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What To Do Without A Laptop On A Long Flight – NPR

Friday, March 24, 2017

Royal Jordanian Airlines made a list of things to do after certain electronics were banned on certain flights to the U.S. and U.K. Like: “Engage in primitive dialogue from the pre-internet era.”

Emirates: Use our new ‘laptop handling service’ to beat ban – USA TODAY

Friday, March 24, 2017

An Emirates Airbus A380 painted in a Los Angeles Dodgers livery departs for Dubai from San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 23, 2016. (Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special for USA TODAY) Emirates airline will introduce a “laptop and tablet handling service,” a move that follows an electronics carry-on ban introduced by the United States this week. With the service, Emirates is attempting to minimize the inconvenience to fliers affected by the new U.S….

Reporters Uncritically Repeat Trump Administration Claims on Laptop Ban – The Intercept

Friday, March 24, 2017

Prominent members of the elite Washington journalism community are publicly grappling with how to respond to the Trump administration’s lack of credibility, but when it comes to terror threats, the mainstream media is still breathlessly passing along unsupported statements from anonymous official sources, asking for no evidence and demanding no accountability The Trump administration’s Muslim laptop ban — new restrictions on bringing laptops and other large electronic devices aboard planes leaving from 10 different…

Turn your old DVDs into HD digital copies – CNET

Friday, March 24, 2017

Enlarge Image Screenshot by Rick Broida/CNET I have a drawer full of DVDs. Some Blu-rays, too. But I don’t even have a player plugged in right now; that’s how long it’s been since a watched a movie on physical media. (What is this, 2012?) On the other hand, I bought and paid for all those movies, so it seems like I should be able to enjoy them, right? Without having…

Laptop ban: What it’s going to cost you – CNN

Friday, March 24, 2017

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Cell phone, notes, rocks: Woman uses whatever she can to get rescued from Arizona wilderness – whnt.com

Friday, March 24, 2017

(CNN) — The handwritten note had a simple plea: “Please stop.” “I’m out of gas, stuck here,” it continued, in black ink. “I started following the road East to see if I can get cellphone signal.” The note, along with rocks that spelled out “HELP,” were among items rescuers used to locate Amber VanHecke, 24, after five days in the Arizona wilderness. Her preparation and quick-thinking, trooper paramedic Edgar Bissonette…

Emirates: Use our new ‘laptop handling service’ to beat ban – USA TODAY

Thursday, March 23, 2017

An Emirates Airbus A380 painted in a Los Angeles Dodgers livery departs for Dubai from San Francisco International Airport on Oct. 23, 2016. (Photo: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren, special for USA TODAY) Emirates airline will introduce a “laptop and tablet handling service,” a move that follows an electronics carry-on ban introduced by the United States this week. With the service, Emirates is attempting to minimize the inconvenience to fliers affected by the new U.S….

How Middle Eastern Airlines Have Responded to the Laptop Ban – Bloomberg

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Middle East airlines scrambled to find ways to respond to a ban on electronics introduced this week. The ban targets direct flights headed to the United States and United Kingdom. Some, like Royal Jordanian Airlines, tried to calm or even attract customers through humor, while others, such as Turkish Airlines, boasted about their in-flight entertainment. Royal Jordanian showcased its poetry skills through an original haiku on Twitter, urging people to travel to…

Cell phone, notes, rocks: Woman uses whatever she can to get rescued from Arizona wilderness – WQAD.com

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Amber VanHecke, 24, left a note that authorities used to find her in the Arizona wilderness. (CNN) — The handwritten note had a simple plea: “Please stop.” “I’m out of gas, stuck here,” it continued, in black ink. “I started following the road East to see if I can get cellphone signal.” The note, along with rocks that spelled out “HELP,” were among items rescuers used to locate Amber VanHecke,…

When a Basic Laptop Will Do: Our Top Budget Picks – New York Times

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Not my laptop! Airline passengers hit the device doldrums – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your shoes at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and milk tested for bomb residue. It’s yet another inconvenience in the name of security for weary travelers, especially those from or passing through the 10 mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries…

What fliers need to know about the airline laptop ban – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share A new travel ban may mean laptops, tablets and other large electronics have to stay in checked luggage on non-stop flights to the U.S. from certain airports in the Middle East and Africa. USA TODAY U.S. travelers woke up Tuesday to the confirmation of reports that an electronics ban would affect certain flights to the United States.  Under the new “temporary” restrictions announced by the…

Calling 911 on a Mobile Phone – New York Times

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Trump’s laptop travel restriction is a confusing mess – The Verge

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Last night, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a decision to ban carry-on laptops and tablets on direct flights from eight Muslim-majority countries: Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Passengers traveling to the US from 10 airports in these countries will be barred from bringing laptops, tablets, or any devices “larger than a cellphone” as carry-on items; they will instead have to take…

Cigar Box Opens to Raspberry Pi Laptop – Hackaday

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

If you were to go back to the middle years of the twentieth century and talk to electronic constructors, you would find a significant number had a cigar box radio among their projects. Cigar boxes were fairly robust, readily available, and could easily accommodate the parts required to make a crystal set or a simple one-tube regenerative receiver. These days there isn’t much attraction to a simple AM radio though, so…

Laptop ban begins today in cabins of nine airlines flying non-stop to US from Mideast and Africa – USA TODAY

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

CLOSE x Embed x Share A new travel ban may mean laptops, tablets and other large electronics have to stay in checked luggage on non-stop flights to the U.S. from certain airports in the Middle East and Africa. USA TODAY This photo released by the Egyptian prime minister’s office shows the tail of a Russian Metrojet plane that crashed in Hassana, Egypt , killing 224 people aboard on Oct. 31,…

Digital ads: More expensive but reaching fewer consumers – CNBC

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Wal-Mart’s digital shopping spree isn’t over – CNBC

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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