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EU says Apple's cash repatriation plans won't alleviate Irish $15.9B back tax payments
Sonnet crams Thunderbolt 3 eGPU into original Mac mini-sized enclosure with eGFX Breakaway...
This is great, but... it's a pity that:Radeon RX 570 retails for $599.
- It's not nVidia (so sad)
- It's not as powerful as a GTX 1060 (the minimum requirement for VR)
- It's 2.6 times more expensive than the what the RX 570 typically sells for (at $229)
Then again, you could just buy any eGPU and stick whatever card you wanted (hello GTX Titan, you beautiful monster). And if you're a stickler for the $600 budget, you could just nab an eGPU with a built-in GTX 1070 for $569.99 today.
Ireland could face fine for dragging heels on back taxes from AppleThe EU is a bully who wants nice people like Ireland to be as cruel and tyrannical as themselves. Ireland is shining example to be imitated for fostering legitimate business growth; they shouldn't be dragged through the mud because they don't employ the same sadist communism that the rest of Europe suffers enjoys.
It wasn't long ago that Ireland was in dire straights. To jump out of that pithole economy (as much of the EU currently faces), they drastically cut taxes, reduced regulations, and implemented supply-side tax reforms that brought corporate taxes from 50% to a mere 12.5%. The "poor man of Europe" is now hailed as the "Celtic Tiger", and is ranked as one of the wealthiest countries in the world (GPD per capita) . Rapid growth has been driven by their adoption of pro-market, pro-growth policies, and will continue so long as they pursue their free enterprise model.
Nobody wants to be Greece.
Red announces $1200 Hydrogen One smartphone with holographic screen coming in 2018Hold on a sec... glasses free holographic display!? Why is this not worldwide news? Why is this buried as a bullet point on some first-time phone manufacturer? Where can I order said technology on a desktop monitor? Is this the same fake glasses free tech that Nintendo used (camera tracking faces, and shifting display to present the appropriate perspective)?
Irish legislature invites Tim Cook, other Apple execs to hearing on $14.5B EU tax rulingIreland's" tax breaks" (or the absence of a tax present in many other socialist countries) are only illegal to the European Union... not Irish law. Just because one country decides to become less of a burden to its people by exacting less a percentage of their LIVES (tantamount to slavery) doesn't make them a villain. The EU needs to stuff it, and look to their poster child of government-run business success: Greece.