Technology Archive

Cyber Crime: Why You’re an Easy Target

With recent headlines focusing on data breaches at big-box retailers such as Home Depot and Target, you may think hackers are only after large-scale businesses. But that’s what scammers want you to think — because then you won’t see...
November 14, 2015

With Drones, Safety and Privacy are Goals That Real Estate Strives to Meet

“Real estate professionals understand, perhaps more than most, the importance to a homeowner of having privacy in his or her home and backyard, or to be able to guard against trespassers on private property.”—NAR President Chris Polychron in Sept....
September 29, 2015

VIDEO: Drones Are for Animals

The push for legal and governmental sanction of the commercial use of drones is reaching a fever pitch — but is all the barking worth the bite? The debate around unmanned aerial vehicles in the real estate industry has...
September 24, 2015

Where Housing Stands at White House Demo Day

I’ve never really experienced Washington, D.C. aside from a family vacation there about 20 years ago, but that all changed when I was invited to attend the White House Demo Day — where innovators around the country pitched their...

What Your Videos Should Really Be Selling

Leigh Brown, ABR, CIPS, broker-owner of RE/MAX Executive Realty in Concord, N.C., has become known as the video queen. So it seemed to make sense that she was leading a session at Real Estate Connect in New York on...

The Office of the Near Future

After years of major companies decamping from the cities and setting up in sprawling suburban locations, the tide has turned. Motorola, Hillshire Brands Co., and United Continental Holdings Inc., United Airlines’ parent company, are just a few of the...
January 21, 2015

Next-Generation Fridge Saves Money—and the Environment

Tucked in a small space at the side of Chinese appliance and electronics manufacturer Haier’s enormous booth at CES, a nondescript yet cutting-edge wine cooler embodied the future of refrigeration technology. Unlike traditional refrigerators, which are cooled with hazardous...
January 11, 2015

Polaroid Returns With a Modern Take on Instant Photography

Ever miss the old Polaroid instant photos that once defined the cutting edge of technology but have long since been replaced by digital cameras? Well, now’s your chance to reconnect with the past. At CES this week, the company...
January 9, 2015

CES: More from Coldwell Banker

The Coldwell Banker team I’m working with at CES this week has produced a video featuring some of the products from some of the world’s biggest consumer electronics companies. Click here to watch. You may also be interested in...
January 8, 2015

Connected Appliances Take Center Stage at CES

Linking time-honored home equipment like washers and dryers to the Internet is the latest trend being touted by some of the biggest names in the appliance industry at CES this year–with smartphone apps playing a leading role. Read my...
January 8, 2015