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Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 6:58pm. 119 Views, 0 Comments.
Imagine looking at ads on Craigslist one day and seeing your family home for rent, only you didn’t post the ad and have no intentions of renting out your home.
That’s what happened to Lourdes Guerrero, who owns a home in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a local CBS news affiliate.
A friend reportedly showed Guerrero the ad, and she called the listed phone number. The man on the other end “went silent when she told him she was the homeowner,” according to the CBS2 report.
The news affiliate called the number later and received a “mailbox full” message. Fortunately, the ad did not include Guerrero’s address, according to the report.
“This is where I’m supposed to feel safe with my kids,”…
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 at 1:56pm. 553 Views, 0 Comments.
The number of homeowners who install smart devices in their homes is set to swell as more “Internet of Things” technologies like smart thermostats and furniture hit the market.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) expects unit sales of such devices to reach 20.7 million in 2014, with that number jumping to 35.9 million by 2017.
Thirteen percent of broadband households already own at least one smart-home gadget, according to a survey released by the trade group in October.
Consumers are keen on smart lights and smart thermostats, while smart door locks, smoke detectors and garage door openers are popular gifts, the survey found.
Entrepreneurs showed off some of the latest products to join the smart-home tech family at…
Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 2:54pm. 676 Views, 0 Comments.
Nest has added smoke and carbon monoxide tech to its line up. In addition to the Nest learning thermostat... you can save energy while feeding your tech addiction.
Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 2:48pm. 541 Views, 0 Comments.
Look no further than www.bigassfans.com for a cool selection of fans for home or your work environment. Many of the designs now also work with your Nest thermostat.
Sunday, August 26th, 2012 at 3:03pm. 834 Views, 0 Comments.
The Twin Cities- based JimBergTeam.com at Re/Max Results has launched a new mobile search app, ResultsRadar, for iPhone, iPad and Android devices that incorporates augmented reality technology.
ResultsRadar overlays property information such as pictures and property description when the phone's camera is pointed at a property, and indicates the location and proximity of other properties for sale nearby.
In addition to retreiving MLS-derived property information, the app pulls additional property details that the brokerage may have about the property.
The ResultsRadar app is available to consumers and agents.
The app is available for iPhone, iPad and devices running on the Android operating system -- the first time an augmented reality…
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 3:25pm. 709 Views, 0 Comments.
Protect Your Passwords, Accounts, Searches and Emails
Search engines make life easier. We've become so accustom to simply typing in a few words and hitting "search" that we don't even realize how much data is being generated with every click…or what that data says about us. Last week, however, this topic was forced front and center.
What Happened Last Week?
Prior to that, information about your Google searches and sites…
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 6:03pm. 625 Views, 0 Comments.
Many products claim to be green, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re eco-friendly. GoodGuide uses your phone’s camera to scan bar codes, then gives you the real green info on that product from the app’s database, which contains more than 90,000 products. Whether you’re shopping for appliances, cleaning products, food, and other items for your home, GoodGuide gives you a rating on that product’s impact on your health, environment, and community. Read more:
Help lower your monthly bills by identifying how much energy your appliances use. Set your profile by identifying the square footage of your house, the typical temperature inside your home, how many people live there, and the cost per kilowatt hour in your…