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Kano combines its coding kits for a DIY ‘laptop’ – Engadget

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

From afar, the kit looks like Kano’s old Computer Bundle. This deal, which is no longer available to purchase, included the Kano Computer, contained in a transparent shell, and the optional Screen Kit. The new, 10.1-inch “laptop” is different, however, because all of the necessary components are contained in one unit. They include a battery (unlike the Screen Kit), an 8GB memory card, a build-it-yourself speaker and three USB ports….

Kano’s next learn-to-code kit is a build-it-yourself laptop – TechCrunch

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

London-based Kano has another code kit in the works to add to its STEM targeting gamified educational line of build-it-yourself kids’ products ahead of the present-buying holiday season. The kit is being priced at $249.99/£229.99, and is up for pre-order from today — through the Kano website and via “select retailers and e-tailers” — with shipping due to start on November 1. The Computer Kit Complete takes the next obvious step of combining…

Three Laptops, Wallet Lifted From Dorms Over Weekend – Harvard Crimson

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Harvard Yard and Radcliffe Quad saw three separate laptop thefts from first-floor student rooms over the weekend, including one in which the burglarized suite was occupied at the time. Steven G. Catalano, spokesperson for the Harvard University Police Department, notified University affiliates of the incidents in an advisory email sent around 2:30 p.m. Monday. According to the email, the police are still investigating the thefts, and are currently unsure of…

Gigabyte Aero 15 X gaming laptop levels up with Max-Q graphics – TechRadar

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Gigabyte Aero 15 is one of the thinnest and most powerful 15-inch laptops around, and now it’s getting another uptick in performance with a Max-Q upgrade. The Taiwanese electronics firm has released a new Aero 15 X model featuring an Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics chip in the component maker’s newer and thinner Max-Q design. This is Gigabyte’s second Max-Q gaming laptop, after the GTX 1080-equipped Aorus X5 MD, and…

Microsoft targets businesses with new Windows 10 S laptops – TechRadar

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Over at the Ignite conference, Microsoft has revealed four new laptops which run Windows 10 S and are designed specifically for ‘firstline workers’ (frontline staff) in conjunction with the company’s new Microsoft 365 F1 plan. The latter is a new enterprise plan for Office 365, and the laptops in question come from Acer, HP and Lenovo. Acer has a pair of notebooks which are scheduled to emerge at some point…

Chuwi SurBook Review: Budget Alternative to Microsoft Surface Excels Where It Counts – Forbes

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Ben Sin The Chuwi SurBook Chinese tech companies seem to operate in one of two modes: they either have very, very ambitious dreams (like Huawei proclaiming a couple years ago its goal to overtake Apple) or they settle into that “we’re not going to try to top the big names of the west, but we’re going to do the same thing almost as well for a fraction of the cost.”…

Microsoft 365 recasts Windows 10 S laptops as inexpensive corporate machines – PCWorld

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Windows 10 S is no longer just for education. On Monday at its Ignite conference for corporate partners, Microsoft unveiled four new Windows 10 S laptops from Acer, HP, and Lenovo, together with a new shorthand for the services they’ll provide: Microsoft 365. The new Windows 10 S machines will be sold to such customers later this year, and all cost less than $350. They’re part of the cadre of…

15 best laptops 2017: find your next laptop | TechRadar – TechRadar

Monday, September 25, 2017

If you’re a DJ, or you’re looking for the best laptop for music production, then you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve gathered together the top laptops for making music on. For the best laptop for music production, you’re looking for a machine that has plenty of processing power and RAM to handle multiple music tracks. A large (and fast) hard drive or SSD (solid state drive) is also…

15 best laptops 2017: find your next laptop | TechRadar – TechRadar India

Sunday, September 24, 2017

If you’re a DJ, or you’re looking for the best laptop for music production, then you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve gathered together the top laptops for making music on. For the best laptop for music production, you’re looking for a machine that has plenty of processing power and RAM to handle multiple music tracks. A large (and fast) hard drive or SSD (solid state drive) is also…

Can You Use Your Gaming Laptop for Video Editing? – Laptop Mag

Sunday, September 24, 2017

So you’re thinking about plunking down some major cash for a gaming laptop with plans to have it moonlight as a video-editing system. But you have some concerns about whether your snazzy, new PC can tackle the challenge. The short answer is that, in all likelihood your rig can help you trim your videos and add transitions and all kinds of fancy effects. But before you buy anything,…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings hasn’t had an office since 2008, and is starting to not even need his laptop some days – Business Insider

