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Supreme Court’s Cell Phone Tracking Case Could Hurt Privacy – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

One of the biggest cases for the US Supreme Court’s current term could mark a watershed moment for the Fourth Amendment. In Carpenter v. United States, the court will consider whether police need probable cause to get a search warrant to access cell site location information (CSLI), data that’s automatically generated whenever a mobile phone connects to a cell tower. Not only does this case offer a chance to protect privacy…

Which Laptop Should I Buy? – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

For a long time, Chromebooks have been derided as not being “real computers.” The truth, which continues to grow increasingly clear, is that most people don’t need anything with capabilities beyond what a Chromebook offers. Recent updates that give you the ability to run Android apps make this reality even more crisp. This week, the hosts talk about the Pixelbook, Chromebooks in general, iPads, MacBooks, Surface devices, and boring old…

Supreme Court’s Cell Phone Tracking Case Could Hurt Privacy – WIRED

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

One of the biggest cases for the US Supreme Court’s current term could mark a watershed moment for the Fourth Amendment. In Carpenter v. United States, the court will consider whether police need probable cause to get a search warrant to access cell site location information (CSLI), data that’s automatically generated whenever a mobile phone connects to a cell tower. Not only does this case offer a chance to protect privacy…

The Zephyrus is the perfect laptop for someone who doesn’t want a laptop – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

A couple months ago, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg wrote a fair and accurate review of the Asus ROG Zephyrus. It’s an astonishingly thin, ultra-powerful laptop for gamers, and it almost utterly fails at being a laptop. “Basically useless away from a desk” was Chaim’s ultimate verdict, and I agree. Also, I love this laptop. After Chaim finished his review, I asked if I could try it out. Before long, my…

The Zephyrus is the perfect laptop for someone who doesn’t want a laptop – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

A couple months ago, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg wrote a fair and accurate review of the Asus ROG Zephyrus. It’s an astonishingly thin, ultra-powerful laptop for gamers, and it almost utterly fails at being a laptop. “Basically useless away from a desk” was Chaim’s ultimate verdict, and I agree. Also, I love this laptop. After Chaim finished his review, I asked if I could try it out. Before long, my…

Apple invents the leather laptop sleeve – Engadget

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

Apple’s made iPhone cases and Apple’s made accessories to keep iPads cosy, but until today Apple’s never made a laptop sleeve. Apple stores IRL and online have ranged third-party products, but when the floodgates to iPhone X pre-orders opened this morning, the new “Leather Sleeve for 12-inch MacBook” also quietly appeared on the company’s site. Available in classic “Saddle Brown” or edgy “Midnight Blue,” it features an etched Apple logo…

BuzzFeed wants to sell your gadget, and keep a cut of the sales – Recode

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

BuzzFeed makes money selling ads. It has started making money selling its own gadgets. Now it wants to combine the two ideas: The publisher is telling gadget-makers and inventors it will make ads for their inventions, in exchange for a cut of their product’s sales. This one comes out of BuzzFeed’s newish Product Labs group, which has made a splash selling BuzzFeed-branded cookbooks, fidget spinners, and bluetooth-connected hotplates. Now BuzzFeed…

The Zephyrus is the perfect laptop for someone who doesn’t want a laptop – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

A couple months ago, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg wrote a fair and accurate review of the Asus ROG Zephyrus. It’s an astonishingly thin, ultra-powerful laptop for gamers, and it almost utterly fails at being a laptop. “Basically useless away from a desk” was Chaim’s ultimate verdict, and I agree. Also, I love this laptop. After Chaim finished his review, I asked if I could try it out. Before long, my…

The Zephyrus is the perfect laptop for someone who doesn’t want a laptop – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

A couple months ago, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg wrote a fair and accurate review of the Asus ROG Zephyrus. It’s an astonishingly thin, ultra-powerful laptop for gamers, and it almost utterly fails at being a laptop. “Basically useless away from a desk” was Chaim’s ultimate verdict, and I agree. Also, I love this laptop. After Chaim finished his review, I asked if I could try it out. Before long, my…

