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Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US

May 23, 2016

Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the US recently. While IDC doesn't typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook sales, IDC analyst Linn Huang confirmed the milestone to The Verge. "Chrome OS overtook Mac OS in the US in terms of shipments for the first time in 1Q16," says Huang. "Chromebooks are still largely a US K-12 story."

117M hacked LinkedIn logins for sale on dark web

May 20, 2016

A hacker is attempting to sell the account information of 117 million LinkedIn users stolen as part of a 2012 breach that appears much worse than originally thought. “Yesterday, we became aware of an additional set of data that had just been released,” the company said in a statement Wednesday. “We have no indication that this is as a result of a new security breach.”

Agriculture Schools' Interdisciplinary Approaches Reflect New STEM Opportunities

May 19, 2016

With their strong roots in science, university agriculture, environment and natural resources programs have addressed a changing landscape - in terms of students' backgrounds and industry practices - by adjusting some of their offerings to include new minors, increased interdisciplinary approaches and courses that incorporate real-world experiences that serve as professional foundations.

Can STEM Save a City?

May 19, 2016

That's what Johns Hopkins University President Ronald Daniels is hoping can breathe life back into Baltimore's economy and begin to heal the class and race issues that have consumed the city for the past year. "If you look at where the future innovation is, it comes from STEM-related activities and universities are they key laboratories for that," Daniels said, speaking Thursday at U.S.

Students Want STEM, but Schools Can't Find the Teachers

May 19, 2016

Students are expressing high interest in science, technology, engineering and math nationwide, but schools are facing a drought of educators to teach the subjects. "Interest in teaching STEM subject areas is very, very low," said Steve Kappler, vice president of brand experience for the ACT. In rural areas in particular, he added, "it is very difficult to find math and science teachers."