So the question becomes: Can Apple keep doubling down on its hardware margins, ignoring the sort of service-level diversification that keeps us using Amazon and Google things all day long, without really giving them another thought? Consider that the middle class is shrinking, and 63% of Americans don’t have $500 in their bank accounts, and the answer is, maybe not. It’s a stark outlook for Apple, that only gets worse if you consider that, if the next billion customers are in Africa and India, hardware needs to be cheaper. Here, Apple is at a disadvantage. Geeky arguments over whether the iPhone 7’s curvy edges are superior to the Pixel’s machined frame are moot when smartphones need to be $500 cheaper to be in your life at all (and not have a screen that costs over $100 to repair). … [Read more...] about Why Does Apple Think It Can Get Away With Selling Overpriced Stuff?
“In the energy healing episode, we have no idea what’s happening, but this experience seems to be real. Just because we lack the language to explain it, it doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen,” Loehnen says. “That that’s one of the things that so many women in particular have struggled with. Our experience is reduced to hysteria. ‘It’s all in your head. There’s nothing wrong with you.’ And so I think people are tired of having their experience rejected or ignored.” … [Read more...] about Goop claims Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix show offers ‘tons of scientific proof’
The m15 R2 boasts a glass trackpad with Windows Precision drivers which is quite responsive and gets the job done when you aren’t using a mouse. The m15 R2 is the first 15-inch laptop to incorporate Tobii eye-tracking, which is standard on both the 240Hz IPS and 4K OLED screen options. Tobii eye-tracking scans your eyes and can automatically dim the display when you’re looking away or place the cursor on the part of the screen you are focused on as soon as you touch the trackpad. Moreover, it is supported in over 100 titles and has a few uses in games and game streaming; however, the changes don’t dramatically affect gameplay. … [Read more...] about Dell Alienware Area m15 R2 review: The best overall gaming laptop comes at a price
Shadow branding is the ultimate flex Vox Media’s Vox Media Studios has a handful of programming with multiple broadcasting partners, including Explained on Netflix, American Style on CNN, and RetroTech on YouTube. It also acquired Epic Magazine, which is behind Apple TV’s Little America. The difference between these and shows such as The Goop Lab, Follow This, and The Weekly is that none are Vox branded shows. … [Read more...] about Netflix’s ‘The Goop Lab’ is branded content—and maybe the future of media
Some of the #CrookedGopSenators are complaining about sitting and listening to testimony. 1st and foremost its your d*mn job, so do it without complaining! When I go to #JuryDuty, I sit & listen with an open mind. It's called civic duty. DO YOUR JOB FOR ONCE! #ImpeachmentTrials pic.twitter.com/bpjRADLC7x … [Read more...] about The impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump is underway—and here are the best memes so far