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How to watch Samsung Unpacked at 8AM PT: Live Chat and what to expect – Digital Trends

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Samsung’s Unpacked event kicks off on August 13 at 11 a.m. EST in New York City’s Lincoln Center. We’ll be in attendance at the event, reporting live on all the action. For all the millions of folks who won’t be there, Samsung’s set up a livestream of the event. Here’s how to watch it, and what we expect to see at Samsung Unpacked 2015. Samsung created a special page for…

ET deals: Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series 17.3-inch laptop for $519 – ExtremeTech

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015

Share This article If you’re in the market for a nice big-screen laptop, take a look at the 17.3-inch Inspiron 17 5000 series from Dell. With a new Broadwell CPU, a generous amount of RAM, and an LED-lit display, this laptop is a steal when you use today’s coupon code. Dell Inspiron 17 5000 series 17.3-inch laptop for $519 (List price: $832.99 — Coupon code: LAPTOP519) On the inside, this…

Lens | Kodak’s First Digital Moment – New York Times (blog)

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015

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A Laptop Scratching Post Lets Your Cat Create Its Own Viral Content – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015

If there’s one thing cats like more than catnip, it’s sprawling across a laptop while you’re trying to work. The only solution to the problem is to either trade-up to a dog, or buy your cat a laptop of its own made from scratch-ready cardboard. This model comes pre-adorned with stickers, a high-res display you can swap out with your own photos, and, of course, a tethered mouse. In lieu…

Hackers use insurance gadget to remotely control Corvette – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015

 (mrlanrat via YouTube) Car hackers have struck again, this time stopping a Chevrolet Corvette in its tracks, then not letting it stop at all. The vehicle was fitted with a dongle from Metromile that plugs into a car’s OBD2 port to provide a stream of data that the company uses to charge insurance rates based on how a person drives. Such “by-the-mile” and “safe driver” plans are becoming increasingly popular…

Mexico giving away 10 million digital televisions to poor – The Seattle Times

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Cradling a flat-screen television set in her arms, Tomasa Lopez beamed at her good fortune: She’d just taken part in the world’s biggest distribution of free digital televisions. Lopez, a domestic servant, was among thousands of people who’ve thronged a cavernous tent in the populous working-class Iztapalapa district, one of hundreds of venues across Mexico where the poor are receiving some of the 10 million digital television…

Lens | Kodak’s First Digital Moment – New York Times (blog)

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Lens | Kodak’s First Digital Moment – New York Times (blog)

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015

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Lens | Kodak’s First Digital Moment – New York Times (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Woman suffers burns after laptop explodes – KSAT San Antonio

Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

NEWS Woman on South Side treated for burns, smoke inhalation SAN ANTONIO – A woman was rushed to a hospital after her laptop exploded, burning her. Fire crews were called to the 400 block of Congress Avenue near South Flores on the city’s South Side. The woman was apparently working at the kitchen table at her home around midnight when the laptop caught fire, investigators said. When fire crews arrived,…

Laptop Buying Tips for Students – Laptop Mag (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Going off to high school or college without a decent laptop is like refusing to use pencil and paper. It instantly puts a ceiling on how much students can learn, how far they can go and how many lifelong abilities they can acquire. Don’t just buy whatever is on sale; you need the right laptop for your student’s purposes. Whether you’re a student yourself or are shopping for one, we’ve…

23 reasons your laptop is better than a boyfriend or girlfriend – Metro

Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Relationships come and go, but the internet is forever.  Feeling a bit concerned about the amount of time you spend in the default position of slouching in bed, laptop open? Don’t stress. Being single and in love with your laptop is significantly more fulfilling than any romantic relationship. Here’s why. 1. A laptop’s just as good for snuggling as any significant other Its warm glow on your lap beats actual…

Why Laptop-Tablet Hybrids Aren’t the Future of Computers – TIME

Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Stan Honda—AFP/Getty Images Panos Panay, corporate vice president with Microsoft’s Surface division, holds the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet computer during a press conference May 20, 2014 in New York. PC makers want you to buy a 2-in-1 I’ve long used type of portable computer for work, starting with the early so-called “luggables” that weighed as much as 10 pounds. Portable computing technology has thankfully evolved since then, and…

Why Laptop-Tablet Hybrids Aren’t the Future of Computers – TIME

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stan Honda—AFP/Getty Images Panos Panay, corporate vice president with Microsoft’s Surface division, holds the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet computer during a press conference May 20, 2014 in New York. PC makers want you to buy a 2-in-1 I’ve long used type of portable computer for work, starting with the early so-called “luggables” that weighed as much as 10 pounds. Portable computing technology has thankfully evolved since then, and…

Windows 10 Laptops: In Search of Great Hardware to Match Great Software – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug. 11, 2015 2:07 p.m. ET Listen really closely, and you can hear the cries of Windows laptop users. Windows 10 is truly great, but it doesn’t put an end to the affliction caused by inferior screens, carpal-tunnel-inducing trackpads, Tupperware-like plastic, short-lived batteries, crippling preloaded software…. I could go on. So where the heck is the great laptop to get rid of these remaining frustrations once and for all? That…

Lenovo may have just released the most powerful business laptop ever – Fortune

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Lenovo unveiled its new ThinkPad P50 and P70 today, the first notebook computers to incorporate Intel’s high-performing Xeon processors. By incorporating these new chips, the company is appealing to professionals who require more power than previous mobile devices have been able to achieve. The ThinkPads have 64GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD storage. Lenovo boasts that this is the most memory and storage attained by any notebook…

GC Schools plans to revise cell phone policy – Greenville News

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A new phone app makes it easier to share tools between neighbors(Photo: Special to the Citizen-Times) Teachers in Greenville County may no longer be required to confiscate cell phones or other electronic devices when students are found using them during class. The Greenville County School Board plans to do away with a separate policy that regulates the use of electronic devices in school and instead wrap cell phone rules into…

Why Laptop-Tablet Hybrids Aren’t the Future of Computers – TIME

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stan Honda—AFP/Getty Images Panos Panay, corporate vice president with Microsoft’s Surface division, holds the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet computer during a press conference May 20, 2014 in New York. PC makers want you to buy a 2-in-1 I’ve long used type of portable computer for work, starting with the early so-called “luggables” that weighed as much as 10 pounds. Portable computing technology has thankfully evolved since then, and…

Surfing the Internet With a Laptop From 1983 Sounds Nightmarish – Gizmodo

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

You think that monstrous hand-me-down Dell laptop you used in college was old? Kyocera’s TRS-80 Model 100 dates all the way back to 1983. It’s considered to be one of the first true laptops. So obviously someone resurrected and hacked one to surf the internet. The glutton for punishment in this case is Ars Technica’s Sean Gallagher, who successfully revived a Radio Shack-branded TRS-80 (which boasted a whopping 24KB, or…

Why your next laptop might be way more powerful – Fortune

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015

In a blog post, Intel recently announced that, for the first time, it is planning to incorporate its high-performing Xeon processors into notebook computers. The company will soon launch its Intel Xeon Processor E3-1500M v5 Product Family, which is designed for the professional who requires the capabilities of a workstation-class computer in a portable device. Intel is hoping that their new Xeon processors will provide “the right balance of power…

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