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Apple mocks good hardware and poor people

At the beginning of Phil Schiller's iPad presentation, Schiller mentions that a lot of users come to iPad from PCs. "This is an amazing statistic," he says with a serious look before revealing that there are more than 600 million PCs in use that are over five years old. "This is really sad." Schiller continues. The audience laughs. "It really is," he says, and tries to continue before being interrupted by more laugher and applause. "These people could really benefit from an iPad Pro," he finishes.

Apple mocks good hardware and poor people

The making of PlayStation VR

Across multiple departments and offices around the world, including help from external partners, Sony's PlayStation VR team spans one of the widest swaths in the game industry. Someone who works on the 3D audio may never meet someone on the display team, or someone in legal, marketing, business development, hardware design or any of the other groups contributing to the headset. PlayStation executive vice president Masayasu Ito estimates that of PlayStation's more than 7,000 employees worldwide, in one form or another, 20 percent have contributed to PlayStation VR.

The making of PlayStation VR

Rats vs. computers vs. rat cyborgs

Performance of the rats, computer and rat-cyborgs were compared by evaluating how many times they visited the same location (steps), how many locations they visited, and total time spent to reach the target. Although the cyborgs and computers took roughly the same number of steps, the cyborgs took fewer than the rats, a sign of more efficient problem solving. The cyborgs also visited fewer locations than computers or rats, and took less time than the rats to solve the mazes.*

Rats vs. computers vs. rat cyborgs

Python 3 is Winning Library Developer Support

Are you using Python 3 for your development? It has been out for 7+ years at this point. So, if you aren't using it, why not? Since December of 2008, the initial release of Python 3, it seems the new version of Python has lived in the shadow of Python 2. And here we are, 7 years later, still looking at a world where people are using Python 2 and talking about how Python 3 doesn't work for them.This made me wonder. Is Python 3 really inferior to Python 2? If not, why aren't people moving? I mean, there has to be a reason people are still clinging to the older technology. After some thought, it seemed to me the most recurring statement for why people are continuing to use Python 2 was "the packages I need just aren't on Python 3''. In attempt to get a statement I believed I could measure I framed this as "is Python 3 supported by library developers well enough for me to move?".

Python 3 is Winning Library Developer Support

Introducing the Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B features a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 clocked at 1.2 GHz. This puts the Pi 3 roughly 50% faster than the Pi 2. Compared to the Pi 2, the RAM remains the same - 1GB of LPDDR2-900 SDRAM, and the graphics capabilities, provided by the VideoCore IV GPU, are the same as they ever were. As the leaked FCC docs will tell you, the Pi 3 now includes on-board 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. WiFi, wireless keyboards, and wireless mice now work out of the box.

Introducing the Raspberry Pi 3

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. New travel posters from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, envision a day when the creativity of scientists and engineers will allow us to do things we can only dream of now.You can take a virtual trip to 14 alien worlds, and maybe even plaster your living room with planetary art, via the new, futuristic space tourism posters.

Space Tourism Posters