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A Fully Loaded $14,000 iMac Pro vs. a Fully Loaded $6,000 iMac

Is it worth upgrading to the latest fully loaded iMac Pro, which will cost you $14,000? Filmmaker Parker Walbeck recently went hands-on to find out. …

DesignAgency turns former strip club into boutique Toronto hotel

Canadian studio DesignAgency has transformed a 19th-century building in Toronto, once home to a strip club, into a boutique hotel featuring patchwork …

New report explains the thinking behind Apple’s new focus on software quality

We heard last month that Apple was setting a new focus for iOS 12: prioritizing quality and reliability over shiny new features.<p>Apple had been working on updates to the Home screen, CarPlay experience, updates to the stock Mail app and enhancements to photo editing and sharing. These projects have …

Brownie Choco-Peanut Butter Bars Dessert

Brownie choco-peanut butter bars are an ideal treat for every season when you want to eat a rich, chocolate dessert. They are very easy to prepare …

Chocolate Creamcake Bars (No-Bake-10-Minute Recipe)

These chocolate creamcake bars are so rich, creamy and delicious! They go perfectly with a cup of coffee after lunch. Surprise your family or friends …

Pasta

A comprehensive guide to pasta recipes, including a summery fettuccine alfredo and a baked four-cheese spaghetti.

Italian Food

Why You Should Definitely Pan-Sear Steak for a Weeknight Dinner

When we think of steak, we usually associate this big, hearty piece of meat with eating out, or at least, some sort of special occasion. But...why? …

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the perfect game for noobs

<i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> (<i>PUBG</i>) probably wouldn’t strike you as the best title to start with if you’re new to gaming. The <i>Battle Royale</i>-inspired …

U.S. embassy worker ordered to pay back Ottawa landlord

An American diplomat will pay an Ottawa landlord more than $10,000 in owed rent and legal fees in the wake of an Ontario Superior Court ruling that her diplomatic immunity doesn't cover rent disputes.<p>Justice Rohan Bansie ruled last week that Betsy Zouroudis's diplomatic status doesn't exempt her …

John Mahoney, Beloved Frasier Father, Dies at 77

The English-American actor, who won a Tony in 1986, passed away on Sunday.<p><b>John Mahoney,</b> the Tony-winning actor best known for playing cranky, Barcalounger-loving Martin Crane on <i>Frasier,</i> died Sunday at the age of 77.<p>Mahoney’s publicist confirmed the death to TMZ, noting that Mahoney died in hospice …

Medical Journals

Cheater’s Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon

1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and transfer to the bowl of a slow …

NYPD begins deploying iPhone 7 & 7 Plus to officers as it officially moves on from Windows Phone

As initially reported last year, The New York Police Department is moving away from Windows Phones after two years with the platform. Replacing some 36,000 Windows phones are iPhones, which are now being rolled out to police officers…<p>The <i>New York Daily News</i> reports that the NYPD has been rolling out …

Apple finally gets Cupertino’s permission to occupy parts of Apple Park spaceship building

About one year after construction on the first phase of Apple Park was originally scheduled to be finished, the city of Cupertino has finally granted Apple a series of temporary occupancy permits that allow employees to move into parts of the main building.<p>According to a spreadsheet compiled by …

Skyscrapers

Elon Musk's flamethrower is real and yours for just $500

Commentary: Musk's Boring Company offers this essential toy for a mere $500. The entrepreneur insists it's the perfect weapon for the Zombie Apocalypse.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Some were ready to shoot the idea down in flames.<p>But …

Elon Musk

Tesla Model 3 in ‘matte black’ makes a comeback with aftermarket mods

When Tesla first unveiled the Model 3 in 2016, one of the prototypes was “matte black” and it made such a good impression on the public that CEO Elon Musk said that they would “probably” bring it to production, but that didn’t happen as Tesla tried to limit the number of options available in order …

Tesla

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

U.S. Supreme Court

Review: OWC’s Aura PCIe flash storage lets you upgrade the storage capacity of your Mid-2013 and later MacBook [U: Now works with Boot Camp]

As an owner of a Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display, it’s slowly beginning to show its age. However, I find that this machine, an i7-powered rig with 16GB of RAM, is still plenty powerful for the applications that I run on a day-to-day basis. For example, with Final Cut Pro X, it’s not the …

