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Peter Vogel

Peter Vogel 

Teacher | Network Admin | Journalist | Technology Enthusiast | CERN HST2011

Occupation: Teacher: Physics, Information and Commmunications Technology; Journalist; Network Administrator; Amateur Radio Operator (NDRS Vancouver BC ICT/Physics/Network Admin)

Location: Vancouver BC Canada

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2016-05-24 14:01:40 (25 comments; 10 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

"iPads are a disaster" and other hot-button quotes in Maine report.

Sure to be widely referenced, the report for a Maine school district highlights why iOS devices are having a tough go of it in schools.

http://www.businessinsider.com/teachers-in-maine-dispute-ipad-value-2016-5

Most reshares: 19

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2016-05-19 13:59:28 (5 comments; 19 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Netflix launches its own speed test service.

Very simple. Starts without the need to click anywhere. No ads.

https://fast.com/

Most plusones: 53

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2016-05-24 14:01:40 (25 comments; 10 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

"iPads are a disaster" and other hot-button quotes in Maine report.

Sure to be widely referenced, the report for a Maine school district highlights why iOS devices are having a tough go of it in schools.

http://www.businessinsider.com/teachers-in-maine-dispute-ipad-value-2016-5

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2016-05-28 23:54:43 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Remember Myspace?

Yes, it was pretty big in pre-Facebook days. Perhaps you had an account there. Well, it seems a pretty big data dump of all the user accounts at Myspace is under way. Around 360 million accounts, user names and passwords, are being offered for sale for 6 BTC, around $US 2800.

I had an account there, although it was strictly exploratory and used once. I've deleted it.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/427-million-myspace-passwords-emails-data-breach

Remember Myspace?

Yes, it was pretty big in pre-Facebook days. Perhaps you had an account there. Well, it seems a pretty big data dump of all the user accounts at Myspace is under way. Around 360 million accounts, user names and passwords, are being offered for sale for 6 BTC, around $US 2800.

I had an account there, although it was strictly exploratory and used once. I've deleted it.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/427-million-myspace-passwords-emails-data-breach___

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2016-05-28 15:41:13 (1 comments; 8 reshares; 26 +1s)Open 

Basics of the electromagnetic rail gun.

Massive capacitor discharges direct current through rails and conductive aluminum block holding projectile. Current causes magnetic field to appear around rails. Downward magnetic field causes force to the right as current flows through block.

Image: WSJ.

Basics of the electromagnetic rail gun.

Massive capacitor discharges direct current through rails and conductive aluminum block holding projectile. Current causes magnetic field to appear around rails. Downward magnetic field causes force to the right as current flows through block.

Image: WSJ.___

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2016-05-28 15:29:50 (19 comments; 7 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

The physics of the electromagnetic rail gun.

It's quite a device, at one time the stuff of science fiction. See if you remember your right-hand rules.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-first-look-at-americas-supergun-1464359194

The physics of the electromagnetic rail gun.

It's quite a device, at one time the stuff of science fiction. See if you remember your right-hand rules.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-first-look-at-americas-supergun-1464359194___

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2016-05-28 02:09:27 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

*Suspicious about download.com?*

You aren't alone.

___*Suspicious about download.com?*

You aren't alone.

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2016-05-28 01:51:22 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Cellphone usage and brain cancer: the tenuous cause-effect relationship.

Another confusing study of the effects of cellphone radiation.
This study is particularly confusing and may well end up being discredited.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/cellphone-cancer-risk-1.3604570

Cellphone usage and brain cancer: the tenuous cause-effect relationship.

Another confusing study of the effects of cellphone radiation.
This study is particularly confusing and may well end up being discredited.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/cellphone-cancer-risk-1.3604570___

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2016-05-27 21:39:40 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Transformer fun in the physics class.

Soldering iron, cellphone charger cut open. A double-toroid transformer.



Transformer fun in the physics class.

