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Wake County halfway through distributing laptops, tablets to students – WNCN

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Wake County is about halfway done distributing some 52,000 laptops and tablets to students. The School Board’s Student Achievement Committee was updated Monday night on the program, and what’s left to do. Wake County School’s Three to One program aims to have one laptop or tablet for every three students in the system. CBS North Carolina went to Sanderson High School in Raleigh to see some…

An external 1080 Ti can quadruple a MacBook Pro’s graphics power – The Verge

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Right now the external GPU market is a bit of a mess, full of hacks, incompatibilities, half-adhered-to standards, and artificial limitations from the likes of Apple. The folks over at eGPU.io are putting in some solid work to make sense of it all (as spotted by AppleInsider), and they’ve just had a surprisingly great result with the latest Nvidia drivers, a GTX 1080 Ti, and a 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro….

LG’s ultra-light Gram laptop has too many compromises – Engadget

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hardware The Gram’s case is made out of magnesium alloy, but, strangely enough, it doesn’t feel like metal. There’s a flimsiness to it that gives off a plastic vibe. LG likely went with incredibly thin case molds to help reduce weight, but that inevitably lead to some structural issues. For example, there are air pockets galore throughout the Gram, which leads to plenty flex, especially on the bottom of the…

Origin’s first budget gaming laptop costs less than a grand – Engadget

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Other specs include an Intel Core i7-7700HQ “Kaby Lake” CPU (the same in last year’s model, unfortunately), or i5-7300HQ and i3-7100H models if your budget can’t support that. You can also get up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 6TB of storage, including M.2 SSD support, an RGB backlit keyboard and an “optional custom automotive finish paint to any color or design of choice,” Origin says. That price will go way…

HP Spectre x360 review: 363 reasons why it beats a MacBook Pro – The Australian Financial Review

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Share on twitter by John Davidson A year ago it might have come as a shock to learn that the world’s most boring PC maker, HP, was now the world’s number one PC maker, ahead of Lenovo, Dell, Apple and Acer. But a year ago HP hadn’t come out with exquisite notebooks like the Spectre, one of our favourite notebooks of 2016, and it hadn’t come out with the 2017…

Bitter Fight Behind Him, Justice Gorsuch Starts Day With Relish – New York Times

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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North Korean envoy at UN warns of nuclear war possibility – CNN

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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A Murder Posted on Facebook Prompts Outrage and Questions Over Responsibility – New York Times

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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LG’s ultra-light Gram laptop has too many compromises – Engadget

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hardware The Gram’s case is made out of magnesium alloy, but, strangely enough, it doesn’t feel like metal. There’s a flimsiness to it that gives off a plastic vibe. LG likely went with incredibly thin case molds to help reduce weight, but that inevitably lead to some structural issues. For example, there are air pockets galore throughout the Gram, which leads to plenty flex, especially on the bottom of the…

Origin’s first budget gaming laptop costs less than a grand – Engadget – Engadget

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Other specs include an Intel Core i7-7700HQ “Kaby Lake” CPU (the same in last year’s model, unfortunately), or i5-7300HQ and i3-7100H models if your budget can’t support that. You can also get up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 6TB of storage, including M.2 SSD support, an RGB backlit keyboard and an “optional custom automotive finish paint to any color or design of choice,” Origin says. That price will go way…

Qatar Airways CEO: Laptop ban doesn’t make flying safer – Apr. 17 … – CNNMoney

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A major Middle East airline says the ban on large electronic devices on flights from the region is a waste of time. In a move that caught the aviation industry by surprise, President Trump’s administration last month banned passengers from carrying anything larger than a smartphone on some flights to the U.S., citing security concerns. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4) { afterParagraphFour = true; } currentParagraph = storytext.childNodes[i];…

The fashion industry gathered in Toronto to toast its premiere talent at the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards – The Globe and Mail

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Though a dizzying array of events and happenings including lavish meals, receptions, panel discussions and after parties now surround the Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards, known as the CAFAs, the glitz-heavy award ceremony, the fourth edition of which was held this year on April 7 in Toronto, remains the social highlight of the programming. The evening sees industry members, sponsors and enthusiasts come together to laud the stars of Canadian…

Origin’s first budget gaming laptop costs less than a grand – Engadget

Monday, April 17, 2017

Other specs include an Intel Core i7-7700HQ “Kaby Lake” CPU (the same in last year’s model, unfortunately), or i5-7300HQ and i3-7100H models if your budget can’t support that. You can also get up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 6TB of storage, including M.2 SSD support, an RGB backlit keyboard and an “optional custom automotive finish paint to any color or design of choice,” Origin says. That price will go way…

Qatar Airways CEO: Laptop ban doesn’t make flying safer – CNNMoney

Monday, April 17, 2017

A major Middle East airline says the ban on large electronic devices on flights from the region is a waste of time. In a move that caught the aviation industry by surprise, President Trump’s administration last month banned passengers from carrying anything larger than a smartphone on some flights to the U.S., citing security concerns. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4) { afterParagraphFour = true; } currentParagraph = storytext.childNodes[i];…

Smartphone-Based Mirabook Laptop Goes On Sale – Laptop Mag

Monday, April 17, 2017

While it may have sounded like vaporware, the Mira in the Mirabook (which we first saw at CES 2017) might not be short for ‘mirage’ after all. Yes, this 13-inch notebook that creates a laptop view for your smartphone is now on sale (though only via IndieGogo, so it’s not final yet). Starting at $180 for early bird purchasers (who have until the 22nd), this notebook exists for those who prefer their smartphone over their laptop,…

LG’s ultra-light Gram laptop has too many compromises – Engadget

Monday, April 17, 2017

Hardware The Gram’s case is made out of magnesium alloy, but, strangely enough, it doesn’t feel like metal. There’s a flimsiness to it that gives off a plastic vibe. LG likely went with incredibly thin case molds to help reduce weight, but that inevitably lead to some structural issues. For example, there are air pockets galore throughout the Gram, which leads to plenty flex, especially on the bottom of the…

US, North Korea tensions put China in a difficult position as peacemaker – Fox News

Monday, April 17, 2017

As tensions between the United States and North Korea continue to escalate, officials in Pyongyang snubbed their Chinese counterparts in a sign of what experts say is a deteriorating relationship between the regime of Kim Jong-un and one of its few international allies. Following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meeting with President Trump in Florida earlier this month, North Korea denied a request by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Wu Dawei, the…