The Futuristic Superhighways of 1964 Had Glow-in-the-Dark Roads

The Futuristic Superhighways of 1964 Had Glow-in-the-Dark Roads

Glow-in-the-dark roads are finally a reality ; at least in the Netherlands. But we’ve been waiting on this particular vision of the future for quite a while now — for over 50 years, in fact.

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Apple takes #2 online retailer position from Walmart

Apple‘s success in online retail is climbing steadily according to the latest numbers. Of course Amazon still has a massive lead, but online only constitutes about 10% of Apple’s business. Overall, Apple’s e-commerce revenue was bumped up to $18.3 billion in the last year, which is up 24% from the year prior. This was enough to overtake Staples and Walmart, who earned $10.3 and $10.04 billion respectively within the same period. It’s also interesting to note that Costco climbed over Best Buy in online sales too.

The bump comes courtesy of an accounting change on the part of Apple, who for the first time broke out online hardware sales from their total retail sales. Combined with Apple’s App Store and iTunes Store, that was enough to bump Apple’s online sales up from the fourth position to the second position.

The fact that Apple can occupy such a relatively small technological niche while still beating out major retailers with mass appeal is truly impressive. While nobody really expects them to work their way up to Amazon’s level, it will take a long time for others to get up to Apple’s online sales numbers.

How many of you guys have ordered something from Apple online? Would you rather pick your stuff up at the Apple store directly, or is it tough finding one close to you?

Via: Wall Street Journal



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Why Toenails Turn Yellow

Why Toenails Turn Yellow

Have you ever seen the toenails of your grandfather and thought he might be a troll? Those yellow, misshapen and brittle nails tend to make small children cringe, and in response, he wears knee high black socks with sandals.

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Weekly photo contest: Flowers!

For a lot of folks spring is finally here and that means green grass and flowers finally in bloom. There’s nothing like seeing the light at the end of the wintery tunnel to put you in a good mood. That also means it’s a great time to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and take in the changes around you. Your challenge this week is flowers. Like last week, it’s a great opportunity to get out there and grab some macro shots if you’ve got accessories such as an Olloclip!

The contest begins today and ends Tuesday, May 6th at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Good luck!

It’s also time to announce the winner of our last photo contest! And the winner is…



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