Xbox Live Reaches Record With 48 Million Active Subscribers

Microsoft detailed Xbox Live subscriber numbers during an earnings press conference today and the numbers are good. So good, in fact, that the company says it’s a new record. The number, according to Microsoft, stand at 48 million active subscribers, which is a 30% increase over the 39 million it reported […]

Someone Paid Over $1 Million For A Photo Of A Potato

We love potatoes.

They’re delicious, pretty cheap, and really versatile. And Kevin Abosch is inarguably a great photographer. But we’re not sure we’d shell out €1 million — that’s about $1.8 million — for “Potato #345 (201).”

But that’s exactly what one customer did, according to Business Insider. Abosch apparently made the sale last year, but he told Business Insider about it in an interview published last week.

The photographer makes most of his money on portrait commissions — which can range from $150,000 to $500,000 — for celebrities and Silicon Valley big shots. But “Potato #345” marks the most he’s ever made from a single photo, according to Peta Pixel.

The proud new owner of the spud portrait is a European businessman who was visiting the photographer’s home and agreed to the deal over an unspecified number of glasses of wine.

“I see commonalities between humans and potatoes that speak to our relationship as individuals within a collective species,” Abosch told CNN.

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Knowing all the angles: Ancient Babylonians used tricky geometry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ancient Babylonian astronomers were way ahead of their time, using sophisticated geometric techniques that until now had been considered an achievement of medieval European scholars.

How To Break Into Film And Television In Canada – Immigration Requirements

If you are interested in the film or television industry this article will tell you how to profit from getting a Canadian work permit or residence. Film and television productions in Canada are boomingbecause the costs of production are significantly cheaper with the decline of the Canadian dollar. Add to that […]

Lockscreen App Slidejoy Gets A Newsy New Feature

Slidejoy Trends Slidejoy, a startup that rewards users for putting news and advertising on their Android lockscreens, has unveiled a more comprehensive newsreading experience.
Co-founder Sanghoon Kwak led the development of the new Trends feature, and he said that previously, if you were reading news on Slidejoy, you saw one article at a time, and they came from about a dozen publishers. Read More

7 Counter-Intuitive Insights On How To Get Things Done

In business, the only think that counts is results, not how hard people work or how many hours they put in. Have you noticed in your startup or around your office that some people are always at work and busy, but others seems to consistently get more done? Studies of […]