Get a like-new 2017 MacBook Air 13 for under $350

Apple redefined the laptop game in 2008 with the MacBook Air, an extraordinarily thin and light laptop that delivered solid performance and impressive battery life. The Air has only gotten better in the deacde-plus since, especially since Apple started . As is often the case with Apple’s yearly releases, it's...
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Business Intel: Mama Jean's takes step toward brick-and-mortar location

Popular food truck Mama Jean’s Barbecue has purchased a Roanoke property where it plans to eventually open a brick-and-mortar location. Owner Madison Ruckel said the business will make its permanent home at a Sanford Avenue property, down the road from Towers Shopping Center. A roughly 3,000-square-foot building eventually will be converted into a restaurant. The location backs up to Interstate 581, which Ruckel said is good for visibility.
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Business Intel: Mac and Bob's earns statewide restaurant of the year award

Mac and Bob’s Restaurant was recognized this month by the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association. The Salem mainstay, which opened in 1980 with 10 stools and now seats more than 300, was named restaurant of the year in the association’s 2021 Ordinary Awards for the tourism and hospitality industry.

The smart city comes of age

Better sensors, more intelligent AI, and the coming wave of 5G wireless could finally fulfill the promise of the smart city. Why it matters: How we organize, run and power our cities will be increasingly important in the years ahead, as urbanization expands and the damaging effects of climate change compound.

Apple poised to finish transforming its MacBook lineup on Monday

Apple is holding a launch event on Monday to announce new products. Apple's line of Macs are the most likely products to get new versions next week, especially the larger sizes of the MacBook Pro. Apple is also likely to provide a release date for macOS Monterey, the latest version...

This Chip-Testing Company Has Generated Better One-Year Returns Than Intel, AMD, Nvidia And Teradyne

The iShares Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ: SOXX) has advanced about 34% over the past year, outperforming the Nasdaq Composite Index, which clocked in gains of about 23% for the same period. Semiconductor companies were among the beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic. The work-from-home and study-from-home trends necessitated computers, accessories, gadgets and...

The Batman's New DC FanDome Footage Confirms Leaked Spoilers

Warning: this story contains potential spoilers for The Batman. A behind-the-scenes look at The Batman revealed at DC FanDome appears to confirm leaked details about the Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves reboot. Before debuting the new action-packed trailer previewing Pattinson's turn donning the cape and cowl of a vengeful Dark Knight, Reeves joined Pattinson and his Catwoman co-star Zoe Kravitz in virtually presenting an exclusive featurette peeking at the making of The Batman. It reveals pages of a journal documenting an angry and brutal Bruce Wayne's second year as a costumed crime-fighter, vengeance for a corrupt Gotham City menaced by the Riddler (Paul Dano) and the Penguin (Colin Farrell).

2024 Hyundai Ioniq 7 Large SUV: Design, Tech And Everything Else We Know

This article contains independent illustrations based on intel and a teaser served by Hyundai last month. The renderings were made by CarScoops’ artist Josh Byrnes and they are neither related to nor endorsed by Hyundai. Hot on the heels of the edgy Ioniq 5 and upcoming Ioniq 6 saloon, Hyundai...

As Apple prepares to revamp the MacBook Pro, this coming week also marks the 30th anniversary of the original PowerBook

Apple is hosting a major Mac event on Monday morning where they are widely expected to unveil a completely redesigned MacBook Pro. Power users have been waiting for Apple to revamp the MacBook Pro since they introduced the 2016 model with the much disliked Touch Bar and notoriously bad butterfly keyboard. But this coming week also marks a special anniversary for Apple notebooks. As pointed out by Steven Sinofsky, this Thursday is the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the original PowerBook.
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iPhone 13 Pro remote jailbreak earns researchers $300,000 in hacking contest

A jailbreaking group has reportedly earned a $300,000 cash prize from the annual Tianfu Cup hacking contest in China, by performing a remote jailbreak on an iPhone 13 Pro running iOS 15. The Tianfu Cup hacking contest is China's counterpart to the Pwn2Own style competitions elsewhere in the world, offering...

Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Why I’m so excited about the MacBook Pro’s M1X chip

Apple looks set to finally reveal its next MacBook Pro laptop on Monday, with the rumoured M1X chip expected to provide a massive performance boost. A more powerful processor is a pretty conventional upgrade for a laptop refresh, but the Apple M1X chip doesn’t look like your average processor. This is a far bigger deal than a laptop with a new AMD or Intel processor. Why so? Let me explain.

Deathloop – NVIDIA DLSS vs AMD FSR Benchmarks & Comparisons

Arkane has released the first major update for Deathloop that adds support for NVIDIA DLSS on PC. As such, Deathloop is one of those games that support both NVIDIA’s DLSS and AMD’s FSR techs. So, we’ve decided to benchmark and compare these two upscaling techniques. For these benchmarks, we used...

Intel's Alder Lake CPUs May Not Work With Older Games

Gamers typically upgrade to a new processor to get better performance in games. However, Alder Lake may not be plug-n-play and command special attention from DRM developers. Intel has confirmed in the document that Alder Lake will have compatibility issues with DRM solutions unless the provider issues a special update for the protection in question. Consequently, game developers that implemented the DRM into their games will have to do the same.

A web page that should be on every genealogist’s bookmarks | Tracing Your Roots

A website that should be on every genealogist’s list of bookmarks is Steve Morse’s One-Step Webpages (you can find it at – not to be confused with, which is the site of rock guitarist Steve Morse). This website has been a great help over my genealogical career and my library career as well. I know it can be a great help for all of you, too.
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Intel Unveils Alder Lake Development Guide For Hybrid Architecture Optimization

Intel's Alder Lake launch is coming; are you ready? The new processors signal what Intel hopes will be a sea change in the market toward hybrid processors that combine multiple core types in a single socket—not just "CPU" and "GPU," but indeed, two different types of CPU cores contained within the same package.