A Look Inside Apple’s Silicon Playbook

Hi, folks. So Facebook is changing its name? Sorry, Mark, Plaintext is taken. And apparently, so is “TRUTH Social.”The Plain ViewThis week Apple introduced a set of new MacBook Pro laptops. During the prerecorded...

What does the chip shortage mean for cloud computing?

The complex problems behind the current worldwide chip shortage boil down to two basic factors: The pandemic limited chip manufacturing, and demand now outpaces supply.It will take time for the chip supply to normalize...

5 ways abortion bans could hurt women in the workforce

Roe vs. Wade is now overturned, which will soon effectively make abortion illegal in about half of US states. If that happens, historical data tells us that not only will this affect women personally,...

How digital twins improve physical systems

There is a long lineage of technologies and tools used to model the physical world, including drawings, diagrams, and CAD models. There are also many ways to use technology to model real-world systems and...

The chip shortage has a silver lining

Manufacturers haven’t overcome the worldwide semiconductor shortage. Gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5 are still scarce, automakers are delivering cars with missing features, and Apple may end up producing 10 million fewer iPhones in...

Microsoft’s F# 6 boosts performance, ease

F# 6, an upgrade to Microsoft’s open source, multi-paradigm, programming language, is now available. The new version promises to make it easier to write succinct, performant code, Microsoft said.Formally announced in a bulletin on...

JetBrains Java IDE adds project analysis, build system improvements

JetBrains has released version 2021.2 of its IntelliJ IDEA integrated development environment for JVM languages. The upgrade emphasizes capabilities such as project analysis and easier management of build system dependencies. Downloadable from jetbrains.com, IntelliJ IDEA...

The pandemic problems that boosters won’t solve

But fully vaccinated healthy people in "high-risk" jobs, meaning that they have more chances of being exposed to the virus, aren't necessarily at higher risk of getting sick even if they catch the virus....

Catching up on Build 2021: AI and Arm

Microsoft’s annual developer event Build mixes education with new product announcements across its three main developer platforms: .NET and Windows, Azure, and the Power Platform. There’s always a lot of other news, too, with...

Give Your Back a Break With Our Favorite Office Chairs

It might take you a week or two (maybe even a month) to get used to the Herman Miller Embody, but it's well worth it. Its upright positioning supported my back and eased lingering...

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