MacBook Pro

Review: SanDisk’s new Lightning to USB drive for iPhone adds USB 3 & a wraparound design

SanDisk’s new iXpand Lightning to USB drive introduces a new design, faster USB 3.0, and a brand new app, making it one of the most attractive offerings as far as thumb drives for your iPhone or iPad go. I’ve been testing it out to see if it’s worth a recommendation over the many</b> …

SanDisk

How to set up Medical ID and customize SOS on iPhone and Apple Watch

iPhone and Apple Watch provide some awesome features when it comes to health and fitness, but they also include important ways to get help in case of an accident, injury, and more. Follow along for how to make sure your Medical ID is set up or up to date, along with how to customize the SOS …

Smartwatches

Tim Cook makes surprise appearance at Toronto Apple Store to tout ‘Everyone Can Code’

<b>Update</b>: Tim Cook continues his tour of Canada with a Maple Leafs game:<p>Tim Cook today made his first ever visit to Canada since becoming Apple CEO. As reported by <i>The Globe and Mail</i>, Cook visited a downtown Toronto Apple Store to talk with shoppers and students…<p>Cook’s visit came unannounced to the …

Apple Store

These Hospitals Are Sick of High Drug Prices. So They're Starting Their Own Nonprofit Drug Company

Drug makers have largely ignored the public firestorm surrounding high drug prices. Now, a coalition of major U.S. hospitals is taking the matter …

Health Care

Amazon HQ2 list is officially down to these 20 cities

The e-retailer expects to decide this year on the location for its second headquarters. These are the candidates.<p>Amazon is one step closer to planting a flag for its second headquarters.<p>On Thursday, the world's largest online retailer announced the final 20 selections for its HQ2. Amazon whittled …

New Jersey

Uber had a secret program that froze company computers if the police raided an office

Not too long ago, there was great scene on the television show <i>The Americans</i> wherein a Russian spy, fearful that the FBI was about to bust in the door …

App Store

Apple Health app data used as evidence in rape investigation

Law enforcement might have difficulty accessing iPhones, but it can obtain a wealth of information when it does get in. German investigators have used data from iOS' built-in Health app as evidence in the investigation of a rape and murder case. Police cracked the suspect's phone with the help of …

Nintendo announces raft of new and retro titles for Switch (plus new Mario outfits)

The Switch is getting a bevy of new games that should appeal to a broad variety of players, Nintendo announced today in one of its “Direct” videos. A new Mario Tennis game, updates to Odyssey, some classics and indies and, perhaps most unexpectedly, Dark Souls: Remastered.<p>The deepest fan-pleaser …

France grapples with whether to ban cellphones in schools

Students could soon be banned from using cellphones in French schools, in a move the government says is necessary to protect public health amid fears over the devices' long-term effects on mental development.<p>Under current French law, students cannot use their phones in class but schools have the …

Education

Swiss Apple Store evacuated & emergency services attend as smoke emitted from overheating battery [U]

<i>Update: The device was later said to be an iPhone 6S Plus – photo below.</i><p>An Apple Store in the Swiss city of Zurich was temporarily evacuated, and emergency services attended, after smoke was emitted from an overheating battery …<p>A report in <i>Watson</i> says that all three emergency services – police, fire …

Apple Store

Apple’s 2017 Webby-nominated ad featured autism pseudoscience

The company’s 2017 Webby-nominated ad featured autism pseudoscience<p>As part of 2016’s Autism Acceptance Month, Apple released an uplifting video called <i>Dillan’s Voice</i>, in which a nonverbal teenager delivers a speech at his graduation, his text turning swiftly to spoken word through his iPad. Before …

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out | Inc.com

Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want to experience its psychological, physical, and social benefits, we need to train our brain to the "positive." This can only be done through …

Happiness

Apple forced to pay £136 million tax bill in the UK following ‘extensive audit’

Apple’s tax struggles in Europe have been well documented in the past, and now an extensive audit has forced the company to pay an additional tax bill. As reported by <i>The Financial Times</i>, Apple is being forced to pay an extra £136 million tax bill in the U.K…<p>The added tax comes following “an …

Finance