If Nürburgring lap times are a thing you care about, then the 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante is something that matters. At the very least, this is notable because it means a fairly conventional 631 horsepower exotic was able to beat the million-dollar hybrid monster that is the Porsche 918 Spyder, and fast enough to start conspiracy theories that the time was faked. But the speed is no sorcery. It’s power sticky tires, an amazingly light body and incredible aerodynamics—and the right human behind that wheel. The vehicle had Lamborghini’s fearless works racing driver and 24 Hours Nürburgring veteran Marco Mapelli behind the wheel. Once he’s driving, the rest of us pretty much look like children playing with Power Wheels cars. But even if you still don’t care about lap times on this venerated race track, you’ve got to be curious about how this raging bull could blow the doors off everything. (Full Disclosure: Lamborghini flew … [Read more...] about What I Learned Driving The Nürburgring-Record Lamborghini In Anger
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The next-generation of monitor technology is upon us, quadrupling the number pixels our monitors can manifest and placing a heavy burden on our beleaguered video cards. What does it take to put together a 4K-ready gaming PC? Let's find out, with a little help from AMD. I first reached out to AMD about the possibilities of exploring 4K monitor technology in the fall of last year. It had been nearly a decade since I'd laid hands on a system that didn't have an Intel CPU and Nvidia graphics card of some sort in it — I'd been sticking to my comfort zone. But with more and more boutique PC makers turning to AMD's Radeon R9 series of graphics cards and the company's exciting Mantle technology hitting the scene, I felt it was time to see how the other half lived. The initial idea was for me to try out a pre-built loaner system and monitor. Over the course of several conversations, we decided it would be more exciting to put together a new system from parts — something I'd not … [Read more...] about I Built A 4K Ultra HD Gaming PC… And I Love It
If you’ve ever read a fitness blog, forum, or even Instagram, you’ve probably heard the term macros thrown around. Short for “macronutrients,” it refers to carbs, fats, and proteins—the three basic components of every diet. If you get their proportions right, it makes dieting a lot more effective when simple calorie restriction fails. One of the problems with traditional calorie counting is that it doesn’t take into account what you’re eating, just how many calories. Sure, portion control alone might work for a while, but unless you switch to the right foods—foods that leave you satiated or even stuffed while on a caloric deficit—your self-control will eventually break down. In order to start eating more of the right thing, it may be beneficial to focus on macronutrients rather than calories. Some people do well on lower carbohydrate, higher fat diets while others on higher carbohydrate, lower fat diets. Creating (and hitting) … [Read more...] about How to Count Macronutrients Instead of Calories for Better Diet Success
Ed Bott Yes or No Robin Harris Best Argument: Yes List of Events: Opening Statements Rebuttal Closing Statements The moderator has delivered a final verdict. Opening Statements A recipe for success Ed Bott: Apple has been kicking ass in the high-end portable PC market over the last couple years. The MacBook Air has become deservedly popular for its exquisite engineering. But that’s all about to change. The pieces are finally clicking together for PC OEMs to make small, light, great-looking portable PCs at commodity prices. That is historically when the Apple versus Wintel battles get interesting. In this economy price is more of an issue than ever, and economies of scale should drive the price of ultrabooks down quickly. I predict ultrabooks will be a big hit with PC buyers who like the MacBook Air form factor but prefer Windows to OS X. The combination of genuinely interesting hardware and a mature, smoother, more reliable Windows should narrow or … [Read more...] about Can Wintel win the Ultrabook market?
Hi, I'm Dan Costa, Editor-in-Chief of PCMag.com and this is Fast Forward where we have conversations about living in the future. My guest today is Vivienne Ming, a theoretical neuroscientist, technological pioneer, entrepreneur, and the Co-Founder of Socos among many, many other things that we will get into. At CES, you gave a presentation. Let's talk about that, let's talk about artificial intelligence, and take it from there. Vivienne Ming: Sure, there seems to be two big conversations at CES which is AI and VR and there's a lot of reasons for it. My panel, which had some big wigs from IBM and Phillips and others, all they're talking about [are] why and what are the implications. I'll be blunt, there's only so much that the head of Watson or the head of Accenture's technology division can do on a stage besides say hey, this is great because … Dan Costa: They've all got products. Ming: Exactly. I think they're very honest about it, but I think one of the missing ingredients … [Read more...] about Fast Forward: Scientist, AI Expert, Entrepreneur Vivienne Ming