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Emirates cuts flights to US over laptop ban – The National

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Emirates said on Wednesday that it is cutting flights to the United States because of a drop in demand caused by heightened US security measures and Trump administration attempts to ban travellers from Muslim-majority nations. Dubai was one of 10 cities affected by a ban on laptops and other personal electronics in carry-on luggage aboard US-bound flights. Emirates’ hub at Dubai International Airport, the world’s third busiest, is a major…

Google Chrome could soon get native ad blocker, report says – CNET

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Enlarge Image Google Pop-up advertisements are the enemy of a smooth internet experience, but Google’s Chrome browser may soon have an in-built defence. The tech giant could announce a native ad-blocker for Chrome in the next few weeks, according to a new report from Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter. The feature will be available for both mobile and desktop versions of Chrome. The feature will reportedly…

Here Come Apple’s "iMac Pros" – Motley Fool

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) made a rare move earlier this month in acknowledging that its 2013 Mac Pro suffered from some fundamental design flaws (mostly around thermal management) that prevented the professional desktop from being regularly upgraded with refreshed specs. Marketing chief Phil Schiller also teased that Apple was planning on introducing iMacs that are more geared toward professional users, since the company’s flagship all-in-one (AIO) desktop is also extremely popular among…

Hands-on: eGPU enclosure + GTX 1080 Ti w/ MacBook Pro – Pascal works w/ macOS, but truly shines on Windows … – 9 to 5 Mac

Thursday, April 20, 2017

After last week’s exciting release of Nvidia’s beta Pascal drivers for Mac, I was looking forward to trying the top of the line consumer GPU with my MacBook Pro. That GPU is none other than the venerable GeForce GTX 1080 Ti — a $700 card with 11 Gbps of GDDR5X memory and a 11 GB frame buffer. Needless to say this card is one that will interest those looking to push…

This man’s deportation is testing Trump’s murky stance on DACA – CNN

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News career comes to a swift end amid growing sexual harassment claims – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fox News on Wednesday ended its association with Bill O’Reilly, the combative TV host and commentator who has ruled cable-news ratings for nearly two decades and was the signature figure in the network’s rise as a powerful political player. The conservative-leaning host’s downfall was swift and steep, set in motion less than three weeks ago by revelations of a string of sexual harassment complaints against him. The questions about his…

Chaffetz decision stuns Washington – The Hill

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzChaffetz decision stuns Washington Chaffetz’s campaign arm registers 2028 websites Who will replace Chaffetz on Oversight? MORE (R-Utah) shocked Washington on Wednesday by announcing he is leaving Congress after his term ends. Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, kept the surprise decision under wraps, offering no hints that he planned to cut short his tenure leading the panel. Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan to campaign with Republican in…

Berkeley cancels conservative firebrand Ann Coulter’s speech over fears of more violent protests – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Political commentator and author Ann Coulter speaks onstage at “The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe” at Sony Studios on Aug. 27, 2016, in Los Angeles. The University of California at Berkeley has canceled a speech Coulter was to give later this month amid fears of violence. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) After riots and violent protests in and around their campus during the past three months, officials at the University of California…

US defense officials may have spoken too soon, but Trump’s missing ‘armada’ finally heading to Korea – Washington Post

Thursday, April 20, 2017

BEIJING — It was supposed to be steaming toward North Korea more than a week ago, an “armada” signaling American resolve. Then it wasn’t. Now, it seems the USS Carl Vinson may finally be heading north. “Our deployment has been extended 30 days to provide a persistent presence in the waters off the Korean Peninsula,” Rear Adm. Jim Kilby, commander of Carrier Strike Group One, said in a message posted…

Laptop lineup: $1000 to $1800 for 4 of this year’s best – Pueblo Chieftain

Thursday, April 20, 2017

When it comes to personal computing, the laptop has become most people’s first option. They’re easily transported, most come with a touchscreen, and they come in a variety of sizes and configurations, with all sorts of different features that set them apart — larger desktop replacements, easily portable models for users on the go, high-powered gaming laptops and 2-in-1 convertibles that can be used as a tablet. Here are four…

Windows 10’s newest feature will boost your laptop’s battery life – BGR

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Microsoft just released a major Windows 10 update, but the company is still hard at work on even more upgrades. One of the new features that’s currently in the works concerns improving battery life, and Windows Insiders who have installed the latest Windows 10 preview build (16176) can already toy with it. Microsoft plans to improve your laptop’s battery life by throttling background apps. Windows 10 will determine which apps you’re currently…

HP’s new x360 laptops miss the point of 4K on the Spectre but get … – TechCrunch

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Spectre 13 x360 that I strangely loved from late last year is back with a 4K screen and pen support for the Windows Creators update that went global this month. There’s also a new EliteBook x360 for enterprise users, with beefed-up security via a fingerprint scanner, Windows Hello and always-on security monitoring for the BIOS. One x360 laptop is better for work, the other for multimedia. Both are some of the best…

Crowdfunded Mirabook is latest attempt at a laptop dock for … – ZDNet – ZDNet

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Mirabook is the latest crowdfunded attempt at a laptop dock for smartphones. As the processing prowess of smartphones continues to increase, a commercially viable dock to turn them into full-fledged computers has become a bit of a Holy Grail for a number of companies. HP is trying its hand at such a device with its Elite x3 Windows phone and Lap Dock combination, and even Apple has submitted a…

Here Come Apple’s "iMac Pros" – Motley Fool

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) made a rare move earlier this month in acknowledging that its 2013 Mac Pro suffered from some fundamental design flaws (mostly around thermal management) that prevented the professional desktop from being regularly upgraded with refreshed specs. Marketing chief Phil Schiller also teased that Apple was planning on introducing iMacs that are more geared toward professional users, since the company’s flagship all-in-one (AIO) desktop is also extremely popular among…

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

Wednesday, April 19, 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….

Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station now compatible with 2016 MacBook Pro chargers – 9 to 5 Mac

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I reviewed the Oneadaptr Twist+ World Charging Station back in 2015. This is a slot-in replacement for the plug section of a MacBook/Air/Pro charger, allowing it to be used in most countries around the world. An Apple power brick with this permanently attached has lived in my travel bag for the past couple of years, alongside the cables I carry with me. But when Apple slightly changed the design of…

Windows 10’s newest feature will boost your laptop’s battery life – BGR

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Microsoft just released a major Windows 10 update, but the company is still hard at work on even more upgrades. One of the new features that’s currently in the works concerns improving battery life, and Windows Insiders who have installed the latest Windows 10 preview build (16176) can already toy with it. Microsoft plans to improve your laptop’s battery life by throttling background apps. Windows 10 will determine which apps you’re currently…

Apple’s controversial MacBook Pro Touch Bar is slowly becoming more useful five months later – Financial Post

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

To the disagreement of many, I still contend that Apple’s Touch Bar is a compelling concept that holds a significant amount of untapped potential. While at first I rarely ran my fingers across the 13-inch USB-C MacBook Pro’s secondary screen, I’ve found myself using it more frequently over the last few months, though I admittedly only reach for the Touch Bar with specific apps where its functionality feels seamless. This is because…

Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News career comes to a swift end amid growing sexual harassment claims – Washington Post

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fox News on Wednesday ended its association with Bill O’Reilly, the combative TV host and commentator who has ruled cable-news ratings for nearly two decades and was the signature figure in the network’s rise as a powerful political player. The conservative-leaning host’s downfall was swift and steep, set in motion less than three weeks ago by revelations of a string of sexual harassment complaints against him. The questions about his…