In a nutshell, several reports suggest that Alphabet executives are laying the necessary broadband foundation for robotics and server technology of the future that drives the average home, but that also means a continuous flow of downloads, uploads and streaming content at consistent speeds to and from the Internet on a variety of devices simultaneously.
There must be different ways that people deal with being online all the time. Some people are more sensitive to it, others don’t mind it. Maybe people who were “born digital” handle it better? Are there temperamental and generational differences? Who is the most scattered, who the least?
The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, inched 0.2 percent to 107.7 in October from an upwardly revised 107.5 in September and is now 3.9 percent above October 2014 (103.7). The index has increased year-over-year for 14 consecutive months.
The government-sponsored enterprises have mandated adoption of the Uniform Closing Dataset by 2Q of 2017. While this doesn't give any of us much time to rest, the growing acceptance of data standardization should appeal to both lenders and regulators.
The company has asked the Federal Communications Commission for a license to test experimental radios that use wireless spectrum in the millimeter bandwidth in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Google said it wants to begin the tests on January 1 for a period of 24 months.
Rising out of the plowed fields like some kind of ancient sacrificial altar, Skene Catling De La Peña's Flint House was commissioned by Lord Rothschild and completed earlier this year. It is located in the Rothschild family's princely Waddesdon Estate in Buckinghamshire, which also features Waddesdon Manor.
kea may be known for its furniture, but now it has its eyes set on bigger goals. Its new Space10 future-living space is aimed at making our lives better and more sustainable. It brings together designers, artists, technologists, makers and creatives to investigate major global challenges.
Have you ever bought something on a whim because it caught your eye or because it was a deal just too good to miss? Over 80% of Americans report they have made impulse purchases, and 40% of consumers say they regularly make unplanned purchases in-store.
Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the flying delivery drone that some thought was a massive joke meant for April 1st. Included are some high-res shots and two new videos.
The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag Native Americans back in 1621. Nearly four centuries later, the November holiday endures as a day of reflection, feasting and football. See if you’re a Thanksgiving authority with this quiz. Take the Quiz.
The government-sponsored enterprise announced that it is partnering with DocuSign to provide an “easy, fast, and secure way” to execute agreements with Fannie Mae by allowing electronic signatures on several of its documents
Amid pressure from Congress to rein in its power to prop up a troubled financial institution, the Federal Reserve did just that Monday, adopting a new rule that will limit its ability to bail out failing financial institutions.
Point to any major metropolitan area in the Midwest from Cleveland to Milwaukee and they all have something in common—a surge in urban revitalization underway ranging from public parks and mass transit to new commercial and residential development.
My colleagues and I at California State University, Dominguez Hills, conducted sleep research that stems from my lab’s work on the “psychology of technology,” where we have discovered two important variables that encourage us to use (and misuse) technology, thereby losing sleep: (1) poor executive functioning, which includes our (in)ability to pay attention, problem solve, control our impulses, and make decisions, and (2) anxiety.
If you like the finer things in life, then you could do worse than moving into the Ritz-Carlton Residences in US city of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The development's "unprecedented luxury" will stretch to terraces with private pools, smart home technology and dog-walking services.
Here's a lovely little project from Amsterdam's cc-studio. Named Thoreau's Cabin in honor of American author Henry David Thoreau, the off-grid shelter features a wood-burning stove, large sliding doors that open it up to the outside, and an understated elegance that enables it to complement, rather than dominate, its surroundings.
According to data from IBM, charted here by Statista, more than 57% of visits to e-commerce sites last Friday came from a mobile device. That's up from 50% last year, and less than 6% a mere six years ago. Similarly, more than 36% of online e-commerce sales closed on mobile devices, up from less than 4% in 2010.
The Premier Agent App is designed to make agents more efficient by giving them a fast, streamlined way to manage their incoming contacts from Zillow and Trulia, while providing expanded insights on the home shopper or seller who contacts them. It is available for free to all agents who have a Zillow Group profile.
The founders of Facebook and Microsoft are teaming up to solve climate change. Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition with Bill Gates to invest in zero-carbon energy technology around the world. The organization’s membership roster includes some of the most prolific names in technology, including Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma, and Masayoshi Son.
"The wireless carriers' practices of blocking, throttling, and imposing discriminatory content restrictions on messaging services traffic is not only a daily occurrence, but an increasing threat to the ubiquity and seamlessness of the nation's telephone network," Twilio says in its petition.
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