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5 Reasons To Buy Microsoft’s Surface Laptop – Forbes

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jay McGregor Microsoft’s Surface Laptop I’m still working my way through my full Surface Laptop review, but here’s a teaser: it’s good. So good, in fact, I’m reasonably certain that Microsoft should’ve started its foray into hardware here, rather than arriving at the Laptop after the more usual Pro and Book.  In any case, there are a few good reasons to make the Surface Laptop your next computing purchase – and…

5 Reasons To Buy Microsoft’s Surface Laptop – Forbes

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jay McGregor Microsoft’s Surface Laptop I’m still working my way through my full Surface Laptop review, but here’s a teaser: it’s good. So good, in fact, I’m reasonably certain that Microsoft should’ve started its foray into hardware here, rather than arriving at the Laptop after the more usual Pro and Book.  In any case, there are a few good reasons to make the Surface Laptop your next computing purchase – and…

US unveils enhanced airline security plan to avoid laptop ban – CNBC

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Feds Won’t Ban Laptops, Will Make Airport Security Awful – WIRED

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Let’s start with the good news for international travelers and the airlines that serve them: The Department of Homeland Security has decided not to extend its laptop ban, which prohibits any electronics larger than a phone in the cabin on flights from some Middle Eastern and African countries entering the US. Bad news is, the feds are compensating by demanding new airport security measures that will make getting through to…

iOS 11 on an iPad Pro still won’t replace your laptop – The Verge – The Verge

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week. While you can use the iPad just as you’ve always been able to, there are some additional multitasking changes that really make the iPad Pro more of a laptop contender. Apple has created a dock that acts more like something you’d find on macOS, and refined its side-by-side apps interface so it’s even more…

US holds off expanding airline laptop ban as new rules laid out – BBC News

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kuwait airport is one of those currently affected by the laptop ban The US has unveiled tough new measures to enhance security on flights entering the country, but has held off extending a ban on laptops in the cabin. In March the US banned cabin laptops to and from eight mostly Muslim nations, fearing bombs may be concealed in them. The new measures require enhanced…

US to Hold Off On Further Airline Laptop Bans – NBCNews.com

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security has put off plans to impose further bans on laptop computers and other electronic devices in airline carry-on baggage for flights to the U.S. from Europe, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Wednesday. Instead the U.S. will require airlines and overseas airports to step up their procedures for screening passengers and securing airplanes. Play Facebook Twitter Embed autoplay autoplay “We are not standing…

iOS 11 on an iPad Pro still won’t replace your laptop – The Verge

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week. While you can use the iPad just as you’ve always been able to, there are some additional multitasking changes that really make the iPad Pro more of a laptop contender. Apple has created a dock that acts more like something you’d find on macOS, and refined its side-by-side apps interface so it’s even more…

Apple worked on a touchscreen MacBook when designing the iPhone, says former exec – CNBC

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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iOS 11 on an iPad still won’t replace your laptop – The Verge

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Apple introduced some major changes to the iPad with its iOS 11 beta earlier this week. While you can use the iPad just as you’ve always been able to, there are some additional multitasking changes that really make the iPad Pro more of a laptop contender. Apple has created a dock that acts more like something you’d find on macOS, and refined its side-by-side apps interface so it’s even more…

Toshiba Slaps A Billion Dollar Lawsuit On Western Digital – Forbes

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images Toshiba had pledged to its shareholders to have a deal in place (and signed) by today for the sale of its flash memory chip unit. In reality, not only was the deal left unsigned but instead, Toshiba decided to sue its partner in the chip business, Western Digital, for a billion dollars citing interference in the sale process of its chip unit. Toshiba has already selected a…

Akitio Node Cabinet review: Real, affordable graphics for your laptop – PCWorld

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Akitio Node external GPU cabinet is here to give your Thunderbolt 3-equipped laptop a big boost. This affordable unit—basically, a big steel box with a 400-watt PSU and a fan in front—lets you drop in most modern AMD or Nvidia graphics cards and then connect it to a laptop using PCIe over Thunderbolt 3/USB-C. Gordon Mah Ung The Akitio features one fan for the PSU, and one in front that…

These drone racing goggles could spark the sport’s digital era – Engadget

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Why is this important? Racing drones might be fast, but in terms of core technology, things move fairly slow. While DJI has introduced gesture control and computer vision into their consumer drones over the last few years, the average racing quadcopter has mostly just gotten smaller and quicker. It’s still not uncommon to see a racing drone held together by tape or cable ties sporting a shoddily 3D-printed GoPro mount,…

Toshiba Misses Its Deadline on Chip Sales and Sues Partner Western Digital – Fortune

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Japan’s Toshiba (tosbf) has pushed back its timeline to clinch a sale of its prized flash memory chip unit, saying the $18 billion deal was being held up due to differences of opinion within the consortium chosen as preferred bidder. The delay came as the conglomerate sued its chip business partner Western Digital (wdc) for interfering in the sale, one day after the U.S. firm resubmitted a bid for the…

Electric Objects shutters digital art display business and sells app to Giphy – The Verge

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In a Medium post today, Electric Objects founder and CEO Jake Levine announced that his digital art display company is shutting down. The hardware business will completely cease to exist while Giphy has acquired the Electric Objects iOS / Android app. The news comes less than a year after the launch of its second-generation EO2 display, which I reviewed here. At the time, I had hope for Electric Objects. In…

I played Candy Crush on the world’s largest touchscreen – CNET

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

“Three… two… one…GO!” It was a game of Candy Crush played by ant-sized humans, and I was one of them. Imagine crawling across a 30-foot-long iPad trying to match candies as big as your head. Imagine if the game were so big, you’d need a crane to lift you up in the air just to see the possible matches you could make. That’s exactly what CNET video producer Logan and…

Nvidia to launch graphics cards specifically designed for digital currency mining – CNBC

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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At last minute, Western Digital resubmits bid for Toshiba chip unit – Reuters

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

TOKYO Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) and U.S. private equity firm KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) have resubmitted an offer for Toshiba Corp’s (6502.T) flash memory chip unit, in an eleventh hour effort to prevent the conglomerate signing a deal with its preferred bidder. Western Digital, which jointly runs Toshiba’s main semiconductor plant, has been at loggerheads with its Japanese partner over the sale of the world’s No. 2 producer of…