Lisa Eadicicco, provided by Published 6:00 am CDT, Thursday, March 21, 2019 Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The iPad mini received a long overdue upgrade earlier this week that brings better performance, Apple Pencil support, and an enhanced display. The Apple Pencil feels more natural on the iPad mini than any other Apple tablet I've used it with so far, largely because of its size. But that benefit comes at a $99 premium, and there are other less expensive options for those who just want a portable tablet for entertainment. Apple's iPads have become increasingly capable of serving as laptop replacements in recent years. Take the new iPad Pro models that launched last October, for example. They run on Apple's A12X Bionic processor, which the company claims is more powerful than most PC laptops, and use a standard USB-C port for charging, and for connecting to accessories like monitors or cameras. But the iPad mini hadn't received an update since 2015 — … [Read more...] about I used Apple’s new iPad mini, and it might finally make me an Apple Pencil believer (AAPL)
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Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Cannabidiol is being touted as a magical elixir, a cure-all now available in bath bombs, dog treats and even pharmaceuticals. But maybe it’s just a fix for our anxious times. Credit Credit Photo Illustration by Eric Helgas for The New York Times Supported by ByAlex Williams Oct. 27, 2018 It’s hard to say the precise moment when CBD, the voguish cannabis derivative, went from being a fidget spinner alternative for stoners to a mainstream panacea. Maybe it was in January, when Mandy Moore, hours before the Golden Globes, told Coveteur that she was experimenting with CBD oil to relieve the pain from wearing high heels. “It could be a really exciting evening,” she said. “I could be floating this year.” Maybe it was in July, when Willie Nelson introduced a line of CBD-infused coffee beans called Willie’s Remedy. “It’s two of my favorites, together in … [Read more...] about Why Is CBD Everywhere?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Christopher Rowland Globe Staff August 18, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump’s quest to create a Space Force to stand equally with the Air Force, Army, and Navy is overshadowing a significant shift already well underway in the US military toward the development of new orbiting defenses and futuristic weaponry.The United States is perched on the threshold of a new era in space militarization, with rising threats from global rivals and fresh impetus from a new administration that is eager to engage in a high-tech arms race. Advances in technology and lower barriers to deploying satellites are enabling Pentagon planners to think big.Space hawks in the Department of Defense and Congress, for instance, are pushing for a laser or particle-beam weapon to be deployed in Earth’s orbit within a decade, regardless of whether Trump’s dream of a Space … [Read more...] about Pentagon sees space as next frontier
Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 To play the lead role in "BlacKkKlansman," John David Washington immersed himself in the history and culture of the 1960s and 1970s. Times were turbulent then, much as they are now, a parallel that stayed with the 34-year-old actor. "I asked my mom about it," he says, sitting in a room set up for press interviews in Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac. "I asked her, 'Do you think it's scarier then or now?' ...She said now. She says it's scarier now, which then frightened me." That's the power of "BlacKkKlansman," a movie being hailed as one of director Spike Lee's best works in years. By telling the riveting story of an undercover black cop who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the '70s, it reveals that yesterday's hatreds are still alive and inflicting damage on America today. The New York Times praised the film as "an alarm clock ringing in the midst of a … [Read more...] about New star emerges from ‘BlacKkKlansman’ (and yes, Denzel is his father)
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway had $111 billion of cash on its balance sheet at the end of last quarter, the most in the company's history.This is an ominous sign for the health of the market, and suggests that Berkshire Hathaway views it as overvalued and overly expensive.As merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has roared, Warren Buffett and his investing colleagues at Berkshire Hathaway have stayed on the sidelines.That means they missed out on an M&A bonanza that saw a record-breaking $2 trillion in deals through mid-May. But it also means Berkshire Hathaway has set a record of its own: It now has the biggest cash balance in the firm's storied history.While that can be construed as good news for Buffett & Co. — since they have a veritable war chest of capital ready for deployment — it carries far starker implications for the overall market.That's because Berkshire Hathaway's reluctance to buy anything can be viewed as a signal that just about everything … [Read more...] about Why Warren Buffett’s record-breaking cash stockpile should have investors worried