Technology Archive

What We’re Reading: January 2-6

Technology, architecture, residences, resolutions, and preservation. As someone who is used to multiple screens at work, this would be a dream for home use! Remember back when being able to store a gig on a flashdrive was exciting? Welcome to...
January 6, 2017

What We’re Reading: December 19-22

Winter, biology, travel, archaeology, seasonal favorites, technology, and careers. Curious what living on Mars might feel like? Chicagoans can tell you. Snow is showing up in some unexpected places. Very unexpected. It has before, too.  James Mann/flickr/2014 Baby brain...
December 22, 2016

Home Energy Use

It’s officially Winter, and I found a way to heat my apartment for free! Of course it involves coincidence and an overheated restaurant below my apartment, so it’s not scalable. For those of you who don’t live over people...
December 21, 2016

New and Updated in the Library – December 2016

The following Field Guides have recently been updated in the Library: NEW in the Library at Realtor.org: Foreign Investment Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) FIRPTA was enacted in 1980 to address perceived abuses by foreign investors, who, unlike US...
December 16, 2016

What We’re Reading: December 5-9

#FlytheW, ceramics, offices, VR, agriculture, dessert, Pantone, bedding, and technology. Just a holiday reminder that the Cubs won the World Series. Nope. It’s cold in our office, but no where near as cold as the recommended office temp in...
December 9, 2016

What We’re Reading: November 28-December 2

Shortcuts, privacy, taste, nature, freelancers, stress, currency, and amusement. This article keeps showing up in my feed, so it must be useful. Cyber Monday has come and gone, but online shopping is forever. Take precautions. In case you feel...
December 2, 2016

What We’re Reading: November 14-18

Technology, nature (bad), nature (good), inventory, toys, information, and Thanksgiving. Some genius devised a new, and much improved, use of drone technology! You might have heard something about the disappearance of bees over the past 10 years or so....
November 18, 2016

What We’re Reading: Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

FLY THE W!, floor plans, extra time, sea life, technology, home buying, travel, and science. THE CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES!!! Fly the W! We aren’t the only ones who knew the Cubbies could pull it off! Chicago is...
November 4, 2016

Top Field Guides for October 2016

Field Guides are one-stop resource packages on dozens of subjects of interest to REALTORS®. On each page you’ll find links to articles, books, web sites, statistics, and other material on each subject. The list of the most-used field guides from...
November 3, 2016

What We’re Reading: October 24-28

CUBS!, innovation, photography, physics, elections, mystery, Halloween, home buying, food, and amenities. Did you hear who made it to the World Series this year? GO CUBS GO! (Forgive our department’s bias — we are headquartered in Chicago, after all)...
October 28, 2016