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Startups Weekly: Squads screen-shares and Slacks swastika

We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds, a virtual influencer raised equity funding and yet, all anyone wants to talk about is Slack’s...

Someone Built A $200 Million Village Of Disney-Like Castles, Realizes His Mistake When Its Too Late

Hundreds of faux chateaux being built for wealthy Gulf investors have just got their new residents. Ghosts. The Burj Al Babas project in Turkey’s northern Bolu province began in 2014, but its developer, the Sarot Group, has failed to come up with the required amount of money for finishing it. Image credits:...

Spotify’s rumored $100 in-car music player sounds greatassuming you don’t own a phone

Genius.Image:  rubberball / gettySo you've got a $100 to spare. Maybe grandma included a crisp hundo in this year's birthday card, or, hell, let's just say you're a brain genius who always has extra cash laying around. Yeah, let's go with that.  The question is, just what are you going to do with your excess wealth? If music-streaming...

We Recasted Iconic Rom-Coms With The ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Cast

It’s no shock to any of us that the cast of Vanderpump Rules didn’t move to Los Angeles to scream at each other and throw wine on camera. They moved to be actors, singers and DJs—the holy trinity of jobs your parents ask you not to bring up during holiday dinners. But, on their road to Hollywood, they (quite...

“Hes the Kid That Never Listens the 1st Time, or the 10th. Hes Smart But School Isnt His JamBut He Needs You to Hear Him”

ShareTweetPinterest Do you have a kid who’s an outside-the-box thinker? One who can’t fit in society’s mold that says, walk, talk, and think this way. And one whose brilliance and vibrant being certainly can’t be summed up in “A,” “B,” “C” grade labels or standardized test scores… Become A Contributor .myButton { -moz-box-shadow:inset 0px 39px 0px -24px #e67a73; -webkit-box-shadow:inset 0px 39px 0px -24px #e67a73; box-shadow:inset...

‘Hair nails’ are the latest trend we hope won’t grow on you

Umbilical cords are not usually part of the traditional manicure experience.  Thankfully, there are exceptions to the rule. Russian nail artist Nail Sunny recently shared intricate nail art featuring a detailed chair (with stirrups) and a little woman in a pink hospital gown.  The nail appears to be giving birth. ...

This Nintendo Switch/GameCube mod is the pinnacle of gaming

This Nintendo Switch/GameCube mod is so good.Image: littlewolf128 / redditThe GameCube has a timeless design. That iconic, cubic form. That gray front panel that welcomes controllers. The handle on the back for east transport, for some reason. Well, Reddit user Littlewolf128 decided to pay tribute to the 2001 console by modding their Nintendo Switch dock to look like...

YouTube is cracking down on dangerous challenges and pranks

Want to post a 'Bird Box' challenge on YouTube? Nice try, but the platform is cracking down.Image: Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesYouTube has toughened its stance on dangerous pranks and challenges. While silly antics are a prevalent part of the video platform's culture, a spate of troubling incidents from the Bird Box challenge, the fire challenge, and...

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