At CRT, we are focused on where these are going but we’re not...
January 16, 2014

Nest Learning Thermostat

Living in an older house, finding a comfortable temperature isn’t always easy. Constantly changing the temperature was a pain. Just when I’d get comfortable, my wife would be cold. Let me walk over to the thermostat and adjust it....
January 10, 2014

How’s Your Home’s Health? Find out with CubeSensors

Yesterday, I posted about the Internet of Things and how Stephen Wolfram is cataloguing the IoT devices. Our colleague from the GREEN REsource Council, Amanda Stinton, forwarded on this article from Eco Building Pulse about a ‘fitbit for your...
January 8, 2014

Meet Greg and Chad from CRT at 1pm Today and Try Out Some Tablets

For those of you in Orlando, Greg and I will be at the CRT Wifi Hotspot and we’ll have an array of tablets with us. We’ve got an iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface and a Nexus 7. The Wifi Hotspot...
November 11, 2012

CRT Tech Guide Part II

Part II: Smart Phones Whether you’re an agent, broker, or an association executive, you will want a smartphone.  Smart phones are common in today’s market.  It seems anywhere you go, people are using smart phones.  For our purposes, let’s define...
June 9, 2010

CRT Tech Guide Part I

There are literally thousands of products for businesspeople today, and finding the right products for your needs can be exceedingly difficult.  The process of finding exactly the right tools and resources can be costly and time consuming.  We at the Center...
March 16, 2010

NuevaSync, Sync Your iPhone And Google Calendar

I just started using a new tool today called NuevaSync.  It’s an online service that allows you to sync your Google Calendar and Google or Plaxo Contacts with your iPhone or Windows Mobile smart phone directly. It does this...
January 28, 2009

iPhone Hacking Part 2, Tethering

In my recent post on jailbreaking your iPhone, Steve Krzysiak posted a comment that challenged me to tether my iPhone as a modem. This allows one to use the data network on your iPhone to provide Internet to your...
January 16, 2009

Hacking Your iPhone

Several months ago, I inherited Keith’s first generation iPhone when he upgraded to the new 3G.  I was quite excited!  I had been wanting to get my hands on an iPhone for while.  The only problem was that I...
December 31, 2008