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Lenovo fined over Superfish adware-ridden laptops – BBC News

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Computer-maker Lenovo has agreed to pay US states $3.5m (£2.7m) to settle allegations that it sold laptops with pre-loaded adware that compromised buyers’ security without warning. The company has also agreed to seek consumers’ consent before installing any such software in the future. Lenovo faced uproar when it emerged in 2015 that it had hidden an advert-delivering program made by Superfish on hundreds of thousands of computers….

Lenovo fined over Superfish adware-ridden laptops – BBC News

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Image copyright Reuters Computer-maker Lenovo has agreed to pay US states $3.5m (£2.7m) to settle allegations that it sold laptops with pre-loaded adware that compromised buyers’ security without warning. The company has also agreed to seek consumers’ consent before installing any such software in the future. Lenovo faced uproar when it emerged in 2015 that it had hidden an advert-delivering program made by Superfish on hundreds of thousands of computers….

MSI GE63VR Raider Gaming Laptop Review – Tom’s Hardware

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

We’ve tested quite a few high-end laptops lately, ranging from the luxurious Max-Q Asus ROG Zephyrus up to the $9,000 Acer Predator 21 X. Many of these laptops perform excessively well, but typically also suffer some sort of drawback you wouldn’t expect, like suspect build quality, poor thermal performance, or out-of-sync price. We think most gamers simply want solid performance without all of the gimmicky features. The GE63VR Raider, one…

Walmart donates high-tech laptop to CPD – Corsicana Daily Sun

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Coriscana’s Walmart donated a new laptop to the Corsicana Police Department Sept. 1. Walmart’s store manager, Jordan Baldwin, personally delivered the laptop to Det. Ronni Phillips, the detective in charge of running the CPD’s Oxygen program. Oxygen is a program designed to extract information and data out of cell phones to aid police in criminal investigations. Phillips uses Oxygen frequently for her cases, being able to…

Take Up to $150 Off Dell’s XPS Laptops – Laptop Mag

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Labor Day may be over, but summer clearance sales are still in full swing. Among the most noteworthy end-of-season sales is Dell’s XPS sale. The PC manufacturer is taking $150 off its XPS laptops with prices starting at $899.99 for the XPS 13 with Core i5 CPU.   Buy on Dell The XPS 13 is, of course, our favorite ultraportable offering the perfect trifecta of fast…

Take Up to $150 Off Dell’s XPS Laptops – Laptop Mag

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Labor Day may be over, but summer clearance sales are still in full swing. Among the most noteworthy end-of-season sales is Dell’s XPS sale. The PC manufacturer is taking $150 off its XPS laptops with prices starting at $899.99 for the XPS 13 with Core i5 CPU.   Buy on Dell The XPS 13 is, of course, our favorite ultraportable offering the perfect trifecta of fast…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop colors now available outside the US – The Verge

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Microsoft originally unveiled its Surface Laptop in May in four different colors. While the various colors were available in the US during the June launch, Surface Laptop purchasers outside the US had to buy the regular “platinum” gray color or wait on the color options. Various colors have been appearing in stores outside the US over the past few weeks, and now Microsoft is officially confirming that cobalt blue, burgundy,…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop colors now available outside the US – The Verge

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Microsoft originally unveiled its Surface Laptop in May in four different colors. While the various colors were available in the US during the June launch, Surface Laptop purchasers outside the US had to buy the regular “platinum” gray color or wait on the color options. Various colors have been appearing in stores outside the US over the past few weeks, and now Microsoft is officially confirming that cobalt blue, burgundy,…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop colors now available outside the US … – The Verge

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Microsoft originally unveiled its Surface Laptop in May in four different colors. While the various colors were available in the US during the June launch, Surface Laptop purchasers outside the US had to buy the regular “platinum” gray color or wait on the color options. Various colors have been appearing in stores outside the US over the past few weeks, and now Microsoft is officially confirming that cobalt blue, burgundy,…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop colors now available outside the US – The Verge

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Microsoft originally unveiled its Surface Laptop in May in four different colors. While the various colors were available in the US during the June launch, Surface Laptop purchasers outside the US had to buy the regular “platinum” gray color or wait on the color options. Various colors have been appearing in stores outside the US over the past few weeks, and now Microsoft is officially confirming that cobalt blue, burgundy,…

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop colors now available outside the US … – The Verge

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Microsoft originally unveiled its Surface Laptop in May in four different colors. While the various colors were available in the US during the June launch, Surface Laptop purchasers outside the US had to buy the regular “platinum” gray color or wait on the color options. Various colors have been appearing in stores outside the US over the past few weeks, and now Microsoft is officially confirming that cobalt blue, burgundy,…

Lenovo settles charges it sold laptops with compromised user security – Reuters

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lenovo Inc, a major laptop maker, has agreed to pay $3.5 million and make changes in how it sells laptops in order to settle allegations it sold devices with pre-loaded software that compromised users’ security protections. The agreement with Connecticut, the Federal Trade Commission and 31 other states was announced on Tuesday. The software, called VisualDiscovery, was installed on hundreds of thousands of laptops beginning in August…

Why laptops don’t belong in the classroom – Treehugger

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

It seems that old-fashioned paper notebooks and pens are most conducive to learning. Heading back to college this fall? You might want to leave the laptop in your dorm room. Some intriguing research has found that taking notes on a laptop can impede a student’s ability to retain information. It appears that typing fast – once hailed as a wonderful tool for gathering copious notes – gets in the way…

Take Up to $150 Off Dell’s XPS Laptops – Laptop Mag

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Labor Day may be over, but summer clearance sales are still in full swing. Among the most noteworthy end-of-season sales is Dell’s XPS sale. The PC manufacturer is taking $150 off its XPS laptops with prices starting at $899.99 for the XPS 13 with Core i5 CPU.   Buy on Dell The XPS 13 is, of course, our favorite ultraportable offering the perfect trifecta of fast…

Play spot the difference with ASUS’ ROG Strix gaming laptops – Engadget

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The headline tweaks made to the Scar Edition include a better display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time. In addition, the keyboard has been intentionally made shallower in order to ensure that keypresses register that little bit faster. After all, you need to be sure you’re not wasting yoctoseconds of time pushing the actual buttons in the midst of a round of Overwatch. Visually, too, the Scar…

What could cause your laptop to shut-down randomly – Gizbot

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

When our computer or laptop suddenly get shuts down without any prompt, we get a panic attack, that too, if we are in the middle of something important. However, computers are intelligent and have a built-in self-protecting mechanism that shuts off the whole system if any components get too hot. Today, we list out the top reasons on why your laptop randomly shuts down. <!– –> First and foremost issue…

Lenovo Promises to Make Changes in How It Sells Laptops – Fortune

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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Headteacher ‘raided school funds to pay for holiday and laptop’, court hears – Evening Standard

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

A headteacher took more than £4,000 from school funds to pay for a holiday to New York, a laptop and meals, a court heard. Melanie Rose, 46, abused her position to spend lavishly on herself and staff at Ben Jonson Primary School in Tower Hamlets, it is said. She is accused of spending £2,388 on an Apple laptop, which she gave to her partner as a Christmas present, and more…

Trio Nabbed After Laptop Heist At Target Suspected In Multiple Crimes – CBS Detroit

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

WARREN (WWJ) – Three Detroiters were nabbed by police in Warren after trying to steal a half-dozen laptops from a Target store. The incident unfolded just after 11 a.m. Monday at the Target store on Dequindre and 12 Mile roads. Target loss prevention officers told police two men entered the store and loaded a shopping cart full of laptop computers, then pushed the cart out the front door without paying. The suspects…