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How to protect your laptop in cargo when you fly – ZDNet

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images Flying is not as simple as it used to be. The threat of terrorism in the West and further afield has made security in many aspects of life more difficult to ensure. The 9/11 attacks on the US World Trade centers in 2011 in which four planes were hijacked by members of al-Qaeda prompted tighter controls at airports and restrictions on carry-on luggage, and since then,…

Flying without your laptop? Don’t worry. It can be done – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The list of air travel restrictions could get longer and more annoying as the Trump administration this week considers banning large electronic devices, including laptops and tablets, on board flights from Europe to the U.S. For flyers on United and American, the two biggest global carriers out of O’Hare International Airport, this probably will be seen as another unwelcome, meddlesome and onerous show of government authority over air travelers’ lives….

Google’s huge 4K touchscreen whiteboard is now on sale for $5K – TechCrunch

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Google’s Jamboard is not a kitchen app for curating PB&J recipes – it’s a 55-inch digital whiteboard, with pen and touch input, companion iOS and Android apps, an Nvidia Jetson TX1 processor on board and 4K resolution. The behemoth is an enterprise-focused collaboration tool, that comes in three fun colors and has a stand that looks ripped from a Herman Miller catalog, and if you’re in the U.S. you can…

Microsoft Just Announced the Perfect Small Business Laptop – Inc.com

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This one really goes below the surface. At an event in China today, Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro, which will become available on June 15 for $799. (You can already pre-order one.) The new model looks exactly like the Surface Pro 4 in almost every way, but it has a wealth of new features under the hood. One of the most interesting upgrades has to do with the internal…

Huawei just announced a really, really good-looking laptop – CNET – CNET

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The most beautiful phone ever has one wildly annoying issue The Samsung Galaxy S8’s fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

Hands-On With Huawei’s First Ever Laptop And New Tablet – Forbes

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Huawei The Huawei MateBook X. Huawei just announced in Berlin a follow up to the MateBook, a quite good 2-in-1 tablet that hit store shelves last summer. The new device, called the MateBook E, is a clear step forward. But the bigger news from Huawei’s launch event is that it’s finally venturing into the laptop market. In fact, Huawei announced not one but two new laptops today: a super slim, fanless, small-bezeled…

Microsoft Just Announced the Best Laptop They Have Ever Made – Inc.com

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This one really goes below the surface. At an event in China today, Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro, which will become available on June 15 for $799. (You can already pre-order one.) The new model looks exactly like the Surface Pro 4 in almost every way, but it has a wealth of new features under the hood. One of the most interesting upgrades has to do with the internal…

Flying without your laptop? Don’t worry. It can be done – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The list of air travel restrictions could get longer and more annoying as the Trump administration this week considers banning large electronic devices, including laptops and tablets, on board flights from Europe to the U.S. For flyers on United and American, the two biggest global carriers out of O’Hare International Airport, this probably will be seen as another unwelcome, meddlesome and onerous show of government authority over air travelers’ lives….

Google’s huge 4K touchscreen whiteboard is now on sale for $5K – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Google’s Jamboard is not a kitchen app for curating PB&J recipes – it’s a 55-inch digital whiteboard, with pen and touch input, companion iOS and Android apps, an Nvidia Jetson TX1 processor on board and 4K resolution. The behemoth is an enterprise-focused collaboration tool, that comes in three fun colors and has a stand that looks ripped from a Herman Miller catalog, and if you’re in the U.S. you can…

Flying without your laptop? Don’t worry. It can be done – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The list of air travel restrictions could get longer and more annoying as the Trump administration this week considers banning large electronic devices, including laptops and tablets, on board flights from Europe to the U.S. For flyers on United and American, the two biggest global carriers out of O’Hare International Airport, this probably will be seen as another unwelcome, meddlesome and onerous show of government authority over air travelers’ lives….

Windows 10 and 10 S options are coming for the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Three weeks to the day after launching the Surface Laptop, Microsoft is back with the latest version of its laptop replacement, the Surface Pro. The company says it eliminated the numbering scheme to streamline things — but sometimes simplification has the exact opposite effect. Things are kind of confusing here for a number of reasons — not the least of which is the recent addition of Windows 10 S. The…

BART Police Accused of Illegally Collecting Private Cell Phone Data and Tracking Riders Through App – East Bay Express

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

click to enlarge BART.gov A federal class-action lawsuit filed today in San Francisco by an Albany resident alleges that BART police have been secretly collecting data that can identify private cell phones and track the mobile…

This gadget turns iPhones into photo printers – CNNMoney

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In 2017, people around the world will take an estimated 1.2 trillion digital photos, according to digital imaging research firm InfoTrends. But how many of those photos will be printed out? Probably not many. Prynt, a startup founded in 2014, is trying to revamp the way digital content is shared — with photo-printing, augmented-reality-powered devices for smartphones. Prynt first launched a photo-printing phone case in 2015 on Kickstarter and now…

Why Digital Is Not a Threat to the USPS – eMarketer

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Report in eMarketer PRO This Week Facebook Advertising 2017 As Facebook looks to new formats such as mid-roll video ads and messaging ads, concerns remain over video ad engagement, measurement and more. This report, based on extensive interviews with marketers and ad agency executives, digs into five factors that could impact future growth—and what marketers need to know about them. Preview Report Not a PRO subscriber? Find out how…

BART Police Accused of Illegally Collecting Private Cell Phone Data … – East Bay Express

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

click to enlarge BART.gov A federal class-action lawsuit filed today in San Francisco by an Albany resident alleges that BART police have been secretly collecting data that can identify private cell phones and track the mobile…

Is Your Board A Challenge Or An Opportunity For Digital Transformation? – Forbes

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

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Medicine Is Going Digital. The FDA Is Racing to Catch Up | WIRED – WIRED

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

When Bakul Patel started as a policy advisor in the US Food and Drug Administration in 2008, he could pretty much pinpoint when a product was going to land in front of the reviewers in his division. Back when medical devices were heavy on the hardware—your pacemakers and your IUDs—it would take manufacturers years to get them ready for regulatory approval. FDA reviewers could keep up pretty well. But as computer…

HP’s Envy 13 offers Surface Laptop features without the markup—or Windows 10 S – PCWorld

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

HP’s latest Envy 13 debuts in a post-Surface-Laptop world, where PC makers seem ready to challenge the MacBook Air’s dominance in the thin-and-light category. Due to ship in June or July, the Envy 13 may lack the exotic touch of the Surface Laptop’s Alcantara-clad body. Based on the specs, however, it could offer greater value. The Envy also comes with full Windows Home rather than the Surface Laptop’s Windows 10…

A Gadget Favored by Fingers Both Fidgety and Sticky – New York Times

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

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Emerson Announces HomeKit-Compatible Sensi Thermostat With Touchscreen – Mac Rumors

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Home thermostat maker Emerson today announced two new smart thermostats, one of which includes a color touchscreen display. The Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat — along with an updated version of Sensi‘s existing Wi-Fi Thermostat — is now compatible with Apple’s smart home management platform HomeKit, for controlling the device using the Apple Home app on iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, or voice using Siri. Apart from showing current system…

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