1.) Microchips are one way to try to ensure you’ll never lose your pet. Now, there’s a new app to help you find a lost furry friend. PIP is a facial recognition app for pets. Download the app, take a photo of your pet and then upload some basic details. The PIP app records, classifies, and categorizes every feature of a dog’s or cat’s appearance. If your animal goes missing, you can send an alert to vet clinics, animal shelters and other PIP users in a 15 mile radius. If someone finds an animal, they can upload a photo to initiate a matching process.
Find out about the app: http://petrecognition.com/#WhatisPiP?
2.) Would you ever think of buying a home near a cemetery? If so, you should be prepared to pay more for that home. Snapping up a quiet property near a cemetery actually costs more per square foot than purchasing a home near rowdier neighbors. Redfin, a real estate company crunched the numbers and found that houses within 50 feet of a cemetery sell for 13% more per square foot than those not so conveniently situated. The average price per square foot for a view of graves was $162, compared to $142 to $150 for the same measurement more than 100 yards away.
3.) Later today, Lay’s, the nation’s largest salty snack maker, will make a big announcement of their new chip. Next week, the company will roll-out their new Lay's Wavy Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate. The chocolate-dipped chips will be sold only at Target stores. A 5-ounce bag will cost $3.49. Right now, this is a limited-time-only distribution to stretch through the holidays. But, the company’s president of market says if the chip is a major hit, they could ultimately become permanent.