Tupac at Coachella… Who’s next?

Fifteen years after his death, a hologram version of Tupac capped off Coachella‘s first weekend. As a fan of Tupac I’m pretty moved watching it, not to mention seriously impressed by the technology. I wouldn’t call it exploitation because it’s not as if anyone buying tickets knew they were going to see this. But with the technology (and the idea for using it this way) out there, you have to wonder how far this will go. Are we going to see Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, and Bob Marley on stage soon? Not sure how I’d feel about that.

At the end of the day, I’d rather see a Tupac hologram perform than almost any other living rappers today. RIP to one of the greatest.


Infographic: Your eyes in the digital age

Some useful tips for maintaining healthy eyes, especially for those of us who sit in front of computer screens most of the day (which probably includes you!). But the main reason I’m sharing this is farther down the infographic – check out the part about smart lenses. Shut up and take my money!

Only in China: “Virgin boy eggs”

I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this in Shanghai, but apparently in Dongyang, a popular springtime snack among the locals is something called “virgin boy eggs” – eggs that have been prepared in the urine of primary school boys, preferably under 10 years old.

Vendors say they collect the magical ingredient from primary school toilets after classes are finished. To make virgin boy eggs, they boil the eggs in a pot of urine, and then crack the shells and let the eggs soak in the pee for up to a day. Some residents even collect the urine on their own so they can prepare the treats at home.

Fans of virgin boy eggs  are willing to pay double the usual price of eggs because they believe it has special health benefits, such as better blood circulation and resistance to heat stroke. Riiiiight…

Credit: geekosystem