Venezuela’s real world currency – the bolivar – is worth less than fake gold in Azeroth, the mythical setting of World of Warcraft.
At least, that’s the case if you judge the black market value of the bolivar, one of the most popular ways to change money in the country.
Read more at Fortune: Venezuela Bolivar Worth Less Than ‘World of Warcraft’ Currency
The future hotel room is already here. Meet your robot butlers, mechanical mini-bar, and other high-tech gadgets hotels are starting to use.
Read more at Fortune: The Hotel Industry Is Becoming More High-Tech
The bandwidth you pay for isn’t always the bandwidth you get.
Read more at Fortune.com: Home Internet: 6 Tools to Speed Up Your Connection
When it comes to wine, price is no barometer of quality.
Read more at Fortune.com: Wine: 5 Can’t Miss Bottles Under $50
Beatlemania is still running wild for music collectors.
A handwritten page of lyrics by John Lennon titled “Being for the Benifit [sic] of Mr Kite!” was the top selling item at a Saturday auction of rock memorabilia hosted by Julien’s Auctions. The one-sheet, which was written in ballpoint pen, with parts copied over in black marker, sold for $354,400.
Read more at Fortune.com: Collectors Grab Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ Jacket, Elvis’s Underwear
If you’re feeling a bit of deja vu these days, it’s understandable.
Six years ago, Angry Birds mania was at its peak, with people happily wearing t-shirts promoting the game as they walked around, nose-down in their phones, flinging the titular creatures at egg-stealing pigs. Children would walk beside them, either playing the game themselves or clutching a plush doll of the characters.
Read more at Fortune.com: There’s a Huge Marketing Machine Around the ‘Angry Birds’ Movie – Fortune
Florida and Arizona might be retirement hotspots due to their temperate climates, but when it comes to quality of life for senior citizens, they’re not all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, you might want to start thinking about the Upper Midwest.
Read more: These Are The Best (and Worst) States to Grow Old
It harder than ever to stand out in the music industry these days. So a little controversy can go a long way.
Read more: Meghan Trainor’s Outrage over Altered Video Just Part of Music Game? – Fortune
Sean Atkins has a big job in front of him: As the new president of MTV, he has to make the network cool again.
Read more: MTV President Sean Atkins On How He’s Reversing Ratings Slide
Online concerns about the Oculus Rift’s Terms of Service have made their way to the Capitol.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) sent a letter Thursday to Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, seeking clarification on how the Facebook-owned company collects and intends to use personal data.
Read more at Fortune.com: Sen. Al Franken Takes Aim at Oculus Rift Privacy Policies