71% of students would prefer a Mac to a PC – if they could afford one
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It appears that students in higher education would rather use a Mac than a Windows PC, with 71% of respondents to a recent survey expressing their preference for Apple’s devices.While 71% would prefer to use a Mac, only 40% of the students polled actually do – the other 31% of students who were asked use a PC, but would rather use a Mac.
San Francisco this month became the first US city to prohibit police from using facial recognition technology.In California, a push to ban facial recognition from being used in body cameras has made it to the state senate.
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A website for a major title insurance company exposed hundreds of millions of records including bank account information, Social Security numbers, images of drivers' licenses and mortgage and tax records, security expert Brian Krebs found.A real estate developer reportedly alerted Krebs to the problem after he noticed he could access sensitive documents on the First American website by altering the string of digits at the end of a URL.
I've spent the last several years writing about space, the search for extraterrestrial life and science fiction, but before this week I'd never seen Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi classic, Alien.So now that Alien and I are both turning 40, I decided to correct this major oversight and watch the original theatrical release for the first time.
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The Amazon Japan store became the latest entity to ice out Huawei by removing all its products from direct sale, a Nikkei report said Friday.Despite the end of direct sales, Amazon Japan customers can still buy Huawei phones, tablets and PCs through third-party sellers in the online marketplace, Nikkei noted.
Thanks to iFixit, we now are starting to find out what Apple changed.The 2018 MacBook Pro transparent switch cover, left, next to the clearer 2019 MacBook Pro switch cover.
Well, so is something “super” from Nvidia.The big question is, what exactly is the Super that’s coming and when?
It feels more like a puzzle game, or like chess as played by a grandmaster, always planning multiple steps ahead.Baba is You
Baba is You
Baba is You ($15 on Humble) is one of my favorite puzzle games of 2019.
A special interest group with the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is detailing opportunities and offering examples of how blockchain can create new real estate markets.Bastiaan Don, chair of the EEA's Real Estate SIG, began developing his Swiss-based Blockimmo marketplace a little over a year ago.
While not directly accepting cryptocurrency, AT&T is the first major U.mobile carrier to let customers pay in Bitcoin through a third-party service provider.
This Raspberry Pi smart speaker for kids puts privacy first
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If privacy worries surrounding smart speakers are a major concern for you – particularly if your kids are using this tech – then a Raspberry Pi-powered DIY effort by the name of Chatterbox might well be of interest.It’s a Kickstarter billed as the “first DIY smart speaker that puts privacy first”, and as the appearance might suggest – with the big yellow button on top – this is aimed at kids, and pitched as an educational project which is dead easy to build.
GOG Galaxy 2.Epic Games Store sale could steal Steam’s thunderThe best PC games of 2019Steam vs GOG vs GreenManGaming: which is best for PC gamers?
But that is only the beginning of your woes should your company find itself in that situation, since the cost to resolve a data breach is another $258.So that is at least $500 per record, and with many digital data breaches revealing hundreds, thousands and sometimes even millions of customer records, the costs can quickly escalate.
Security engineers also patched 21 vulnerabilities, two of them labeled "Critical," Mozilla's most serious threat rating.More than half the bugs - 11 all told - were ranked as "High," one step below Critical.
Here's how to choose between OneDrive for Business and SharePoint."That's because corporate Office 365 subscriptions come with two competing destinations: the personal storage space managed by OneDrive for Business and the most unsettling public, or at least collaborative, document libraries of SharePoint and its mutating team sites.
Then on Friday, the Epic Games Store had its first storewide sale, aptly called the Mega Sale, that lasts until June 13.Here are five games to get during the Epic Games Store Mega Sale.
But that's what we'll do on the actual day.Here, then, are the best Memorial Day deals I've found so far.
Google's troubles in China now include Huawei.Microsoft removed Huawei's MateBook X Pro laptop from its online store, an apparent reaction to the ban.
Jeff Bezos laid out his vision for colonies in space, including off-world habitats designed as national parks and recreation worlds.In this week's episode of Watch This Space
, we take a look at Bezos' vision to expand into space (with Blue Origin's help).
Do you really think dad should be typing away on a dusty old hand-me-down laptop?Waterfield Designs Bolt Backpack, $329
With a clean design and a combination of 1,050-denier ballistic nylon and leather accents, the Bolt is an office-friendly adult backpack.