Think that $100,000 BMW your neighbor just bought is overpriced? What if we told you that a single car just fetched a price of nearly $10 million at a recent auction in Arizona? Gooding & Company held an automobile auction this past weekend in Arizona and the 20 priciest cars sold for a staggering $115 million, combined. Of course, we’re not talking about Fords and Hyundais off the line here. We’re talking about rare and exotic collector cars that are among the most desirable automobiles in the world.
Even the haters who hate, hate, hate Taylor Swift may have found themselves singing “Shake It Off” against their wills at one time or another and it turns out there’s a very good reason for this. Dean Olivet, a YouTube user who regularly uses music theory to break down top pop songs, has posted a video breaking down why “Shake It Off” is so annoyingly catchy, and it’s a must-watch for anyone who’s ever wondered how pop songs are crafted.
Give Xiaomi credit — it’s willing to rip off lots of different sources and not just one. In this report on Lowyat.net, we noticed this picture of one version of Xiaomi’s Mi 4 whose rear panel bears a striking resemblance to the wooden version of the Moto X.
Microsoft this week is going to unveil some crucial new details on Windows 10, reportedly including a single code base that will make it much easier for programmers who write desktop Windows apps to write apps for Windows Phone. While one line of thinking right now is that this will help Microsoft close its “app gap” with iOS and Android, Jan Dawson makes a strong case that it won’t do anything to improve Windows Phone’s comparative dearth of quality apps.
The Fine Brothers’ REACT channel has provided us with hours of entertainment over the past few years, but one of their most recent videos might be the funniest yet. Over the weekend, the latest gaming-centric video was published on the REACT channel, featuring a group of teenagers, an Oculus Rift and a terrifying game called Affected: The Manor.
Want to watch the Super Bowl but don’t pay for cable? Don’t worry; NBC isn’t going to hang you out to dry. Reuters reports that NBC will host an 11-hour stream on Super Bowl Sunday free of charge, which will include the game, the halftime show, the pregame show and the postgame show.
Every once in a while, money just starts to burn a hole in your pocket. You could always save that money for something more important, but the temptation to purchase something fun for yourself is overwhelming. Today, we’re going to make it even harder to stop yourself from adding another item to your cart with these ridiculously cool gadgets on Amazon.
It’s a perfect partnership between two companies who love their “moonshots.” SpaceX on Tuesday announced that it’s received $1 billion in funding from new investors Google and Fidelity that will go toward “to support continued innovation in the areas of space transport, reusability, and satellite manufacturing.”
Last year was a great year for television, and for streaming replacements for television as well, but 2015 is already shaping up to be even better — especially if you’re a geek. Geek TV has officially gone mainstream and 2015 is going to be packed full of sci-fi shows, fantasy shows, comics-based shows and all sorts of other programming that would definitely not have been considered cool a few short years ago.
One of the more entertaining pastimes for the technology-obsessives among us is trying to guess which outlandish innovations will actually catch on. We’re still waiting patiently for the smartwatch phenomenon to kick off, but in the meantime, there are plenty of other fascinating ideas to keep an eye on.
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