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Microsoft debuts Surface Studio all-in-one PC, refreshes high-end Surface Book
Microsoft debuts Surface Studio all-in-one PC, refreshes high-end Surface Book: "Alongside the 28-inch all-in-one Surface Studio PC, Microsoft's new Surface Book i7 announced Wednesday is said to triple the performance of the current high-end 13-inch MacBook Pro."
If you saw how Windows 1.0 became Windows XP, you should never bet against Microsoft. Plus, I think Seattle is a more civilized place than the Bay Area, which has become a kind of apartheid divided by those who own stock options and those that don't.
Labels: AAPL vs. MSFT
Scientists say signals from certain stars are “probably aliens” | TechCrunch
Scientists say signals from certain stars are “probably aliens” | TechCrunch: "Scientists writing in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific have found unusual signals emanating from a group of stars that are “signals probably from extraterrestrial intelligence.” "
And think of the nonsense that we're broadcasting into space. The Bachelor, for instance.
Apple earns $46.9B in revenue on sales of 45.5M iPhones, edging market expectations
Apple earns $46.9B in revenue on sales of 45.5M iPhones, edging market expectations: "Revenue for the quarter reached $46.9 billion, down from $51.5 billion a year ago, but also ahead of market consensus that Thomson Reuters pegged at $46.89. Earnings per share came in at $1.67, also slightly ahead of Wall Street's expectation of $1.65."
I don't know what magical unicorn fantasy you live in, because these numbers sound great to an iOS/macOS developer. Sales go up and down, but the total users is cumulative and increasing. Wah-tai!
Labels: apple vs. google, apple vs. microsoft, apple vs. samsung
Apple's October 27th event is reportedly all about laptops
Apple's October 27th event is reportedly all about laptops: "analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (who has a mostly good track record for Apple rumors) now expects that the October 27th media gathering will focus solely on MacBooks. "
Can I get a yay men?
Google Pixel gets torn asunder by iFixit | Ars Technica
Google Pixel gets torn asunder by iFixit | Ars Technica: "The phone earned a 6 out of 10 for repairability. On the plus side, iFixit found many modular components that can be easily replaced, along with an easily-removable battery and a single screw size. It cited the fragile display and clip-in mid-frame as items that will slow down any would-be phone repairers.
The pictures are always the best part; see the Pixel XL stripped down over at iFixit.
Such a terrific and informative site, iFixit.
Labels: goog pixl
The possible ninth planet could explain a tilt in the Sun | Ars Technica
The possible ninth planet could explain a tilt in the Sun | Ars Technica: "Calling it Planet 9, they suggested it could be over 10 times Earth's mass and so far out it takes 20,000 years to complete one orbit. Planet 9, they speculated, has a lopsided orbit that's tilted relative to the other planets and much closer to the Sun on one side."
Increasingly accurate calculations once again reveal that "known" assumptions are invalid. What other sacred cows of science are nearing their end-of-life? Surely the timeline of world civilization is next...
Labels: academia, narcissism
LEGO rolls out Macs in the workplace to meet growing employee demand
LEGO rolls out Macs in the workplace to meet growing employee demand: "LEGO, founded in 1932, has modernized its IT infrastructure by integrating Mac and iOS devices into its corporate environment using Jamf's Apple device management solution."
It's a play date.
Labels: mac vs. windows
IBM deploying 1,300 Macs per week, Apple users need much less support than PC counterparts
IBM deploying 1,300 Macs per week, Apple users need much less support than PC counterparts: "According to data provided by IBM, and collated by JAMF, IBM has deployed over 90,000 Macs since June 1, 2015. In the same time frame, it also has distributed over 48,000 iPads, and more than 81,000 iPhones to employees."
The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades.
Labels: mac vs. windows
TFW an obituary you wrote five years ago goes viral | Ars Technica
TFW an obituary you wrote five years ago goes viral | Ars Technica: "At the time, I noted, "Ritchie has shaped our world in much more fundamental ways than Steve Jobs or Bill Gates have. What sets him apart from them is that he did it all not in a quest for wealth or fame, but just out of intellectual curiosity." That sort of intellectual curiosity gets numbed by social media sometimes—just as it has become marginalized by popular culture, along with many things of the intellectual variety."
If you removed C and the standard C library from the public domain, the entire modern world would grind to a halt. Everything from embedded devices, to internet routers and home computers. Kaput.
Labels: open source, QNX vs all takers, steve jobs, wired