Why Modern Computers Struggle to Match the Input Latency of an Apple IIe


A modern PC, regardless of OS, is vastly faster than any 30-40 year-old equipment — so why is an Apple IIe beating all comers in input lag tests?

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Savvy Marketers Don't Ditch the Non-Digital

A good motto for modern marketing would be, “When in doubt, check the data.” Perhaps an even better one would be, “When not in doubt, check the data to see if you should be.” There’s never been a time when we’ve had such an ability to compile, collate, analyze and understand marketing data. As businesses increase their abilities to collect data, to compare and correlate it from disparate sources, and to use analytical tools that are both more powerful and easier to use, marketers find themselves in a new and potentially disorienting position.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84624.html?rss=1

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Walking dead? Medieval villagers zombie-proofed their corpses

Zombies are hardly a modern preoccupation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/10/walking-dead-medieval-villagers-zombie-proofed-their-corpses.html

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There can be only One: MSI modular motherboard will support both Intel and AMD CPUs

Modern computers don’t need replacing anywhere near as often as they did 20 years ago, but replacing your OS installation and building a brand-new rig from scratch is still a major hassle. MSI wants to solve that problem once and for all, whether you prefer Intel processors or AMD APUs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/225839-there-can-be-only-one-new-msi-modular-motherboard-will-support-both-intel-and-amd-processors

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Microfluidics: DARPA is betting embedded water droplets could cool next-gen chips

Ivy Bridge die... on fire!
DARPA and Lockheed Martin have a plan to build microfluidic cooling into modern microprocessors. This could dramatically improve CPU cooling and break the bottleneck on clock speed scaling — at least, for a little while.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/224516-microfluidics-darpa-is-betting-embedded-water-droplets-could-cool-next-gen-chips

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MIT touts tech to speed up webpages

Slow-loading webpages are a modern day annoyance, but researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Harvard have unveiled a plan to nip the issue in the bud.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/10/mit-touts-tech-to-speed-up-webpages.html

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Apple invents plug insertion guidance system for desktops with hard to see ports

Article Image Addressing what some would call a drawback of modern computer design, Apple has developed a system that provides users plug alignment assistance for hard to reach ports normally located in the rear of desktop enclosures.

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How the modern combat helmet was born in the trenches of France

The image of the modern soldier on the battlefield is seldom complete without a helmet on the soldier’s head. Designed to protect from small arms fire the modern ballistic helmet is often made of space age materials including Kevlar, but its origins go back 100 years to the trenches of the First World War.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/05/01/how-the-modern-combat-helmet-was-born-in-the-trenches-of-france/

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Oracle Modern Customer Experience

Oracle did some smart things at last week’s Oracle Modern CX Conference and user meeting in Las Vegas. The company has been making strides in organizing its messaging and products around customer experience in the wake of its RightNow Technologies acquisition a few years ago. It’s been taking on the CX mantra whole hog. Today, Oracle CX spreads from customer service to include marketing and sales, with attention paid to B2B and B2C approaches. It’s really a full-featured tactic, and it provides useful differentiation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81920.html?rss=1

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'Modern Family' co-creator details episode shot entirely with Apple products

In a behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming “Modern Family” episode shot completely on iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2, co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan said using the iOS devices didn’t dramatically change the production process, and revealed that tomorrow’s show is not the first time producers turned to Apple’s handset for in-show footage.

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'Modern Family' to air episode that takes place only online

How to keep the “modern” in “Modern Family” in its sixth season? Create an episode that plays out completely on a computer and in the realm of social media.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/17/modern-family-to-air-episode-that-takes-place-only-online/

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Apple's iMessage, FaceTime, and OS X take starring roles in new episode of 'Modern Family'

A forthcoming episode of hit television comedy Modern Family puts Apple’s iOS and OS X communication services — notably iMessage and FaceTime — front and center, with the production crew shooting footage exclusively on the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2.

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