USA Today published “Top five new roller coasters for 2014“. The Banshee is said to be “The first female-inspired thrill ride at a Cedar Fair Entertainment amusement park”, according to VisitKingsIsland’s website. We have no idea what they mean by that. Could it be the striking color scheme? In any case, it looks like a great ride.
The Wall Street Journal has a nice chart showing the “Billion-Dollar Startup Club“. Perhaps even more interesting is the ratio of investment dollars to “latest valuation”. Have you even heard of Zalando, the European shoes and fashion online retail giant? According to the chart, they are worth 100 times what investors put into the company. That’s pretty impressive, maybe even NEWWorthy. The next closest on the list are Xiaomi and SpaceX at 30 times.
Morningstar reports that the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index rose in November, 2013. Although this index has gone up in the past, it only recently reached levels approaching mid-2014 prices. That’s NEWWorthy.
Science Daily reports that psychology researchers have pinpointed when early childhood memories start to fade. Around the age of seven, or around second or third grade, children’s memories of what happened before they were age three start to fade. Below, The Takeaway WNYC shows one child’s attempt to remember events.
SplashData’s 2013 list of the “worst passwords” of the year.
Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” 2014.
TripAdvisor’s 2014 Traveler’s Choice “Top 25 Hotels in the World“.
CNet claims that the Beam+ telepresence robot for home will sell for under $1,000 for the first 1,000 units. It’s not as powerful (much less battery life) as the more expensive Beam for business use, but I wonder if some small businesses will find the Beam+ useful enough for their needs.
CNet featured “17 CES gadgets you could actually buy this year.” Although it’s pretty expensive, the Sony projector looks pretty nice. Below is a CNet video showing it off.
MIT Technology Review reports on a new form of spacecraft called an e-sail. Below is a video depicting an e-sail travelling to explore the planet Uranus.
Computerworld reports that at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2014, Intel announced The Edison, there smallest computer yet. Do-it-yourselfers will surely figure out some interesting uses. Below is a YouTube video on the subject.
Researchers have presented a “New algorithm [that] can dramatically streamline solutions to the ‘max flow’ problem.” This has the potential to provide improved logistics, such as the scheduling of deliveries across the country and airline crew scheduling.
Fidelity discusses “Three 2014 stock market scenarios“. Below, The Motley Fool posits inflation-adjustment and dividends as possible reasons for continued growth in the stock market, but that doesn’t preclude the 20% chance of a bear market that Fidelity presents as a possible scenario.
While NEWWorthy doesn’t give financial advice, we do report on what’s new or interesting in finance.
USA Today lists Fodor’s choices for 25 “can’t miss” travel destination for 2014. Below, CBS This Morning discusses Fodor’s list of best value destinations for 2014.
Airlines are offering deals right now to/from California for travel between the end of January and May. TravelZoo lists some sample roundtrip fares and provides flight searches.
At the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 (CES), several devices were announced that offer both Windows 8.1 and Android in the same device. One by ASUS, Transformer Book Duet TD300, allows the user to switch simply by pressing a button and waiting a few seconds. Below PCMag shows off the new ASUS 4-in-1 device.
USA Today’s Reader’s Choice chose Clearwater Beach as North America’s best place to watch a sunset. Please note that the editor of NEWWorthy lives in Clearwater, Florida.
Forbes recently listed its choices for “Best Buy Cities: Where To Invest in Housing in 2014“. Below is last month’s CNN Money interview with the CEO of Zillow on the subject of the “Hottest Housing Markets”.
It’s 2014, so anything from 2013 is now OLDWorthy. But retractions in science research reached some new lows last year. Here are The Scientist magazine’s “Top 10 Retractions of 2013“.