One of the most coveted Jeeps of all time is a relatively low-volume, stretched version of the regular 1997 to 2006-generation Jeep Wrangler.
It’s called the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Let’s look at how this
elongated Wrangler combined key on-road and off-road traits to become a
legend in the Jeep community. Read more...
The streets of
Davos, Switzerland, were iced over on the night of January 25, 2018,
which added a slight element of danger to the prospect of trekking to
the Hotel Seehof for George Soros’ annual banquet. The aged financier
has a tradition of hosting a dinner at the World Economic Forum, where
he regales tycoons, ministers, and journalists with his thoughts about
the state of the world. That night he began by warning in his quiet,
shaking Hungarian accent about nuclear war and climate change. Then he
shifted to his next idea of a global menace: Google and Facebook.
“Mining and oil companies exploit the physical environment; social
media companies exploit the social environment,” he said. “The owners of
the platform giants consider themselves the masters of the universe,
but in fact they are slaves to preserving their dominant position …
Davos is a good place to announce that their days are numbered.” Read more...
Sturdy chassis. Robust performance from the Intel Core i7 CPU.
Pricey as configured. Less than 10 hours of battery life in testing.
The Dell Latitude 7389 is a business-oriented 2-in-1 laptop with a sturdy, if conventional, black chassis and solid Core i7 power. Its chief differentiator in a crowded market is disappointing battery life. Read more...
The GoPro Hero 6 is here. It’s new, it’s shiny, and it’s $100 more expensive than the old one. But is it worth the upgrade? The GoPro Hero 5 was something of a disappointment for many. Sure, it had built in waterproofing and touchscreen. But beyond those, it did really seem to offer all that much over the GoPro Hero 4 Black.
So how does the GoPro Hero 6 compare? This video, from the folks over at Vistek, puts the new Hero 6 head-to-head with its predecessor, the GoPro Hero 5 to see if it’s really worth upgrading.
Travis Jeffery is a software developer who’s been using a database system called FoundationDB for a project at his startup. Earlier this week, he noticed that the software had been pulled from the web. He soon received a terse email confirming that the software had been taken down intentionally, but little else. “We have made the decision to evolve our company mission,” it read. “And as of today, we will no longer offer downloads.” Read more...
Microsoft will slash up to 18,000 jobs by the end of the year. That’s 14 percent of the company’s workforce, and it amounts to the largest round of layoffs in the nearly 40 year history of the software kingpin.
On Thursday morning, with an email euphemistically titled “Starting to Evolve Our Organization and Culture,” CEO Satya Nadella announced that the bulk of the cuts would affect employees working for Nokia, the mobile phone company Microsoft acquired last September. According to Nadella, these cuts would encourage “work simplification,” “integration synergies,” and “strategic alignment.” But even the heavy-handed business jargon couldn’t mask the simple fact that 18,000 jobs is a hell of a lot of jobs to lose. Read more...
This iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton shows what the mythical device could look like. But with reports of Apple buying a display technology company could it go from concept to reality? Source: toddham.com Source: Supplied
TALK of an Apple iWatch has been pumping through the internet gossip pipes for some time but now we might have been given the strongest signal yet this gadget could be coming our way.
According to industry insiders, Apple has made a move to snap up LuxVue, a developer of micro-LED displays. Read more...
If you’re arrested for overdue speeding tickets, is it acceptable for the police to search the phone on your person? How about if you’re arrested for drug trafficking? In the eyes of the law, there is no difference: If you’re arrested, you’re arrested, whatever the crime. Isn’t that an invasion of privacy? That depends on your interpretation of the US Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which states:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Read more...
What we’re hearing from multiple sources is that Google+ will no longer be considered a product, but a platform — essentially ending its competition with other social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
A Google representative has vehemently denied these claims. “Today’s news has no impact on our Google+ strategy — we have an incredibly talented team that will continue to build great user experiences across Google+, Hangouts and Photos.” Read more...