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FAA Suggests Banning Laptops From Checked Luggage – ExtremeTech

Monday, October 23, 2017

Most travelers prefer to keep expensive electronics like laptops in their carry-on bags, but you may soon be forbidden to check a laptop or similar piece of electronics. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recommended that laptops be banned from checked luggage worldwide. The proposal will be taken up at the United Nations in a few weeks. It’s not laptops in particular that are worrying the FAA, it’s the batteries…

Answering questions about a proposed ban on laptops in checked … – Cincinnati.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Although travelers may be alert and check for bed bugs in hotels, incidents onboard airplanes receive less attention. Time An April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), from a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage…

FAA Suggests Banning Laptops From Checked Luggage … – ExtremeTech

Monday, October 23, 2017

Most travelers prefer to keep expensive electronics like laptops in their carry-on bags, but you may soon be forbidden to check a laptop or similar piece of electronics. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recommended that laptops be banned from checked luggage worldwide. The proposal will be taken up at the United Nations in a few weeks. It’s not laptops in particular that are worrying the FAA, it’s the batteries…

The MNT Reform: a modular, open source hardware, blob-free laptop inspired by classic PCs – Boing Boing

Monday, October 23, 2017

Lukas F. Hartmann grew up on PCs like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 and Amiga 500, and while he appreciates the power and portability of modern laptops, he missed the character and invitation of experiment in these classic PCs. Hartmann led a project to create a modular, tinker-able laptop that runs free software from the lowest levels all the way up to the OS and applications. It shares some…

Laptop Starting Prices Are a Joke. Don’t Be the Punchline – Laptop Mag

Monday, October 23, 2017

When you’re researching laptops ahead of your purchase, you’ll see systems that are listed with a “starting price” or that cost “from” a certain amount. Shoppers need to be wary of these entry-level configurations, because, like a base-model car that has no air conditioning or radio, they aren’t worth the money. Microsoft’s Surface Pro is the most egregious example of a computer with a misleading base price. The tablet…

What you need to know about a proposed ban on laptops in checked luggage – Cincinnati.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Although travelers may be alert and check for bed bugs in hotels, incidents onboard airplanes receive less attention. Time An April 2014 file image frame grab from video, provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), from a test at the FAAs technical center in Atlantic City, N.J. The U.S. government is urging that large, personal electronic devices like laptops be banned from airline checked luggage…

Laptop Starting Prices Are a Joke. Don’t Be the Punchline – Laptop Mag

Monday, October 23, 2017

When you’re researching laptops ahead of your purchase, you’ll see systems that are listed with a “starting price” or that cost “from” a certain amount. Shoppers need to be wary of these entry-level configurations, because, like a base-model car that has no air conditioning or radio, they aren’t worth the money. Microsoft’s Surface Pro is the most egregious example of a computer with a misleading base price. The tablet…

Would-be Stockton laptop buyers robbed at gunpoint – Stockton Record

Monday, October 23, 2017

Roger Phillips Record Staff Writer @rphillipsblog STOCKTON — In the latest instance of attempted online commerce gone wrong, a man and woman meeting strangers to purchase a laptop computer that was advertised online instead became crime victims Saturday. According to police, when the victims met the supposed seller of the computer in the 2000 block of Burney Falls Drive about 7:19 p.m. Saturday, they instead were…

Laptops could be banned from checked bags on planes due to fire risk – wreg.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

NEW YORK — Laptops could be banned from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by an international air safety panel. According to a report, an overheating laptop battery could cause a significant fire in a cargo hold that fire fighting equipment aboard the plane would not be able to extinguish. That could “lead to the loss of the aircraft,” according to the…

New ARM-powered Windows laptops may come with ‘multi-day battery life’ – Moneycontrol.com

Monday, October 23, 2017

Microsoft will be launching its new laptop with a multi-day battery life. This ARM-powered laptop will use Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 systems-on-chip (SoC). It will support traditional desktop apps courtesy an emulator in Windows 10. During the Qualcomm summit in Hong Kong, Microsoft hinted at what to expect from the laptop. Qualcomm had earlier promised that it will deliver such a laptop by the end of this year which, reportedly, the company…

Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage – San Francisco Chronicle

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that sets global aviation standards prohibit passengers from putting laptops and other large personal electronic devices in their checked bags. The FAA says in a filing with the International Civil Aviation Organization that the lithium-ion batteries in laptops can overheat and create fires. Some questions and answers about the shifting U.S. policy. ___ WHY IS THE FAA WORRIED ABOUT THIS…

Crime report: Sexual assault, robbery, laptop theft – Daily Aztec

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Close by Amal Younis, Staff WriterOctober 21, 2017 Close Modal Window Sexual Assault San Diego State police received a report of a sexual assault at about 2 a.m. on Oct. 8. The incident was reported to have occurred about two hours earlier at a Delta Upsilon fraternity party on Hardy Avenue. The case is under investigation and will be submitted to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office if needed,…

Laptops could be banned from checked luggage because of fire risk – Telegraph.co.uk

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Passengers could be banned from putting laptop computers into their checked luggage because of the fire risk. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will consider calls for a ban submitted by the US Federal Aviation Administration when its dangerous goods panel meets later this month. According to the FAA, the lithium-ion  batteries in laptops could overheat and potentially ignite aerosol cans which can often be found in the same suitcase….

FAA releases warning about laptops in checked bags – MarketWatch

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Soon, U.S. travelers may not be allowed to bring along laptops if they are in checked bags. The Federal Aviation Administration recently filed a suggestion with the United Nations to stop allowing passengers to check bags with laptops. Tests the agency conducted proved the rechargeable lithium-ion battery in most laptops can cause an explosion if it overheats near an aerosol…

The pants-pocket laptop is larger than some phablets or the size of a clutch – Forbes India

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Image: Thomas Kuhlenbeck for Forbes With tech advances making gadgets increasingly capable (and more affordable), there’s never been a better time to be a so-called ‘digital nomad’. I cringe at the term, but I can’t deny that it quite succinctly sums up people like me, who need only a solid internet connection and a digital device to do work. In the past year, I’ve written articles…

Laptops could be banned from checked bags on planes due to fire risk – CNNMoney

Friday, October 20, 2017

Laptops could be banned from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by an international air safety panel. According to a report, an overheating laptop battery could cause a significant fire in a cargo hold that fire fighting equipment aboard the plane would not be able to extinguish. That could “lead to the loss of the aircraft,” according to the proposal. The ban…

Laptops In Checked Bags Pose Fire And Explosion Risk, FAA Warns – NBCNews.com

Friday, October 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion capable…

US: Laptops in checked bags pose fire, explosion risk – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Friday, October 20, 2017

See more of the story WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is urging the world airline community to ban large, personal electronic devices like laptops from checked luggage because of the potential for a catastrophic fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a paper filed recently with a U.N. agency that its tests show that when a laptop’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery overheats in close proximity to an aerosol spray can, it…