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The iPad is now the most popular computer in the world, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Apple has sold 44.2 million iPads worldwide, the highest sales of any major computer manufacturer — according to Apple.
Apple announced a new iPad Pro on Tuesday, along with an updated MacBook Air and Mac Mini.

Apple’s iPad is now the most popular computer in the world, according to CEO Tim Cook.

The iPad, Apple’s groundbreaking tablet, has reached 44.2 million in worldwide sales, the highest of any major computer company, like HP, Lenovo, Dell, and Asus. HP comes close with 36.9 million in sales.

Cook announced the sales figures at Apple’s iPad launch event in Brooklyn, New York, on Tuesday. Apple also announced a new iPad Pro, a new MacBook Air, and a new Mac Mini at the event.

Apple currently sells several versions of the iPad: the iPad Mini, iPad, and iPad Pro. The tablet starts at $329 and can cost as much $1,279, and it runs Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS.

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This extremely detailed map shows where all of America’s dead are buried


After reading Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary,” Redditor and data visualization expert at NASA’s Earth Observatory Joshua Stevens set out to map 144,847 graveyards and cemeteries in the contiguous United States, creating a map he titled “The Geography of the Dead.”

It shows some startling results.

The map — which is compiled by data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and the US Census Bureau — clearly depicts that the eastern part of the country has the most cemeteries. From the East Coast to the Midwest, the map is speckled with red dots representing grave sites. The most clustered area is in the South, specifically in Tennessee and North Carolina.

Stevens believes there is an obvious reason for this.

“Right away I was struck by the geography,” he wrote about the map. “The pattern, however, makes a great deal of sense in the context of American history. Some of the deadliest battles of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars took place in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.”

As we move west, the map has significantly fewer red dots and therefore fewer cemeteries. This could be because, at the time of westward expansion, the country was not participating in a war on American soil.

While doing his research, Stevens found some interesting factoids.

First, he was shocked to learn that there are some places in the country that have no living population but still has cemeteries. He says “only the dead sleep here.”

The white dots on the map point out such areas.

Secondly, Stevens said he realized that “the cost of dying” has drastically increased over the decades. It is much more expensive to die today than was back in the day, according to the Bureau of Labor …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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