August 27, 2015Everyday
5 Things to Talk About Today
- Four of the major airlines are offering crazy airfare sales starting at just $15. All of them have flights under $50, but of course seats and availablilty are limited. Fares haven't been this low for 20 years, and new data reveals flights are getting cheaper. So if you can be flexible when you fly—forget about Friday and Sunday—you're in line for some amazing deals. — TIME
- Tesla's new car is so good it has broken the Consumer Reports magazine ratings. The all-wheel-drive version of the battery-powered Model S, the P85D, earned a 103 out of a possible 100 in a recent evaluation “to account for the car’s exceptionally strong performance.” Consumer Reports magazine head of automotive testing Jake Fisher said the new Tesla vehicle has the "performance of supercars and the comfort, convenience and safety features of a luxury car while still being extremely energy efficient." — Bloomberg
- A former Apple CEO has made the switch to Android with two new phones. John Sculley headed Apple for a decade, and now he's swapped sides with the new smartphone, Obi Worldphone, aimed at emerging markets. The two midrange Android handsets will be released later this year. One of the new features is a 13-megapixel rear camera that snaps two photos—one with flash and another without—to create balanced shots. — The Next Web
- Hillary Clinton has more than a million fake Twitter followers. But she isn't the only candidate. According to David Caplan, co-founder of TwitterAudit—a site that analyzes Twitter accounts to tell you how many are real and how many are fake—“for large accounts (1 million+ followers), the percentage of real followers sometimes tends towards 50 percent." — Yahoo!
- The consequences of global rising sea levels is more dangerous than experts first predicted. According to NASA, the magnitude and speed of the rise in the future is still a big unknown. The "warming of the seas" and consequent expansion will "account for about one-third of sea-level rise around the world," but the rate at which it will rise is still in question. "Ice sheets are contributing to sea level rise sooner, and more than anticipated," said Eric Rignot, a glaciologist at the University of California at Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. — Live Science