Category Archives: Entertainment

The Furby Is Back In 2012

Remember that furry toy back in the 90’s that you could call your friend? I’m not talking about your Tamagotchi or Digipet, it’s probably not what you’re thinking either. The new Furby is back and better than ever in version 2, or should I say erm, the new “high tech” version.

Old school, version 1.0 (1998)

The Furby Is Back Old

Version 2.0 (2012)

The Furby Is Back

For those looking to relive those childhood memories, the Furby is revamped to the point where you can’t turn it off from talking – not that it would ever be a problem. Based on the video below, it has sensors that can detect its orientation, communicate with an iOS verison which lets you “feed” your Furby, dance to music (by the far the best feature ever!) and communicate with other Furbies in Furbish. Expect the new Furby to be out in September 2012 at $60. Which do you like better?

Source: Furby returns, iOS app and all: Hands on with the 2012 version (CNet News)

NYC Man Earns $55,000 A Year Peddling Candy On Subway

Sugar rush hour from Bianca Consunji on Vimeo.

You would think that in the hard times that we currently live in, supporting your family, and all the other fun stuff associated with life would be difficult without any money. The story that I’m just about to tell all of you just goes to show that with determination, entrepreneurship, and “understanding” your market, you can actually make some decent money regardless of what you’re selling or doing.

While on Digg, I came across a story about a man in New York City who sells candy for a living on the subways. Not only does he actually make good money from it to support his family, he does it every single day. The article claims that he makes $55, 000 USD yearly which is all in cash. Alex McFarland aka. “Tracks,” the name that he goes by, shows that there are other alternatives for making money in our society with or without an education. He’s setting a standard for those that resort to making money on the streets with drugs, being part of gangs, and etc, and shows that with determination and the goal of supporting your family, anything is possible. If you watch the video above, just based on the way that he acts, he completely understands what kind of market he’s going in and tries to cater to everybody’s taste buds while remaining somewhat cocky about it at the same time. He doesn’t just carry one brand of candy, he carries different kinds which means that people are more likely to purchase something that they see for cheap. All I have to say is that’s pretty awesome for someone making that kind of money without working at an actual regular job.