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Friday, June 02, 2017

Depending on your budget, lifestyle and the games you want to play, you could end up spending anywhere from $800 to $5,000 on a system that’s likely to weigh between 4 and 13 pounds. Here’s some a few tips to help you find your ideal gaming rig. Don’t buy a gaming laptop for low-end titles like World of Warcraft or Candy Crush.These games can easily be supported by an integrated…

​Laptop, tablet ban? Here’s why it could actually be good – ZDNet

Friday, June 02, 2017

A proposed laptop ban on flights–international and in the U.S.–could lead to a few headaches for business travelers, but there are more than a few reasons why it may be a boon to strategic thinking, niche businesses and collaboration technologies. ed bott Laptops and tablets banned? Here’s how to stay productive in flight Some previously niche products and one obscure Windows 10 feature could come in handy. Read More The…

DHS is ‘no closer’ to expanding laptop ban, officials say – Fox News

Friday, June 02, 2017

The expanded airplane laptop ban is not booting up just yet, federal officials told Fox News on Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security is considering widening the the policy, which now applies to flights coming in from select countries. Speculation increased after an electronic device in the cabin of a JetBlue flight caught fire this week. But officials told Fox News that situation was not a security situation and…

DHS is ‘no closer’ to expanding laptop ban, officials say – Fox News

Friday, June 02, 2017

The expanded airplane laptop ban is not booting up just yet, federal officials told Fox News on Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security is considering widening the the policy, which now applies to flights coming in from select countries. Speculation increased after an electronic device in the cabin of a JetBlue flight caught fire this week. But officials told Fox News that situation was not a security situation and…

Laptops Onboard Flights From US Could Be Banned – NBCNews.com

Friday, June 02, 2017

WASHINGTON — A Homeland Security official said Thursday that if Secretary John Kelly expands a ban on carrying large electronic devices onboard flights to the U.S., it might also apply to overseas flights that originate in the U.S. “As we’ve said all along, the Secretary’s view continues to evolve,” spokesman Dave Lapan said. “At this point, we don’t know what it will look like.” Asked Sunday on Fox News Sunday…

Airplane Laptop Ban Is Slowing Growth of Middle Eastern Airlines – Fortune

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Restrictions on bringing large electronic devices into aircraft cabins on certain routes to the United States are affecting traffic between the Middle East and the United States, a global airlines’ association said on Thursday. Overall demand for air travel rose 10.7% in April, but the growth rate for the Middle East airlines was slower than its five-year average, a trend not seen in other regions, the International Air Transport Association…

DHS is ‘no closer’ to expanding laptop ban, officials say – Fox News

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The expanded airplane laptop ban is not booting up just yet, federal officials told Fox News on Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security is considering widening the the policy, which now applies to flights coming in from select countries. Speculation increased after an electronic device in the cabin of a JetBlue flight caught fire this week. But officials told Fox News that situation was not a security situation and…

The Asus Zephyrus is an incredibly thin gaming laptop with one serious drawback [Updated] – PC Gamer

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Update: Asus reached out to say that the version of the Zephyrus shown at Computex with the half-shift key was an early design. Updated samples, as well as the retail version, will feature a full-size left shift key. Here’s an updated product shot: Original Story: The Asus Zephyrus is an incredibly thin laptop with a GTX 1080 inside it, measuring only 18mm thick and weighing just under five pounds. It’s…

Fire on JetBlue flight underscores concerns about possible laptop ban expansion – CBS News

Thursday, June 01, 2017

MIAMI — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a laptop battery fire that erupted aboard a JetBlue flight. It was scary moments for the 158 people on board JetBlue flight 915. While flying between New York and San Francisco Tuesday night, passengers noticed smoke coming from a carry-on bag. Inside was a laptop with an overheating lithium-ion battery.  “We’re at 35,000 feet and all of a sudden we hear…

Carry-on laptop ban on flights from Europe still possible, DHS says – USA TODAY

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Airport staff inform passengers March 29, 2017, about a prohibition about electronics larger than cellphones on flights to the U.S., at the check in area at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, Morocco.(Photo: Abdeljalil Bounhar, AP) WASHINGTON — Homeland Security will still consider a ban on large electronics, including laptops, in the cabins of European flights, the Trump administration said Tuesday after a report the ban wasn’t expanding. Politico reported Tuesday, based on unnamed sources,…

