Laptop News

Wanna exorcise Intel’s secretive hidden CPU from your hardware? Meet Purism’s laptops – The Register

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Purism – a San Francisco, California, social purpose company that flies the flags of privacy, security and software freedom – has begun offering its GNU/Linux-based laptops with Intel’s Management Engine disabled. The Intel Management Engine is a hidden coprocessor at the heart of Chipzilla’s vPro technology. Part of the Platform Controller Hub – a multifunction chip that interfaces a computer’s main CPU to peripherals – the Management Engine offers a…

The pants-pocket laptop is larger than some phablets or the size of a clutch – Forbes India

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Image: Thomas Kuhlenbeck for Forbes With tech advances making gadgets increasingly capable (and more affordable), there’s never been a better time to be a so-called ‘digital nomad’. I cringe at the term, but I can’t deny that it quite succinctly sums up people like me, who need only a solid internet connection and a digital device to do work. In the past year, I’ve written articles…

Laptops could be banned from checked bags on planes due to fire risk – CNNMoney

Friday, October 20, 2017

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 proposal. The ban…

Laptops In Checked Bags Pose Fire And Explosion Risk, FAA Warns – NBCNews.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable…

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Friday, October 20, 2017

See more of the story WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it…

Laptop deals alert: you can get 10% off all gaming laptops and desktop PCs at Currys this weekend – TechRadar

Friday, October 20, 2017

That old gaming rig not quite running like it used to? Taking a while to start up in the morning? Ping ain’t what it used to be? A mere shadow of the laptop it was a few years ago? Been looking for a gaming laptop deal for a while? Well if you have a sob story like this one (or just fancy a new computer for gaming), then you’re in…

The Best Laptops You Can Buy for under $1000 – Paste Magazine

Friday, October 20, 2017

Unlike smartphones, which are often subsidized through two-year contracts and monthly payments, laptops are often purchased with price in mind. Not only are laptops often purchased in cash up-front, they also range in price from anywhere between $199 Chromebooks to multiple thousands of dollars for high-end machines. In other words, there are a wide range of choices in front of consumers when they go to purchase a new laptop….

Dirty display? Here’s how to clean a laptop screen without risk of damage – Digital Trends

Friday, October 20, 2017

As much as modern displays on laptops big and small can be gorgeously detailed and richly colored, they do sometimes get a little dirty. Whether you’ve simply left it open too long and it’s gotten dusty, or your keyboard has transferred some oil or other gunk directly to the center of your display, this guide will teach you how to clean a laptop screen without damaging it. One of the…

Feds urge airlines to ban laptops in checked bags, citing fire, explosion risk – Chicago Tribune

Friday, October 20, 2017

The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable of disabling…

5 Deals on Desktops, Laptops and More to Upgrade Your Home and … – WIRED

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching and every day is a little shorter than the last at this time of year. If you’re starting to get in the mood to treat yo’ self to some new tech for the winter, we have a few bargains for you this week. These picks come from our friends at TechBargains and were curated by the team here at WIRED. Dell XPS 8910 desktop PC…

Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops – The Verge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a…

Watch Circuit Breaker Live episode 003: Pixel 2, Extra Bass, and the best laptops – The Verge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hello! It’s your good friend and confidant, Paul Miller. It’s my pleasure to inform you that Circuit Breaker Live, the live show we do every Tuesday on Twitter, was live. Yesterday. On Twitter. But we get it, not everybody can catch the live broadcast, so we’ve posted the recording here for your viewing pleasure. This week Dieter Bohn was on (in person!) to talk about Google’s new Pixel 2 and…

5 Tech Deals That Will Upgrade Your Home and Commute – WIRED

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching and every day is a little shorter than the last at this time of year. If you’re starting to get in the mood to treat yo’ self to some new tech for the winter, we have a few bargains for you this week. These picks come from our friends at TechBargains and were curated by the team here at WIRED. Dell XPS 8910 desktop PC…

Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops – The Verge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a…

Microsoft claims Windows 10 ARM battery life will be a ‘game-changer’ for laptops – The Verge

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Microsoft first unveiled its plans for ARM-powered Windows laptops last year. The new devices will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, and will support traditional desktop apps thanks to an emulator in Windows 10. While Qualcomm previously promised laptops before the end of the year, we haven’t heard much about them yet. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are all preparing devices, and it seems like battery life will be a…

The Pi-Top turns a Raspberry Pi into a laptop to help teach coding … – The Verge

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The original Pi-Top was a modular laptop powered by a Raspberry Pi that came out on Indiegogo back in 2014. Now, the company (also called Pi-Top) is back with an updated version of the laptop that looks to improve on the original in a couple of key ways, via Engadget. The Raspberry Pi is best known as a diminutive mini-computer that’s good for coding projects due to its low cost…

The Mobicase is a laptop bag that doubles as a mobile desk – Digital Trends

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Mobicase features an ergonomic laptop stand that allows you to comfortably use your laptop anywhere you’d like. As they get ever thinner and ever lighter, today’s laptops are also becoming more mobile than ever. But all that mobility is not very useful if operating a laptop away from a desk is something of a chore. After all, your lap isn’t the most ergonomic place for your computer, and with…