The secret behind Italy’s rarest pasta

I never thought there would be kinds of food that would be endangered in this manner. After reading this story, I want to go to Italy and try the “threads of God”.

Debate over: IBM confirms that Macs are $535 less expensive than PCs

Those of you who have worked in IT probably already knew this and many of us have known or suspected it for years. When I worked for Apple 20+ years ago, we had a slide deck that showed this ROI. I never understood why Apple never took advantage of the data they had on it.

Pearl Jam and Tupac Shakur lead nominees for Rock Hall of Fame

I love these stories if only for the arguments they generate. I think Pearl Jam and Tupac should be in the Hall but would disagree that Journey, the J. Geils Band, and Joe Tex deserve entry. What about you? Who do you think, out of the 19 nominees this round, deserves to be in or not?

Google Pixel vs. iPhone 7 Plus: Which camera is better?

This is an interesting comparison. The reviewer uses the phones and takes the shots that an “average” person would take. This is not a “Review by a Pro” and therefore, might be even more applicable to our readers. Given the shots the reviewer used, I really don’t have very much argument with their conclusions.

Roll over Beyoncé: Chuck Berry announces a surprise album

Berry is one of the founders of Rock and Roll with a tumultuous history and relationship with music. It will be really interesting to hear this album and what kind of music he has chosen to release as his last.

How to make a nasty cold suck less

I’m just getting over a cold that had me laid out on my couch for a week, sniffling and whining like the giant baby I am.

Steve Jobs at the D: All Things Digital Conference

Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher loved having Jobs at their conference. Not only did it goose attendance but Jobs was always a good, challenging interview for them. Great to see these interviews now available more widely.

10 best mirrorless cameras in 2016

While I love my Nikon D600, I also enjoy using my mirrorless Olympus M1. Mirrorless cameras have their own pros and cons but they are getting better and better and many create images to rival their similarly priced “full sized” rigs.

Planet Earth II trailer

The first Planet Earth was a incredible visual feast. The trailer for the sequel looks just as amazing.

The quest to make a true blue M&M

Really interesting article about the industry’s search for natural alternatives for the colors found in many of our favorite foods.

Which type of Canadian are you? Answer these questions to find out

One of the problems we Canadians have always had is that of “national identity”. Even if you’re not Canadian, it might be fun to see where you might fit in this wonderful country. In the interest of full disclosure, I’m a “Permissive Reformer”.

Update the Nobel Prizes

Like many things, the Nobel is a product of its time. Does it need to be updated to reflect the 21st century and not the 19th?

How is the world feeling?

These kinds of studies and surveys are what I magine Apple envisioned when they created the infrastructure for these apps.

Meeting “The Boss”

My friend Sly has been a lifelong fan of Bruce Springsteen. I’m so happy for her to have been able to meet him, even if for only a few brief moments. Read this story and ask yourself, what hero/idol would you like to meet? Or do you believe it’s true you shouldn’t meet your idols? I’m very glad Sly met hers.