Apps for house-hunting are a reality and can be quite useful. Zillow.com appears to lead the competition.
O.Canada.com reports on FireWater, a company that is perfecting University of Calgary research into a cheaper way to make hydrogen from water.
CostHelper.com attempts to give you the approximate cost of products and services.
The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, gives you the Consumer Price Index.
CNN Money has a cost of living comparison calculator for U.S. locations, while Expatistan.com offers an international comparison.
Zillow.com estimates the value of U.S. homes.
At Notre Dame, researchers are using tablet-based voice analysis to test for signs of potential concussion. So far, they’re getting statistically good results.
The U.S. Department of State offers travel warnings and alerts.
In Feb. 2013, Plan Your Meetings provided a nice list of new hotels, renovations, and expansions.
While some of the biggest government issues make the national news, U.S. government websites often maintain “What’s New” postings for those interested. Here are just a few of these possibly NEWWorthy links.
What’s New with the Federal Reserve Board?
What’s New at the U.S. Supreme Court?
What’s New at the U.S. Department of the Interior?
What’s New with school meals, USDA?
What’s New with the U.S. Department of Energy?
USA Today reports on some new USA attractions, including a NEWWorthy Silver Dollar City wood-coaster (“Outlaw Run”).
Snopes.com, an evaluator of urban legends, has a page for what’s new.
Do you like a particular “Star Trek” series the most? Hulu’s blog post says, “Hulu is making every episode from every Star Trek series available to watch for free until the end of the month”, March 2013. That makes these old episodes NEWWorthy. See the Hulu blog for more, or go directly to Hulu’s “Star Trek” page to start watching.
Honda’s new 2014 Odyssey has a built-in vacuum cleaner! Time will tell, but it sure seems like a NEWWorthy idea.
Golf video games have been around for many years, but a new golf course can make a game feel like new. World Golf Tour added “The Olympic Club” in the past year. They also added “Pebble Beach”, but I’m not sure how long ago. They are currently promoting their free, unlimited play, March 2013 Pebble Beach Sweeps (closest to the hole). It’s fun for a virtual quick trip around a beautiful course. The video below shows the Feb. 2013 Hole-In-One Winners.
Southwest Airlines offers deals on flights to golf destinations. Are themed destinations a 2013 trend in airline travel? Time will tell if this is NEWWorthy.
I’m a science fiction writer, so I couldn’t resist posting a link to the first 14 minutes of SyFy’s new series, “Defiance”. I sure hope “Defiance” will be NEWWorthy.
With all the talk about a possible future TV made by Apple, Intel offering a set-top-box, Microsoft’s next Xbox, and all the other connector boxes that already exist to provide internet and subscription content to viewers, an underlying question is whether – or if – content providers will break away from the cable bundle. MIT Technology Review blog by David Zax asks “HBO GO-It-Alone?”
Entrepreneur magazine points out an influx of health-tech startups and the need for incubators. With healthcare reform, many hospitals and health-related industries are looking at ways to reduce costs and add value.
One startup of recent interest is IntelligentM. They use technology to drive hand hygiene compliance.
FirstShowing.net provides their annual list of the “19 Best Movies You Didn’t See”. Assuming these really are movies you didn’t see, you might consider some of these NEWWorthy.
Old cars are not new, but some can be a good value when you only want to spend $10k. That makes these used cars NEWWorthy for 2013. Cars.com lists their choices in 2013 for the “best used cars for $10,000”.
Note that this is not financial advice. There’s always someone trying to use math and computers to figure out the markets. Today, MIT Technology Review blogs about a study on the outcomes of random investment strategies versus traditional ones. If these researchers are on to something, then random might be NEWWorthy.