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UH professor offers hefty reward for return of laptop containing years of invaluable research – Hawaii News Now

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The first 100 owners of Park Lane — the brand new, luxury condominium near Ala Moana Center — will begin moving in this week.

Officials: Mogadishu Flights Safe from Laptop Attacks – Voice of America

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The United States and Britain banned passengers last month on several Middle Eastern airlines from carrying laptop and tablet computers onto the plane. Officials cited airline safety concerns as the reason, and pointed specifically to a February 2016 attack on a flight of the Somali airline Daallo, in which a passenger set off a bomb concealed in a laptop, killing himself. Now, the Somali government said it has taken specific…

We took Porsche’s pricey new laptop for a spin – Yahoo Finance

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LISBON — Porsche is releasing a laptop, and like its automotive namesake, it’s not going to be cheap. In fact, the $2,495 13-inch Porsche Design Book One manages to make Apple’s (AAPL) $1,799 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar look downright affordable. It’s also a striking but hefty piece of work with a screen you can rotate 360 degrees or detach to use as a standalone tablet — a first for…

US considers cabin laptop ban on flights from UK airports – The Guardian

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from taking laptops into the cabins, sources have told the Guardian. The proposed ban would be similar to one already imposed on travellers from several Middle Eastern countries. British officials understand that their US counterparts are looking at extending the ban – which prevents any electronic devices larger than a smartphone being taken as carry-on luggage…

‘Controversial’ digital tax returns delayed after being dropped from Finance Bill – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

“We also welcome the decision to delay other measures considered ‘controversial’—such as interest restriction, loss relief carry forward, an end to permanent ‘non-dom’ status and the dividend allowance reduction—so that they can be subject to the necessary scrutiny before being passed into law.” Anita Monteith, tax manager at ICAEW, which represents accountants, said: “This is a sensible decision by Government. Making Tax Digital plans remain controversial and need more scrutiny by those…

Beat the laptop ban: 28 fun ways to pass the time on a flight (without your gadgets) – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A ban on flying with laptops and iPads could be extended to include services from Britain to the US. Restrictions have been in place on flights from Muslim-majority countries for several weeks, but the prospect of a far wider ban – perhaps even a worldwide one – looks increasingly likely. So what can you do to pass the time on a long flight when your gadgets are stuck in the…

We took Porsche’s pricey new laptop for a spin – Yahoo Finance

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LISBON — Porsche is releasing a laptop, and like its automotive namesake, it’s not going to be cheap. In fact, the $2,495 13-inch Porsche Design Book One manages to make Apple’s (AAPL) $1,799 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar look downright affordable. It’s also a striking but hefty piece of work with a screen you can rotate 360 degrees or detach to use as a standalone tablet — a first for…

We took Porsche’s pricey new laptop for a spin – Yahoo Finance

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

LISBON — Porsche is releasing a laptop, and like its automotive namesake, it’s not going to be cheap. In fact, the $2,495 13-inch Porsche Design Book One manages to make Apple’s (AAPL) $1,799 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar look downright affordable. It’s also a striking but hefty piece of work with a screen you can rotate 360 degrees or detach to use as a standalone tablet — a first for…

Ailes Accuser Says Fox News Execs Ordered Eavesdropping On Her Digital Devices – NPR

Monday, April 24, 2017

Updated at 5:19 p.m. ET A new lawsuit filed Monday by a suspended Fox News host accuses the network and senior executives of arranging to have her private communications spied on as part of a campaign of intimidation. The host, Andrea Tantaros, alleged in a previous lawsuit that she had been sexually harassed by former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes and former top-rated Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. That suit…

We took Porsche’s pricey new laptop for a spin – Yahoo Finance

Monday, April 24, 2017

LISBON — Porsche is releasing a laptop, and like its automotive namesake, it’s not going to be cheap. In fact, the $2,495 13-inch Porsche Design Book One manages to make Apple’s (AAPL) $1,799 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar look downright affordable. It’s also a striking but hefty piece of work with a screen you can rotate 360 degrees or detach to use as a standalone tablet — a first for…

