Laptop News

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Saturday, June 24, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

New Apple store that resembles a laptop wouldn’t be the first building to hawk a product – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired by a report that an Apple logo appeared atop the company’s under-construction North Michigan Avenue store, making it resemble a giant laptop, I did what any digital-age architecture critic would do: I sent out a crowd-sourcing tweet asking for other examples of this irresistible phenomenon: small product becomes big building. On Twitter, they came pouring in. •The Capitol Records building in Los Angeles— “looks like an old fashioned turntable…

Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief has laptop stolen with key notes for Sunday’s NASCAR race – SB Nation

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Seven-time championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus had his laptop, which contained all his notes for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race, stolen from his rental car Wednesday night, according to The Associated Press. Knaus and his wife flew into San Francisco Wednesday night, then drove their rental car to Fisherman’s Wharf to have dinner. When the couple returned to the car after dinner, the right-side rear passenger window was smashed…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Saturday, June 24, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief has laptop stolen with key notes for Sunday’s NASCAR race – SB Nation

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Seven-time championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus had his laptop, which contained all his notes for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race, stolen from his rental car Wednesday night, according to The Associated Press. Knaus and his wife flew into San Francisco Wednesday night, then drove their rental car to Fisherman’s Wharf to have dinner. When the couple returned to the car after dinner, the right-side rear passenger window was smashed…

Apple Unveils World’s Least Portable Laptop – Gizmodo

Saturday, June 24, 2017

You can say a lot about Apple—it brought smartphones and personal computers to the mass market, it changed the technology industry forever, it was controlled by a megalomaniacal asshole for much of its existence—but you’d have a hard time getting even the staunchest critic of the company to argue its products weren’t groundbreakingly pretty. Alas, nothing gold can stay. Behold, Chicago’s terrible new Apple store! Get it? It looks like…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Saturday, June 24, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

NASCAR Crew Chief’s Laptop Ripped Off In San Francisco – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Seven-time championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus was oddly calm Friday even though his race notes for star driver Jimmie Johnson this weekend had been stolen from his rental car in San Francisco. Knaus and his wife arrived in California on Wednesday night and headed to Fisherman’s Wharf for dinner. Knaus told The Associated Press they parked at a meter in a bustling area and were gone…

Apple Unveils World’s Least Portable Laptop – Gizmodo

Saturday, June 24, 2017

You can say a lot about Apple—it brought smartphones and personal computers to the mass market, it changed the technology industry forever, it was controlled by a megalomaniacal asshole for much of its existence—but you’d have a hard time getting even the staunchest critic of the company to argue its products weren’t groundbreakingly pretty. Alas, nothing gold can stay. Behold, Chicago’s terrible new Apple store! Get it? It looks like…

Apple Unveils World’s Least Portable Laptop – Gizmodo

Friday, June 23, 2017

You can say a lot about Apple—it brought smartphones and personal computers to the mass market, it changed the technology industry forever, it was controlled by a megalomaniacal asshole for much of its existence—but you’d have a hard time getting even the staunchest critic of the company to argue its products weren’t groundbreakingly pretty. Alas, nothing gold can stay. Behold, Chicago’s terrible new Apple store! Get it? It looks like…

Chad Knaus’ laptop computer with Sonoma race notes stolen – FOXSports.com

Friday, June 23, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — According to an Associated Press report, thieves smashed a right-side rear passenger window in Chad Knaus’ rental car and stole briefcases containing a laptop computer with this weekend’s race notes, his wife’s art supplies and “a significant amount of cash.” Knaus is the crew chief for Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Johnson and Knaus have been together since the seven-time champion’s rookie season of…

Laptop program hasn’t closed technology skills gap for rural schools … – Bangor Daily News

Friday, June 23, 2017

When former Gov. Angus King began an effort to give every seventh- and eighth-grader a laptop in 2001, one of the goals was equity, a way to ensure students have access to the same kind of technology whether they live in Cumberland, Washington or Oxford county. Fifteen years later, the program still gets computers to those students. However, geography and school funding have made using that technology a lot more…

A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers – The Verge

Friday, June 23, 2017

Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve been using all three extensively recently and have been able to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each. If you’re thinking about buying one…

The weirdest laptops on Earth: PHOTOS – Business Insider – Business Insider

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Asus “I need a laptop for writing emails and social media.” If that sounds like you, the laptops in this list aren’t designed with you in mind. Nay, the laptops in this list are designed for eccentric and/or rich people who have very specific needs, like intense gaming or carrying around an abridged version of the internet. Take a look at the weirdest laptops we’ve ever seen:

11 insane laptop designs you never knew existed – Business Insider

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Asus “I need a laptop for writing emails and social media.” If that sounds like you, the laptops in this list aren’t designed with you in mind. Nay, the laptops in this list are designed for eccentric and/or rich people who have very specific needs, like intense gaming or carrying around an abridged version of the internet. Take a look at the weirdest laptops we’ve ever seen:

Lenovo teased the future of laptops with flexible screens – Business Insider

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

HENRY BLODGET: Tech market is nowhere near the dotcom days

Traveling Internationally With (or Without) a Laptop – New York Times

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Q. We leave in July for two months in Europe. I can live with only an iPad, but my husband works as a consultant even when we’re overseas. He is a bit uneasy about taking his computer, but also uneasy about not taking it because of a potential laptop ban. Should we be concerned? A. The Department of Homeland Security has been mulling an expansion of its current ban on…

I need the right KnowHow to fix my son’s laptop – The Guardian

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Back in January 2016 I bought a HP laptop for my son from Curry’s/PC World for £440. Since then I have been paying £5.50 a month for its KnowHow service agreement. When, after six months, it stopped working I took it in for repair. It came back wiped of all his schoolwork – the repair docket stated the problem was caused by a corrupted operating system. Three months later the fault…

Emirates Sees Rebound in Wake of Laptop Ban – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

PARIS—Emirates Airline sees a recovery in U.S. demand after Washington imposed a ban on use of electronics on some inbound flights and on Wednesday, a senior executive expressed optimism it could be lifted. When the U.S. in March imposed a ban on the use of laptops and other electronic devices on flights from 10 Middle Eastern and North African…

That Bewildering Laptop Ban – Bloomberg

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

When the U.S. government announced a ban on carry-on laptops and other gadgets for certain flight routes in March, the policy made little sense. In the months since, it has only grown more bewildering. At the moment, the ban applies to large electronic devices on flights originating at 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa. It may be expanded to other airports. Or it may not be. Last…