Technology


How to Save Energy During Cold Weather

By Trey Barrineau

The winter months bring lower temperatures – and higher energy bills. One of the biggest sources of heat loss from a home can be around the windows and doors. Older windows, which often feature just one piece of glass, can be especially chilly. If this is a problem in your home, the best solution may […]

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Are You Ready for Driverless Cars?

By Ellen Rogers

Many automotive companies are in development stages of these new autonomous vehicles—and there are good reasons for it, including fewer traffic accidents and improved fuel efficiency and emissions. Check out our self-driving car predictions here.

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Low-Quality Lidar Keeps Self-Driving Cars in the Slow Lane

By Katherine Coig

Would you be comfortable taking a ride in a self-driving car? If you’ve got hesitation, you’re not alone. According to a recent Gartner Consumer Trends in Automotive survey, 55 percent of the consumers it surveyed aren’t on board with letting technology takeover completely. Learn about self-driving cars and Lidar.

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Is the Panoramic Sunroof Here to Stay?

By Jordan Scott

  If you’re looking to buy a new car with a panoramic sunroof, you’ll have to count out the 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai scrapped the feature in all of its 2018 Sonata models as part of a redesign. The official reason, as listed on the Hyundai USA website, is to improve “weight and real world […]

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Why More People Are Choosing to Buy Glass Online

By Trey Barrineau

If you’ve ever wanted to buy glass, doors or windows online while also reducing your human interactions as much as possible, you’re not alone. A growing number of Americans simply don’t want to talk to salespeople of any kind on the phone or in person. A new survey shows that many potential customers will refuse […]

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Energy Saving with New Doors and Windows

By Penny Stacey

Does your power bill seem higher than it should (in both the summer and winter)? Do you notice drafts and energy loss as you walk by your doors and windows in the winter or extreme heat as you walk by them in the summer? Doors and windows can have a great impact on a home’s […]

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Automotive Glass Reaches New Heights

By Katherine Coig

Auto manufacturers are all about integrative technology these days. From self-driving vehicles to vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, giants in the auto industry are getting innovative, and fast. If you’ve found yourself asking, “What will they come up with next?” Well, the answer could be right out your window: interactive glass and power-generating solar panels.

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Lead Paint and Window Replacement: What You Need to Know

By Trey Barrineau

If you own an older home, you think it might contain lead paint and you’re considering a window replacement project, there’s an important environmental regulation you must know about. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a rule in 2008 that requires anyone doing renovation work on residential facilities built before 1978 to take steps to […]

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How Mercedes is Using ADAS

By Trey Barrineau

With its new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz says it’s taking another step toward autonomous driving and the use of advance driver-assistance systems (ADAS). The company says its Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Steering Assist will be even better at helping the driver keep a safe distance and steer the vehicle. Additionally,k speed can also be automatically […]

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Meet the Windshields of the Future

By Tara Taffera

Car makers are always looking for the latest technology, and the windshield is not left out of that tech-savvy equation. Environmentally-friendly technology is starting to become incorporated right into the windshield. Meet the windshields of the future—some of them are already here. Lighter Windshields Saint-Gobain Sekurit and Corning are teaming up to determine the feasibility […]

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