Amazon Crashes Digital Gate – Bloomberg

Monday, April 24, 2017

A recurring theme at Gadfly is Amazon.com Inc.’s ambitions to do everything under the sun. It looks as if the company now wants to become a quasi app store similar to Apple or Google’s mobile versions. Amazon on Monday created a single spot for people to sign up to digital subscriptions from companies including the Los Angeles Times and digital file cabinet Dropbox. For the hundreds of millions of customers who…

Taiwan’s "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy – ABC News

Monday, April 24, 2017

Taiwan’s “digital minister” Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she’s a “civic hacker,” who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm. Appointed by leaders hoping to better connect with young voters who helped sweep independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen into office last year, 35-year-old Tang is using her expertise to more directly involve the public in policymaking, and…

Amazon launches ‘Subscribe with Amazon,’ a marketplace for digital subscriptions – TechCrunch

Monday, April 24, 2017

Amazon has made headway in the subscription business with its Subscribe & Save feature for consumers, which offers discounted pricing on products if you agree to buy on a recurring basis. Now, the retailer is looking to expand its subscription footprint with a new program called Subscribe with Amazon, which aims to make Amazon the place to discover, subscribe to and manage a range of digital subscriptions — from streaming services to subscription-based apps, from…

Taiwan’s "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy – ABC News

Monday, April 24, 2017

Taiwan’s “digital minister” Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she’s a “civic hacker,” who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm. Appointed by leaders hoping to better connect with young voters who helped sweep independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen into office last year, 35-year-old Tang is using her expertise to more directly involve the public in policymaking, and…

Now Another Country Is Considering a Laptop Ban for Travelers – Fortune

Monday, April 24, 2017

New Zealand is considering restrictions on laptops and other large electronic devices on flights from some Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East, the country’s prime minister said on Monday. The new rules would follow similar measures introduced last month by the United States, Britain, and Australia. The New Zealand leader elaborated on comments made by transport minister Simon Bridges, who told Reuters in an interview in Dubai on Sunday that…

Digital devices snub Icelandic language, which is a problem for Iceland – Washington Post

Monday, April 24, 2017

Salome Sigurjonsdottir, 10, tests a voice-controlled television in an electronics store in Reykjavik. Sales assistant Einar Dadi said none of his TVs understood Icelandic. (Egill Bjarnason/Associated Press) If you want to change the default language on your iPhone, you have many options to choose from, such as Turkish, Dutch, Catalan and both the Brazilian and Portuguese dialects of Portuguese. If you speak Icelandic, though, you’re out of luck. The same is…

Lenovo adds $279 Flex 11 to its Chromebook laptop lineup | ZDNet – ZDNet

Monday, April 24, 2017

Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook Lenovo has expanded its lineup of Chromebooks with the introduction of the Flex 11, a 2-in-1 laptop that may have a slightly higher price tag than competing models, but brings plenty of extras to justify the added cost. CNET Chromebooks compared: New and upcoming Chrome OS laptops Read More As with other Flex convertibles, this Chromebook version features a 360-degree hinged design that allows the 11.6-inch…

Taiwan’s "hacker minister" reshaping digital democracy – ABC News

Monday, April 24, 2017

Taiwan’s “digital minister” Audrey Tang, a computer prodigy and entrepreneur who taught herself programming at age 8, says she’s a “civic hacker,” who like a locksmith uses specialized skills to help rather than harm. Appointed by leaders hoping to better connect with young voters who helped sweep independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen into office last year, 35-year-old Tang is using her expertise to more directly involve the public in policymaking, and…

Patient, 69, allowed to play with mobile phone during operation – The Star Online

Sunday, April 23, 2017

BEIJING: An elderly hospital patient in eastern China played on her mobile phone while undergoing an operation on her legs, mainland media reports. The patient, surnamed Zhu, was allowed to bring her mobile phone into the operating theatre as her doctor wanted her to be more relaxed while she underwent the surgical procedure at a hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, the City Express reported. Zhu looked at her friends’ posts…

Young man claims he borrowed laptop after he was arrested for stealing it – Jamaica Observer

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A young man who stole a laptop computer from the home of his friend’s aunt told the court that he did not steal the laptop … he just borrowed it. Hansley Miles, 18, was arrested and charged with simple larceny after he stole an Alcatel laptop valued at $20, 695. The complainant, when asked why she had fingered Myles as the culprit, said that he was at…