Half of U.S. malls will close in the next decade, says retail consultant Howard Davidowitz. It's because they don't offer anything the Internet can't deliver more conveniently and less expensively (other than a swell dinner at Sbarro). But outlet malls and high-end malls will flourish. "Novelty and exclusivity, he said, lure consumers away from their computers and into these malls."
The pandemic resulted in many of having to look at our own faces for hours in teleconferencing meetings, and the resulting dissatisfaction is sending us in droves to cosmetic surgeons. Many cosmetic surgeons had expected the pandemic to hammer business. Instead the industry is enjoying a Zoom-boom. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive… READ THE REST
Clubhouse, the fast-growing audio-only social network, has two problems: first, its platform is really just a feature. Second, Facebook is adding the feature. Audio-only networks have become increasingly popular during the pandemic.Facebook will also launch a new feature, Soundbites, where users can create and share short audio clips. The feature will be launched over the… READ THE REST
Luke Metoki virtualized MacOS and Windows simultaneously on an 2000s-era PC, with Arch Linux as the host organism. The mad science worked, but Windows was "very sluggish" if not given the lion's share of RAM. If you want me to write more about this, contact me. READ THE REST
When you think robots, your mind likely jumps to R2-D2 or Wall-E. But the reality is that robots are everywhere already, with the trusty functional robotic arm serving as a backbone of industrial manufacturing for decades. And they're that popular because they're ultra adaptable. You can teach a robot arm to do everything from popping open… READ THE REST
There's no one who doesn't enjoy saving money. Heck, people with money are the first ones who enjoy a good bargain when they find one. While the glow of scoring a truly great deal is actually palpable, there's a reason for that charge of satisfaction. It's because really great deals don't happen every day. And… READ THE REST
You could be forgiven for thinking drones are basically big boy toys because…well, they're a heck of a lot of fun. But with the proliferation of powerful, inexpensive drone models on the consumer market, industries are turning to these tiny powerhouses like never before for a variety of important, even life-saving tasks, according to the… READ THE REST