A New York Times reviewer might not have liked the Tesla Model S electric vehicle back in February when a controversial review was published in the paper, but Consumer Reports certainly does. Consumer Reports has announced that the Model S has earned the top overall test score performing as well or better than any vehicle the publication has ever tested. The Model S is the first electric vehicle to ever achieve such a high score.
The OUYA team has made a chipper announcement, unveiling an exclusive game called Soul Fjord, which isn't yet available but will be in the near future. In case the game's name and logo aren't suggestive enough, the game has a distinct musical-aspect to it wrapped up in a fantasy-land shell that forms a mashup of styles not often seen together. We've got a trailer available to watch after the jump.
The Winter Olympics are set to begin in 2014, which means the Olympic torch will once again be carried around the world before it finally lands in the Olympic Stadium in Russia to mark the beginning of the sporting event. However, the torch will take a trip to space where it will be taken on a spacewalk for the first time ever.
Nuance has rolled out its latest update for Swype, bringing with it some new keyboard themes, and a few other improvements and and change. The big news, however, is that for the first time Android users can get the keyboard app from Google Play, which has a limited-time special price of $0.99, after which point you'll have to shell out an unspecified amount.
This week if you're in Google's neighborhood in Calofornia, you might be seeing one eye-murdering iteration of an electric vehicle swinging your way, complete with a Batman symbol on its hood and massive plastic eyelashes above its headlights. This is the vinyl-wrapped Tesla Model S late April Fool's Joke the Google executives other than Sergey Brin have played on the man - and yes, he is Batman. And yes, it's not permanent.
Fisker, the automotive company that has been selling its hybrid-powered Karma vehicle for over a year now, is reported to be laying off 160 employees, which is approximately 75% of the entire company's staff. Rumors were flying around earlier this morning, but it appears to be a done deal, and this could spell the end for the luxury hybrid auto manufacturer.
We've been hearing a lot about Tesla Motors lately. The company was recently in the news for the fiasco with the New York Times over their Model S review. All of that dust has seemed to settle, though, and now the company has a big announcement planned for this Thursday. There are any number of guesses as to what they could announce, but what could it possibly be?
If you happened to be following the internet last night, then you know that Google announced it would be shutting down its Reader RSS platform on July 1. Of course, the entire internet went up in metaphorical flames over the news, and most users aren't too happy that the search giant is axing one of its services that's still used by tons of people.
It looks like hackers were able to take over Colin Powell's Facebook. Many of the former Secretary of State's followers were surprised this morning when they began receiving vulgar updates from Powell's Facebook page. All of the posts were juvenile and vulgar, and apparently the hacker jammed his caps lock button. Most of the posts were directed towards Powell's old boss and former president of the United States, George W. Bush.
It seems like only yesterday when the SpaceX Dragon capsule launched its way to the International Space Station for the first time back in May, and now it's reporting for duty yet again for the third time. NASA has announced that the capsule will be planned to launch on March 1 to bring even more supplies on board the ISS, as well as take back some materials when the capsule returns to Earth.
We knew Cadillac's ELR electric coupé looked good parked-up, but GM's winter testing shows the luxury eco-vehicle is just as at home on the snow as it is on the drive. Announced last month at the Detroit Auto Show, the ELR has been laying down tracks across Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where it can take advantage of tough driving conditions to see how safe, reliable, and satisfying it is behind the wheel.