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Defusing the retirement bombshell

The 2007-08 worldwide financial crisis forced numerous companies to take drastic steps just to survive. For instance, General Motors got rid of a pension plan that, in its then-underfunded state, could have hampered its recovery. Canadian retirees could bear the brunt of similar crises. We live longer

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The 2017 Jaguar F-Type S: a relationship or an affair?

Some cars you marry. Others you just take for a fling. Members of the latter category may try to fool you into thinking they belong in the former. Comfort and safety features may abound, from heated leather seats to a heated leather flat-bottomed steering wheel to blind spot alerts

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Molecular Motors Similar To Macro Engines

Think of individual proteins as strings of spaghetti. When they fold and combine with other proteins, they create tools that do important work inside a body. These tools are known as molecular machines. Protein folding is a “carefully orchestrated sequence of events,” says Lars Konermann, a professor

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Activities on my computer

If your Mac is running slow, a good place to start troubleshooting is in Activity Monitor, a utility built in to every Mac.

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The automotive technology arms race is alive and well: the BMW 750i xDrive

I usually interact with vehicles I drive by touching some surface inside said vehicle. Yet when I twirled  my finger in the air or waved my hand, the BMW 750i xDrive knew exactly what to do. The Bavarian Motor Works has a reputation for jamming all sorts of technology into its vehicles,

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Streamlining document review with technology

Today’s discovery teams must pick relevant information from mountains of similar-looking documents. To speed up the process, they can now have computers find relevant documents instead. The smorgasbord of technologies used to do this is called both technology assisted review (TAR) and computer-assisted review (CAR). These technologies are

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Apple Support – the Twitter Handle

My apologies to people who don’t want to read a fanboy account of Apple. This isn’t that. This is a narration of the facts, and just the facts. I keep track of issues that crop up with my out-of-warranty Apple products. My MacBook Pro is 6.5 years

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The World of Brunello Cucinelli

Brunello Cucinelli is the youngest son of an Umbrian sharecropper who left the land to work in a factory when Brunello was 15. The humiliation his father endured left a deep impression on the boy. An indifferent student, Brunello found his calling in his early 20s, visiting boutiques in Northern

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The 2016 Range Rover TDV6 Diesel, HSE

Few vehicles stand out as international icons in their class. I enjoyed a week with one such icon, the 2016 Range Rover Diesel, HSE. First impressions This tall, wide vehicle looks ready for business with its tall stance, nearly upright windshield and elevated ground clearance. My Santorini Black tester’s offroad-ready

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CHP for Condominiums

Can Ontario condominiums get into combined heat and power (CHP)? At first blush, probably not. But certain entrepreneurs are striving to change the rules of this game. What is Combined Heat and Power? When a generator resides in the same place where the electricity it produces is

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