Laptop News

Laptop cabin ban ‘ineffective’ says IATA – BBC News

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images The US and UK ban on laptops in cabin baggage on certain flights will not be effective as a security measure, industry body IATA has said. In a strongly-worded speech, IATA chief executive Alexandre de Juniac said the ban also creates “commercial distortions”. The US ban was brought in as an anti-terrorist precaution. It covers inbound flights on airlines operating out of 10 airports in the…

Razer’s updated Blade Pro is the first ever THX-certified laptop … – PCWorld

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Late last year Razer resurrected its Blade Pro laptop line, finally stuffing it with hardware worthy of the “Pro” appellation. Our three-word review: We loved it. It’s a great machine, if you can afford it. And now it’s a bit better, thanks to the standard year-over-year refresh. Razer released details on a new Blade Pro today—it’s keeping Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, but moving over from an Intel i7-6700HQ at 2.6GHz…

Razer’s updated Blade Pro is the first ever THX-certified laptop … – PCWorld

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Late last year Razer resurrected its Blade Pro laptop line, finally stuffing it with hardware worthy of the “Pro” appellation. Our three-word review: We loved it. It’s a great machine, if you can afford it. And now it’s a bit better, thanks to the standard year-over-year refresh. Razer released details on a new Blade Pro today—it’s keeping Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, but moving over from an Intel i7-6700HQ at 2.6GHz…

Mid-City school burglarized, laptops taken: NOPD – NOLA.com

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

New Orleans police released a surveillance image of the man suspected of breaking into a Mid-City school Monday night (March 27) and stealing two laptops. Officers were called about 9:10 p.m. to investigate an alarm at Esperanza Charter School, 4407 S. Carrollton Ave. They found the school had been burglarized and two laptops taken, police said. Surveillance video shows a man taking the computers from the school, police said.  Anyone…

Could putting laptops in the hold actually make flying more dangerous? – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

With the Government suggesting there may be cause in future to extend the laptop ban to include inbound flights from around the world, there are concerns among experts that putting electrical items in the hold is actually dangerous. As of Saturday, air passengers flying back from Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Jordan have had to check in large electrical items with their hold luggage due to concerns about…

Razer’s updated Blade Pro is the first ever THX-certified laptop – PCWorld

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Late last year Razer resurrected its Blade Pro laptop line, finally stuffing it with hardware worthy of the “Pro” appellation. Our three-word review: We loved it. It’s a great machine, if you can afford it. And now it’s a bit better, thanks to the standard year-over-year refresh. Razer released details on a new Blade Pro today—it’s keeping Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, but moving over from an Intel i7-6700HQ at 2.6GHz…

Apple’s iPhone Laptop Patent Application – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On 3/23 Apple filed patent application (number 20170083048) for an “electronic accessory device wherein the operational component is solely controlled by the electronic host device.” Looking at the picture from the patent application, we see that what Apple is proposing is to give the iPhone a keyboard (and probably more battery life).   It is easy to imagine iOS evolving to a place where…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Apple’s iPhone Laptop Patent Application – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On 3/23 Apple filed patent application (number 20170083048) for an “electronic accessory device wherein the operational component is solely controlled by the electronic host device.” Looking at the picture from the patent application, we see that what Apple is proposing is to give the iPhone a keyboard (and probably more battery life).   It is easy to imagine iOS evolving to a place where…

EMIRATES PRESIDENT: We don’t know if the US laptop ban will hurt business — but here’s how things went this … – Business Insider

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark. REUTERS/Neil Hall Emirates Airline won’t be able to gauge the financial effects of the US government’s ban on laptops on flights from the Middle East until May, but the rollout of the policy last weekend was relatively smooth, its president, Sir Tim Clark, said in an interview with Business Insider. “I can’t tell you the long-term effects because it’s still early days,” Clark said by…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Lawsuit Seeks Transparency as Searches of Cellphones and Laptops Skyrocket at Borders – The Intercept

Monday, March 27, 2017

A lawsuit filed today by the Knight First Amendment Institute, a public interest legal organization based at Columbia University, seeks to shed light on invasive searches of laptops and cellphones by Customs and Border Protection officers at U.S. border crossings. Documents filed in the case note that these searches have risen precipitously over the past two years, from a total of 5,000 searches in 2015 to 25,000 in 2016, and rising to…

A Fake iPad Plot Is Being Blamed for the Airline Laptop Ban – Fortune

Monday, March 27, 2017

A terror plot involving fake Apple iPads was one of the reasons the U.S. and U.K. banned laptops and other selected electronics from some flights, according to a new report. Investigators discovered a plot by terrorists to create a fake iPad that could house hidden explosives, The Guardian is reporting, citing sources. The terrorists had hoped to get the iPad through security and onto the plane, where they would detonate…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Airlines mock Donald Trump’s laptop ban across social media – The Independent

Monday, March 27, 2017

The recent announcements that passengers will have to check laptops and tablets into the hold of the plane on flights into the US and UK has been met with mixed reactions. Many flyers have expressed their annoyance at no longer being able to work or watch Netflix on long-haul flights. Some of the most interesting reactions, however, have come from the airlines concerned. The regulations state that passengers may no…

Home Secretary refuses to rule out extending the laptop and iPad ban to all flights amid new security fears – The Sun

Monday, March 27, 2017

THE HOME Secretary has refused to rule out extending the laptop and iPad ban to all flights coming into the UK amid new security fears. Amber Rudd hinted the in-cabin restrictions – currently limited to six countries – could be extended in the future potentially affecting millions of travellers. The ban on laptops in the cabin could be extended to all flights The rules, which came into force yesterday, affects…

How my laptop and I handled travel under Trump – CNN

Monday, March 27, 2017

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Security breach renders in-flight laptop ban useless – The Independent

Monday, March 27, 2017

The airport which is the main target of the Government’s ban on electronic devices has a security flaw that renders rigorous checks futile, The Independent can reveal. After clearing six separate security hurdles at Istanbul airport, passengers bound for London Heathrow mingled in the gate area with newly arrived travellers who had faced no extra checks, The Independent has discovered. Starting at the weekend, the Department for Transport made it mandatory…

A global laptop ban on flights would have one bright side: we’d get the digital detox we all need – Telegraph.co.uk

Monday, March 27, 2017

That our freedom must increasingly be curtailed in the face of Islamist terrorism is, of course, cause for righteous outrage. Indeed there are many layers of badness behind the new ban on un-checked tablets and computers on flights from six Middle Eastern countries – which, we now learn, may be extended to all flights to and from anywhere. The principal one is the threat of a terrorist atrocity; another is the…