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Apple Is Ready to Ditch the Mac

Apple is the master of radical pivots. It killed the floppy drive, the CD drive, and the headphone jack in iPhones, while Macintosh systems went from the Motorola 68000 to the PowerPC chip to the Intel X86 line of chips. A very memorable pivot came when the company dropped the Apple II line of machines with an event called Apple ... Read More »

Why gaming on MacOS is dead forever and never coming back

Mac gaming is dead. Right now, there are just 4,500 games to play on Steam for MacOS. That’s more than zero, but as a means of comparison, it’s around the number of PC games that will hit Steam this year alone. While gaming on Apple’s iOS platform keeps growing, gaming on MacOS isn’t in good shape. But then again, the hope of ... Read More »

How America Is Breaking Public Education

Special education teacher Lamikco Magee of Amherst cheers during a rally for public education at the Boston Common on May 19, 2017. Participants called for full funding for public education, less testing and more learning, and equitable access to quality education for all students. Image credit: Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe/Getty Images. The ultimate dream of public education is incredibly ... Read More »

In finance, what is the greater fool theory?

This refers to a theory of asset pricing which states that the price of any financial asset is determined purely by what its buyers are willing to pay for it. In other words, the price of an asset has nothing to do with its underlying fundamental value but depends only on the emotions of buyers. The greater fool theory is ... Read More »

How technology is adding value for firms

Cloud computing technology is the No.1 priority for accounting firms and their clients for 2018 and beyond, based on data provided to Fairfax Media. An astonishing 83 per cent of Australian chartered accounting firms are investing in cloud computing technology for their clients, with 81 per cent investing in the same technology for themselves. “Cloud computing presents many benefits for us,” ... Read More »

OnePlus 5T is not frail, durability test concludes

The OnePlus 5T starts selling tomorrow – 21.11 – and eager buyers are getting the chance to soak up the early reviews before they device if the phone’s worth it or not. Our own detailed review is up and found the 5T pretty good. It’s taller screen is great, battery life has remained solid but the camera didn’t impress. One thing we don’t test ... Read More »

Half the battle in BattleTech is paying the bills

If all of your pilots die in BattleTech, you don’t lose. It’s a big setback for your mercenary company, but hey, there’s always more procedurally-generated mechwarriors willing to jump into the cockpit for cash. If all of your mechs die in BattleTech, you also don’t lose. It’s a massive setback, or as game director Mike McCain tells me, “Losing an ... Read More »

New Phillies manager learns the Internet is forever

Gabe Kapler’s introductory press conference as the new manager of the Phillies touched on a lot of topics about him and the future of the organization. And there was a question about coconut oil. After Kapler’s playing days were over, he started a blog called “Kaplifestyle” where he wrote about lots of topics like eating the right kinds of foods ... Read More »

Opus Magnum Is A Delightfully Esoteric PC Game

Behold the marvelous science of alchemy, in which a modest molecule of lead, through careful programming of the transmutation engine, can be transformed into shimmering gold. All this and more is possible in Opus Magnum, a most elegant mechanical puzzle game from the maker ofSpaceChem. From the production-line chemistry of SpaceChem to the electronics programming of the delightfully dense electronics programming of Shenzhen I/O, game developer ... Read More »

Martin Pelletier: How technology is rapidly changing investing

One of my favourite courses in university was the Anthropology of Technology: how new technological introductions have profoundly impacted human culture and helped shape the core of societal development. At the time, I would have never have guessed that it would have such an important role to play in my investment career, especially when it comes to understanding markets and ... Read More »