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Rich People Things

JetSmarter Beats Uber to the Private Plane Market

Sooooo can we reserve this for tonight? (JetSmarter)

Technology has helped us solve some of life’s most pressing problems. It’s helped us create prosthetic limbs, rescue homeless animals, and now — thank heavens — it’s helping us get our hands on private jets exactly when we need them.

If you’re contemplating taking a lavish getaway this summer, consider JetSmarter — a standard rideshare app, except it’s for private jets. Yep, real casual. The app lets users book and pay for worldwide private air travel at the click of a button, without having to go through any middlemen. Read More

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Here Are Some Things You Could Buy Instead of the $3,000+ Mac Pro

That's it? (Screengrab: Apple.com)

The shiny beer cozy you see to your left is the new Mac Pro, a piece of machinery that will run you anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000, and that’s not even counting a monitor, mouse or keyboard.

We’re sure it’s a mighty, worthwhile machine, especially if you’re using it to, say, reshoot Lawrence of Arabia in HD entirely in front of a bluescreen with CGI camels.

But if that’s not your bag, why not settle for a Dell and blow your multi-thousand dollar wad on some other goods and services? Here are some ideas: Read More

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We Will Slap Anyone Who Buys This $550 Phone Charger

Nothing that incorporates felt should cost this much money. (Photo: odeadesign.com)

Don’t you just hate it when you have an extra $550? It’s so annoying. Like, go away, money.

Luckily, a company called O’Dea Design has created a couple of hideous chunks of matter that will enable you to blow a cool half a G for no reason. The devices perform the same charging function as the wire that comes with your phone for free. You can kill two birds that weren’t even bothering you with one stone! Read More