Soldering iron, cellphone charger cut open. A double-toroid transformer.

___

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2016-05-27 17:56:48 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

SWIFT bank scare expands to 12 firms.

And two security companies now link the hacking code to the Sony Pictures hack, which the FBI linked to North Korea at the time.

Seems those Kim Jong Un haircuts may be expensive.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/05/12-more-banks-now-being-investigated-over-bangladeshi-swift-heist/

SWIFT bank scare expands to 12 firms.

And two security companies now link the hacking code to the Sony Pictures hack, which the FBI linked to North Korea at the time.

Seems those Kim Jong Un haircuts may be expensive.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/05/12-more-banks-now-being-investigated-over-bangladeshi-swift-heist/___

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2016-05-26 22:20:27 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 42 +1s)Open 

One of the items I use to teach about transformers in my physics classes.

An old soldering iron, which was being sold in a KMart, exactly as you see it here.

This beautifully shows the concept of secondary and primary windings.

BTW I convinced the salesperson that this device could not be sold and that it should be given to me for educational purposes.

Vs/Vp = Ns/Np


One of the items I use to teach about transformers in my physics classes.

An old soldering iron, which was being sold in a KMart, exactly as you see it here.

This beautifully shows the concept of secondary and primary windings.

BTW I convinced the salesperson that this device could not be sold and that it should be given to me for educational purposes.

Vs/Vp = Ns/Np
___

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2016-05-26 17:59:04 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

My sons on the set of a well known Canadian TV show.

And an interview about their tech startup.

Check out my interview with SnapMunk in their "Founder of the Week" feature

http://www.snapmunk.com/founder-week-michael-vogel-netcoins/___My sons on the set of a well known Canadian TV show.

And an interview about their tech startup.

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2016-05-26 17:57:56 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Skeptical analysts not sold on Android for Chromebooks.

There has been a flurry of positive reaction from Chromebook-using educators but analysts are not so sure this development will do anything for sales of the devices.

http://www.networkworld.com/article/3074425/mobile-wireless/skeptics-question-android-on-chromebooks.html

Skeptical analysts not sold on Android for Chromebooks.

There has been a flurry of positive reaction from Chromebook-using educators but analysts are not so sure this development will do anything for sales of the devices.

http://www.networkworld.com/article/3074425/mobile-wireless/skeptics-question-android-on-chromebooks.html___

2016-05-26 17:50:45 (8 comments; 4 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

"Security is impossible: I give up."

That's one of the quotes from a reader of this piece which discusses chip-level back doors that are essentially impossible to detect.

As +Yonatan Zunger ponders, just how many three-letter organizations already have this in their arsenal of tools.

This is the most demonically clever computer security attack I've seen in years. It's a fabrication-time attack: that is, it's an attack which can be performed by someone who has access to the microchip fabrication facility, and it lets them insert a nearly undetectable backdoor into the chips themselves. (If you're wondering who might want to do such a thing, think "state-level actors")

The attack starts with a chip design which has already been routed -- i.e., it's gone from a high-level design in terms of registers and data, to a low-level design in terms of gates and transistors, all the way to a physical layout of how the wires and silicon will be laid out. But instead of adding a chunk of new circuitry (which would take up space), or modifying existing circuitry significantly (which could be detected), it adds nothing more than a single logic gate in a piece of empty space.

When a wire next to this booby-trap gate flips from off to on, the electromagnetic fields it emits add a little bit of charge to a capacitor inside the gate. If it just happens once, that charge bleeds off, and nothing happens. But if that wire is flipped on and off rapidly, it accumulates in the capacitor until it passes a threshold -- at which point it triggers that gate, which flips a target flip-flop (switch) inside the chip from off to on.

