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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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Children should learn ‘digital literacy’ alongside the Rs, peers say – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Teaching children about the internet should be as important as the three Rs, with youngsters given the skills to keep safe online, a committee of peers has recommended. The House of Lords Communications Committee also warned that self-regulation online was failing and suggested the Government should consider forcing major industry players to sign up to a code of conduct if they refuse to comply with child-friendly standards. A new internet…

Children should learn ‘digital literacy’ alongside the Rs, peers say – Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Teaching children about the internet should be as important as the three Rs, with youngsters given the skills to keep safe online, a committee of peers has recommended. The House of Lords Communications Committee also warned that self-regulation online was failing and suggested the Government should consider forcing major industry players to sign up to a code of conduct if they refuse to comply with child-friendly standards. A new internet…

What’s behind Phantom Cell Phone Buzzes? – Scientific American

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Have you ever experienced a phantom phone call or text? You’re convinced that you felt your phone vibrate in your pocket, or that you heard your ring tone. But when you check your phone, no one actually tried to get in touch with you. You then might plausibly…

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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Adobe unifies its digital businesses on a single cloud platform – TechCrunch

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Adobe opened its Digital Marketing Summit in Las Vegas this week with a big splash, announcing a new “Experience Cloud,” which brings all of its digital cloud businesses together onto a single platform. While there is an element of pure marketing at play here, it also makes sense for Adobe to pull its various digital clouds — Creative, Document, Marketing, Analytics and the new Advertising — into a single enterprise view. (Individuals have access to…

What’s behind Phantom Cell Phone Buzzes? – Scientific American

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Have you ever experienced a phantom phone call or text? You’re convinced that you felt your phone vibrate in your pocket, or that you heard your ring tone. But when you check your phone, no one actually tried to get in touch with you. You then might plausibly…

In Battle for Digital India, Vodafone Teams Up With Idea Cellular – New York Times

Monday, March 20, 2017

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China’s digital economy is a global trailblazer – Financial Times

Monday, March 20, 2017

China’s digital economy is a global trailblazer

What’s behind Phantom Cell Phone Buzzes? – Scientific American

Monday, March 20, 2017

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Have you ever experienced a phantom phone call or text? You’re convinced that you felt your phone vibrate in your pocket, or that you heard your ring tone. But when you check your phone, no one actually tried to get in touch with you. You then might plausibly…

What’s in a Name? Meet Bixby – the smart sidekick who’ll help you use your digital gear – Digital Trends

Monday, March 20, 2017

When Samsung launches the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones on March 29, the team of virtual assistants aiming to scour your inbox and tidy up your digital life will get just a little bit more crowded. Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana: Meet Bixby. There’s a new name in artificial assistants, but Samsung argues this one won’t tell you dumb jokes or a weather forecast, nor will it look up facts…

Digital transformation progress. Or not… – Network World

Monday, March 20, 2017

I go to a lot of conferences, and something I have noticed in the past year or two is that almost every conference will have a keynote speaker talking about digital transformation. Hell, people have even started calling it simply DT, and digital transformation keynoters have the usual suspects to call on for case studies—Uber, Airbnb etc. But every now and then I worry about how impactful the digital transformation…

Shoot a Glock? Check Out ‘The Gadget’ If You Wanted Added Safety – Bearing Arms

Monday, March 20, 2017

Despite lacking any manual safeties or disconnects, Glock pistols are perhaps the world’s most popular duty and defensive pistols. But with the rise of Appendix Inside the Waistband (AIWB) carry, some have wondered how suitable the platform is, especially when holstering in such a sensitive area. The guys with Tau Development Group have developed a simple enhancement that may put those fears to rest. While this is touted as being…

Gadget Earth: Botlings – The Verge – The Verge

Monday, March 20, 2017

When William Joel and I were planning how we could follow up on our first episode of Gadget Earth, we realized that in or order to continue our quest to observe and record the behavior of gadgets in the wild and in captivity, we would first have to go back and start at the very beginning. So we set out to explore the world of the youngest gadgets: Botlings. It…

Shoot a Glock? Check Out ‘The Gadget’ If You Wanted Added Safety – Bearing Arms

Monday, March 20, 2017

Despite lacking any manual safeties or disconnects, Glock pistols are perhaps the world’s most popular duty and defensive pistols. But with the rise of Appendix Inside the Waistband (AIWB) carry, some have wondered how suitable the platform is, especially when holstering in such a sensitive area. The guys with Tau Development Group have developed a simple enhancement that may put those fears to rest. While this is touted as being…

Gadget Earth: Botlings – The Verge

Sunday, March 19, 2017

When William Joel and I were planning how we could follow up on our first episode of Gadget Earth, we realized that in or order to continue our quest to observe and record the behavior of gadgets in the wild and in captivity, we would first have to go back and start at the very beginning. So we set out to explore the world of the youngest gadgets: Botlings. It…