Microsoft Edge is the least used browser in 2016

Edge is the latest Microsoft browser to replace the not-so-successful Internet Explorer, which was introduced to the general public with Windows 10. Personal computer users apparently learning from bad experience, somehow can not convince her, because according to the latest statistics, this is the least used browser on the market.

Internet Explorer has long been regarded as one of the worst browsers on the personal computer market, so PC users are keen to switch to Google Chrome, which in turn is considered one of the best of its kind.

Some time ago, Microsoft’s bosses decided that it was time to abandon this faulty product and create a completely new browser from scratch, making it part of Windows 10. This is Edge, which was to compete with Google Chrome. Unfortunately, users are still cautious of this because, according to recent StatCounter statistics, this is still the least used browser.

Statistics from StatCounter relate to January of this year, and they indicate that Google Chrome is still the most widely used browser, with 57.75% of the market. Second place went to Internet Explorer with 15.99%, followed by Firefox (15.98%), Safari (4.59%) and Opera (2.03%). In contrast, Edge’s total market share of browsers is only 1.81%

Extreme ideas of Japanese audiophiles

Lovers of good Japanese sound, in an unusual way they care about the excellent quality of the music they listen to. Many of them put their own power poles in front of their homes with professional equipment. This eliminates the distortion caused by voltage spikes.

Audiofile is a social group that ordinary people can not understand. Their goal is to achieve the perfect sound and can strive for it regardless of cost. Without blinking, they spend thousands of dollars on a piece of speaker cable, or hundreds of thousands on amplifiers and loudspeakers.

Many believe that the quality of music is also influenced by fluctuations in electricity, so some are beginning to set up their own power poles. So did the Japanese Takeo Morita, who worried that an imperfect electric network could disrupt the reception of music. At a cost of $ 10,000, he set up his own transformer post in front of his house to provide him with more electricity.

Interestingly, it is not isolated in this operation, as in Japan, magazines devoted to audio equipment systems, including power pylons, are being distributed in Japan.

3D games can improve memory

Many parents think that video games are just a waste of time, and a good deal of them are convinced that this type of entertainment fools teenagers, and can even lead to violent behavior that is transmitted to the real world. There is, however, a lot of evidence to show the positive impact of this type of software.

A team of neuroscientists from the University of California recently conducted a study showing that playing video games can positively influence our memory by developing it and facilitating memorization of various things. Interestingly, only those games with 3D graphics are affected.

The researchers divided the volunteers into two groups. One of them was told to play in 2D graphics, such as Angry Bird, while the other had to play Super Mario 3D World at that time. Both test groups spent the same amount of time playing games, and then had to go through a series of tests that required them to learn and memorize.

It was better for the group to spend time with 3D games, which may suggest that entertainment software can be a great tool for memory training at a later age when it is not as good as it was a decade ago.