Well this is something. In honor of Vladimir Putin’s 63 birthday, Russian jeweler Caviar is releasing 63 special edition iPhone 6s. For a mere $3,356, You get a 128GB iPhone with a titanium back featuring a Putin’s profile in gold, the country’s emblem and a plaque with a verse from Russia’s national anthem. Because nothing says former Communist country like extreme opulence. Discuss

This just in—the newest way for hipsters to listen to their music is actually quite old. As reported by NBC nightly news, the cassette is making its comeback. While it hasn’t quite hit has hard as the vinyl craze, the numbers are impressive. A Springfield, Missouri-based tape manufacture called National Audio Company reports having sold more than 20 million cassette tapes. (20 million!) Kinda insane to think about it. (Seriously, who knew that there were that many tape players still in existence?) But it’s also nice to hear from someone like National Audio Company president who owes his success to “stubbornness and stupidity.” Check out the full video segment below.


OK, so maybe he didn’t buy the company Google. But thanks to a glitch in the system for a brief moment, Sanmay Ved owned the domain name All for the princely sum of $12. Ironically the purchase was made through Google Domains, who quickly canceled his order when they realized their mistake. Oh how the mighty fall.

But as Mashable reports, the domain is still up for grabs. Pranksters, your mission is clear… Discuss

Living simply isn’t just about saving money and helping the environment. Lowering your dependency on consumption can let you focus on your passions and embrace a calling outside of the typical American Dream. Here’s a look at how some new tech can get you started on living with less:

Smart Home

The Nest thermostat learns your behavior and syncs with your phone, ensuring you only use your heating and air system when you actually need it. You’ll save money and lessen your energy usage. Read More

If you’re planning a cross-country road trip any time soon and want to make sure you can snap a couple of images to let your friends know just how well-traveled you are, this list is just the thing to read. The site Busbud looked at popular TripAdvisor destinations, and ranked them by looking at the number of hashtags associated with the place on Instagram. Some of the locations (like this image of the Grand Canyon by @kennethknudsen), aren’t that surprising, but a few of the deeper cuts, like Idaho’s Bear Lake, Maine’s Old Orchard Beach, the Silver Lake Sand Dunes of Michigan, are worth checking out. Discuss

Dogs aren’t exactly known for their attention spans, so taking that perfect selfie with your K-9 has long been a seemingly impossible task. Thankfully, the Pooch Selfie is here to help. The new Kickstarter product attaches a squeaky ball to the top of your phone and “uses this focus to hold their gaze as you snap away that perfect portrait picture.” Now that technology has solved modern humanity’s most incessant problem what is there left for us to do? Discuss