1. How fast is your Broadband Map
Now this is what we need here in NZ.
There’s been quite some discussion since Xtra changed removed their very popular “Go Large” Broadband plan and indicated to all previous users they were to transition to another “better” plan.
Courtesy of mapperz, I have just seen a great site in the UK called Top 10 broadband.
One particular feature on the site is called “Street Stats.”
What it does is quite simple really, it aggregates the findings / reports from many users and displays them graphically with the help of Google. Test it out here.
Fantastic resource for Tech savvy renters? Maybe property Investors could get an extra $5 a week from a tenant who spotted the “To Let” add stating as much.
Would be fascinating to see a Kiwi equivalent now wouldn’t it?
SOURCE CREDIT – mapperz
2. New 2/3D QR like Code in Beta
Microsoft also wants to get into 2D (3D?) barcode space – they have their “Microsoft Tag” in Beta and if you have already have a Windows Live account then it’s real easy to sign up.
The above is a direction URL “tag” that will deliver you to this Nelson Real Estate site. To get a software reader for your mobile phone you’ll need to head on over here.
Above graphic from here.
There is still much debate about these codes but I note for some months now the Open2View guys have been displaying them on client companies “For Sale” signs around Nelson.
With the push away from text to visual / graphical (witness MS’s Surface – a feature I think now built into Windows 7? ) and you can see many more possible uses for these.
3. What sort of home does £1000 buy
A guide Price of £1000, can it be true?
Well this County Durham property is indeed advertised with that detail, even though its an Auction.
I guess taking the property to Auction makes a lot of sense as I suspect there would be many people interested in a property at such a low Guide Price.
To be factual, the £1000 is a Guide Price only, and if you’ve seen those UK property and Real Estate programs, not a lot of credence can always be given to them.
Although as this link shows – it may need a bit of DIY.
However the fact that someone quotes it will achieve a figure like this either “believes it” or is just trying to get their own 15 minutes.
The Rightmove link will only work so long as the property is listed on their website for sale. Once its sold, you’ll just get an error.
SOURCE ARTICLE – thisismoney.co.uk