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Best laptop for developers and coders | TechRadar – TechRadar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Regardless of whether you’re a professional, or you like to do a bit of coding for fun, we list the best laptops for developers and coders that money can buy in 2017. If you are a developer or coder, then you’ll be looking for a laptop that suits your specific needs. While this can make finding the best laptop for coding on difficult, we’re here to make the hunt much…

Kaspersky: NSA staffer’s laptop was infected with malware – CNET

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Kaspersky Lab released details from an internal investigation on Wednesday, hours before a hearing in Congress on its antivirus technology. Eugene Kaspersky/Flickr Russian spies didn’t need Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus software to steal information from an NSA staffer, the company says — the computer was already infected with malware. Kaspersky Lab has been under scrutiny in the US after multiple reports alleged that the Moscow-based security company had been working with…

These Explosions Show Why the FAA Doesn’t Want Laptops in Luggage – WIRED

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The US government wants a “laptop ban” on planes. But this time, it’s to prevent fliers from putting large electronics, like laptops, into their checked luggage. This seems like an about-face. Earlier this year, a chaotically implemented ban did the exact opposite, demanding passengers on flights from certain Middle Eastern and African countries pack tablets, DVD players, and laptops into their suitcases,…

Kaspersky: NSA staffer’s laptop was infected with malware – CNET

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Kaspersky Lab released details from an internal investigation on Wednesday, hours before a hearing in Congress on its antivirus technology. Eugene Kaspersky/Flickr Russian spies didn’t need Kaspersky Lab’s antivirus software to steal information from an NSA staffer, the company says — the computer was already infected with malware. Kaspersky Lab has been under scrutiny in the US after multiple reports alleged that the Moscow-based security company had been working with…

Prisoners allowed to use laptops to order meals from their cells … – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

HMIP said: “Access to in-cell telephones and secure laptops that eased access to administrative systems was, in our view, the way forward and an example of good practice.” The inspectorate described the introduction of in-cell phones as a “positive development”, helping prisoners who were far from home to stay in touch with their families during the evenings. There are also plans to introduce a limited amount of video calling from…

Prisoners allowed to use laptops to order meals from their cells, inspection report reveals – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

HMIP said: “Access to in-cell telephones and secure laptops that eased access to administrative systems was, in our view, the way forward and an example of good practice.” The inspectorate described the introduction of in-cell phones as a “positive development”, helping prisoners who were far from home to stay in touch with their families during the evenings. There are also plans to introduce a limited amount of video calling from…

FAA Suggests Banning Laptops From Checked Luggage … – ExtremeTech

Monday, October 23, 2017

Most travelers prefer to keep expensive electronics like laptops in their carry-on bags, but you may soon be forbidden to check a laptop or similar piece of electronics. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recommended that laptops be banned from checked luggage worldwide. The proposal will be taken up at the United Nations in a few weeks. It’s not laptops in particular that are worrying the FAA, it’s the batteries…

What you need to know about a proposed ban on laptops in checked luggage – Cincinnati.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Although travelers may be alert and check for bed bugs in hotels, incidents onboard airplanes receive less attention. Time An April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), from a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage…

FAA Suggests Banning Laptops From Checked Luggage – ExtremeTech

Monday, October 23, 2017

Most travelers prefer to keep expensive electronics like laptops in their carry-on bags, but you may soon be forbidden to check a laptop or similar piece of electronics. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recommended that laptops be banned from checked luggage worldwide. The proposal will be taken up at the United Nations in a few weeks. It’s not laptops in particular that are worrying the FAA, it’s the batteries…

The MNT Reform: a modular, open source hardware, blob-free laptop inspired by classic PCs – Boing Boing

Monday, October 23, 2017

Lukas F. Hartmann grew up on PCs like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amiga 500, and while he appreciates the power and portability of modern laptops, he missed the character and invitation of experiment in these classic PCs. Hartmann led a project to create a modular, tinker-able laptop that runs free software from the lowest levels all the way up to the OS and applications. It shares some…