Western Digital will not drop merger objections in Toshiba talks: CEO – Reuters

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017

(Reuters) – Western Digital Corp on Thursday refused demands from Toshiba Corp that it drop a set of legal rights it believes would allow the company to block Toshiba’s $18 billion sale of its memory chip unit to SK Hynix as part of negotiations over a joint chip investment between Toshiba and Western Digital. Because of the impasse over the terms, Western Digital does not believe it will take part…

The Zephyrus is the perfect laptop for someone who doesn’t want a laptop – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

A couple months ago, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg wrote a fair and accurate review of the Asus ROG Zephyrus. It’s an astonishingly thin, ultra-powerful laptop for gamers, and it almost utterly fails at being a laptop. “Basically useless away from a desk” was Chaim’s ultimate verdict, and I agree. Also, I love this laptop. After Chaim finished his review, I asked if I could try it out. Before long, my…

Microsoft reportedly working on Courier-like device for taking digital notes – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Microsoft’s Courier hardware was a mysterious device that never made it to consumers, but left a big impression on fans who saw the leaked concept videos. Designed as a digital journal, the Microsoft Courier combined two screens to fold over like a book, with a stylus for taking notes. Microsoft appears to be working on a similar device that will fold over like a book and have an emphasis on…

Is a laptop the best way to stream programmes to my TV? – The Guardian

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

We are replacing an old laptop. We use it, almost exclusively, to watch online TV via an HDMI cable. What would be the best machine to purchase going forward, or would we be better off buying a PC? Jamie There’s a plethora of ways to watch online videos nowadays, and a laptop would not be top of my list. Unfortunately, the “best machine” will depend on your personal needs and…

Las Vegas shooter’s laptop missing its hard drive – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

A laptop computer recovered from the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was missing its hard drive, depriving investigators of a potential key source of information on why he killed and maimed so many people, ABC News has learned. Paddock is believed to have removed the hard drive before fatally shooting himself, and the missing device has not yet been recovered,…

Steam introduces digital gift cards ahead of holiday sales – Engadget

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

You can only send funds to a Steam Friend you’ve had for more than three days, but once you select them, “send money” appears as an option. Easy! They come in the typical denominations of $5, $10, $25, $50 and $100. You can buy them with major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and JCB), PayPal or Bitcoin.

US airport security: How Trump’s latest travel and laptop ban has changed travelling to America – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

Passengers flying to America on a wide range of non-US airlines face additional checks in what Washington calls a “shared commitment to raising the bar on global aviation security”. The measures will include a personal interview for every traveller before they are allowed on the plane. This is what passengers need to know about what is changing. Q Why are the US authorities demanding changes? The US Department of Homeland…

Laptop in Las Vegas shooter’s suite was missing hard drive – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

LAS VEGAS –  A laptop found inside the Las Vegas gunman’s hotel suite after he carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was missing a hard drive, a federal official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Investigators suspect gunman Stephen Paddock removed the hard drive from the laptop after opened fire from his high-rise suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino into a crowd at a…

Las Vegas shooter’s laptop missing its hard drive – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

A laptop computer recovered from the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was missing its hard drive, depriving investigators of a potential key source of information on why he killed and maimed so many people, ABC News has learned. Paddock is believed to have removed the hard drive before fatally shooting himself, and the missing device has not yet been recovered,…

Las Vegas shooter’s laptop missing its hard drive – ABC News

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2017

A laptop computer recovered from the Las Vegas hotel room where Stephen Paddock launched the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was missing its hard drive, depriving investigators of a potential key source of information on why he killed and maimed so many people, ABC News has learned. Paddock is believed to have removed the hard drive before fatally shooting himself, and the missing device has not yet been recovered,…

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