If you pick a wire which normally doesn't flip on and off rapidly, and you target a vulnerable switch -- say, the switch between user and supervisor mode -- then you have a modification to the chip which is too tiny to notice, which is invisible to all known forms of detection, and if you know the correct magic incantation (in software) to flip that wire rapidly, will suddenly give you supervisor-mode access to the chip. (Supervisor mode is the mode the heart of the operating system runs in; in this mode, you have access to all the computer's memory, rather than just to your own application's)

The authors of this paper came up with the idea and built an actual microchip with such a backdoor in it, using the open-source OR1200 chip as their target. I don't know if I want to guess how many three-letter agencies have already had the same idea, or what fraction of chips in the wild already have such a backdoor in them.

As +Andreas Schou said in his share, "Okay. That's it. I give up. Security is impossible."___"Security is impossible: I give up."

That's one of the quotes from a reader of this piece which discusses chip-level back doors that are essentially impossible to detect.

As +Yonatan Zunger ponders, just how many three-letter organizations already have this in their arsenal of tools.

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2016-05-25 05:26:06 (5 comments; 6 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

How your car is recording your driving, whether you like it or not.

buff.ly/1Xv4QU2

How your car is recording your driving, whether you like it or not.

buff.ly/1Xv4QU2___

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2016-05-25 05:07:57 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Dark matter made of black holes?

New study suggests that dark matter is made of black holes formed during the first second of our universe’s existence. If this is correct, then all galaxies, including our own, are embedded within a vast sphere of black holes each about 30 times the sun’s mass. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1OUSAux___Dark matter made of black holes?

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2016-05-24 17:41:45 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

The Universe in Four Minutes.

Well, sort of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mheHbVev1CU&feature=youtu.be

The Universe in Four Minutes.

Well, sort of.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mheHbVev1CU&feature=youtu.be___

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2016-05-24 17:13:11 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

$45 million of Gaddafi money? What could possibly be wrong about accepting some of it?

This scam points to old stories about the Libyan ruler's money ending up in South Africa. As usual, the writer seeks help in moving money. Note that Gaddafi's name is spelled multiple ways in this particular version.


STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL MUAMMAR GADAFFI`S FAMILY FUND.

Hello,

It is my pleasure to contact you, having seen your contact from a reliable source. Please this transaction should be kept confidential because of the gravity of the transaction. We all know the past crises of Libya, the stories about late President Muammar Gadaffi and his family. How they looted the Libyans treasury and hide funds in various countries.

I am the personal Financial adviser to Late Gaddafi, He mandated me to deposit the sum of Forty Five Million US Dollars... more »

$45 million of Gaddafi money? What could possibly be wrong about accepting some of it?

This scam points to old stories about the Libyan ruler's money ending up in South Africa. As usual, the writer seeks help in moving money. Note that Gaddafi's name is spelled multiple ways in this particular version.


STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL MUAMMAR GADAFFI`S FAMILY FUND.

Hello,

It is my pleasure to contact you, having seen your contact from a reliable source. Please this transaction should be kept confidential because of the gravity of the transaction. We all know the past crises of Libya, the stories about late President Muammar Gadaffi and his family. How they looted the Libyans treasury and hide funds in various countries.

I am the personal Financial adviser to Late Gaddafi, He mandated me to deposit the sum of Forty Five Million US Dollars ($45,000,000.00) with a Financial Home which will be disclosed to you as you indicate interest. Now that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi the eldest son of Muammar Gaddafi's has been sentenced to death by firing squad
( http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/gaddafi-son-saif-al-islam-libya-sentenced-death-150728084429303.html ). I want to use your contact to move out the fund to your country for investment, because there is no member of Gaddafi`s family that knows about the fund.

All I need is your total compliance and I will do my best to make sure that the transaction is done successfully. I am also good international lawyer; I am capable of providing every documentation and defense to back up the fund. Any good lawyer is subject to strict standards of professional responsibility. These standards are set forth in codes of conduct and Privileges, ethics, rules of professional conduct that are established by state bar associations. Although the rules varies from state to state, Nations to Nations. But as a lawyer we will not have any problem.

