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European regulator flags safety risk of laptop ban – CNNMoney

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Europe’s aviation safety agency has issued a new warning about the risks of carrying large numbers of electronic devices in checked baggage. The European Aviation Safety Agency issued the safety bulletin just two weeks after the U.S. and U.K. banned passengers on several airlines from the Middle East and North Africa bringing any personal electronic device (PED) larger than a smartphone into the cabin. “PEDs containing lithium batteries are considered…

Plane laptop ban may compromise safety – regulator – Reuters

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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U.S. says laptop ban may expand to more airports – PCWorld

Thursday, April 06, 2017

The U.S. might add other airports to its ban restricting passengers from bringing laptops and other electronics into the cabin for certain flights from the Middle East. “We may take measures in the not too distant future to expand the number of airports,” said Homeland Security secretary John Kelly on Wednesday during a congressional hearing. Last month, the U.S. announced the ban, which affects ten airports, all of which are…

Reliance Jio may launch 4G laptop soon just like Apple’s MacBook Pro – Hindustan Times

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Reliance Jio may soon launch a new 4G capable laptop in the market with a dedicated 4G SIM, a new report claimed. According to a report in PhoneRadar, the company is working on a Jio-powered laptop. The laptop is said to be similar to Apple’s 13.3-inch MacBook Air in design. In terms of specifications, the new laptop is expected to come with a 13.3-inch Full HD display with 16:9 aspect…

Is there a good tablet, netbook or light laptop that can handle iTunes? – The Guardian

Thursday, April 06, 2017

I need to replace my old Acer Aspire netbook running Windows 7. I am on a pretty tight budget: ideally, no more than £350. I am frequently backpacking, so it needs to be light enough to travel but reasonably solid. Also, I have a 30GB music collection and want to run iTunes on my new device, as well as browse the web, watch films etc. I’m open to considering a…

Microsoft lifts curtain further on data it collects from Windows 10 users – The Spokesman-Review

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Microsoft has disclosed more information on the type of data the software company collects from Windows 10 users, a move that comes weeks after a European Union (EU) privacy watchdog called the company’s previous disclosures insufficient. In a blog post attributed to Windows and Devices chief Terry Myerson and Marisa Rogers, the group’s privacy officer, the Redmond company said a coming update to the operating system would include more…

It’s official: People like Microsoft’s tablets better than the iPad – CNBC

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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Xbox Scorpio Vs PS4 Pro: Microsoft Strikes Back – Forbes

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Digital Foundry/Microsoft The Xbox Scorpio is a beast. Microsoft’s hotly anticipated Xbox Scorpio had its technical specifications revealed today by the tech-savvy Eurogamer vertical, Digital Foundry. We learned a great deal about the internal workings of the Xbox One’s next iteration, though there’s still a great deal we don’t know. In the following piece, I’ll lay out everything we know about the Xbox Scorpio as it compares to both the…

Here’s a look at Microsoft’s new social gathering app, which is exclusive to iPhones – CNBC

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Microsoft has released a new app that’s only available to iPhone users. “Who’s In?” works with iMessage and lets users choose an activity — like going out to dinner or watching a movie — and then send it out to a group of people. Anyone interested in attending the get-together can respond through iMessage. Microsoft hasn’t typically been adept at creating social networks, though. LinkedIn, the exception, was an acquisition….

The Secret to Free Music Is Internet Radio – Gizmodo

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Image: TuneIn If you want to enter the modern age and listen to all your music online then streaming is the only way to go. While iHeartRadio and Pandora have both become the poor man’s Spotify—demanding costly monthly fees for so so music selection there’s still genuine free music available online. Internet radio gives you an endless amount of free music with just a few clicks of the mouse…provided you…

Democrats vote to filibuster Gorsuch in first act of nuclear showdown – CNN

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes recuses himself from Russia probe – Washington Post

Thursday, April 06, 2017

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) temporarily recused himself Thursday from all matters related to the committee’s ongoing probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election, as House investigators look into ethics allegations against him. Nunes said in a statement that he decided to recuse himself after “several leftwing activist groups” filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics about his leadership. Nunes called the charges “entirely false and…

What military options does Trump have in Syria? – CNN

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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Woman who fell while taking selfie on California bridge won’t face charges, deputies say – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, April 06, 2017

A woman who plunged 60 feet while taking a selfie on a Northern California bridge is not likely to face charges for crossing a closed walkway, authorities said. The unidentified woman and group of friends were walking on the catwalk underneath the 730-foot-tall Foresthill Bridge in North Auburn on Tuesday when she tried to pose for a selfie and fell, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. She landed on…

Microsoft reveals its final Xbox Project Scorpio specs – The Verge

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Microsoft previously revealed some Project Scorpio specifications, but today the company is unveiling a lot more, thanks to Digital Foundry. Eurogamer’s separate vertical, that focuses analysis on the speeds-and-feeds of gaming PCs and consoles, has published a big overview of the graphical power of Microsoft’s next Xbox console. So far, we’ve known that Project Scorpio will run at 6 teraflops, ahead of its main competitor the PlayStation 4 Pro with…

Microsoft bans game emulators from the Windows Store – The Verge

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Microsoft has updated its Windows Store policies to ban developers from creating apps that emulate games. Nesbox’s Universal Emulator app for playing Nintendo and Sega ROMs has been removed from the Store following the update. Nesbox was one of the more popular emulators on the Windows Store, allowing Windows 10 users to play games using an Xbox One controller. PC Gamer reports that the app is still available outside of…

Microsoft’s Head Dealmaker Plans to Keep Snapping Up Startups – Fortune

Thursday, April 06, 2017

This article is third in a series of interviews with the heads of M&A at the most acquisitive companies in the tech industry. Previously we’ve spoken with dealmakers at Salesforce and Google. The following has been lightly edited for length and clarity. Peggy Johnson, EVP of business development at Microsoft, has been doing deals at the conglomerate since 2014, when she joined following a 24 year-run at Qualcomm. We spoke…

The Latest: Syrian FM seeks guarantees on impartial probe – Washington Post

Thursday, April 06, 2017

BEIRUT — The Latest on the suspected chemical attack in Syria (all times local): 2:10 p.m. The Kremlin says differences with Washington over the use of chemical weapons in Syria are unlikely to worsen U.S.-Russia relations. President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov warned the West on Thursday against rushing to blame Syrian President Bashar Assad for the attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northern Syria. He saysthe West…

Trump and Xi’s First Meeting: How Long Will the Cordiality Last? – New York Times

Thursday, April 06, 2017

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