There are good reasons to be skeptical of machines grading essays. Their algorithms can't distinguish between arguments supported by factual evidence and cases built on canards. They're reliable enough to dock points for clichés, but they're not subtle enough to reward subtlety.
If you were thinking of buying a MacBook Air in the near future, you might want to get yourself to Best Buy this weekend: The big box store is holding...
Throughout the past few years, there has been a surge in mobile technology. The message is clear: The modern cloud-based lifestyle demands thinner and lighter.
Lots of people are asking me what's on my wish list this holiday season. For me, the list is pretty modest: I'd like a Tesla Model S electric touring sedan. You'd like one too - they are simply awesome! But, since that's not in the cards, here are the top five tech gifts I'd give.
Until last January, I was happily carrying a Lenovo X300 lightweight notebook PC but decided it was time to get a MacBook Air and, until today, I hadn't looked back.
I have to admit I was tempted by the 15-inch Macbook Pro with retina display. Not only is it thinner and lighter than previous MacBook Pros, its screen is nothing less than stunning.
The MacBook on which this letter is being typed is on its last legs. It has been a fine four years -- if you don't count the past six months, in which time my computer has slowed down to a speed that's only comparable to that of my Grandpa Teddy in his powder blue Cadillac.
Consider this: In rural Africa, I have seen women wail and weep when their husbands have made the unilateral decision to marry off their adolescent daughters to an older man.
Osama... Osama bin Laden -- is that you? Yes, yes it is -- who is this? It's me, John Bobey.
The papers were only getting a quick glance at the headlines and a few paragraphs on the front page and the local news section front. The rest was just a pile of dead tree branches.
While the difference between tablets and laptops will start to blur over time, for the moment at least, there is a big market for little laptops like Lenovo's new ThinkPad X220.
Mac sales in its most recent quarter were up despite the popularity of the iPad. One reason sales surged is two new MacBook Air laptops, which in my opinion are the best portable PCs on the market.
Because it has no moving parts, the flash memory in some new computers has big advantages over the spinning media used in hard drives. Reading and writing data is much faster and more reliable.
Here's my story, the story of how I'm making it in front of, and behind, the scenes in the world today. Maybe some will be inspired to continue to reach for their goals. Maybe others will understand that it's tough all over.
Apple has a long history differentiating products, creating excitement, and sparking debate not only by being the first to add features, but also by being the first to take them away.