Archive | March 2016

Tesla unveils its $35,000 Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated on many occasions that introducing high-end vehicles was a means to eventually bring an affordable electric vehicle to market. Today the automaker finally unveiled the physical manifestation of that plan. The $35,000 (b… …read more      

Tesla unveils the Model 3, its mass-market electric car

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HAWTHORNE, California — The Tesla Model 3, the company’s “affordable” mass-market electric vehicle, is finally here.

In keeping with virtually every Tesla unveiling to date, Elon Musk took to the stage a bit later than promised. Likely, his tardiness did not scare off any potential buyers; People have been in line to plunk down a deposit for the Model 3 for days. In fact, demand has been so high, Musk opened up online order forms early — and to additional countries — Thursday evening.

Claiming the Model 3 will have a five star rating in all categories, Musk said the Model 3 will have a range of 215 miles — 15 miles more than his original promise. He also said even the base model will be able to go from 0 to 60mph in less than 6 seconds.

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2016, in Mashable.

10 bathroom pranks for April Fools’ Day morning

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Goofing off on April Fools’ Day is no joke, so kick it off right.

And where better to pull off your messiest pranks than the most disgusting room in your house?

Just be prepared to help clean up afterward.

1. Turn your roommate’s shower water into chicken soup

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2. Cover a soap bar in clear nail polish to prevent lathering

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3. Fill your roommate’s deodorant with cream cheese

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4. Leave fake poop on the toilet seat

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5. Replace an electronic toothbrush with a homemade version

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2016, in Mashable.

Content squirrel takes a victory nap immediately after feast

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As a squirrel, finding an easily accessible bird feeder is the ultimate and easy way to score a quick meal.

Well, this squirrel enjoyed its meal a little too much.

Submitted to Reddit’s r/pics by anonymuscles, the lucky and hungry little rodent ate so much bird feed that it passed out right on the feeder, like a food coma that typically follows a holiday centered around eating.

But could you blame the poor little fella? Usually modern day bird feeders have built-in protection in order to deter squirrels from stealing all the food.

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2016, in Mashable.

iFixit shows you what’s inside an iPhone SE

Now that Apple has produced an updated small iPhone, naturally the next question is what’s inside? iFixit stands at the ready with spudgers, screwdrivers and other tools for their latest teardown. Not just an iPhone 6s in the body of an iPhone 5s, th… …read more      

How to watch the Tesla Model 3 unveiling

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Tesla is unveiling the much-anticipated Model 3 today at 8:30 p.m. PT (11:30 p.m. ET) at the Tesla Motors design studio in California. If you aren’t able to get there tonight, don’t worry, Tesla will be streaming the event live on its website.

You can also follow along with Mashable‘s Nick Jaynes, who will be attending the event and will also be one of the first journalists to drive the car. Be sure to stay on top his Twitter as well as live first look at the Model 3 on Facebook.

The final look of the Model 3 isn’t known, but Tesla has said it will start at $35,000 before tax incentives, there will be sedan and SUV versions, and deliveries won’t start until late 2017. You can read about some more details and possible features …

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2016, in Mashable.

Canadian man writes his own hilarious obituary

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Normally obituaries paint a solemn take on a person’s life with little flair or humor. Not Angus Brian MacDonald’s.

After a fruitful life, the Canadian man passed away Friday, but instead of allowing a talented obituary writer to craft his memoriam, MacDonald wrote his own candid eulogy.

“So, the world doesn’t have Angus MacDonald to kick around anymore. I’m gone! The devil finally called my name. The grim reaper came for me on Friday,” the post reads.

After stating his family left behind, MacDonald wrote, “So anyway, I think I was a pretty nice guy, despite being a former punk and despite what some people would say about me. What did they know about me anyway?” …

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2016, in Mashable.

Kanye West’s ‘Saint Pablo’ leaks, revealing why he chose Tidal

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“Saint Pablo,” which was known as “The Closest Thing to Einstein” when Kanye West debuted it at an L.A. listening party last month, has leaked in full.

The six-minute track, which features Drake collaborator Sampha and samples Jay Z’s “Where I’m From,” is many things in one: A venomous commentary on the media’s armchair diagnoses (“People tryna say I’m goin’ crazy on Twitter), an affirmation that the $53 million debt he spoke of isn’t a joke, and a look at his unparalleled ego combined with a tendency to “crowdsource his self-esteem.”

And, naturally, it has Kanye West’s signature brand of braggadocio, with comparisons to Einstein and a “modern-day MJ with an Off the Wall flow.”

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This entry was posted on March 31, 2016, in Mashable.