Stylish Google Glass
) produced just one version of its Google Glass, designers have
naturally begun conceiving different designs. Eyewear designers
Ayoung Shim, Selima Salaun, Chris Mantz, and Marie Wilkinson have
shared their separate redesign ideas with
. Shim's glasses have a Clark Kent feel while Salaun's design
extends the screen across both eyes. Mantz wished to avoid a
"cyborg" look and used angular lines to maintain the futuristic
feel, while Wilkinson added a flip-up element.
View the four designs
Multi-Million Dollar Inspiration
) Bill Gates paid millions for intellectual inspiration. Gates
recently bought a 500-year-old manuscript written by
Leonardo da Vinci
for $30.8 million, making it the most valuable historical document
in the world. The work of the Renaissance thinker contains his
studies and ideas about water. Gates says he admires da Vinci as a
great thinker and for his inquisitive mind.
interview between Charlie Rose and Gates will air this Sunday at 7
The Gatsby Video Game
) are looking to profit from the new cinematic rendition of F.
Scott Fitzgerald's novel
The Great Gatsby,
launching in theaters today, but two other individuals may also
earn a buck or two from the film.
Americans Charlie Hoey and Peter Malamud Smith launched the video
The Great Gatsby for NES
in February of 2011, and since then, the game's website has
received 2.5 million views. There is a catch, though: The two
created the game as a hoax.
In the "About" section, the website asks for help finding more
information about the game, saying the friends bought it at a
garage sale for $0.50, and discovered it was the Americanized
version of a Japanese game called
Doki Doki Toshokan: Gatsby no Monogatari
(TYO:7974) never released such a title.
The two created their site and game for fun, and have so far made
about $70 per month by selling accompanying T-shirts and through
advertisements on the site. In an interview with the
Wall Street Journal
, Hoey said, "I don't think anybody's going to play our game
instead of buying the book." Smith added, "Let's hope they don't."
Play the game
'The Great Gatsby' Portfolio: Building a West Egg Nest
Big Brother Bloomberg Terminals
Details have surfaced today that reporters at Bloomberg LP may have
been using the company's
to spy on employees at
). Goldman executives have confronted Bloomberg about the nature of
the information available to journalists through the terminals. In
one incident, a reporter asked a Goldman executive if a partner had
left, pointing out that the partner had not accessed his terminal
in a while.
No reporters have been fired as a result of these privacy issues.
Hair Treatment Medical Tourism in Turkey
Turkey has become destination for
hair treatment medical tourism
, according to
. The quality of the country's medical care equals that of European
medical facilities but for a fraction of the price. In 2012,
approximately 270,000 of the 31.7 million tourists who traveled to
Turkey came for medical purposes, bringing $1 billion in business.
Many individuals go for cosmetic surgeries, and industry insiders
say hair treatments bring in the most money.
Meral Tala, managing director at the Istanbul Hair Center, told a
reporter that her facility receives 70 to 80 medical tourists per
month, double the number seen last year. Part of the new influx
includes men from the Middle East who are looking to grow fuller
beards, which signifies manliness in some cultures.