Laptop News

When your laptop’s touchpad stops working – PCWorld (blog)

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The built-in touchpad in Raji Yusuff Oluwagbenga’s laptop no longer works, making Windows nearly impossible to use. Here’s how to (hopefully) fix the problem. Have you ever tried to use a Windows PC without a mouse, touchpad, or other pointing device? It’s all but impossible. So when your laptop’s touchpad stops responding to your fingers, you’ve got a problem. If the problem just started, reboot your computer and see if…

When your laptop’s touchpad stops working – PCWorld (blog)

Monday, September 01, 2014

The built-in touchpad in Raji Yusuff Oluwagbenga’s laptop no longer works, making Windows nearly impossible to use. Here’s how to (hopefully) fix the problem. Have you ever tried to use a Windows PC without a mouse, touchpad, or other pointing device? It’s all but impossible. So when your laptop’s touchpad stops responding to your fingers, you’ve got a problem. If the problem just started, reboot your computer and see if…

Isis laptop reveals terror group ‘wants to turn bubonic plague into a weapon … – The Independent

Monday, September 01, 2014

The computer, shown to Foreign Policy reporters, was found to include the typical propaganda and instruction manuals, but the physics and chemistry student who owned the laptop also had a 19-page document on how to develop biological weapons, including the bubonic plague. It included instructions on how to test the weapons in mice. “Use small grenades with the virus, and throw them in closed areas like metros, soccer stadiums, or…

When your laptop’s touchpad stops working – PCWorld (blog)

Monday, September 01, 2014

The built-in touchpad in Raji Yusuff Oluwagbenga’s laptop no longer works, making Windows nearly impossible to use. Here’s how to (hopefully) fix the problem. Have you ever tried to use a Windows PC without a mouse, touchpad, or other pointing device? It’s all but impossible. So when your laptop’s touchpad stops responding to your fingers, you’ve got a problem. If the problem just started, reboot your computer and see if…

Isis laptop reveals terror group ‘wants to turn bubonic plague into a weapon … – The Independent

Monday, September 01, 2014

The computer, shown to Foreign Policy reporters, was found to include the typical propaganda and instruction manuals, but the physics and chemistry student who owned the laptop also had a 19-page document on how to develop biological weapons, including the bubonic plague. It included instructions on how to test the weapons in mice. “Use small grenades with the virus, and throw them in closed areas like metros, soccer stadiums, or…

Isis laptop reveals terror group ‘wants to turn bubonic plague into a weapon … – The Independent

Monday, September 01, 2014

The computer, shown to Foreign Policy reporters, was found to include the typical propaganda and instruction manuals, but the physics and chemistry student who owned the laptop also had a 19-page document on how to develop biological weapons, including the bubonic plague. It included instructions on how to test the weapons in mice. “Use small grenades with the virus, and throw them in closed areas like metros, soccer stadiums, or…

Isis laptop reveals terror group ‘wants to turn bubonic plague into a weapon … – The Independent

Monday, September 01, 2014

The computer, shown to Foreign Policy reporters, was found to include the typical propaganda and instruction manuals, but the physics and chemistry student who owned the laptop also had a 19-page document on how to develop biological weapons, including the bubonic plague. It included instructions on how to test the weapons in mice. “Use small grenades with the virus, and throw them in closed areas like metros, soccer stadiums, or…

Isis laptop reveals terror group ‘wants to turn bubonic plague into a weapon … – The Independent

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The computer, shown to Foreign Policy reporters, was found to include the typical propaganda and instruction manuals, but the physics and chemistry student who owned the laptop also had a 19-page document on how to develop biological weapons, including the bubonic plague. It included instructions on how to test the weapons in mice. “Use small grenades with the virus, and throw them in closed areas like metros, soccer stadiums, or…

This Month’s Issue – Foreign Policy (blog)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

  The Islamic State executes dozens of Syrian soldiers – Reuters this hour:  “Islamic State fighters have executed dozens of members of the Syrian army they took hostage after capturing an air base in the northeast of the country, a group monitoring the violence said on Thursday. Islamic State… stormed Tabqa air base on Sunday after days of clashes with the army and said it had captured…

