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We don’t need no education?

I’ve been doing a lot of interviews lately, and I’ve been watching the rise of Lambda School — which I think is fantastic, incidentally — and the combination has me wondering two things: how educated do software engineers need to be? And how well does that map to what they actually learn from formal education? Let’s step back and define some terms ... Read More »

The internet is sowing mass confusion. We must rethink how we teach kids every subject.

In 2016, months before the presidential election, my research team surveyed nearly 8,000 students from middle school through college on their ability to judge material from the internet. We concluded that students’ ability to navigate online information could be captured in one word: bleak. We released our findings two weeks after Donald Trump’s election and were immediately swept up in the media maelstrom. Our most ... Read More »

A more affordable MacBook Air is what we want, but where does it fit among iPad Pros?

The announcement of a more affordable MacBook Air is believed to happen sometime in Q2 2018. The reports of MacBook Air’s death, over the years, have been greatly exaggerated. Over the weekend, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of research firm KGI Securities suggested to investors in the latest series of notes that Apple could be close to releasing a more ... Read More »

The best PC games we gave up on

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.” Here at PC Gamer we have very much taken W.C. Fields’ advice to heart. With ever-expanding Steam libraries and another sale always on the horizon, it’s never been easier to walk away from a game in search of new ... Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront’s season pass DLC given away for free as we barrel towards the sequel

The new Star Wars Battlefront II is mere months away, and back at E3 I said it seemed “like the game we should’ve received two years ago.” We won’t be able to tell for sure until review time, but space battles? All three eras of current Star Wars canon? A singleplayer campaign? Yeah, it’s a damn sight better than the Star Wars Battlefront half-game we got in 2015. THE ... Read More »

Pixel 2: Everything we know about Google’s next flagship phone

Google flipped the script last year when it retired the Nexus line in favor of its own branded handsets. Now all eyes are on the Pixel 2. With improved specs and even better cameras, the new phones are poised to propel Google back to the head of the class with a pure Android O experience. Since the Pixel and Pixel XL landed, the LG G6 and Galaxy ... Read More »

Acer Predator 21 X: We unbox the beastliest gaming laptop ever

It came in a Pelican case: The Acer Predator 21 X, all 18 pounds and $8,999.99 of it, a pure and uncompromising gaming machine that’s only theoretically portable. Seriously: This laptop is so heavy, we had to take turns holding it during our unboxing video. But to its credit, it has everything: Intel 7th-generation (Kaby Lake) Core i7-7820HK overclockable CPU 64GB of ... Read More »

AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper chips could very well be the most powerful consumer CPU ever introduced when it releases in August. With up to 16 cores and 32 threads, Threadripper gives the high-performance Intel products currently dominating high-end desktops something to worry about. The mega-core CPU battle is now quickly turning into an arms race. Check back here for all the ... Read More »

Gadgets have snatched away our peace of mind. It’s time we went back to nature

Children enjoy pre-monsoon rain in New Delhi, June 28(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO) I woke up earlier than usual that morning. Gradually, when I regained my senses, I felt another sound apart from the sound of the air-conditioner that had broken my slumber. The sound has a unique rhythm and melody. It ebbs and flows and follows a pattern. It was ... Read More »

We have come across more details about this mystery machine. The original story follows this update.

Update: We’ve been poking around and we might be looking at something a lot more special than we first thought. The teaser image shows the number “22” which is the atomic number for Titanium and the number “6” the atomic number for carbon. We’re unsure if this means that the front triangle of the Gnarpoon will be Titanium or not, but ... Read More »