Month: February 2021

Excellent, if it’s not your only PC

I put off writing my Surface Pro X review for a while. I’ve been using a Surface Book since the original, and I’ve always considered myself a power user, so the idea of adopting an ARM-powered PC that couldn’t run all of the apps I might need seemed unconscionable. So I’d play with the Pro X — the marginally updated SQ2 version — every once in a while, but my heart was never fully in it.

And then Apple released its M1-powered MacBooks. Ironically, but perhaps not surprisingly, it was Apple’s success with its own transition to ARM-powered devices that

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AWS chief Andy Jassy gets top job at Amazon as CEO Bezos steps down

I didn’t see this coming and neither, it appears, did anyone else outside of Amazon’s inner circle.

Were you to ask me what major tech CEO might step down in the near futire, I’d have guessed Arvind Krishna at IBM could walk away this year — making room for heir-apparent James Whitehurst. Or maybe at long last Larry Ellison would decide to spend more time on his Hawaiian island, Lanai.

But Jeff Bezos, walking away from the CEO job at Amazon? No way!

In a shocking move, after Amazon reported its Q4 2020 revenue — even better results than expected

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Google Search’s new feature makes it easier to weed out unreliable results

Google Search is adding a feature to help you verify your search results are showing reliable information. Search will now show a menu icon “next to most results on Google” that you can tap on to access more information about a particular site without having to actually click through. This makes it a little easier to verify if the search result comes from a source that’s likely to be trustworthy.

This information is mostly sourced from Wikipedia, which Google notes “provides free, reliable information” (much to the chagrin of history teachers everywhere).  If Wikipedia information isn’t available, you’ll instead see

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The shifting market for PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL has been around in some form since 1986, yet somehow keeps getting younger and hipper with each year. Startups like Timescale have found old-school PostgreSQL to be key to building their new-school database products, joining companies like EnterpriseDB in deepening PostgreSQL’s popularity. In fact, EnterpriseDB just celebrated its 44th consecutive quarter of rising annual recurring revenue. That’s 11 years of PostgreSQL paying the bills (and growing the number of bills EnterpriseDB can afford to pay).

As steady as PostgreSQL has been, however, its progress hasn’t been linear. I recently spoke with EnterpriseDB CEO Ed Boyajian, now in his

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The shifting market for PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL has been around in some form since 1986, yet somehow keeps getting younger and hipper with each year. Startups like Timescale have found old-school PostgreSQL to be key to building their new-school database products, joining companies like EnterpriseDB in deepening PostgreSQL’s popularity. In fact, EnterpriseDB just celebrated its 44th consecutive quarter of rising annual recurring revenue. That’s 11 years of PostgreSQL paying the bills (and growing the number of bills EnterpriseDB can afford to pay).

As steady as PostgreSQL has been, however, its progress hasn’t been linear. I recently spoke with EnterpriseDB CEO Ed Boyajian, now in his

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TourBox Neo is the graphic design editing controller that finally gets it all right

TLDR: The TourBox Neo offers ultimate control with unprecedented speed over your digital media creative projects that puts a standard keyboard to shame.

Watching Eddie Van Halen’s fingers work magic as he plays Eruption is amazing. Seeing Tiger Woods wield a golf club like it’s an extension of himself is awe-inspiring. And believe it or not, elite craftsmen of every type perform equally impressive feats of creation all the time. 

For example, if you’ve ever watched a master editor cut video or brilliantly punch up a photo, then you know there’s an artistry and talent at work that few possess.

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