Friday, September 22, 2017

Reed Hastings Flickr/Neil Hunt Netflix CEO Reed Hastings runs one of the hottest companies in the world, which will spend $6 billion on TV shows and movies this year — but he doesn’t even have his own office, and does most of his work using just a smartphone. The reason isn’t a nod toward egalitarianism, or a need to feel in the midst of his employees, but rather that he simply doesn’t…

How to set up Windows Hello facial recognition on your laptop – CNET

Friday, September 22, 2017

The upcoming iPhone X might be Apple’s first to let you unlock the device with your face, but Microsoft was there first with Windows Hello.  Using your Windows 10 laptop or tablet’s built-in webcam, Hello uses facial recognition to get you in and working in under two seconds. It also works with more than a dozen apps like DropBox, iHeartRadio and OneDrive, so you can skip typing in a password. …

The ultimate guide to gaming on your crappy laptop – TNW

Friday, September 22, 2017

Whether you want to try gaming on your PC for the first time, are looking to get back into it, it’s worth noting that there’s no need to splurge on a computer Want to play games but have an older or less-capable laptop? Join the club. My work computer can handle 30+ browser tabs at a time along with Photoshop and even Slack, but it groans under the pressure of…

Take Up to $200 Off Dell’s Chart-Topping XPS Laptops – Laptop Mag

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dell’s XPS laptops are in the process of getting an overhaul. Systems such as the Editors’ Choice XPS 13 are being outfitted with Intel’s new 8th-generation Core processors.  Buy on Dell For bargain hunters that means one thing — better deals on Dell’s current fleet of XPS laptops. Since Intel unveiled its new CPUs, we’ve noticed an uptick in XPS deals and this week Dell is…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings hasn’t had an office since 2008, and is starting to not even need his laptop some days – Business Insider

Friday, September 22, 2017

Reed Hastings Flickr/Neil Hunt Netflix CEO Reed Hastings runs one of the hottest companies in the world, which will spend $6 billion on TV shows and movies this year — but he doesn’t even have his own office, and does most of his work using just a smartphone. The reason isn’t a nod toward egalitarianism, or a need to feel in the midst of his employees, but rather that he simply doesn’t…

Take Up to $200 Off Dell’s Chart-Topping XPS Laptops – Laptop Mag

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dell’s XPS laptops are in the process of getting an overhaul. Systems such as the Editors’ Choice XPS 13 are being outfitted with Intel’s new 8th-generation Core processors.  Buy on Dell For bargain hunters that means one thing — better deals on Dell’s current fleet of XPS laptops. Since Intel unveiled its new CPUs, we’ve noticed an uptick in XPS deals and this week Dell is…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings hasn’t had an office since 2008, and is starting to not even need his laptop some days – Business Insider

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Reed Hastings Flickr/Neil Hunt Netflix CEO Reed Hastings runs one of the hottest companies in the world, which will spend $6 billion on TV shows and movies this year — but he doesn’t even have his own office, and does most of his work using just a smartphone. The reason isn’t a nod toward egalitarianism, or a need to feel in the midst of his employees, but rather that he simply doesn’t…

Border agents want to a search traveler’s laptop and phone? Get a warrant – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

American travelers returning to the United States probably understand that customs officials might search their luggage looking for contraband or weapons. But many would be shocked to learn that agents also have been inspecting the contents of smartphones and laptops, devices that can contain a vast quantity of potentially sensitive personal information. And in addition to poking their noses into personal texts, emails and photos, agents can use whatever they…

Border agents want to a search traveler’s laptop and phone? Get a warrant – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

American travelers returning to the United States probably understand that customs officials might search their luggage looking for contraband or weapons. But many would be shocked to learn that agents also have been inspecting the contents of smartphones and laptops, devices that can contain a vast quantity of potentially sensitive personal information. And in addition to poking their noses into personal texts, emails and photos, agents can use whatever they…

Border agents want to a search traveler’s laptop and phone? Get a warrant – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

American travelers returning to the United States probably understand that customs officials might search their luggage looking for contraband or weapons. But many would be shocked to learn that agents also have been inspecting the contents of smartphones and laptops, devices that can contain a vast quantity of potentially sensitive personal information. And in addition to poking their noses into personal texts, emails and photos, agents can use whatever they…