JUMPathon Chicago

JUMPathon Chicago

The U.S. Department of Energy and its JUMP team are hosting a cool networking event in Chicago this Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Makers, entrepreneurs, students and enthusiasts are invited to participate in the brainstorming session and pitch ideas to the JUMP team. Ultimately, the participants with the best ideas will compete for prizes that include: cash, accelerator programs and…

How big data is impacting real estate

Big data is a hot topic in the real estate industry. Will Klopp recently published an article entitled, “Poor real estate data and analysis could be fatal.” The piece caught my attention for numerous reasons. It explores a few intriguing topics such as data integrity, the infrastructure that stores and delivers real estate data and the democratization of information. Will is the Vice President /…

Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

Maker Faire Bay Area 2016

Maker Faire celebrated its 11th anniversary last weekend at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA. Billed as the “Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth” the event certainly lived up to its reputation. There were IoT devices, 3D printers, drones, robots, live music and a plethora of whimsical projects and experiments. With 150,000 visitors and thousands of exhibitors, I did my best to…

GBoard for iPhone

Last week, Google released GBoard, a keyboard for iOS that lets you easily search, add emojis, attach animated GIFs, glide type and more. The keyboard works in any app: Notes, Messages, Mail, etc. The app has been well received by iOS users and is super easy to configure. Here’s the setup process: 1: Go to the App Store and download the app 2: Launch the…

Logitech Circle

The Circle Home Security Camera

Real estate agents spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year on closing gifts for their clients. However, purchasing a closing gift can be a tricky proposition. The last things you want to do is inadvertently offend your client. That’s why I always recommend giving the gift of tech. I have been testing the Circle, Logitech’s connected home security camera. The Circle’s ease of use makes it an attractive…