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Origin’s first budget gaming laptop costs less than a grand – Engadget

Monday, April 17, 2017

Other specs include an Intel Core i7-7700HQ “Kaby Lake” CPU (the same in last year’s model, unfortunately), or i5-7300HQ and i3-7100H models if your budget can’t support that. You can also get up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 6TB of storage, including M.2 SSD support, an RGB backlit keyboard and an “optional custom automotive finish paint to any color or design of choice,” Origin says. That price will go way…

Qatar Airways CEO: Laptop ban doesn’t make flying safer – CNNMoney

Monday, April 17, 2017

A major Middle East airline says the ban on large electronic devices on flights from the region is a waste of time. In a move that caught the aviation industry by surprise, President Trump’s administration last month banned passengers from carrying anything larger than a smartphone on some flights to the U.S., citing security concerns. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4) { afterParagraphFour = true; } currentParagraph = storytext.childNodes[i];…

5 steps for settling your digital affairs – CNET – CNET

Monday, April 17, 2017

Estate planning now includes assets you have online. Getty Images Preparing for your own death probably isn’t on your Top 10 list of free time activities. But if you don’t handle the chore, you’re passing the buck to family and friends. Everyone, regardless of their online presence, has to handle some tasks to ensure their affairs are mopped up properly. You’ve got to prepare a net worth statement, designate power…

Can digital spring cleaning prevent identity theft? – CT Post

Monday, April 17, 2017

Caption Close Turns out, spring cleaning isn’t just for closets and attics. According to the Connecticut Better Business Bureau, doing a little digital spring cleaning can keep you personal information from getting stolen by hackers. Sometimes, people can unknowingly download free software or gone on a site that slips a virus into their computer. This can allow hackers to steal contacts, learn all of logins and passwords and discover the…

Qatar Airways CEO: Laptop ban doesn’t make flying safer – CNNMoney

Monday, April 17, 2017

A major Middle East airline says the ban on large electronic devices on flights from the region is a waste of time. In a move that caught the aviation industry by surprise, President Trump’s administration last month banned passengers from carrying anything larger than a smartphone on some flights to the U.S., citing security concerns. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4) { afterParagraphFour = true; } currentParagraph = storytext.childNodes[i];…

5 steps for settling your digital affairs – CNET

Monday, April 17, 2017

Estate planning now includes assets you have online. Getty Images Preparing for your own death probably isn’t on your Top 10 list of free time activities. But if you don’t handle the chore, you’re passing the buck to family and friends. Everyone, regardless of their online presence, has to handle some tasks to ensure their affairs are mopped up properly. You’ve got to prepare a net worth statement, designate power…

Origin’s first budget gaming laptop costs less than a grand – Engadget

Monday, April 17, 2017

Other specs include an Intel Core i7-7700HQ “Kaby Lake” CPU (the same in last year’s model, unfortunately), or i5-7300HQ and i3-7100H models if your budget can’t support that. You can also get up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 6TB of storage, including M.2 SSD support, an RGB backlit keyboard and an “optional custom automotive finish paint to any color or design of choice,” Origin says. That price will go way…

Cell phone ping of Cleveland Facebook murder suspect detected in Erie, Pa. – WLS-TV

Monday, April 17, 2017

Police in Erie, Pennsylvania said they picked up a ping from the cell phone of a suspected killer who posted a video of a shooting on Facebook. Investigators said the suspect, identified as Steve Stephens, killed a 74-year-old passerby in Cleveland on Sunday and posted the video of the killing on Facebook. The suspect, identified as Steve Stephens, also boasted in the video about killing multiple people, but police said…

How To Capture Digital Consumer Data Without Using Boring Surveys – Forbes

Monday, April 17, 2017

Shutterstock The average consumer’s attention span is getting shorter and shorter every year. The days of going through 10-15 survey questions for a keychain are over. Brands must look for new ways to gather digital data that are more enticing for their audience. A better carrot at the end of the stick. A better cheese to hide the pill in. Through my experience as a CTO in the live-event-and-shopper marketing…

