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Woman claims man stole laptop, $100 from car charged with false report – MLive.com

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kristina McDonald  BAY CITY, MI — Nearly two years after claiming a stranger snatched her laptop and some cash from her car, an area woman is charged with filing a false police report. Kristina M. McDonald (also known by the surnames Bissonnette and Lamblin) on Aug. 22, 2015, called 911 to report she was the victim of a crime in the parking lot of the Walgreen’s at 416 S. Euclid…

An Ugly but Functional Pi Laptop – Hackaday

Sunday, March 12, 2017

It’s got a face only its mother could love. Or a Hackaday writer, since this ugly e-waste laptop proudly sports a Jolly Wrencher on its back. All joking aside, this is a great example of doing what you can with what you’ve got. [starhawk] is limited on funds, and a regular laptop is beyond his means. But being light in the wallet is no reason to go without when you can…

Here’s the best way to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it – Business Insider

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Cleaning expert and author of “Clean My Space” Melissa Maker breaks down how to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it. Following is a transcript of the video. Melissa Maker: Here’s how to clean your computer. You want to get a can of compressed air and some electronics cleaner. You can make it up if you don’t have any. It’s just equal parts water and rubbing alcohol. Then get yourself…

Here’s the best way to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it – Business Insider

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cleaning expert and author of “Clean My Space” Melissa Maker breaks down how to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it. Following is a transcript of the video. Melissa Maker: Here’s how to clean your computer. You want to get a can of compressed air and some electronics cleaner. You can make it up if you don’t have any. It’s just equal parts water and rubbing alcohol. Then get yourself…

Here’s the best way to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it – Business Insider

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cleaning expert and author of “Clean My Space” Melissa Maker breaks down how to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it. Following is a transcript of the video. Melissa Maker: Here’s how to clean your computer. You want to get a can of compressed air and some electronics cleaner. You can make it up if you don’t have any. It’s just equal parts water and rubbing alcohol. Then get yourself…

Here’s the best way to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it – Business Insider

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Cleaning expert and author of “Clean My Space” Melissa Maker breaks down how to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it. Following is a transcript of the video. Melissa Maker: Here’s how to clean your computer. You want to get a can of compressed air and some electronics cleaner. You can make it up if you don’t have any. It’s just equal parts water and rubbing alcohol. Then get yourself…

Best laptops 2017 – The INQUIRER

Friday, March 10, 2017

<!– –> WHO SAID laptops are a dying breed? Well, once upon a time, about five years ago – when people were buying tablets like the British buy sun cream in a heat wave – industry experts said laptops would soon perish thanks to the likes of the iPad, which piqued the interests of just about anyone who knew what a smartphone was (everyone, then). “Who wants a cumbersome…

HP Elite x3 Lap Dock, First Take: An add-on laptop experience for your Windows 10 Mobile phablet – ZDNet

Friday, March 10, 2017

Last December we reviewed HP Inc’s Elite x3, a 5.96-inch Windows 10 Mobile phablet that functions as a standalone smartphone while also linking up to an external monitor or a laptop-style dock to provide a desktop experience via Windows Continuum. HP has now, finally, sent a review sample of the Lap Dock so we can see how the combination works in practice. HP calls the Elite x3 “one device that’s…

As new technology is paramount, Robertson County gives students laptops – WKRN.com

Friday, March 10, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Knowing how to use the newest technology is paramount in today’s education, and Robertson County Schools is making sure their students are not left behind. Earlier this week, it was announced that every single high school now has their own laptop. “Our mission is to make sure these students succeed in life and in a technologically-advanced society, is what I think the mission statement actually says,”…

Apple Tops Laptop Mag’s Tech Support Showdown for 3rd Straight Year – Yahoo Finance

Thursday, March 09, 2017

NEW YORK, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — If you want the best possible tech support for your new notebook, buy a MacBook. For the third consecutive year, Apple has topped Laptop Mag’s Tech Support Showdown, grabbing honors for its strong combination of phone and web-based assistance. Part of Purch’s tech brand portfolio, Laptop Mag’s Tech Support Showdown has been a popular consumer guide for over 10 years. In a dramatic…

Apple starts selling refurbished 2016 MacBook Pro laptops – Mashable

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro is a sleek, beautiful machine, but it’s not cheap. The cheapest new MacBook Pro, the one with just two USB-C ports and no Touch Bar, starts at $1,499.  There is now a way to get it cheaper, as Apple started adding that particular variant of the 2016 MacBook Pro, to its online store of refurbished products.  SEE ALSO: Why the new MacBook Pro’s battery life is…

A very good gaming laptop for not a lot of money: CNET First Look – CNET

Thursday, March 09, 2017

CNET First Look: A very good gaming laptop for not a lot of money 1:21 / March 6, 2017 Dell cuts a few corners to get you a very good GPU at a great price in the Inspiron 15 7000.

Best laptops for video editing in 2017 – TechRadar

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Video editing is one of the most taxing tasks you can perform on any computer, but the current crop of hardware components, especially in the mobile space, makes it easier to edit on the move.  And while the appeal of standalone camcorders and video cameras have waned, the meteoric rise of YouTube, smartphones and digital cameras with video recording capabilities, action cameras, dashcams, drones and quality free video editors have…

Why your next laptop should be a Chromebook – BGR

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

You’re probably distantly familiar with Chromebooks, the Google-powered laptops that run a souped-up version of the Chrome browser and cost the same amount as artisanal brunch for two in Brooklyn. But if you consider yourself a “power user” of sorts, you’ve probably written off the entire Chromebook line as being unworthy of your time and attention. It’s time for that to change. All the major laptop manufacturers are now selling…

Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops – ZDNet

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

CEO and founder of Dell, Michael Dell, has long been a Linux supporter. By 2007, under his guidance, Dell became the first major OEM to offer a laptop with pre-installed Linux. His Linux of choice? Ubuntu Linux. Ten years later, Dell is still selling Ubuntu Linux-powered laptops. With the option of Xeon processors, up to 64GBs of RAM, and TBs of storage, Dell Precision 5720 will be a Linux developer…

Litebook launches $249 Linux laptop – ZDNet

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Litebook’s $249 Linux laptop The market for Linux-equipped laptops continues to expand, whether crowd-funded or DIY or just replacing Windows on an existing notebook on your own. Another entrant has emerged that’s more powerful than the Kickstarter-backed Pinebook but less expensive than the KDE Slimbook. A company called Litebook has released a new Linux laptop that is priced to compete with Chromebooks — if not as cheap as the $89…

25 best battery-life laptops – CNET – CNET

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Want to see the future of car technology? Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The 25 laptops with the best battery life – CNET – CNET

Saturday, March 04, 2017

The most important feature for many laptop shoppers is battery life, and rightly so. We carry these devices to meetings, to class, on airplanes and even just from room to room at home. Maximizing time away from the power outlet keeps you mobile and lets you move around without lugging a power brick. Based on the extensive battery testing conducted in the CNET Labs, these are the 25 PCs with…

Powering A Laptop With Supercapacitors | Hackaday – Hackaday

Saturday, March 04, 2017

What do you do when you find a small horde of supercapacitors? The correct answer is a spectrum of dangerous devices ranging from gauss guns to quarter shrinkers. [Rinoa] had a less destructive idea: she’s replaced the battery in a laptop with a bank of supercapacitors. The supercaps in question are 2.7 Volt, 500 Farad caps arranged in banks six for a total of about 3 watt-hours in each bank….