Smart Homes Sell Faster
Real Estate Company Coldwell Banker says that more and more buyers are looking for “smart” features when it comes to buying a home. A survey of sales associates also shows that buyers are asking for features they can control through apps on their smartphones and that buyers 35-49 are the most interested in smart technology.
The features buyers want include security systems, temperature control, lighting and entertainment features. Smart appliances are low on list with only 23% of buyers interested that technology.
Facebook Bans Feeling Fat
You’re no longer allowed to feel fat – at least on Facebook. The company is dropping that particular emoticon after 16,7000 people took the time to sign a petition through Change.org asking that the icon be removed.
In a statement, the company said, “We’ve heard from our community that listing ‘feeling fat’ as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders.”
There are still a wide range of other emotional emoticons available.
Sony Closing Down PlayStation Mobile
Sony announced that it will close down PlayStation Mobile after July 15. The games will still work on your phone, for now. But there will be no more in-app purchases and you will not be able to re-download any games after September 10. PlayStation Mobile provided games for the PlayStation Vita and offered Android games.
The PlayStation Mobile app for Android will no longer be available for download after that date.
To use previously downloaded content, users will need to authenticate their device. Instructions for that process can be found by clicking here.