A small plane crashed on the Wilcox Technical High School baseball field in Meriden, Connecticut, knocking out power across the city last week. No students were on the fields shortly before 7:00pm when the plane, which had taken off from Westchester County Airport, crashed into a high-tension power line, causing the outage. The incident happened when the plane, itself, lost power. The pilot and one other passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were taken for treatment to nearby hospitals. As police officers were placing temporary stop signs to help prevent accidents with lights and traffic signals out of commission, two men were caught attempting to steal one of them. The two men were arrested and face multiple charges. Fortunately, the crash didn’t result in more serious injuries, but it is exactly the kinds of situation businesses are powerless to do anything about when it comes to powering their technology. They’re at the mercy … [Read more...] about Plane Crashes in Baseball Field, Knocks Out Power in Meriden, Connecticut
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Last year, I faced a conundrum where my old 2012 MacBook Pro was still so good that I found it hard to justify buying a newer model. I bought the most powerful 15-inch MacBook Pro in 2012 because I knew its Core i7 processor would keep up for several more years than a MacBook Pro with a less powerful Core i5 processor. The concept is called future-proofing. Basically, I buy a device that’s way more powerful than necessary for my current needs in anticipation for the future, when operating systems and apps will require more horsepower. caption My trusty 2012 MacBook Pro won’t let me upgrade because it’s still too powerful. source Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider And this machine is a monster, especially after I replaced its slow, old hard drive with a very fast SSD drive and upgraded its RAM from 4 GB to 16 GB. My plan worked. My five-year-old laptop still ran incredibly well, even by today’s standards, and I had no need to spend a couple … [Read more...] about Why I’m not buying the newest and most powerful MacBook Pro anymore
Kate Taylor, provided by Published 8:27 am PST, Thursday, November 22, 2018 Facebook/Lululemon Lululemon kicked off Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving — but dozens of shoppers are complaining that the website is crashing. As of 11 a.m. ET, customers have been dealing with tech glitches for at least three hours on Thanksgiving Day. "We knew it would be a busy day, and I suppose technology got away from us this time around," Lululemon wrote on Facebook. Lululemon's site is crashing as shoppers attempt to cash in on Black Friday deals. On Thursday morning, Thanksgiving Day shoppers began complaining that the athleisure company's website was not letting them complete their orders. "Site is down. Ugh!" one person commented soon after Lululemon posted an 8 a.m. EST Facebook announcement that the company was kicking off Black Friday sales. "Ugh why is the site down now?!?!?" commented another. As of 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, shoppers were still … [Read more...] about Lululemon’s website is crashing as furious customers try to shop Black Friday sales
Buy the Asus Chromebox now When the first Chromeboxes launched in 2012, they were meant to do to desktops what Chromebooks did for laptops. The idea was to replace the typical Windows-based desktop with a small form factor device packing a lightweight operating system and a powerful processor, without the built-in screen, keyboard, and touchpad of the Chromebook. The platform took longer than Chromebooks to take off — Acer didn’t jump into the space until 2014, with its first CXI model, which packed an Intel Celeron processor.Four years later, the model we’re now reviewing is the Acer Chromebox CXI3-I58GKM priced at $571.99. The full CXI3 portfolio ranges from $239.99 to $835.99: 4GNKM4GKM I38GNKMI38GKMI58GKMI716GKM ProcessorCeleron 3865UCeleron 3865UCore i3-7130U Core i3-7130U Core i5-8250U Core i7-8550U Memory4GB4GB8GB 8GB8GB16GB Storage32GB32GB64GB64GB64GB64GB Price$239.99 $279.99$449.99$505.99 $571.99 $835.99 As shown in the chart, our review unit … [Read more...] about Acer Chromebox CXI3 review: Is this the ideal Windows replacement?
The Encyclopedia Britannica defines the law of diminishing returns as an economic law, stating “if one input in the production of a commodity is increased while all other inputs are held fixed, a point will eventually be reached at which additions of the input yield progressively smaller, or diminishing, increases in output.” It forces us to wonder how much money is too much money for a product when we can get something similar for less and feel like we got more out of it. Enter the Acer Chromebook Spin 13, the latest in a new wave of Chromebooks looking to re-shape what has been the “cheap and functional” status quo for years. It has everything you want out of a premium Chromebook in 2018, from a high-quality build to powerful internals. I really like this machine. It’s everything I have wanted out of a Chromebook and then some. Yet, one big thing keeps me from absolutely loving it.What that something is, as well as what the law of diminishing returns has … [Read more...] about Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: The best Chromebook, but at what cost?