Ok, so it’s possible there are a few missing, but here’s a pretty comprehensive graphic that shows (almost) every official gaming console ever. Feel free to add any others in the comments below.
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Groupon Inc, the fast-growing online coupon seller, has been authorized to raise up to $950 million in what would be the biggest round of equity financing by any company since Pixar in 1995.
The company said in filing with the state of Delaware that it intended to sell shares at $31.59 each.
That price would value Groupon at between $6.4 billion and $7.8 billion, depending on the number of shares issued, according to VC Experts, a research firm that specializes in providing data on private companies.
Groupon, with annual revenue said to range from $500 million to $2 billion, sends members daily e-mails with steeply discounted deals from local merchants. The deals are activated when a certain number of people agree to make a purchase.
Unfortunately, you can’t actually turn into R2D2 but you can sort of look the part by slapping these headphones on when you’re listening to your robot rock.
The headphones are available via Coloud.
There used to be only one way to play a NES. You’d put the game cartridge in the slot, push down and then get ready to play. Then you’d have to take the cartridge out, blow on it, then put it back in, then it would work. But now, thanks to the fine folks at GetLoFi, you can also use your NES to shred.
The chopped NES Electric Guitar will only run you $150 which isn’t bad to own such a gem. Here’s the description:
Custom 6 String Electric Guitar with an NES body. Features a standard neck with a hard-tail bridge. Single coil pickup with volume control and an output jack. (Note: Each guitar will be slightly different with constant improvements to the design)
Toilet paper has pretty much looked the same for the last few decades. About the only thing that has changed has been improvements in softness and durability. These improvements in softness and durability add more paper, which in turn adds more waste. However, now thanks to Kimberly-Clark, there's a new line of toilet paper that reduces waste by getting rid of the roll.
You know the cardboard tube that's left when you finish a roll of toilet paper? Well, it's time to say goodbye. Kimberly-Clark's newest green innovation, the elimination of the tube, eliminates potential waste and it means that the last piece which has generally been unusable due to the glues they use to adhere it to the roll will now be... usable.
The company estimates that over 17 billion toilet paper tubes are produced in the U.S. every year which adds up to 160 billion tons of trash. Since almost no one thinks to recycle them, the tubes have been a huge avoidable source of waste for years. Now without the tube, Kimberly-Clark is expecting the onset of a drastic reduction in global waste due to toilet paper tubes.
UBM have got hold of a Kinect, torn it apart to examine each of its components then tracked how much each of them cost. What they found was that each of the cameras costs Microsoft approximately $56, of which the single biggest expenditure is Israeli company PrimeSense’s “reference system” of cameras, microphones and processor, which clocks in at $17.
Pandas are darn cute and we all know it. Now, in addition to showing your love for pandas by buying a stuffed animal, you can get some of these eco-friendly paper products made from... recycled panda poo. Yeah, we're serious.
You eat more fiber, your poo becomes fibrous, and nobody eats more fiber than pandas. Well someone might, but not us. Since panda poo is loaded with fiber, their poo has been collected, rinsed, boiled, fiber has been added and dried and now you've got yourself some grade-A panda poo greeting cards, etc.