Recently, some billions of dollars that i was instructed to move to South Africa was discovered and i know that might attract some foreign investigators to South Africa, that is why am contacting for urgent transfer of this $45,000,000.00 because i wouldn't want to loose everything after all my labour and commitment to the Gadaffi family, please i really need your co-operation to get this done, you can confirm more of the story from the below links.

(1) http://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/found-in-sa-libya-s-trillions-1.1791851#.VjSTfrcrLIU

(2) http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2013/06/02/gaddafi-billions-found-in-sa1

Go through the link and understand my reason for requesting for an urgent action in this deal.

For us to proceed, I will need your full names, address and phone numbers. When I received it, I will submit your particulars to the Finance Home where the fund was deposited. They will then make arrangement to have the Fund transferred to you in your country, for you to assist me, you will be entitled to 30%, while the remaining 60% will be for me and my family

I will then come over to meet with you for sharing according to proposed percentage for you.

You can also reach me via my alternate email:

Awaiting Response.
Williams Larry.___

2016-05-24 15:53:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Basic Help Desk scam.

It's pretty weak. Just look at the originating email address. However it's good enough to draw in unwitting users. I just had a colleague drawn in by it, or at least nearly so. Presumably it is an attempt to gain some useful access to a domain. There is no link in the body of the message so it does require the reader to hit "Reply." And presumably the reply goes to a hacked mail server or address at the originating domain which would appear to be an unwitting participant in the scam.


From: Help Desk [mailto:publicity@rootcellar.org]
Sent: May-23-16 11:33 AM
To: ***
Subject: Scheduled Maintenance & Upgrade

Help Desk


Scheduled Maintenance & Upgrade

Your account is in the process of being upgraded to a newest Windows-based servers and an enhanced online email... more »

Basic Help Desk scam.

It's pretty weak. Just look at the originating email address. However it's good enough to draw in unwitting users. I just had a colleague drawn in by it, or at least nearly so. Presumably it is an attempt to gain some useful access to a domain. There is no link in the body of the message so it does require the reader to hit "Reply." And presumably the reply goes to a hacked mail server or address at the originating domain which would appear to be an unwitting participant in the scam.


From: Help Desk [mailto:publicity@rootcellar.org]
Sent: May-23-16 11:33 AM
To: ***
Subject: Scheduled Maintenance & Upgrade

Help Desk


Scheduled Maintenance & Upgrade

Your account is in the process of being upgraded to a newest Windows-based servers and an enhanced online email interface inline with internet infrastructure Maintenance. The new servers will provide better anti-spam and anti-virus functions, along with IMAP Support for mobile devices to enhance your usage.

To ensure that your account is not disrupted but active during and after this upgrade, you are required to kindly confirm your account by stating the details below:

* Domain\user name:
* Password:

This will prompt the upgrade of your account.

Failure to acknowledge the receipt of this notification, might result to a temporary deactivation of your account from our database. Your account shall remain active upon your confirmation of your login details.

During this maintenance window, there may be periods of interruption to email services. This will include sending and receiving email in Outlook, on webmail, and on mobile devices. Also, if you leave your Mailbox open during the maintenance period, you may be prompted to close and reopen.

We appreciate your patience as this maintenance is performed and we do apologize for any inconveniences caused.

Sincerely,

Customer Care Team___

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2016-05-24 14:01:40 (25 comments; 10 reshares; 53 +1s)Open 

"iPads are a disaster" and other hot-button quotes in Maine report.

Sure to be widely referenced, the report for a Maine school district highlights why iOS devices are having a tough go of it in schools.

http://www.businessinsider.com/teachers-in-maine-dispute-ipad-value-2016-5

"iPads are a disaster" and other hot-button quotes in Maine report.

