Toronto’s crazy-insane property prices stayed high even through the 2008 crash and its aftermath, but sales volumes of houses of all types plummeted by 40.4% for July 2017-vs-July 2016, new listings are up by 5% over the same period — and the average selling price has fallen by 19% since April.
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Last week, Reuters published an interview with Irobot CEO Colin Angle, in which the Roomba-czar explained his plan to have his cleaning robots produce detailed maps of your house that the company would sell to Amazon and Google, something the company could do today, thanks to an exceptionally broad and one-sided terms of serviceRead More
People went “crazy” over the season seven premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Or so they say. “Crazy” accounted for 8.9 percent of all emotional reactions (ERs) during the first episode, and “crazy” ERs spiked during singer Ed Sheeran’s cameo, driving 4.8 percent of all ERs. What are ERs, and why does any of thisRead More
Starting July 10, you can bid on TRS-80 computers, dot matrix printers, Realistic speakers, shortwave receivers, old catalogs, and company “memorabilia” from the bowels of bankrupt RadioShack. From the auction site:
From humble beginnings in Boston in 1921, over the past 95 years RadioShack established itself as a globally recognizedRead More
When Federico Musto engineered a takeover of Arduino, open source hardware fans were nonplussed, and not least because Musto was caught lying about having received advanced degrees from MIT and NYU.
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To reassure its community, Arduino created an arms-length foundation to managed the open development process. Now it turns outRead More
[embedded content] Apple’s latest commercial is advertising the Earth. In a rare topical turn for the company, the ad makes a lofty appeal for environmentalism at a moment when such efforts face historic threats from Donald Trump’s administration. “Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand,” the lateRead More