Dell’s latest XPS 13 has a new design with a bigger display and Ice Lake chips

Dell’s XPS 13 has long been one of the best Windows laptops around, and at CES 2020, the company is updating it yet again with a bigger 13.4-inch display that also shifts to a 16:10 aspect ratio. By adding the taller display, Dell has also completely cut out the bottom bezel to make the new XPS 13 look better than ever, too.

Despite the larger display, the new XPS 13 is actually 2 percent smaller overall than its predecessor. As part of the redesign, the 2020 model also has a larger keyboard (which now stretches across the entire device) and a larger trackpad. It’s effectively all of the changes that Dell made with the XPS 13 2-in-1 last year, but they’re available on the regular, non-2-in-1 model.

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Announcing Processor, a newsletter about consumer tech by Dieter Bohn

Hello and well met! You’re reading the first newsletter we’re calling Processor. It’s a newsletter about “computers,” but I am using that term in a winky way. What I mean is consumer technology: gadgets, tablets, computers, phones, software, and the companies that make the products we use every day. So Processor is about the computers that are all around us — on your wrist, on your wall, and yes, on your lap, too.

Every day, I’ll be rounding up the most important tech stories from The Verge and delivering them to your inbox with short commentaries and the occasional editorial essay. You can find an archive of previous newsletters here if you’re looking for examples of what I mean. That archive exists, by the way, because this newsletter…

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I tried Turo, a car share company that connects vehicle owners and renters — here’s why I’ll never use a traditional car rental again

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Turo is the sharing economy’s answer to big car rental agencies.
Through Turo, you can rent everything from a run-of-the-mill Ford Mustang or Dodge Minivan to the latest Tesla, or choose from a whole bevy of classics like a 1968 Mercedes coupe or a 1974 MG Roadster, or yes, even a fully kitted-out 1980s Volkswagen Westfalia.
I’ve tried the service twice: once car-camping in the Pacific Northwest for a week, and getting down to the Florida Keys from Miami International Airport. Here’s why I’m smitten.

Whether you’re looking to get out of town in style, tear out into the wilds, or just avoid the line at Hertz after a grueling flight, Turo, the sharing economy’s answer to car rentals, may be the solution to all of your car-renting woes, save for the expenses (sorry, those are likely here to stay). What’s more? You can also now earn a little (quasi-)passive income renting your own wheels out, too.

I’ve tried Turo in two widely different capacities. My first trip was a weeklong escapade through the Pacific Northwest of the US, camping along the coast and amid the redwoods while chasing surf and Chinook salmon. My second was simply a means of getting from Miami International Airport down to a beach house rental in the Florida Keys.

Both experiences were delightful departures from absolutely every vehicle rental experience I’ve ever had, and why you ought to try Turo the next time you’re in need of wheels for hire.

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Source:: Business Insider

      

The best way to teach yourself to code and land a six-figure job, from 5 people who’ve done it

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Many people are keen to teach themselves to code because it’s a career path that can quickly pay off — to the tune of $100K a year or more after just a few years of experience.
We spoke to an impressive panel of self-taught, successful coders who shared the following guidance for others who would like to follow in their footsteps.
One tip? Start as soon as possible — perhaps with a free online course — and stay connected with other programmers in the course to remain updated on the latest technology.
Pay attention to the challenges presented in situations you’re confronted with, and try to imagine solutions for them.
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Around two-thirds of software developers are actually self-taught. Research from Stack Overflow on more than 56,000 coders also found that less than half have a computer science degree.

One reason that people are so keen to teach themselves how to create and engineer software is that it’s a career path that can quickly pay off — to the tune of $100K or more after just a few years of experience. While coding itself may be considered an entry-level tech skill, it’s a basic building block that can open the door to a wide range of higher-paying positions, from tech lead or software architect all the way up to CTO.

If you want to join the ranks of six-figure tech stars who taught themselves to code, take a page from the playbooks of people who have done it. Business Insider spoke with an impressive panel of self-taught coders who leveraged their hard-won knowledge into enviable salaries and shared the following guidance for others who would like to follow in their footsteps.

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