M1 Mac mini catapulted Apple to number one in Japanese desktop PC market

The new M1-equipped Mac mini has propelled Apple to the number one spot in the Japanese desktop PC market in the two weeks after the device’s launch.

That’s according to new data from Japanese analysis firm BCN Retail, which aggregated the sales data of mass retailers and online stores in the country. In the period between August 1 and November 3, Apple held a 15% share of the desktop PC market in Japan and was fighting for third place with Lenovo.

With the launch of the first Apple Silicon Mac mini on November 17, BCN Retail tracked a surge in Apple computer sales that resulted in the Cupertino tech giant taking the number one spot by sales volume. BCN Retail reports that Apple now has 27.1% of the market, increasing 14.4% percentage points in a single week.

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Amazon Web Services experiencing an outage that’s affecting a number of popular services like Roku, Adobe, and Target-owned Shipt



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  • Amazon Web Services is experiencing an outage, with Down Detector reporting over 1,000 user complaints.
  • Many websites rely on the company’s internet infrastructure service to operate.
  • Roku, Adobe, and Target-owned Shipt are among the sites reporting the outage to be impacting its services on Wednesday.
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Amazon Web Services has been down for most of Wednesday.  The Verge first reported the outage. 

In a statement to Business Insider, an Amazon spokesperson said, “Kinesis has been experiencing increased error rates this morning in our US-East-1 Region that’s impacted some other AWS services. We are working toward resolution.” 

Scores of websites rely on the internet infrastructure to function. The outage only affected one of AWS’s 23 regions, but it took down many popular web-based services that utilize its servers, like Roku and Adobe Spark, which were among those that

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Restaurants are covid hot spots. Cutting the number of diners could help a lot.

During this pandemic, every activity in an indoor public place involves some level of risk, but some venues are far riskier than others—especially if they’re small and crowded.

We already knew that restaurants can easily become covid hot spots, but a new paper published in Nature today quantifies just how dangerous they really are: four times riskier than the next riskiest location, which was the gym. However, there could be a simple way to reduce the danger. Caps on the number of people permitted to be inside a restaurant simultaneously could cut infections drastically, according to a new model created by the team of epidemiologists, computer scientists, and social scientists from Stanford and Northwestern universities.

The researchers used smartphone data to predict where people were catching the coronavirus. They used data on the movements of almost 100 million people in the 10 biggest cities in the US from March 1

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