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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 »

LG V30 to launch on European carriers by the end of the year

Like previous V-series phones, LG wasn’t too keen to launch the LG V30 it Europe. SIM-free has been available for a while now, but with little carrier involvement. That is about to change as the company announced plans to expand V30’s presence in partnership with several carriers. First is TIM Italy, which is already selling the flagship for €900 (no subsidies here). It also ... Read More »

The Top Email Archiving Solutions Get You on Cloud Nine

The main reasons why companies search for the top email archiving solutions are litigation, compliance, storage management, support, and knowledge management. Some also use it to monitor employee communications and disaster recovery. Whatever the reason is, it is important to make sure you find the right solution. Understanding the Need for Top Email Archiving Solutions Email is one of the ... Read More »

The Five Kitchen Tools Every Aspiring Chef Needs

These days more men fancy themselves as a dab hand in the kitchen. Celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver have inspired countless men and women to ditch the ready-meals and the fast food and to test their newly found skills on concocting an array of delicious dishes. But it’s not just about great food and recipes, there are also a few ... Read More »

Crytpocurrencies: Will Bitcoin’s meteoric rise change the way people invest?

Whenever I talked about investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin with friends, most of them would not take me seriously. Their immediate defence: “these are too risky”. Warren Buffett, the most successful investor of all time has the following words of wisdom on risk. “Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” Today, fixed deposits give you a return of 6-7 per cent/annum. ... 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 »

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 »

Hotstar Android TV App Launched, Available in India, the US, and Canada

After years of clamouring from subscribers, Hotstar has finally released an app for Android TV – adding to its slate of Apple TV and Fire TV Stick apps – which means some of us don’t have to use a Chromecast to get the Hotstar experience on the big screen any more. It’s available via the Google Play store in India, the US, and Canada. The Hotstar app for Android TV ... 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 »

Asus launches the Zenfone 4 Pro, Zenfone 4, and 5.2″ Zenfone 4 Max in the US

Today Asus is significantly expanding the Zenfone 4 family of smartphones in the US. The Taiwanese company launched the 5.5″ Zenfone 4 Max stateside last month, and now it’s being joined by a bunch of its siblings. Zenfone 4 Pro Let’s start with the top of the line offering, in effect Asus’ flagship handset at the moment. This one features a 5.5″ ... Read More »