How Going Digital Improves Your Bottom Line – Inman News – Inman.com

Monday, April 17, 2017

ERA Evergreen broker/owner Michael Gonzalez was walking through an Inman Connect conference in 2011 when a bold thought popped into his head: throwing all his office’s paper in the trash. “That was about six years ago, and we’ve never looked back or regretted it,” he said, naming printing, scanning, storage and buying paper as just a few of the costs his brokerage had to deal with. “We were completely overrun…

New Surface Laptop From Microsoft Could Challenge Google – Forbes

Sunday, April 16, 2017

What will Microsoft be pushing at its recently announced big spring event on May 2nd? These events allow CEO Satya Nadella and his team to talk strategy, but it also offers an opportunity to announce new hardware. One option this year might be a revision of the popular Surface Pro hybrid of tablet and ultraportable. With Intel’s new Kaby Lake processors available and no hardware updates to the Pro line…

Poor sleep patterns in toddlers linked to touchscreen use – Ten Eyewitness News

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Article Current Affairs Toddlers who use touchscreen devices daily are more likely to suffer from poor sleep patterns compared to their screen-free counterparts. BBC News reports that a study conducted by researchers at the University of London found that every hour on a touchscreen device is linked to 15 minutes less sleep. As part of the study 715 parents of children under three-years-old were asked how often their child played…

Gadget Lust: Shiny New Golf Toys for the New Season – Newsweek

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Spring having yet again sprung means lacing up the golf shoes, doing a few perfunctory knee-bends and heading to the local course with one’s weapons of grass destruction. I am an unabashed golf gear junkie, with a dusty bin of disused wedges and putters in the garage alongside the Ortho bug killer and boxes of books I fully intend to never read someday. As our eloquent Golfer in Chief says:…

How to save: Your mobile phone – Stuff.co.nz

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Does your mobile plan match how you use your phone? Many of us could not live without our mobile phones, but would you rather you spent a bit less on yours? There are a number of ways to reduce the amount you have to pay each month for your phone bill. The first thing to do is work out how you use your phone. Get an old bill, or a…

Batsman Destroys Tactical Laptop – Deadspin

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad today in the IPL by 17 runs, and the losers might be able to blame a destroyed laptop for their offensive failures. Advertisement That’s because Sunrisers batsman Shikhar Dhawan busted the computer just a few deliveries into his team’s innings at the bat. We don’t know exactly what the computer was being used for, but given the reaction from the other Sunrisers coaches they…

Batsman Destroys Tactical Laptop – Screengrabber – Deadspin – Deadspin

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad today in the IPL by 17 runs, and the losers might be able to blame a destroyed laptop for their offensive failures. Advertisement That’s because Sunrisers batsman Shikhar Dhawan busted the computer just a few deliveries into his team’s innings at the bat. We don’t know exactly what the computer was being used for, but given the reaction from the other Sunrisers coaches they…

A conversation about digital copyright reform – TechCrunch

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The European Union is in the process of reforming copyright laws that date back to 2001, as part of a wider strategy to establish a Digital Single Market across the 28 Member States of the bloc, aiming to break down regional barriers to ecommerce. Earlier this year an agreement was reached on ending geoblocks on travelers digital subscriptions by 2018. And EU consumers are set to say adios to mobile roaming fees from…

What laptop should I buy? | The Independent – The Independent

Saturday, April 15, 2017

It used to be simple: everyone had a Windows laptop unless you wanted to pay a premium for a Mac. Now there are pricey Windows machines, super-affordable Chromebooks and Apple’s prices keep on rising. But there’s more to consider: style, weight, screen size and resolution, build quality, processor speed and availability of the right programs. Read on for the best route through the minefield. Types of laptop and operating systems…

Boots ‘tricked customers into buying useless gadget glare’ – Daily Mail

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Boots under investigation for allegations it misled customers over ‘gadget glare’ They and other opticians sold glasses using lenses with a blue light filter for £70 Claimed lenses block the supposedly harmful glare given off by smartphones Chain could face fines as a result of an inquiry by the General Optical Council  By Sean Poulter Consumer Affairs Editor For The Daily Mail Published: 21:00 EDT, 14 April 2017 | Updated:…