Laptop Starting Prices Are a Joke. Don’t Be the Punchline – Laptop Mag

Monday, October 23, 2017

When you’re researching laptops ahead of your purchase, you’ll see systems that are listed with a “starting price” or that cost “from” a certain amount. Shoppers need to be wary of these entry-level configurations, because, like a base-model car that has no air conditioning or radio, they aren’t worth the money. Microsoft’s Surface Pro is the most egregious example of a computer with a misleading base price. The tablet…

Answering questions about a proposed ban on laptops in checked … – Cincinnati.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Although travelers may be alert and check for bed bugs in hotels, incidents onboard airplanes receive less attention. Time An April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), from a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage…

Laptop Starting Prices Are a Joke. Don’t Be the Punchline – Laptop Mag

Monday, October 23, 2017

When you’re researching laptops ahead of your purchase, you’ll see systems that are listed with a “starting price” or that cost “from” a certain amount. Shoppers need to be wary of these entry-level configurations, because, like a base-model car that has no air conditioning or radio, they aren’t worth the money. Microsoft’s Surface Pro is the most egregious example of a computer with a misleading base price. The tablet…

Laptops could be banned from checked bags on planes due to fire risk – wreg.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

NEW YORK — Laptops could be banned from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by an international air safety panel. According to a report, an overheating laptop battery could cause a significant fire in a cargo hold that fire fighting equipment aboard the plane would not be able to extinguish. That could “lead to the loss of the aircraft,” according to the…

Would-be Stockton laptop buyers robbed at gunpoint – Stockton Record

Monday, October 23, 2017

Roger Phillips Record Staff Writer @rphillipsblog STOCKTON — In the latest instance of attempted online commerce gone wrong, a man and woman meeting strangers to purchase a laptop computer that was advertised online instead became crime victims Saturday. According to police, when the victims met the supposed seller of the computer in the 2000 block of Burney Falls Drive about 7:19 p.m. Saturday, they instead were…

New ARM-powered Windows laptops may come with ‘multi-day battery life’ – Moneycontrol.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

Microsoft will be launching its new laptop with a multi-day battery life. This ARM-powered laptop will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 systems-on-chip (SoC). It will support traditional desktop apps courtesy an emulator in Windows 10. During the Qualcomm summit in Hong Kong, Microsoft hinted at what to expect from the laptop. Qualcomm had earlier promised that it will deliver such a laptop by the end of this year which, reportedly, the company…

Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage – San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting laptops and other large personal electronic devices in their checked bags. The FAA says in a filing with the International Civil Aviation Organization that the lithium-ion batteries in laptops can overheat and create fires. Some questions and answers about the shifting U.S. policy. ___ WHY IS THE FAA WORRIED ABOUT THIS…

Crime report: Sexual assault, robbery, laptop theft – Daily Aztec

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Close by Amal Younis, Staff WriterOctober 21, 2017 Close Modal Window Sexual Assault San Diego State police received a report of a sexual assault at about 2 a.m. on Oct. 8. The incident was reported to have occurred about two hours earlier at a Delta Upsilon fraternity party on Hardy Avenue. The case is under investigation and will be submitted to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office if needed,…

Laptops could be banned from checked luggage because of fire risk – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Passengers could be banned from putting laptop computers into their checked luggage because of the fire risk. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will consider calls for a ban submitted by the US Federal Aviation Administration when its dangerous goods panel meets later this month. According to the FAA, the lithium-ion  batteries in laptops could overheat and potentially ignite aerosol cans which can often be found in the same suitcase….

FAA releases warning about laptops in checked bags – MarketWatch

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Soon, U.S. travelers may not be allowed to bring along laptops if they are in checked bags. The Federal Aviation Administration recently filed a suggestion with the United Nations to stop allowing passengers to check bags with laptops. Tests the agency conducted proved the rechargeable lithium-ion battery in most laptops can cause an explosion if it overheats near an aerosol…