Sure to be widely referenced, the report for a Maine school district highlights why iOS devices are having a tough go of it in schools.

http://www.businessinsider.com/teachers-in-maine-dispute-ipad-value-2016-5___

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2016-05-23 19:11:23 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

A photo flashed around the world today:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFwMEshMIe2/?taken-by=anthonybourdain

Attn: +Darren Yung

A photo flashed around the world today:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFwMEshMIe2/?taken-by=anthonybourdain

Attn: +Darren Yung___

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2016-05-23 17:52:45 (11 comments; 0 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

Museum corner of my classroom

... all of these found use in my classroom over the years. Well, save for the HDD platter on top of the Apple computer. That came from an old government computer!

https://www.instagram.com/p/qa3VxDOvQf/?taken-by=plvogel&hl=en

Museum corner of my classroom

... all of these found use in my classroom over the years. Well, save for the HDD platter on top of the Apple computer. That came from an old government computer!

https://www.instagram.com/p/qa3VxDOvQf/?taken-by=plvogel&hl=en___

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2016-05-23 16:13:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Spotify brings in family pricing at $15/month for up to six members.

Introduces in all countries *except* Canada!

http://ow.ly/yClm300uAbw

Spotify brings in family pricing at $15/month for up to six members.

Introduces in all countries *except* Canada!

http://ow.ly/yClm300uAbw___

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2016-05-22 19:38:44 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Game of Thrones spawns a nation of pirates here in Canada.

The problem lies in the licensing used to distribute the popular TV series here. Many fans don't have cable subscriptions and are unwilling to pay the hefty price to get one plus the add-on to carry HBO. The net result is resorting to torrent sites.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/hbo-game-of-thrones-piracy-1.3592056

Game of Thrones spawns a nation of pirates here in Canada.

The problem lies in the licensing used to distribute the popular TV series here. Many fans don't have cable subscriptions and are unwilling to pay the hefty price to get one plus the add-on to carry HBO. The net result is resorting to torrent sites.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/hbo-game-of-thrones-piracy-1.3592056___

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2016-05-21 16:10:43 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Google Drive: PC Mag's choice for top file-syncing and storage service.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403546,00.asp

Google Drive: PC Mag's choice for top file-syncing and storage service.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403546,00.asp___

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2016-05-21 16:04:33 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

This will be common knowledge to most reading this.

For others, well, find out for yourself.

Here's why Google Drive is our top choice for file-syncing and storage. #bizdex___This will be common knowledge to most reading this.

For others, well, find out for yourself.

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2016-05-21 16:02:40 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

So fitting that the Solar Impulse is heading for Dayton.

Home of course, of the US Air Force Museum and the Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop, even if the shop was transported to Michigan years ago.

Solar Impulse plane leaves Oklahoma for Dayton - An experimental, solar-powered aircraft took off from Tulsa in the midwestern US state of Oklahoma early Saturday, kicking off the latest phase of its record-breaking quest to circle the globe without consuming a drop of fuel.___So fitting that the Solar Impulse is heading for Dayton.

Home of course, of the US Air Force Museum and the Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop, even if the shop was transported to Michigan years ago.

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2016-05-21 05:00:04 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Trouble on the Windows PC front.

Year of the Linux desktop? :-) I didn't say it, +Linus Torvalds did.___Trouble on the Windows PC front.

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2016-05-21 04:58:43 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

The End of Code?

Well, sort of, as machine learning takes a foothold.

http://www.wired.com/2016/05/the-end-of-code

The End of Code?

Well, sort of, as machine learning takes a foothold.

http://www.wired.com/2016/05/the-end-of-code___

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2016-05-21 01:50:54 (6 comments; 4 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Android users: you are going to love this. Google Science Journal.

A comprehensive app that makes use of your Android phone's (4.4 and up) sensors to record scientific data.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.forscience.whistlepunk

Android users: you are going to love this. Google Science Journal.