Asus’ Zephyrus laptop is so slim you’ll forget it’s for gaming – CNET

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The most beautiful phone ever has one wildly annoying issue The Samsung Galaxy S8’s fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

Don’t Expect the Laptop Ban to Be Expanded on Europe-US Flights Just Yet – Fortune

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security was still considering an expansion of a ban on laptops and other large electronics in airline cabins after Secretary John Kelly spoke to European officials on Tuesday, a department spokesman said. The spokesman, David Lapan, confirmed that Kelly spoke to European Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc on Tuesday and told them that while no expansion was announced Tuesday that…

Don’t expect a super-slim Max-Q Nvidia gaming laptop from Dell – CNET

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is a great budget gaming laptop. Sarah Tew/CNET If you still prefer your powerful gaming laptop to have a palm rest below your keyboard, Dell may be one of your options in the future. Unlike the radical designs of Acer’s Predator Triton 700 and the Asus ROG Zephyrus — both moved the keyboard downward and are doing away with the palm rest to fit GeForce…

Why Microsoft’s ARM-based Windows 10 laptops still have a lot to prove – PCWorld

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Asus, HP and Lenovo have signed on to Qualcomm’s ambitious plan to make Windows 10 PCs that run on ARM Snapdragon processors. If Qualcomm and its partners succeed, it would represent a major shift in the PC industry, which has been centered around Intel’s x86 architecture for a couple of decades.  Qualcomm, which is a powerhouse in mobile phone chips, wants to extend its platform to laptops and tablets. The new…

Samsung’s new laptop tries to do it all – BGR

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

There’s two new designs emerging for touchscreen laptops these days: the tablet-first form factor, like Microsoft’s Surface, which has all the guts in a single tablet with an optional add-on keyboard; and the more traditional laptop style, but with a 360-degree swivel hinge. The Surface style tends to pSush the touchscreen and a stylus more, while the convertible design has the touchscreen as an afterthought. But Samsung doesn’t seem to…

This is the first AMD Ryzen laptop – TrustedReviews

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The first AMD Ryzen gaming laptop has arrived in the form of the ROG STRIX GL702ZC, and it’s made by Asus. Announced at Computex in Taipei, Asus managed to get the scoop, launching not one but two laptops powered by AMD’s Ryzen processors. This finally puts to an end half a decade of gaming laptop dominance for Intel, who, along with Nvidia, have had somewhat of a monopoly on the…

DHS: No European laptop ban for now – Politico

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The decision was made during a conference call Tuesday afternoon. | Getty By Cathy Buyck 05/30/2017 12:47 PM EDT Updated 05/30/2017 03:53 PM EDT 2017-05-30T03:53-0400 The U.S. opted Tuesday not to ban laptops from the cabins of planes flying to the United States from Europe — although the Trump administration later said such a move remains “on the table” as it examines intelligence about terrorist threats. European sources said the…

Asus debuts the first-ever Ryzen laptop with a mobile Radeon surprise, too – PCWorld

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

As promised Asus revealed ROG Strix GL702ZC, the world’s first Ryzen laptop, at Computex in Taipei. But somewhat unexpectedly, the notebook doesn’t pack one of AMD’s hotly anticipated “Raven Ridge” APUs, expected to launch this summer. That’s not the only surprise either, as the ROG Strix GL702ZC also appears to mark the mobile debut for the new Radeon RX 500-series graphics flagship. This thing’s a veritable AMD poster child! Mentioned in…

The five coolest laptops of Computex 2017 – TechRadar

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Here at Computex 2017, Taiwan is getting a taste of the absolute best the computing world will soon have to offer. One key theme of the show is undoubtedly thinner and lighter gaming laptops by way of Nvidia’s new Max-Q design, and the Asus ROG Zephyrus seems to be leading the pack. An 18mm-thin, 15.6-inch gaming laptop rocking an Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics chip, the Zephyrus defies expectations through the…

Samsung’s new laptop tries to do it all – BGR

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

There’s two new designs emerging for touchscreen laptops these days: the tablet-first form factor, like Microsoft’s Surface, which has all the guts in a single tablet with an optional add-on keyboard; and the more traditional laptop style, but with a 360-degree swivel hinge. The Surface style tends to pSush the touchscreen and a stylus more, while the convertible design has the touchscreen as an afterthought. But Samsung doesn’t seem to…