There’s no shortage of computer makers that would like to sell you a big, expensive gaming laptop. So in an effort to differentiate themselves, companies are thinking of ways to make a portable screen attached to a keyboard and some silicon inside seem more attractive. Asus latched onto Nvidia’s new Max Q design program for its new Zephyrus gaming laptop and crammed top-of-the-line specs into previously unheard of thin-and-light body. Meanwhile, Acer’s Predator 21x stretches the very definition of a laptop (and your wallet) by packing pretty much anything the company could think of into an absolutely monstrous body. Lenovo is taking a different, and unfortunately, slightly more sedate path with its flagship Legion Y920 gaming laptop—this laptop looks like one made by everyone else, and for Lenovo, which is known for some really out there and often stunning design choices, this is an uninspiring take. Advertisement But it’s not, precisely, a bad laptop. … [Read more...] about Lenovo’s Best Gaming Laptop Drops the Ball in One Very Crucial Way
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Bill and Melinda Gates were recently asked by Kentucky schoolchildren what superpower they wanted most. Bill said more energy; Melinda said more time. Even to the richest couple in the world, time is money. But where do you get more time? You could get off your ass and fix the flux capacitor collecting dust in your garage. You could run really fast in the opposite direction of the earth’s rotation. Or, you could sleep less. That’s the approach an online subset of “sleep hackers” have taken, using a method called “polyphasic sleep.” In splitting the traditional eight-hour nocturnal block into smaller chunks, they manage to squeeze more hours into each waking day. Advertisement There are a handful of sleep schedules that will accomplish this. The most infamous, the “Uberman,” comprises six 20-minute naps spaced throughout the day … and night. That’s it. As you might expect, it’s hard as hell to adapt to, but once you … [Read more...] about Get Better Sleep By Getting A Lot Less Of It
Your letters: Paul: Bed naps or couch naps? As someone who possesses Ultimate Dad Napping powers, I can tell you that this is strictly a situational question. The couch/recliner nap is strictly a casual, even unintended thing. You get comfortable, the football game you’re watching turns dull, and suddenly you’re out. That happens, and it’s quite lovely. Advertisement Bed naps, on the other hand, are for planned naps. It’s for when you really mean business and NEED that nap in order to function. Like, if you’re sick, you gotta do a bed nap. Or if you were up late last night and know you have a big night out tonight and you REALLY gotta conserve energy, you do the bed nap. I know a lot of people who can’t do bed naps because they’ll just go lights out at 2 p.m. and wake up at 4 a.m., but I don’t have that problem. I take to the bed when I know I HAVE to sleep because I’ve got a RAGING PARTY to go rage at. And if I can’t … [Read more...] about Bed Naps Or Couch Naps: WHO YA GOT?!