A comprehensive app that makes use of your Android phone's (4.4 and up) sensors to record scientific data.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.forscience.whistlepunk___

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2016-05-20 15:31:19 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

And of course we have numbers showing Chromebooks outselling Macs for the first time ever. Mind you, that's mostly school numbers driving those Chromebook sales.

Nick Gray has long been hesitant to buy a Chromebook, but some big announcements yesterday have completely changed that.___And of course we have numbers showing Chromebooks outselling Macs for the first time ever. Mind you, that's mostly school numbers driving those Chromebook sales.

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2016-05-20 15:24:06 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 


More unnerving news for Microsoft, and Apple.

Chromebooks outsell Macs.

Chromebook sales continue to be on a tear. Now an analyst reports that for the first time ever Chromebook sales have surpassed Mac numbers, and by a substantial margin.

This news is probably going to unnerve Microsoft more than it will Apple.

Oddly, the success for Chromebooks is almost exclusively a US story, although here in Canada the devices have become popular in schools. However, they are virtually unknown outside of schools here.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/19/11711714/chromebooks-outsold-macs-us-idc-figures
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More unnerving news for Microsoft, and Apple.

Chromebooks outsell Macs.

Chromebook sales continue to be on a tear. Now an analyst reports that for the first time ever Chromebook sales have surpassed Mac numbers, and by a substantial margin.

This news is probably going to unnerve Microsoft more than it will Apple.

Oddly, the success for Chromebooks is almost exclusively a US story, although here in Canada the devices have become popular in schools. However, they are virtually unknown outside of schools here.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/19/11711714/chromebooks-outsold-macs-us-idc-figures
Show less
___

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2016-05-20 13:57:31 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

More unnerving news for Microsoft, and Apple.

Chromebooks outsell Macs.

Chromebook sales continue to be on a tear. Now an analyst reports that for the first time ever Chromebook sales have surpassed Mac numbers, and by a substantial margin.

This news is probably going to unnerve Microsoft more than it will Apple.

Oddly, the success for Chromebooks is almost exclusively a US story, although here in Canada the devices have become popular in schools.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/19/11711714/chromebooks-outsold-macs-us-idc-figures

More unnerving news for Microsoft, and Apple.

Chromebooks outsell Macs.

Chromebook sales continue to be on a tear. Now an analyst reports that for the first time ever Chromebook sales have surpassed Mac numbers, and by a substantial margin.

This news is probably going to unnerve Microsoft more than it will Apple.

Oddly, the success for Chromebooks is almost exclusively a US story, although here in Canada the devices have become popular in schools.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/19/11711714/chromebooks-outsold-macs-us-idc-figures___

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2016-05-20 05:38:17 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Scratch gets some help from Google.

Google is helping MIT update its programming language for kids http://engt.co/27G4COv___Scratch gets some help from Google.

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2016-05-19 21:26:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Deeper integrations for Google Classroom.

More developments from I/O,

http://googleforeducation.blogspot.ca/2016/05/build-deeper-integrations-with-google.html

Deeper integrations for Google Classroom.

More developments from I/O,

http://googleforeducation.blogspot.ca/2016/05/build-deeper-integrations-with-google.html___

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2016-05-19 18:54:09 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Might EgyptAir's crashed Airbus have picked up nefarious cargo earlier in the day?

Apparently the A320, prior to its Paris-Cairo flight, had stopped in Eritrea and Tunisia earlier in the day.

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/05/19/crashed-egyptair-plane-first-traveled-hotspots-tunisia-eritrea/

Might EgyptAir's crashed Airbus have picked up nefarious cargo earlier in the day?

Apparently the A320, prior to its Paris-Cairo flight, had stopped in Eritrea and Tunisia earlier in the day.

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/05/19/crashed-egyptair-plane-first-traveled-hotspots-tunisia-eritrea/___

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2016-05-19 16:10:02 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Realtime electrical activity in the brain ... a fly-through.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sz-l6RDrvU&feature=youtu.be

Realtime electrical activity in the brain ... a fly-through.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sz-l6RDrvU&feature=youtu.be___

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2016-05-19 13:59:28 (5 comments; 19 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Netflix launches its own speed test service.

