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Who is Craig Charles? The Gadget Show presenter and actor rumoured to be appearing on I’m A Celebrity again – The Sun

Friday, April 07, 2017

CRAIG Charles has begun his stint as the new presenter of Channel 5’s long-running series The Gadget Show. The actor and presenter, whose best-known works includes Red Dwarf and Robot Wars, has taken over the reigns from Jason Bradbury, who left the show after 12 years. The Gadget Show presenters: Jon Bentley, Craig Charles, Georgie Barrat and Ortis Deley He joins a fellow new face in tech journalist Georgie Barrat, alongside…

Overheating laptop gives woman second degree burns – WCPO

Friday, April 07, 2017

You know your laptop heats up when you’re using it. Most people, however, don’t know how hot it can actually get. One local Hillsboro, Ohio woman shared her horrible experience with us, in hope that others will learn about the hidden danger that laptops can present. Falls asleep while doing schoolwork Rachel Hudson is both a college student and a young mom, so it was no surprise she recently dozed…

Can “Digital Therapeutics” Be as Good as Drugs? – MIT Technology Review

Friday, April 07, 2017

What if an app could replace a pill? That’s the big question behind an emerging trend known as “digital therapeutics.” The idea: software that can improve a person’s health as much as a drug can, but without the same cost and side-effects. Digital therapeutics, or “digiceuticals,” as some call them, have become a Holy Grail in some quarters of Silicon Valley, where investors see the chance to deliver medicine through…

Blockbusters assemble: can the mega movie survive the digital era? – The Guardian

Friday, April 07, 2017

Is the blockbuster in trouble? On the surface, to suggest such a thing might seem as foolish as handing out the wrong envelope at the biggest event of the film calendar because you were busy tweeting pictures of Emma Stone. This is the blockbuster we’re talking about. It’s Luke Skywalker, Jurassic World, Disney, The Avengers, Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Pixar. It’s the Rock punching his fist through a building. It’s the…

A Quick Explainer of the Laptop Ban for Some International Travelers – Entrepreneur

Friday, April 07, 2017

On March 21, a rule issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security went into effect that requires travelers flying to the United States from 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries to put electronics larger than a smartphone in checked baggage. The DHS identified cameras, e-readers, portable DVD players, tablets, travel printers and scanners and laptops as the devices that wouldn’t be allowed on board. The airports that were impacted by…

I Get Around: The Oral History of 2Pac’s Digital Underground Years – RollingStone.com

Friday, April 07, 2017

On Friday, Tupac Shakur becomes the first solo rapper in history to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His legacy as a one-of-a-kind lyricist is undeniable: a socialist rabble-rouser with scabrous attacks on the status quo, a deep-hearted poet who reclaimed the word “thug” for a generation, an emotional purger who could write about paranoia, nihilism and love with equal aplomb. In 1995, a pair of Number One…

I Get Around: The Oral History of 2Pac’s Digital Underground Years – RollingStone.com

Thursday, April 06, 2017

On Friday, Tupac Shakur becomes the first solo rapper in history to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His legacy as a one-of-a-kind lyricist is undeniable: a socialist rabble-rouser with scabrous attacks on the status quo, a deep-hearted poet who reclaimed the word “thug” for a generation, an emotional purger who could write about paranoia, nihilism and love with equal aplomb. In 1995, a pair of Number One…

Inside the next Xbox: Project Scorpio tech revealed – Eurogamer.net

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Unlocking the power: memory, CPU and audio The maths work out: Microsoft has indeed delivered on its 6.0-teraflop performance target for the GPU, but a significant bump to other areas of the console’s architecture is required in order to maximise the effectiveness of the hardware. As we’ve noted in our graphics card reviews, GPUs require lots of bandwidth to really push ultra HD pixel counts. “For 4K assets, textures get…

Western Digital announces its first portable SSD – The Verge

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Western Digital is known for its hard drives — particularly the cheap and portable My Passport line of external hard drives that are almost a ubiquitous standard for anyone looking to back up their computer on a budget. But apparently, the company has never actually released a portable solid state drive, something Western Digital is correcting now with the release of the new My Passport SSD. As you might be…

Comcast is planning to launch cell phone plans in challenge to Verizon, AT&T – MarketWatch

