Zillow Says Paint Color Affects House Prices
According to real estate website, Zillow, kitchen paint color may reduce selling price by as much as $1,400. According to Zillow Digs, houses featuring white kitchens sell for $1.400 less than houses featuring yellow kitchens. The website also offers a downloadable app that allows homeowners to experiment with new colors on their smartphones when beginning the pre-sale spruce-up. This new tool plays on iPhones and iPads. To read more about this trend in home selling, click on http://zillow.mediaroom.com/2016-06-23-Homes-with-White-Kitchens-Sell-for-1-400-Less-than-Homes-with-Yellow-Kitchens. Just another thing to consider when selling a home.
For Those Who Care, The iPhone Just Celebrated a Birthday
On January 9th, the Apple iPhone celebrated its 10th birthday. Ten years ago, Apple introduced a cell phone that included a touchscreen. This technological gimmick launched a new approach to business computing by allowing cell phone users to easily access the Internet for business activities. To learn more about how this Apple device changed our culture forever, visit http://www.wired.co.uk/article/apple-iphone-10-year-anniversary. Even ten years after the first iPhone launch, industry flacks compare all new cell phone releases from every company to the current Apple iPhone. Steve Jobs not only hit the iPhone out of the park, he hit the phone out of our universe.
From iPhones to Tech Turkeys
Www.zdnet.com recently compiled a list of the 10 biggest tech turkeys for 2016. The list starts with the Apple dongle. Apple tells customers that the dongle eliminates cables so that an infinite number of devices may connect to each other. Another tech turkey is the Blackberry cell phone that stopped production do to a gigantic lack of public interest in the devices. To read more about products ahead of or behind the times, surf over to Other tech turkeys making the list include: the 500 million Yahoo hack, Verizon’s 6 second video sharing app and Tay, Microsoft’s racist chatbot.
German Greens Support Sex Help For Seriously Ill and Disabled
The BBC recently published a report on a German initiative that urges the German government to pay for sex treatments provided by prostitutes to the very ill and/or disabled. Apparently, increasing numbers of sex workers provide services to individuals unable to access sex by themselves. An employee at a nursing home says that such services are a “blessing” for some patients. To learn more about possible government supported sex therapy, click on http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38549030. Note: you may have to copy the URL directly into Google since your browser may be unable to access this story directly.
Native American Activists Disrupt a Texas Pipeline Under Construction
For those who think that Dakota native American groups got what they wanted and went home in December when the infamous Dakota Access pipeline across four states stopped construction, such is not the case. An activist website posted a story about a confrontation in West Texas between a pipeline construction company and an Indigenous water protector and an Alpine, Texas resident opposing the construction of a pipeline from Texas to Mexico designed to carry fracked natural gas. The same company that wants to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline project sponsors the Texas project. The 143 mile long Texas Trans-Pecos pipeline will export natural gas to Mexico. This pipeline cuts through the environmentally sensitive Chihuahuan desert. This desert area comprises the only part of Texas that to date has not experienced oil and gas exploration. To read more about this topic, visit http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/39031-lockdown-at-trans-pecos-pipeline-site-in-west-texas-consecrates-new-indigenous-led-resistance-camp. Native American citizens have become protectors of our environment whether corporations like it or not. And so it goes. -30-