71% of students would prefer a Mac to a PC – if they could afford one

71% of students would prefer a Mac to a PC – if they could afford one

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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.

Millions of financial records exposed on First American website, report says

Millions of financial records exposed on First American website, report says

05/26 02:51 Anonymous 0

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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.

Alien and I both hatched in 1979. Now I'm watching the movie, finally

Alien and I both hatched in 1979. Now I'm watching the movie, finally

05/26 02:51 Anonymous 0

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.

Amazon Japan reportedly stops selling Huawei devices

Amazon Japan reportedly stops selling Huawei devices

05/26 02:51 Anonymous 0

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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.

The best games for laptops and low-end PCs

The best games for laptops and low-end PCs

05/25 17:50 Anonymous 0

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.

For real estate, blockchain could unshackle investment

For real estate, blockchain could unshackle investment

05/25 09:22 Anonymous 0

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.

Worried about Alexa spying on you? This Raspberry Pi smart speaker for kids puts privacy first

Worried about Alexa spying on you? This Raspberry Pi smart speaker for kids puts privacy first

05/24 10:51 Anonymous 0

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.

Will Paper Records Lead to a Security Breach at your Company?

Will Paper Records Lead to a Security Breach at your Company?

05/24 01:53 Anonymous 0

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.

Where does this document go — OneDrive for Business or SharePoint?

Where does this document go — OneDrive for Business or SharePoint?

05/24 01:53 Anonymous 0

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.

Laptop and PC gifts for dads

Laptop and PC gifts for dads

05/24 00:50 Anonymous 0

Do you really think dad should be typing away on a dusty old hand-me-down laptop?Waterfield Designs Bolt Backpack, $329



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With a clean design and a combination of 1,050-denier ballistic nylon and leather accents, the Bolt is an office-friendly adult backpack.