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Blockchains in Real Estate – Part 2

This is the second paper of a two-part series on blockchains. Unlike the first paper which focused on technical aspects, this paper looks at applications used in the real industry and how they might use blockchains. Many other industries...
October 20, 2016

Blockchains in Real Estate – Part 1

The real estate industry can benefit from blockchains...
October 17, 2016

The Complete List of Alexa Commands, Google Calendar Can Help You Meet Your Goals, and More in Five for Wednesday

As Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa grows in popularity and supports more third-party services, the commands it obeys are piling up. Here’s a (for right now) complete list of what Alexa wants to hear you say. Need to find time...

NAR joins the OpenID Foundation

NAR is proud to announce that we have joined the OpenID Foundation. We have supported the development of RESO standards since they were “born” in 1989 and the recently published RESO Web API standard includes OpenID Connect....
February 9, 2016

Web traffic encryption just got easier

The internet is moving towards towards encrypted web traffic. If you pay attention to the address window in your browser, you will notice that more websites are starting with “https://” instead of “http://”. Websites that begin with “https://” use...
February 8, 2016

Experiments with devices – Part 5, final thoughts

My Chromebook experiment had more ups than downs. My laptop came back from the repair shop yesterday (I just love AppleCare) and the Thunderbolt ports are working again. I had another inquiry about the pile of equipment in the...
February 4, 2016

Experiments with devices – Part 4, third day of work

I am expecting a Google Cloud Printer later today, and I need it to keep up with my work demands. Right now, I am sending documents to friends to print and I refuse to get a dedicated, directly attached...
January 28, 2016

Experiments with devices – Part 3, second day of work

The first thing I did today was to address my printer problem. In order to fully experience the Chromebook in a corporate environment, I needed to be able to print things. I checked the vintage of the department’s printers...
January 27, 2016

Experiments with devices – Part 2, first day of work

I resisted the temptation to use my laptop instead of the Chromebook for an entire weekend. My next challenge was to get through a week at work. With two full days of e-mail exchanges behind me and already being...
January 26, 2016

Experiments with devices – First weekend with a Chromebook

I have been in love with my Mac since I transitioned from a Linux laptop about five years ago. I didn’t start looking at new devices because I was unhappy. Instead, I studied what the under 21 crowd has...
January 25, 2016