Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Now Own at Least One Apple Product – Mac Rumors

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Now Own at Least One Apple Product - Mac Rumors

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Now Own at Least One Apple Product – Mac Rumors

A new survey conducted by CNBC has found that 64 percent of Americans own an Apple product of some kind, a number that’s increased from 50 percent in a similar survey published in 2012. The average American household owns 2.6 Apple products, which is “up by a full Apple product” from the previous survey. The All-America Economic Survey polled 800 people across the United States in late September, and CNBC said that the survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Apple device ownership rates dip below 50 percent in the 2017 survey for Americans with incomes under $30,000, retirees, and women over the age of 50. CNBC reported that the “wealthiest Americans” own 4.7 Apple products per household, while the “poorest” have one. Other statistics include 3.7 devices per household in the West of the United States, while households in the South owned 2.2 devices on average.

Source: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Now Own at Least One Apple Product – Mac Rumors

Fake Adblock Plus extension takes the shine off Chrome’s reputation for security | TechRadar

Fake Adblock Plus extension takes the shine off Chrome’s reputation for security | TechRadar

Fake Adblock Plus extension takes the shine off Chrome’s reputation for security | TechRadar

In a clear lesson about the potential dangers involved with browser add-ons, a fake copy of a popular ad-blocking Chrome extension has tricked an estimated 37,000 users of the browser into downloading it.The phony Adblock Plus extension used the exact same name as the genuine add-on in the Chrome web store – save for the fact that it was written as ‘AdBlock’, with a capital ‘B’ which most folks wouldn’t have noticed – and the same developer name. Also, users wouldn’t necessarily have spotted a problem scanning the feedback, as there were a good amount of reviews for the dodgy product.But the fact is that the extension was a fake, and naturally as soon as it was spotted by SwiftOnSecurity and flagged up to Google, the offending add-on was removed from the Chrome store.

Source: Fake Adblock Plus extension takes the shine off Chrome’s reputation for security | TechRadar

Fake Adblock Plus extension takes the shine off Chrome’s reputation for security | TechRadar

Fake Adblock Plus extension takes the shine off Chrome’s reputation for security | TechRadar

Fake Adblock Plus extension takes the shine off Chrome’s reputation for security | TechRadar

In a clear lesson about the potential dangers involved with browser add-ons, a fake copy of a popular ad-blocking Chrome extension has tricked an estimated 37,000 users of the browser into downloading it.The phony Adblock Plus extension used the exact same name as the genuine add-on in the Chrome web store – save for the fact that it was written as ‘AdBlock’, with a capital ‘B’ which most folks wouldn’t have noticed – and the same developer name. Also, users wouldn’t necessarily have spotted a problem scanning the feedback, as there were a good amount of reviews for the dodgy product.But the fact is that the extension was a fake, and naturally as soon as it was spotted by SwiftOnSecurity and flagged up to Google, the offending add-on was removed from the Chrome store.

Source: Fake Adblock Plus extension takes the shine off Chrome’s reputation for security | TechRadar

Sputnik-2 or: Laika, Our Hero

Sputnik-2 or: Laika, Our Hero

Sputnik-2 or: Laika, Our Hero

 

In 1957, a Soviet street dog named Laika launched into space aboard Sputnik-2 and became the first animal to orbit the Earth. This is her story.

When the international press reported that the Soviets sent a dog into orbit, the public freaked. Not because communism was beating democracy in the space race, but because how could anyone send a dog—alone—into space. If there’s one global commonality, it’s this: everyone loves dogs. So, the Soviets spun the story. Laika, the space dog, became a national hero. Yes, she died on her one way mission. But, she gloriously orbited Earth for over a week until her eventual, peaceful death. And, because of Laika’s sacrifice, the Soviet space program was now years ahead of the Americans…

But, none of that was true.

Based on declassified Soviet space program documents as well as primary source archive from back in the day, this is a revised version of Laika’s one way trip. In her words. That is, approximately her words. She was a dog, after all.

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VIDEO BY
TOM McNAMARA

VOICE OF LAIKA
ELENA V. LEVENSON

ARCHIVE
GETTY
NASA

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POPULAR SCIENCE // popsci.com

Tamagotchin är tillbaka

Tamagotchin är tillbaka

Tamagotchin är tillbaka

Kommer du ihåg det lilla digitala djuret som bodde i en slags nyckelring, som du skulle mata och underhålla? I så fall har du passerat tonårsåldern och är lite mera vuxen. Nu är Tamagotchin tillbaka, 20 år efter lanseringen.

Tamagotchin var en digital leksak som krävde mat och underhåll annars kunde den faktiskt dö. Det senare hände ibland till ungarnas stora förtvivlan och det hände även att en förälder, som fått ansvaret att ta hand om Tamagotchin, missade att mata det lilla djuret. Kort sagt, stor dramatik och förtvivlan i den drabbade familjen.

The retro craze is in full swing, and Bandai America is adding adorable fuel to the flame by bringing back Tamagotchis. It announced today that on November 5, it will be rolling out a limited supply of the virtual pets to stores globally. The new Tamagotchis will cost $15.

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