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Wanted: a cheap laptop to write my first novel – The Guardian

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My 2006 XP Toshiba laptop finally died while I was at the beginning of my first novel. At the moment, I am booking time on my husband’s PC when he is not using it, but a generous friend who believes in my book wants to buy me a cheap laptop that she has seen that may be suitable for word processing. It is an Asus T-100 at £249 and already…

Investigators using cell phone records to track movements of Indiana serial … – Fox News

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CROWN POINT, Ind. –  Investigators are using the cellphone records of an Indiana man already charged in the slayings of two women to pinpoint his movements after he told police he liked to check on the status of bodies he’d previously stashed after a fresh kill, authorities said. Illinois law enforcement officials told The Associated Press Wednesday that Darren Vann, 43, may have traveled to Chicago’s south suburbs between the…

Understanding Who Pays for Work Cell Phone Usage – The Recorder

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Town and Country man admits beating wife to death with a laptop – STLtoday.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TOWN AND COUNTRY • William Lynn Gunter first told police he found his unconscious and severely injured wife after she apparently fell down a stairway in their Town and Country home in March 2013. She died later that day at a hospital. On Monday, Gunter changed his version of events and pleaded guilty in St. Louis County Circuit Court of second-degree murder. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Gunter, who goes…

Xbox One’s new digital TV tuner lets you stream TV to a tablet or smartphone – The Verge

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Microsoft announced its digital TV tuner back in August, and it’s finally going on sale in European countries today. The 29.99 EUR ($40) accessory plugs into a USB port on the Xbox One to pick up channels using free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2, and DVB-C television standards. This also enables the TV functionality on Xbox One along with TV listings from OneGuide. While recording isn’t supported yet, Microsoft is allowing Xbox One owners…

Police: Ind. serial killer suspect used a cell phone cord – WTSP 10 News

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Police suspect Darren Vann in the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwestern Indiana over the weekend.(Photo: Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP) (USA TODAY) Authorities say the Indiana man suspected of killing seven women, and perhaps many more, told police he committed his last murder by strangling his victim with a cell phone cord. Police say Darren Deon Vann acknowledged that he left Afrika Hardy,…

Want a new laptop? Go to the Indianapolis airport auction – Indianapolis Star

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Laptop computers are one of the items that airline passengers often leave behind. These will all be up for auction on Oct. 30, 2014.(Photo: John Tuohy/The Star ) If you’re in the market for an aircraft tow truck, a riding mower capable of trimming five football fields or just a pair of sunglasses, you might want to scoot out to a Westside warehouse next week. Indianapolis International Airport will be…

The Digital Worker’s Guide to Doing Business on the Go – CIO

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Take on a new job that requires extensive travel? Looking to streamline things when you work at the office? This simple six-point guide will help you become a digital guerilla in no time at all – whether you use the Windows, Mac, iOS or Android operating system. Choose the Right Laptop The bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon means that end users increasingly make the final decision on their choice…

Toshiba launches its ‘flip-and-fold’ convertible Satellite Radius 11 laptop – VentureBeat

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Toshiba is launching a new 2-in-1 convertible, or a laptop that can be converted into a tablet by swiveling its touchscreen. Above: Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 After a few generations of these convertibles, the features are getting pretty interesting. The Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 has a two-axis hinge that rotates 360 degrees, so you can position it as a productivity laptop or an after-work movie-viewing tablet. The Windows 8.1 machine…

The Digital Worker’s Guide to Doing Business on the Go – CIO

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Take on a new job that requires extensive travel? Looking to streamline things when you work at the office? This simple six-point guide will help you become a digital guerilla in no time at all – whether you use the Windows, Mac, iOS or Android operating system. Choose the Right Laptop The bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon means that end users increasingly make the final decision on their choice…

Xbox One’s new digital TV tuner lets you stream TV to a tablet or smartphone – The Verge

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Microsoft announced its digital TV tuner back in August, and it’s finally going on sale in European countries today. The 29.99 EUR ($40) accessory plugs into a USB port on the Xbox One to pick up channels using free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2, and DVB-C television standards. This also enables the TV functionality on Xbox One along with TV listings from OneGuide. While recording isn’t supported yet, Microsoft is allowing Xbox One owners…

Police: Ind. serial killer suspect used a cell phone cord – USA TODAY

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Seven women have been uncovered in Northwest Indiana and linked to a 43 year-old man who confessed to killing them. (USA NOW, USA TODAY) Police suspect Darren Vann in the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwestern Indiana over the weekend.(Photo: Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP) Authorities say the Indiana man suspected of killing seven women, and perhaps many more, told police he committed his…

King Digital Launches New ‘Candy Crush’ Game on Facebook – Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A new “Candy Crush” game has launched on Facebook. King Digital Entertainment PLC said Monday that “Candy Crush Soda Saga,” the sister title to the digital game “Candy Crush Saga,” has launched on Facebook and will launch on mobile devices in the coming…

Consumer Reports: Tablet-laptop combos – KVUE

Monday, October 20, 2014

Consumer Reports: Tablet/laptop combos

King Digital Launches New ‘Candy Crush’ Game on Facebook – Wall Street Journal

Monday, October 20, 2014

A new “Candy Crush” game has launched on Facebook. King Digital Entertainment PLC said Monday that “Candy Crush Soda Saga,” the sister title to the digital game “Candy Crush Saga,” has launched on Facebook and will launch on mobile devices in the coming…

Proposed Ohio cell phone law raises many questions – Fox News

Monday, October 20, 2014

Using a cell phone in a school or construction zone may soon be illegal in Ohio. A bill introduced by Rep. Rex Damschroder, R-Fremont, would prohibit the use of any electronic wireless device when in a construction zone during actual work hours. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT It would also make it illegal to use such devices in a school zone during hours when children are present — and that includes when they…

Are Digital Magazines Dead? – Wired

Monday, October 20, 2014

Print’s days may be numbered, but are digital’s? desbyrnephotos/Flickr When pondering the future of digital magazines, the “I’m not dead yet” scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail may come to mind. Is the digital magazine industry ready to be carted off with the rest of the dead? Gregg Hano, CEO of MAG+, wrote a great piece pointing out the fact that we are actually just in the infancy…

Network-Sharing System Improves Internet, Cell Phone Connections – Voice of America

Monday, October 20, 2014

During major emergencies, like the Boston Marathon bombing in 2010, cell phone and Wi-Fi networks quickly get overloaded. A group of scientists at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, have designed and successfully tested a system that automatically uses all available networks, switching seamlessly from one to another, thus reducing the burden on all of them. Modern cell phones have the ability to communicate…

Florida court: Come back with a warrant to track suspects via mobile phone – Ars Technica

Monday, October 20, 2014

Further Reading DC police’s “stingray” trackers sat in a vault, unused for 6 years New docs show Washington, DC, cops finally began using snooping devices in 2009. In a rare decision, the Florida Supreme Court ruled last Friday that law enforcement must get a warrant in order to track a suspect’s location via his or her mobile phone. Many legal experts applauded the decision as a step in the right…

A Wearable Gadget Implanted in Your Hand Isn’t as Freaky as You’d Think – Wired

Monday, October 20, 2014

NEW DEAL DESIGN NEW DEAL DESIGN NEW DEAL DESIGN NEW DEAL DESIGN UnderSkin is a flat pentagonal device that would be implanted just beneath the skin on your hand and charge off your body’s energy. Illustration: New Deal Design NEW DEAL DESIGN NEW DEAL DESIGN Different elements of the kaleidoscopic pattern would indicate different actions or alerts. Like tattoos, these could be customized by the wearer. Illustration: New Deal Design…