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Our camera shootout between the new iPhone 8 and the two-year-old iPhone 6s reveals you don't really need to upgrade

Whenever a new iPhone comes out, my first thought is, "Should I upgrade for the camera?"

While I weigh other concerns when upgrading — mainly price and how my old phone is holding up — the most enticing feature of any new phone for me is a camera. 

I've been using an iPhone 6s for the past six months or so. It's a great phone, and I've never had any problems with it. And since I had upgraded from an iPhone 5s, and I could easily see a difference in the quality of my photos.

But when the iPhone 8 came out, I wondered if it would be a major upgrade from my current phone — after all, the iPhone 6s is now two years old. 

I decided to spend a few weeks photographing my life with both phones, side-by-side, to decide which camera I like better, then selected a handful of shots that showcased the cameras' differences.


We tried 3 meals from a vegan vending machine that’s about to blow up the fast-food scene — here’s the verdict

leCupboard dispenses healthy, personalized, prepared meals out of machines. We tried out three leCupboard dishes — two meals and a dessert — and the taste blew us away. Founder Lamiaa Bounahmidi believes the startup helps address nutritional problems that arise when people choose convenience over health.

Lamiaa Bounahmidi may have a solution to your diet woes: a vending machine.

Bounahmidi is leading a San Francisco-based startup called leCupboard, which dispenses healthy, personalized, prepared meals out of vending machines. The startup's goal is to get people to think differently about healthy food by making it as convenient as fast-food.


These maps show how much damage a North Korean thermonuclear weapon could do to major American cities

Nuclear weapons may be humanity's most terrifying creations, but most people would be hard-pressed to say what, exactly, such an explosion might do to their town or city.

To help the public get a handle on nuclear threats, Alex Wellerstein, a historian of science at Stevens Institute of Technology, created Nukemap: an interactive simulator that lets you set off a nuke anywhere on a world map.

A recent update even lets you predict where clouds of radioactive fallout might drift based on current weather.


The 27 best scary movies on Netflix
Posted October 15, 2017 0:40 AM
The 27 best scary movies on Netflix

It’s time to dive into the best horror movies currently on Netflix.

With Halloween around the corner, we’ve come up with the best on the streaming giant so you can enjoy the rest of the month scaring the heck out of yourself and your friends.

Check out the 27 scary movies below.

Note: Numerous Netflix titles drop off the streaming service monthly so the availability of titles below may change.

Brett Arnold contributed to an earlier version of this story.

1. "The ABCs of Death" (2012)

26 horror directors are each given a letter of the alphabet as a starting point to create a scary short.

2. "The Babadook" (2014)

A single mother struggling to keep up with her rambunctious son begins to lose it after a strange children's book comes to her doorstep.

3. "The Bad Batch" (2016)

The top 7 fall trends for men, according to clothing subscription service Bombfell

It's finally starting to feel like fall. And the changing season means it's a great time to re-evaluate your personal style and check out the latest trends.

Men, I'm looking at you. 

To find out what's trending for fall, Business Insider checked with Bombfell, a clothing subscription service exclusively for men. 

The 6-year-old startup, which is based out of New York, is one of the earliest subscription box services. It has a familiar business model: A stylist picks out several items, ships them, and customers only pay for what they decide to keep. Bombfell's average price point is about $89 per item.

Bombfell ccurrently has clients in all 50 states who are typically well-dressed but not exactly fashion-obsessed.


Audi is taking on Enterprise and Hertz with a rental service that delivers luxury cars to your door — here's what it's like

Audi wants to put you in its vehicles — without the commitment of buying a new luxury car.

The luxury automaker launched a rent-a-car-service called Audi On Demand in San Francisco in 2015. The service lets you rent an Audi vehicle for a day (or for as long as a month) from your smartphone. Car enthusiasts will find a huge range of models to choose from, from the A4 sports sedan to the rabble-rouser R8 supercar. The service ranges from $120 to $1,145 a day.

Audi On Demand recently announced plans to expand into 15 new markets worldwide by 2020. The service currently operates in just three locations: San Francisco, Munich, and Beijing.


16 reasons why now is the perfect time to buy an Xbox One (MSFT)

The Xbox One is a killer game console.

Not only is it a looker, but it's a powerful little box — the Xbox One "S" model seen above is the new standard for the console, replacing the original box that launched in 2013. It plays the same games, but looks better, does more, and costs less.

All of which means now is the best time there's ever been to buy a new Xbox One. Here's why:

1. It starts at just $250.

You can get a basic Xbox One S console, with 500 GB of storage, for $250. That said, you're just as likely to find a bundle with a mildly-aged game like "Battlefield 1" for the same price.


How Facebook plans to get 1 billion people into virtual reality, according to the VP tasked with doing it (FB)

The mission of leading Facebook's virtual reality business now falls on Hugo Barra, who joined Facebook six months ago with the newly-created title "VP of VR." Despite lackluster consumer interest, early missteps, and a lot of change in leadership, Facebook still has big plans to get a billion people into virtual reality. Barra sat down with Business Insider and explained how he intends to accomplish such a lofty goal.

Despite tepid interest from consumers so far, Facebook still believes it can turn virtual reality into the next big thing.

"We want to get a billion people in virtual reality," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said onstage at the company's annual Oculus VR conference for developers this week in California.

The goal is an exceptionally ambitious one even for Facebook, which already boasts 2 billion users.

Consider the current state of VR: Research firm Canalys 


It's been 70 years since Chuck Yeager's historic flight — here's what it was like to break the sound barrier

On October 14, 1947, US Air Force Capt. Chuck Yeager flew a Bell X-1 experimental plane at Mach 1 some 40,000 feet over the Mojave Desert, becoming the first human to travel faster than the speed of sound.

The journey to that flight started in late 1943, at a conference hosted by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which was NASA's predecessor. 

Attendees were looking for a way to give aerospace companies better information about high-speed flight in order to improve aircraft design, and it was concluded that a full-scale pilot with a pilot at the controls would yield better information than wind tunnel experiments.


Tesla has a key strategy that helped it soar past legacy automakers (TSLA)

 

Tesla has always pursued a multi-car strategy. A core value is that those cars are Teslas and therefore must be beautiful. Customers have responded and Tesla has built a brand on aesthetics and technology.

With Tesla struggling to overcome what CEO Elon Musk has described as "production hell" on its lower-priced Model 3 sedan — a meager 260 were built in the third quarter versus more 1,500 predicted — it's easy to think that Tesla is all about this car and only this car.