Very simple. Starts without the need to click anywhere. No ads.

https://fast.com/

Netflix launches its own speed test service.

Very simple. Starts without the need to click anywhere. No ads.

https://fast.com/___

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2016-05-19 13:47:34 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Family Library for Google Play purchases.

Coming July 2.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/05/18/family-library-for-google-play-purchases-is-official-app-purchases-will-be-shared-among-up-to-six-family-members-starting-july-2nd/

Family Library for Google Play purchases.

Coming July 2.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2016/05/18/family-library-for-google-play-purchases-is-official-app-purchases-will-be-shared-among-up-to-six-family-members-starting-july-2nd/___

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2016-05-19 00:57:10 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Official: Android Apps and Play Store come to Chrome OS.

Not formally announced at I/O but it's coming.

http://9to5google.com/2016/05/18/its-official-android-apps-and-the-play-store-are-coming-to-chrome/

Official: Android Apps and Play Store come to Chrome OS.

Not formally announced at I/O but it's coming.

http://9to5google.com/2016/05/18/its-official-android-apps-and-the-play-store-are-coming-to-chrome/___

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2016-05-18 18:40:04 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

It's all Google today, thanks to I/O.

Lots of space devoted to Google over on Techmeme, the place to go for breaking tech news. Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Allo ... and that's just for a warm up.



It's all Google today, thanks to I/O.

Lots of space devoted to Google over on Techmeme, the place to go for breaking tech news. Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Allo ... and that's just for a warm up.

___

2016-05-18 18:36:49 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Google Cloud Print

Anyone noticing slowdowns with Google CloudPrint? We just had some jobs take up to 20 minutes this morning.

Google Cloud Print

Anyone noticing slowdowns with Google CloudPrint? We just had some jobs take up to 20 minutes this morning.___

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2016-05-18 16:02:17 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Add Spot the Station widget to your website. #ISS

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-spot-the-station-tool-expands-ground-to-space-connection

Add Spot the Station widget to your website. #ISS

http://www.nasa.gov/feature/new-spot-the-station-tool-expands-ground-to-space-connection___

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2016-05-18 15:02:42 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

117 million LinkedIn IDs for sale?

Not sure how this will pan out or if it is like the mail.ru story from a few weeks back where it emerged that the accounts were mostly stale.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/05/18/hacker-is-selling-117-million-linkedin-logins-obtained-in-2012-breach/#gref

117 million LinkedIn IDs for sale?

Not sure how this will pan out or if it is like the mail.ru story from a few weeks back where it emerged that the accounts were mostly stale.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/05/18/hacker-is-selling-117-million-linkedin-logins-obtained-in-2012-breach/#gref___

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2016-05-17 17:55:12 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

HP unveils its 2.4 teravoxel 3D printer.

A bargain it says at $130k. Ten times faster than rivals. 66 of the unit's 135 parts were printed by the printer itself!

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3071035/emerging-technology/hp-begins-selling-its-jet-fusion-3d-printer-says-its-50-cheaper-10x-faster-than-others.html

vox·el
ˈväksəl/
noun
(in computer-based modeling or graphic simulation) each of an array of elements of volume that constitute a notional three-dimensional space, especially each of an array of discrete elements into which a representation of a three-dimensional object is divided.

HP unveils its 2.4 teravoxel 3D printer.

A bargain it says at $130k. Ten times faster than rivals. 66 of the unit's 135 parts were printed by the printer itself!

http://www.computerworld.com/article/3071035/emerging-technology/hp-begins-selling-its-jet-fusion-3d-printer-says-its-50-cheaper-10x-faster-than-others.html

vox·el
ˈväksəl/
noun
(in computer-based modeling or graphic simulation) each of an array of elements of volume that constitute a notional three-dimensional space, especially each of an array of discrete elements into which a representation of a three-dimensional object is divided.___

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2016-05-17 13:40:07 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Spaces for Android, iOS: small group sharing from Google.

