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Microsoft’s plan to stop thieves stealing laptops revealed by patent – The Independent

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft has filed a new patent designed to discourage potential laptop thieves. The document describes functionality that would bring the devices in line with smartphones, which users can remotely disable and wipe, in order to prevent thieves from re-selling them. Microsoft’s patent shows off a similar system for laptops, which remain a popular target for criminals. Users would be able to remotely disable a stolen laptop in much the same…

This Alternative to the Laptop Ban Would Tighten Airport Security at Low Inconvenience – Daily Signal

Monday, June 26, 2017

U.S. officials say they have uncovered evidence that the Islamic State was using Mosul University laboratories to develop bombs that could pass through airport screeners undetected. When the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, captured Mosul, it also took possession of the modern screening equipment at Mosul’s airport that would allow it to test its new bomb designs. This previously classified information is thought to be the reason that the Department of…

Microsoft’s plan to stop thieves stealing laptops revealed by patent – The Independent

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft has filed a new patent designed to discourage potential laptop thieves. The document describes functionality that would bring the devices in line with smartphones, which users can remotely disable and wipe, in order to prevent thieves from re-selling them. Microsoft’s patent shows off a similar system for laptops, which remain a popular target for criminals. Users would be able to remotely disable a stolen laptop in much the same…

Microsoft’s plan to stop thieves stealing laptops revealed by patent – The Independent

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft has filed a new patent designed to discourage potential laptop thieves. The document describes functionality that would bring the devices in line with smartphones, which users can remotely disable and wipe, in order to prevent thieves from re-selling them. Microsoft’s patent shows off a similar system for laptops, which remain a popular target for criminals. Users would be able to remotely disable a stolen laptop in much the same…

Best tablets of summer: Microsoft Surface Pro and iPad Pro vie for top tablet – Fox News

Monday, June 26, 2017

Microsoft and Apple both released new tablets in June, offering two solid – and very different – choices for consumers. Apple’s redesigned iPad Pro is reaching stores now and Microsoft launched sales of the 2017 Surface Pro earlier this month. Which is best for you? Read on. 10.5-inch iPad Pro Apple has increased the screen size of its longstanding mainstream 9.7-inch iPad – which has been around…

Help Me Laptop! Find a Nvidia 1070 GPU Gaming Notebook for … – Laptop Mag

Monday, June 26, 2017

For better or worse, gaming laptops can put a hurt on your wallet. Often, that means those of us constrained to a budget have to make some trade-offs to get a system that satisfies both our budgets and our games. Forum member, Oliver_66 is in just such a predicament. They’re currently on the hunt for a 15- or 17-inch gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU for…

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) Vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): Two ‘Best’ Big-Screen Laptops (Review) – Forbes

Monday, June 26, 2017

Credit: Hewlett-Packard HP Spectre x360 starts at only $1,180, offering good bang-for-the-buck. The updated 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (2017) and the 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 (2017) both offer compelling arguments for the big-screen laptop. Which is best for you? Read on. I use both laptops* interchangeably** and can easily recommend both — but for very different reasons. HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): great HP consumer design vs….

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’ – NPR

Monday, June 26, 2017

Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French Middle School in Topeka, Kan. Both students were eligible to bring the devices home this summer. Scott Ritter/Courtesy of French Middle School hide caption toggle caption Scott Ritter/Courtesy of French Middle School Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French…

Microsoft Patent Details Method For Thwarting Laptop Thieves With … – Hot Hardware

Monday, June 26, 2017

Picture this: you are sitting in a coffee shop working away on your laptop when you realize you need a refill. Do you get more coffee and risk your laptop being stolen or do you simply sit there and stay thirsty? Fortunately, you may not need to be as concerned about this decision in the future, as Microsoft’s recent patent detailed a method that would discourage potential laptop thieves. The patent…

It’s now easier to get Purism’s security-focused laptops – Engadget

Monday, June 26, 2017

The company says it works with hardware manufacturers to make sure its components can’t be used to infiltrate your system. For instance, its laptops have a kill switch that turns off their mic and camera, so you can make sure nobody’s spying on you through your webcam, which unfortunately can happen to anyone. Another kill switch disables their WiFi and Bluetooth in an instant to prevent unauthorized connection to your…

HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) Vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): Two ‘Best’ Big-Screen Laptops (Review) – Forbes

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Credit: Hewlett-Packard HP Spectre x360 starts at only $1,180, offering good bang-for-the-buck. The updated 15.4-inch MacBook Pro (2017) and the 15.6-inch HP Spectre x360 (2017) both offer compelling arguments for the big-screen laptop. Which is best for you? Read on. I use both laptops* interchangeably** and can easily recommend both — but for very different reasons. HP Spectre x360 15 (2017) vs. MacBook Pro 15 (2017): great HP consumer design vs….

It’s now easier to get Purism’s security-focused laptops – Engadget

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The company says it works with hardware manufacturers to make sure its components can’t be used to infiltrate your system. For instance, its laptops have a kill switch that turns off their mic and camera, so you can make sure nobody’s spying on you through your webcam, which unfortunately can happen to anyone. Another kill switch disables their WiFi and Bluetooth in an instant to prevent unauthorized connection to your…

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing – NPR – NPR

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French Middle School in Topeka, Kan. Both students were eligible to bring the devices home this summer. Scott Ritter/Courtesy of French Middle School hide caption toggle caption Scott Ritter/Courtesy of French Middle School Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Sunday, June 25, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

It’s now easier to get Purism’s security-focused laptops – Engadget

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The company says it works with hardware manufacturers to make sure its components can’t be used to infiltrate your system. For instance, its laptops have a kill switch that turns off their mic and camera, so you can make sure nobody’s spying on you through your webcam, which unfortunately can happen to anyone. Another kill switch disables their WiFi and Bluetooth in an instant to prevent unauthorized connection to your…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Sunday, June 25, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’ – NPR

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French Middle School in Topeka, Kan. Both students were eligible to bring the devices home this summer. Scott Ritter/Courtesy of French Middle School hide caption toggle caption Scott Ritter/Courtesy of French Middle School Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French…

It’s now easier to get Purism’s security-focused laptops – Engadget

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The company says it works with hardware manufacturers to make sure its components can’t be used to infiltrate your system. For instance, its laptops have a kill switch that turns off their mic and camera, so you can make sure nobody’s spying on you through your webcam, which unfortunately can happen to anyone. Another kill switch disables their WiFi and Bluetooth in an instant to prevent unauthorized connection to your…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Sunday, June 25, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’ – NPR

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French Middle School in Topeka, Kan. Both students were eligible to bring the devices home this summer. Scott Ritter/Courtesy of French Middle School hide caption toggle caption Scott Ritter/Courtesy of French Middle School Eighth graders Cristian Munoz (left) and Clifton Steward work on their Chromebooks during a language arts class at French…