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Posts made in May, 2011

Web Site of the Week – Creating a Placemark in Google Earth

If you have not worked with placemarks and Google Earth, you should consider checking out this Web Page from Google Earth.  Very interesting.  Click here to read and watch more.

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Book Recommendation – Mentored By a Millionaire

I have enjoyed reading Steven K. Scott’s books, especially this one, Mentored by a Millionaire. Here’s the excerpt from Barnes and Noble:

You’ve been taught by teachers, now you can be MENTORED by a MILLIONAIRE!
When it comes to succeeding, there’s an infinite difference between being taught theories in school, and being mentored in specific skills and strategies by someone who has made tens of millions of dollars himself. Steve Scott was a corporate failure until he was mentored by a millionaire. Using the strategies he learned from his mentor, Steve became a multimillionaire entrepreneur who along with his partners built more than a dozen companies from scratch, achieving billions of dollars in sales. Now, step-by-step, he mentors readers in each of the master strategies that have enabled him and countless others to achieve their impossible dreams.

 

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Augmented Reality – It’s Already Here!

So what will the latest and greatest “technology” we can look forward to in the future?  Sure, tablet and pad computing are big, and will continue to get bigger over the next several years, but a concept called “augmented reality” is going to be huge as we move our technology ideas to the extreme.

 

What is Augmented Reality?  According to Wikipedia, Augmented reality (AR) is a term for a live direct or an indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input, such as sound or graphics. It is related to a more general concept called mediated reality, in which a view of reality is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. As a result, the technology functions by enhancing one’s current perception of reality. By contrast, virtual reality replaces the real world with a simulated one.

 

Here’s a video from YouTube that discusses Augmented Reality.


 

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New HP Printers Now Connected to the Cloud!

Okay, I must admit, I’ve owned and operated the HP 8500 A Plus e-Print Printer for about a year now, and had no idea that they developed an app that allows the printer to connect to Google Docs.  Last week at the National Association of REALTORS Convention, I found out that my printer actually will connect to my Google Docs account and allow me to scan directly to my Google Docs, or print files I have stored on Google Docs.  As soon as I got home, I logged in, scanned and printed.  It’s fun, fast and works GREAT!  If you have not discovered all of the cool things the new HP e-Print Series Printers can do, please do so today.    Watch the last video on this page to discover an overview of e-Print and how it works.

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Good Tool to Help Build a Database of Prospects in Your Market Area

I was surfing the Web today when I found a site that was a little creepy, but at the same time, useful for real estate professionals trying to work a farm area or build a database.  I’ll admit, I’ve seen sites where you could put information in about yourself or someone else and get a lot of information, but when I tried this site out on myself and a few of my relatives, it was right on target. It’s called Spokeo, and I’m sure it could have some benefits for prospecting for clients and customers. Here’s what Spokeo’s Web Site has to say about their services:

What is Spokeo?

Spokeo is a people search engine that organizes vast quantities of white-pages listings, social information, and other people-related data from a large variety of public sources. Our mission is to help people find and connect with others, more easily than ever.

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