___Spaces for Android, iOS: small group sharing from Google.

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2016-05-17 13:38:18 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Storm chaser captures incredible images in Tornado Alley.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/17/storm-chaser-captures-mother-nature-at-her-scariest-in-tornado-a/

Storm chaser captures incredible images in Tornado Alley.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/17/storm-chaser-captures-mother-nature-at-her-scariest-in-tornado-a/___

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2016-05-17 01:32:45 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Scotiabank email scam

This one uses a PDF attachment with a link to supposedly reset a restricted account. The key, as as often the case with these sorts of scams, is getting access to a credit card number and CVV (card verification value). 

Scotiabank email scam

This one uses a PDF attachment with a link to supposedly reset a restricted account. The key, as as often the case with these sorts of scams, is getting access to a credit card number and CVV (card verification value). ___

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2016-05-16 14:06:18 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

ISS sets milestone with 100,000th orbit today.

Congratulations to the ISS astronauts and ground support team on 100,000 orbits. That's 4.26 billion kilometers.

This truly is an incredible achievement, an engineering accomplishment without precedent. It really is the pinnacle of the American space program, and the other national space programs that are partnered in the ISS program.

ISS sets milestone with 100,000th orbit today.

Congratulations to the ISS astronauts and ground support team on 100,000 orbits. That's 4.26 billion kilometers.

This truly is an incredible achievement, an engineering accomplishment without precedent. It really is the pinnacle of the American space program, and the other national space programs that are partnered in the ISS program.___

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2016-05-16 03:59:40 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

The end of TV commercials?

It's a changing landscape. One sign of the change is one of the big ad buyers moving $250 million from regular prime time TV spots over to YouTube.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/16/business/media/when-tv-ads-go-subliminal-with-a-vengeance-well-be-to-blame.html?_r=0

The end of TV commercials?

It's a changing landscape. One sign of the change is one of the big ad buyers moving $250 million from regular prime time TV spots over to YouTube.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/16/business/media/when-tv-ads-go-subliminal-with-a-vengeance-well-be-to-blame.html?_r=0___

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2016-05-16 00:45:42 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

3D printing set for a shakeup, at least on the consumer front.

Yet the industry is hardly mainstream yet. Let's see what's in store in the near future.

http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/15/how-expiring-patents-are-ushering-in-the-next-generation-of-3d-printing/

3D printing set for a shakeup, at least on the consumer front.

Yet the industry is hardly mainstream yet. Let's see what's in store in the near future.

http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/15/how-expiring-patents-are-ushering-in-the-next-generation-of-3d-printing/___

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2016-05-15 23:57:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Weak Apple ID scam.

Goal is to get your credit card data. The subject line of the email, not shown here, refers to an iTunes refund. That of course is to get you hooked. If you want to play along (best done on a Chromebook) then you can use this test Mastercard number: 5105105105105100.

Check out the screen shots for the scam in detail. First screen shot shows very poor grammar. Others are all copied from legitimate sites.


Weak Apple ID scam.

Goal is to get your credit card data. The subject line of the email, not shown here, refers to an iTunes refund. That of course is to get you hooked. If you want to play along (best done on a Chromebook) then you can use this test Mastercard number: 5105105105105100.

Check out the screen shots for the scam in detail. First screen shot shows very poor grammar. Others are all copied from legitimate sites.
___

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2016-05-15 23:42:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Acer wants in on the action in the VR field.

Set to release high-end VR headset aimed at theme parks.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/15/11677870/starvr-starbreeze-acer-join-forces

Acer wants in on the action in the VR field.

Set to release high-end VR headset aimed at theme parks.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/15/11677870/starvr-starbreeze-acer-join-forces___

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