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Trump’s Muslim Laptop Ban – POLITICO Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Getty War Room By Charles Kurzman April 04, 2017 Every day, dozens of airplanes arrive in the United States from 10 Muslim-majority countries. All of these countries are active partners in the coalition against the self-proclaimed Islamic State. All of them sent senior officials to Washington last month to coordinate the next phase in this struggle. The day before the coalition met, the Trump administration announced that no direct flights…

Laptop ban neglects key security standards – CNN

Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem is the author of the best-selling “Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home.” She is a professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School, a former assistant secretary of homeland security in the Obama administration, host of the national security podcast The SCIF and founder of Kayyem Solutions, a security consulting firm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. (CNN)There’s something…

WhatsApp mulls foray into digital payments with India launch – CNBC

Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

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Police paid burglar’s £45k phone bill – after handing him a mobile phone to use for free – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Red-faced police have admitted paying a £44,500 phone bill – after giving a burglar a mobile to use for free. Officers gave the criminal the phone so they could keep tabs on him while he was on bail. But the burglar handed it to two friends when he was jailed – and they racked up a huge £44,500 bill in just six months. The staggering charges on the Orange contract…

Student burned, school evacuated after cell phone burst into flames – Miami Herald

Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

A student at Deerfield Park Elementary suffered burns after a cell phone burst into flames. A Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue responded to the school Tuesday morning. The student’s cell phone battery apparently ignited while in class giving him or her minor burns. School officials said the situation resulted with smoke in the classroom and throughout the school. Crews evacuated the staff and students from the school as a precautionary measure…

HP Elitebook x360 review: A work laptop you’ll like using at home – Ars Technica

Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

reader comments 52 Whether you like it or not, you probably spend more time on your work computer than your personal machine. If those devices happen to be one and the same, then you probably want something thin, light, and attractive, not one of the bulky business laptops of yore. HP’s newest release, the Elitebook x360, may be geared toward working professionals, but like other HP business laptops we’ve seen in…

Airlines Get Clever to Find a Way Around Laptop Ban – NBCNews.com

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

Here’s a new air travel perk you probably never thought would happen: Laptops for everyone! After an indefinite ban on electronics was placed on nine airlines — involving 50 direct daily flights to the United States from Muslim-majority countries — carriers are now getting creative to help please customers. Qatar Airways, one of the affected airlines, just announced that it will loan laptops to business class customers on impacted flights….

Laptop battery life being greatly exaggerated by companies, tests reveal – The Independent

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

Manufacturers are claiming their laptops have double the battery life they actually do, new tests have revealed.   Almost all manufacturers have been found to be overstating their battery claims, according to Which?, which tested 67 laptop models over the past year, from the likes of Acer, Apple, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba.  Only Apple came out of the tests with any credit, with its MacBook Pro meeting and in…

Mobile phone thieves jailed after police pursuit on M11 – The Guardian

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

Dramatic footage showing a mobile phone thief trying to escape police by driving the wrong way on the M11 has been released as the driver and his accomplice were jailed. The footage, taken from a police helicopter, shows Zuriel Hutson, 21, weaving in and out of oncoming traffic on the motorway, as he attempted to evade capture. Police said he was travelling at speeds of up to 90mph, with footage…

The Digital Nomad Life: Combining Work and Travel – New York Times

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

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Digital Realty Trust: A Income REIT In Technology With Good Growth Potential – Seeking Alpha

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

This article is about Digital Realty Trust (DLR), which is 1.2% of The Good Business Portfolio. The position is in the start position and is a buy for the income investor and total return investor with the potential for good growth in a hot sector. Digital Realty Trust is a specialty real estate investment trust. DLR owns, acquires, develops and manages computer systems related real estate. Fundamentals of Digital Realty…

Are laptop companies lying about battery life? – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

It can often seem that our devices never meet manufacturers’ estimates when it comes to battery life, with brand new laptops and smartphones losing charge well in advance of the estimated running time. New research has revealed that this feeling could be more than a hunch and that manufacturers may be over-estimating laptop battery lives.  Almost all laptop makers overstate their battery expectations, with some predicting they will last for double the…

Etihad Airways says bookings to US healthy despite laptop ban – Reuters

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

DUBAI Etihad Airways’ bookings to the United States are healthy despite last month’s introduction of a ban on most electronics from the cabins of passenger flights to the United States, the Abu Dhabi carrier said on Monday. On March 25, the U.S. banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from passenger cabins on direct flights to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey,…

Hiking maps go mobile: Feds unveil digital backcountry guides – Alaska Dispatch News

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

That map, she said, “shows roads, trails, trailheads, forest boundaries and land ownership, cabins and campsites.” It also includes layers with information on active fires and weather warnings.

Digital love: why cinema can’t get enough of cyberpunk – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

Code streams across a computer screen; hackers bark at each other in techno-jargon and hammer at keyboards; the real world seamlessly shifts into the virtual, and back again. This is the sort of scene that is instantly recognisable as a cyberpunk film, the subgenre of sci-fi that meshes together technology and counterculture – of which Ghost in the Shell, the live-action remake of the Japanese anime classic, is the latest…

Shenzhen’s gadget makers come of age – Financial Times

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

Shenzhen’s gadget makers come of age

The age of digital cinema – The Hindu

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

Despite being derided as a lowbrow art form by most intellectuals, the cinematic form has surfed incredibly well on the international waves of popular culture. Cinema has collapsed political borders, challenged traditional vestiges of morality, and drawn new boundaries on many issues. But the business of cinema is being seriously eroded by digital technology and the Internet. More than 75% of films produced in the U.S. and India are struggling…

Roland founder, digital music pioneer Ikutaro Kakehashi dies – ABC News

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

Ikutaro Kakehashi, the Japanese engineer who pioneered digital music and founded synthesizer giant Roland Corp., has died, his company ATV Corp. said Monday. He was 87. Kakehashi, reputed to have devoted his life to the pursuit of live entertainment, had a definitive impact on shaping the sound of electronic, hip hop and dance music. He founded Roland in 1972, and the company’s first product was the rhythm machine. Since then,…

New Laptop Bombs Could Beat Airport Security – Fortune

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

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Shenzhen’s gadget makers come of age – Financial Times

Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017

Shenzhen’s gadget makers come of age

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