Article Contents1 Home Hub is brilliant, but the standard Home really needs an update2 Chromecast needs an interface and a remote3 The Pixel Slate is a total flop, but it should still be fixed4 It’s time for a Pixelbook "Pro"5 The Pixel 3 played it safe - maybe too safe (also, bugs)6 The Pixel 3 Lite really makes no damn sense7 2018’s theme was growth, 2019’s should be renewed leadership Google’s hardware division is a rare success story inside a remarkably successful company - and one that has taken the better part of a decade to meet that definition. Its ambitions in the physical product space have grown from a geeky internet sideshow into a full-scale retail assault, and 2018 saw that ascendance continue. For all the naysayers it’s had - and there have been many - Google continues to position its hardware portfolio exactly where it needs to be: in stores. Chromecasts and Home Minis litter hundreds of Walmarts, Targets, and Best Buys, and Pixel … [Read more...] about Google hardware year in review: What worked, what didn’t, and what we want in 2019
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Feature By Andrew O'Hara Monday, December 31, 2018, 09:34 am PT (12:34 pm ET) Day in and day out, a lot of you come by and read what we've written about. Here are the stories that you guys —and some passers-by —read the most in 2018. We've already taken a look at our own personal favorite stories, as well as our favorite video productions. For this piece however, we turn the power to you. Based on readership numbers, and counting down to the top piece, these were the most popular pieces to run on AppleInsider this year.How to install Mojave on unsupported Macs Date published: July 25 As is often the case with new updates, Apple limits the supported models to ensure all features — or at least most features — work as they should. This often means if you have an aging Mac, you may not be able to install the latest and greatest OS. Luckily, AppleInsider walked you through the process of installing it on unsupported machines.Editorial: The 2019 Mac Pro will be … [Read more...] about 2018 Year in Review: The most popular stories in 2018 as chosen by the AppleInsider audience
Here are some of the biggest stories of the year, as covered by The Local. SEE ALSO: Diesel, deadlines and deposit bottles: Everything that's set to change in 2019 Germany's World Cup woes 2018 was a World Cup year and in the lead up to the tournament, fans of World Champions Germany were pretty confident that they had the squad to go far in the competition. Germany had made at least the semi-finals of every major tournament in the previous decade and pundits had already penciled Germany’s name into the semis this year. Head coach Joachim Löw told star player Marco Reus ahead of the tournament opener against Mexico that he would be “saved for the knockout rounds”. But for the first time in history, Germany was eliminated from the group stages after losing to Mexico and South Korea, prompting heartache throughout the Bundesrepublik. The subsequent fallout from the tournament included calls for Löw’s head, criticism of his decision to leave … [Read more...] about Year in review: The biggest stories from Germany in 2018
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
The Local looks back at the year's highs and lows in Sweden. Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad / TT As 2018 comes to an end, The Local's team looks back over ten stories that shaped the year, from the summer's wildfires to crime trends to that sword in a lake. Sweden's struggle to crack down on gangs Gang conflict has been an ongoing debate this year, particularly in the southern city of Malmö, with a series of tit-for-tat shootings and explosive blasts. Our Malmö correspondent wrote about how it feels to live in a city where gangland shootings are no longer confined to certain areas (Members). Police in other areas are also facing evolving challenges when it comes to dealing with gang crime. In January, a man in his 60s died after an explosion at a Stockholm subway station, after he picked up what he thought was a toy, but turned out to be a hand grenade. We investigated why Swedish gangs are increasingly using these weapons, and what is being done to crack … [Read more...] about Year in review: The biggest stories from Sweden in 2018