On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, Google unveils new Pixel, Nest and Stadia products, Facebook launches its cryptocurrency without some major players, Apple and Hong Kong, Fortnite gets sucked into a black hole, …and much, much more.
In a case of “what took you so long?,” online auction giant eBay has finally banned the sale of Burzum merchandise. Burzum is, for those unaware, the one-man, Norwegian, ambient, black metal band masterminded by convicted murderer and self-proclaimed racist Varg Vikernes.
Vikernes was convicted in 1994 of murdering his Mayhem bandmate Ã˜ystein ‘Euronymous’ Aarseth by stabbing the guitarist 23 times reportedly over a contract dispute. Despite Vikernes’ convoluted claims of self defense, he was sentenced to 21 years in prison (the maximum sentence in Norway) and served 15 years before being paroled in 2009. (Watch Varg lay out his story of self defense, in his own words, in the video here below.)
This week, we have a ton of Apple news, including revealing evidence uncovered in the ongoing Apple/Samsung trial, and how one tech reporter’s online identity was demolished as a result of a social engineering hack on Apple & Amazon tech support.
Plus, Starbucks invests $25 million — and their entire paypoint infrastructure — in Square payments.
A photograph was recently discovered being sold on eBay. The photo is of a Tennessee man, and it dates back to around the 1860s or 1870s. But the thing about this particular man, is that he looks an awful lot like a one Mr. Nicolas Cage.
So much so that the seller is even using this in his description, claiming the Cage must be some sort of vampire. Now, some have taken the seller to be completely serious in his statements (especially with a Buy It Now price of $1,000,000 set), but as you can see in the Q&A section at the bottom of the page, he’s actually a pretty funny dude and, even though it sounds like a legit 19th century photograph, is likely just having some fun with it (unless, of course, someone actually pays up that kinda coin, in which case he would be a genius).
You can see the image below and read the seller’s description by heading on below now.