Intel shows off 4K gaming laptops at its PAX Prime 2014 booth – PC Gamer Magazine

Sunday, August 31, 2014

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ISIS Laptop Shows Plans for Biological Attacks – New York Magazine

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Photo: Reuters/Corbis A laptop purportedly belonging to an ISIS fighter was found by other rebels in Syria, and seems to show that its owner was gathering information to plan biological weapons attacks. Abu Ali, a commander of a “moderate Syrian rebel group,” showed the dusty Dell laptop — obtained after his men took over an ISIS building — to Foreign Policy. (What counts as a “moderate Syrian rebel group” these…

Is the ISIS Laptop of Doom an Operational Threat? – Foreign Policy (blog)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

This story has been updated.  A day after President Barack Obama said that the United States has no plan for countering the Islamic State, that it would not confront the Islamist militant group in Syria alone, and that it doesn’t intend anything stronger than fiscal sanctions to punish Russia for invading Ukraine, sources within NATO said that the alliance is also unlikely to act directly. …

Dog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze – KTRK-TV

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Police say a New Jersey family’s dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof. The fire was reported early Friday evening in Lacey Township while the owners were away. Police tell the Asbury Park Press that investigators believe the dog accidentally turned on the stove, though they didn’t specify how that occurred. Police say heat from the…

This Month’s Issue – Foreign Policy (blog)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

  The Islamic State executes dozens of Syrian soldiers – Reuters this hour:  “Islamic State fighters have executed dozens of members of the Syrian army they took hostage after capturing an air base in the northeast of the country, a group monitoring the violence said on Thursday. Islamic State… stormed Tabqa air base on Sunday after days of clashes with the army and said it had captured…

This Month’s Issue – Foreign Policy (blog)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

  The Islamic State executes dozens of Syrian soldiers – Reuters this hour:  “Islamic State fighters have executed dozens of members of the Syrian army they took hostage after capturing an air base in the northeast of the country, a group monitoring the violence said on Thursday. Islamic State… stormed Tabqa air base on Sunday after days of clashes with the army and said it had captured…

This Month’s Issue – Foreign Policy (blog)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

  The Islamic State executes dozens of Syrian soldiers – Reuters this hour:  “Islamic State fighters have executed dozens of members of the Syrian army they took hostage after capturing an air base in the northeast of the country, a group monitoring the violence said on Thursday. Islamic State… stormed Tabqa air base on Sunday after days of clashes with the army and said it had captured…

Found: The Islamic State’s Terror Laptop of Doom – Foreign Policy (blog)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Keith Alexander, the recently retired director of the National Security Agency, left many in Washington slack-jawed when it was reported that he might charge companies up to $1 million a month to help them protect their computer networks from hackers. What insights or expertise about cybersecurity could possibly justify such a sky-high fee, some wondered, even for a man as well-connected in the military-industrial complex as the former head…

The laptops, tablets, and other gear that keeps me mobile – ZDNet

Friday, August 29, 2014

The gear (Image: James Kendrick/ZDNet) Most people have a single laptop, maybe a tablet, and of course a smartphone. I’m not most people, as my work and my addiction to tech leads to my owning more gadgets than you’ll find on some displays in Best Buy. My collection of gadgets and my mobile lifestyle leads to frequent questions about my favorites. Those are hard questions…

Found: The Islamic State’s Terror Laptop of Doom – Foreign Policy (blog)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Keith Alexander, the recently retired director of the National Security Agency, left many in Washington slack-jawed when it was reported that he might charge companies up to $1 million a month to help them protect their computer networks from hackers. What insights or expertise about cybersecurity could possibly justify such a sky-high fee, some wondered, even for a man as well-connected in the military-industrial complex as the former head…

HP recalls 6M laptop power cords for ‘fire and burn hazard’ – CNET

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Delete your photos by mistake? Whether you’ve deleted everything on your memory card or there’s been a data corruption, here’s a way to recover those photos.