Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Personal Tech | Uber vs. Lyft: Which Ride-Hailing App Is Better? Advertisement Supported by Tech Fix Here’s a comprehensive comparison of the two services to help you choose your go-to app for hitching rides. ByBrian X. Chen Lead consumer technology writer April 17, 2019 Uber and Lyft recently made clear that they are in the ride-hailing business for the long haul. Shortly after Lyft went public with plenty of fanfare last month, Uber shared its plans for its own initial public offering. So now feels like the right time to ask: Is one of the apps definitively superior for hitching rides? While both services look identical, there are major differences. Uber is richer in features and available in more cities. Yet Lyft is more transparent in its receipts about the details of a trip, which can help … [Read more...] about Uber vs. Lyft: Which Ride-Hailing App Is Better?
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Credit: di Bronzino | Shutterstock AMD's Threadripper 2990WX redefined the high end desktop when it burst onto the scene with 32-cores and 64-threads, setting a new high watermark for sheer multi-threaded performance. Threadripper's copious core counts, low pricing and a healthy slathering of 64 PCIe lanes made the platform a hit with the prosumer and workstation crowd, threatening Intel's dominance in the high-end workstation market. Intel, not content with second place, kicked the tires on its aging Skylake architecture and rolled out a new overclockable workstation processor that hails from the server space. The 28-core 58-thread Xeon W-3175X also comes to market bearing a six-channel memory controller and support for ECC memory, a must for professional-class workloads. Overclocking is also on the table, but the high-end focus is apparent in its $2,999 price tag. The Xeon W line of processors are designed specifically for workstation users and their unique needs, so we … [Read more...] about Core Combat: Intel Xeon W-3175X vs. AMD Threadripper 2990WX
The XPS 13 is our favorite laptop of all time, but with the fresh announcement of the Matebook 13 at CES 2019, Huawei could be giving Dell a run for its money. Both look to be good options if you’re after a slim and light and ultra-premium laptop, so you might be wondering how both stack up against each other. In this side by side guide, we put up the design, performance, and portability of both laptops against each other. There can only be one winner. Design In terms of design, the XPS 13 and the Huawei MateBook 13 are similar. Huawei’s MateBook 13 sports a cool to the touch aluminum finish in either Space Gray and Mystic Silver. Dell, however, goes for a CNC machined aluminum top cover in either rose gold, frost, or platinum silver. The interior of the XPS 13 parts from aluminum and comes with either a carbon fiber palm rest in black or a white woven glass fiber palm rest. If you’re looking to stand out from a crowd, the carbon fiber finish … [Read more...] about Dell XPS 13 vs. Huawei MateBook 13
David Slotnick, provided by Published 3:30 am PST, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 TheInsider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. American Express One of the best perks that comes with the Platinum Card® from American Express is extensive access to airport lounges. Of the more than 1,200 lounges that Platinum cardholders can access, the best are AmEx's own Centurion Lounges. AmEx has announced two new Centurion Lounges — one in London Heathrow, and one in Charlotte. The two new lounges are part of a larger trend that's been evident in 2017 and 2018, as Amex has pushed to improve benefits for Platinum cardholders, an effort to set the premium card apart from the competition. Cardholders also get complimentary access to Delta Sky Clubs and Priority Pass-affiliated lounges. American Express has announced two new airport Centurion Lounge locations, including its … [Read more...] about AmEx is making good on its promise to expand Platinum cardholder benefits by opening luxe airport lounges at Heathrow and Charlotte Douglas
Clamshell notebook Modular powerhouse The Surface Laptop 2 is available at a cheaper price than the Surface Book 2, but it's not as versatile with its clamshell design and lack of discrete GPU, and its display isn't quite as stunning. However, if you want a standard notebook without the extra modular features, it remains a standout device. From $999 at Microsoft Pros Light, slim build. Cheaper than Surface Book 2. Four colors available (including black). Traditional notebook experience. Cons No discrete GPU. Not as versatile as Surface Book 2. The Surface Book 2 really can do it all, thanks to a modular design, high-res touch display, and powerful hardware options. It's available in 13.5- and 15-inch sizes to help fit your needs, but it's certainly going to cost you more than the Surface Laptop 2. From $1,199 at Microsoft Pros Higher resolution display. Two sizes available. Modular design. Discrete GPU options. Cons More expensive than Surface Laptop 2. The Surface … [Read more...] about Surface Laptop 2 vs. Surface Book 2: Which should you buy?