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Comcast Corp. is poised to enter the fiercely competitive wireless phone market, just as big carriers like AT&T Inc. T, -0.54%  and Verizon Communications Inc. …

MipTV Feels Full Impact of Digital TV Revolution – Variety

Thursday, April 06, 2017

CANNES — Graced by enticing pre-L.A. screenings of Disney and Lionsgate shows and large excitement at sneak-peaked scenes from Adam Price’s “Ride Upon the Storm” and Tom Tykwer’s “Babylon Berlin,” 2017’s MipTV trade fair underscored why Hollywood still dominates much of global TV, as well as the new raised bar of ambition of European dramas. Amazon’s Roy Price laid out plans for Amazon to drive into more originals, though he…

6 signs that you’re addicted to your cell phone – WTSP 10 News

Thursday, April 06, 2017

(Thinkstock) We use our cellphones for just about everything but the same things that make our lives so convenient, are also ruining them. Cell phones are constantly being improved, which in turn increases the likelihood of overuse and addiction. Just this week, a New York teenage girl was struck and killed by a train after trying to retrieve a cellphone from the tracks. Per the PEW Research Center, 67% of smartphone owners…

Review: Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop – WIRED

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

If the quality of your laptop’s screen is a selling point—and it should have some sway with any serious buyer—then OLED-based machines, what few exist to date, should definitely be on your list. Alienware 13 Gaming Laptop 7/10 Wired Fancy keyboard backlighting even lights up the touchpad. Easily upgradable RAM and SSD via underside access panels. Rock solid keyboard and trackpad; both backlit, even. Incredibly loud speakers. Outstanding performance all…

Yahoo And AOL Move In Together Under ‘Oath,’ Verizon’s New Digital Arm – NPR

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong will take the same position at the head of Verizon’s Oath. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption toggle caption Mary Altaffer/AP AOL CEO Tim Armstrong will take the same position at the head of Verizon’s Oath. Mary Altaffer/AP There’s a new brand on the Internet that’s taking over some old ones — or at least old in Internet years. Yahoo and AOL are now under an umbrella company…

Facebook’s Whatsapp Is Getting Into Digital Payments in India – Bloomberg

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp is getting into digital payments in India, a first for a global messaging service that’s only just begun to explore ways to generate revenue. It’s chosen to kick off that maiden effort in India, a market dominated by Alibaba-backed digital payments leader Paytm but where WhatsApp’s 200 million users outnumber any other country. WhatsApp wants to “contribute more to India’s vision for digital commerce,” it said in a statement…

Trump’s Muslim Laptop Ban – POLITICO Magazine

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Getty War Room By Charles Kurzman April 04, 2017 Every day, dozens of airplanes arrive in the United States from 10 Muslim-majority countries. All of these countries are active partners in the coalition against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. All of them sent senior officials to Washington last month to coordinate the next phase in this struggle. The day before the coalition met, the Trump administration announced that no direct flights…

Trump’s Muslim Laptop Ban – POLITICO Magazine

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Getty War Room By Charles Kurzman April 04, 2017 Every day, dozens of airplanes arrive in the United States from 10 Muslim-majority countries. All of these countries are active partners in the coalition against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. All of them sent senior officials to Washington last month to coordinate the next phase in this struggle. The day before the coalition met, the Trump administration announced that no direct flights…

Trump’s Muslim Laptop Ban – POLITICO Magazine

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Getty War Room By Charles Kurzman April 04, 2017 Every day, dozens of airplanes arrive in the United States from 10 Muslim-majority countries. All of these countries are active partners in the coalition against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. All of them sent senior officials to Washington last month to coordinate the next phase in this struggle. The day before the coalition met, the Trump administration announced that no direct flights…

Trump’s Muslim Laptop Ban – POLITICO Magazine

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Getty War Room By Charles Kurzman April 04, 2017 Every day, dozens of airplanes arrive in the United States from 10 Muslim-majority countries. All of these countries are active partners in the coalition against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. All of them sent senior officials to Washington last month to coordinate the next phase in this struggle. The day before the coalition met, the Trump administration announced that no direct flights…

Laptop ban neglects key security standards – CNN

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem is the author of the best-selling “Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home.” She is a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School, a former assistant secretary of homeland security in the Obama administration, host of the national security podcast The SCIF and founder of Kayyem Solutions, a security consulting firm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. (CNN)There’s something…