Saturday, February 13, 2016

Internet Gold: The Most Satisfying Video in the World

Wow, this video lives up to its name. For some inexplicable reason, it really does tickle your subconscious. Take a watch and see what I mean... and then tell me if you can actually stop watching.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PC companies pre-selling Oculus-ready computer bundles next week

PC companies pre-selling Oculus-ready computer bundles next week
Dude, it's like totally real.
Oculus Rift was the first brand name on the virtual reality (VR) front, but it certainly isn't the first to market, not by a long shot. Sure, early dev versions of the Rift made their way out to developers, but even after a buy-out by Facebook, the Oculus Rift release has remained elusive.

That is, until March 28 of this year. Yup, the flagship Oculus VR headset is finally slated for consumer release in no more than two months from now, and already computer companies like ASUS, Alienware, and Dell are pre-selling PC bundles ready to go with the Rift.

The cost of the Oculus-ready PCs start at $1499, of which $599 is accounted for by the headset itself. The bundle also comes with Xbox One senors, controllers, and a remote, as well as Lucky's Tale and EVE: Valkyrie Founder's Pack. Bundles will be shipped out in April.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

You will be able to get a Tesla Model 3 for as low as $25,000

A spokesperson for Tesla Motors confirmed today that the next car in their electric series, the Tesla Model 3, will be available for as low as $25,000 after rebates from tax incentives.

Tesla Model 3 for as low as $25,000The actual starting price for the Model 3 will be $35,000 but tax incentives of up to $10,000 will bring the price down well below the average U.S. cost of $31,000 for new cars. This is the perfect price range for electric vehicles (EVs) to reach mass adoption.

This all presupposes that you get the cheapest options available for the vehicle, and maximize your tax incentives, though. If you want to run a bigger battery so you can have a respectable range to drive in 2017, then you are going to have to cough up some additional moolah.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Air Force launches new satellites to improve our GPS

Air Force launches new satellites to improve our GPS
"You must construct additional satellites."
Did you know that the Air Force operates the satellite system responsible for GPS? Also known as the Global Positioning System, the United States runs the entire service and offers it for free to anyone with a receiver.

Naturally, GPS can only be so accurate -- up to a meter, until now -- but the addition of a satellite built by Boeing and launched by the ULA into the GPS satellite system will be improving that precision to mere centimeters.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

This Week in Silicon Valley [Feb. 6, 2016] (Infographic)

This Week in Silicon Valley [Feb. 6, 2016]

[ Original Infographic by Sleepy Bison ]
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

YouTube Red to debut first original movies/shows next week

YouTube Red

A few months back, YouTube announced their premier service, simply called YouTube Red after their trademark red-square logo. Subscribers to this service would be relieved of advertisements across the site, as well as $9.99 a month. This subscription also came with the promise of access to YouTube's first-ever foray into its own, original movies and TV shows made by the stars of YouTube.

Now, the video hosting company is making good on their promises by releasing three feature films and one new show on Feb. 10 to all Red subscribers. Yup, you read that right -- 3 feature-length movies and their very own series.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Internet Gold: Skiing & Snowboarding Thru NYC with the NYPD (Video)

Casey Neistat seems destined to permanent internet fame as he releases yet another viral video on YouTube, this time featuring himself defying NYPD orders against driving on the roads. Except he takes it a step further, as he is prone to doing -- and he decided to go skiing and boarding with his buds through the streets, too.

At one point, after a few shots of him rounding Times Square, a NYPD squad car pulls up to theirs and actually gives them a cordial greeting before letting them get back to their business. It really is a winter wonderland! You know, on top of all those frozen garbage bags we won't be seeing for a week.