Even people who don’t normally go crazy for cars seem to love Tesla and the company generated even more hype this past fall when it unveiled the all-wheel-drive versions of its highly acclaimed Model S line. Business Insider talked with Kevin Babineau, a contractor from Southern California who bought a Tesla Model S P85D this past fall and who says that the car more than lives up to the hype.
Although smartphone cameras in general have shown improvement by leaps and bounds over the past year, the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 4 in particular were singled out by reviewers as setting new standards for smartphone picture quality in 2014. However, PhoneArena points out that a new phone from Huawei is angling to beat them both in 2015 and it’s posted some comparative pictures taken with the device to make its case.
There are many reasons to love NASA and now we have another one — its engineers apparently have a terrific sense of humor. NASA has posted a hilarious new video made by its Pathways Interns of NASA’s Johnson Space Center that promotes the wonders of space exploration to the tune of Meghan Trainor’s massive summer hit “All About That Bass.” Except instead of singing “I’m all about that bass, ’bout that bass, no treble,” the lyrics go, “I’m all about that space, ’bout that space, space travel.”
Ron Wayne isn’t nearly as famous as Steve Jobs or Steve Wozniak but he’s nonetheless one of Apple’s three cofounders who helped the company get off the ground in the 1970s. For his work, Wayne was given a 10% stake in the company… which he sold soon after for just $800.
Microsoft has had a checkered past when it comes to supporting one of its most valuable communities. PC gamers are part of the reason that Microsoft is still doing as well as it is in the desktop market, but the most the company has had to offer in recent years came in the form of the abysmal Games for Windows Live platform, which did far more harm than good.
The iPhone and or Android handsets might become even more important personal devices in the future, The Wall Street Journal reports, as users may soon store their driver’s licenses in a special app on their phones. Iowa is already looking into building the nation’s first smartphone driver’s license, which is a mobile app that will “co-exist with the traditional plastic card.”
Whether you only use Google Hangouts on occasion or it’s your primary means of online communication, there are probably a few tips and tricks within Google’s popular platform that you haven’t seen. Business Insider published a feature on Friday pointing out several of these tricks, from undocumented emoji to simplified language translation.
It’s pretty routine to send out big-name movie stars to make the rounds on late-night talk shows to promote their newest films… but what happens when the movie star is a massive fire-breathing dragon? Stephen Colbert this week conducted an interview with Smaug, the gigantic dragon featured in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
In addition to offering no less than 100 music albums as free downloads, Microsoft has a second music-related deal for you, this time part of its annual 12 Days of Deals promotion. The company on Friday kicked off sales of the Jawbone Mini Jambox, which is priced at $69 today only (while supplies lasts), down from its regular $129.99 price.
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