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  • Student threatens to smash woman's laptop with Trump sticker

    02/10/2016 2:39:04 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 84 replies
    Daily News ^ | 11 Feb 2016 | DENIS SLATTERY
    A confrontation over a Trump sticker erupted on the Queens campus of St. John’s University Wednesday when a student threatened to smash a classmate's computer over her allegiance to the Donald. The anti-Trump student posted a photo to Twitter of a woman with a “Trump Make America Great Again” sticker on her laptop and asked his followers to share the image. “7000 retweets and i'll smash this b---h’s computer,” the student wrote in the post. The Trump supporter in the picture complained to the school’s public safety office, according to another student. A short time later the two ran into...
  • Dell security error widens as researchers dig deeper (Earlier problem is worse than was thought)

    11/23/2015 9:56:26 PM PST · by dayglored · 11 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | Jeremy Kirk
    Duo Security researchers found a second weak digital certificate on a new Dell Inspiron laptop The fallout from a serious security mistake made by Dell is widening, as security experts find more issues of concern. Researchers with Duo Security have found a second weak digital certificate in a new Dell laptop and evidence of another problematic one circulating. The issue started after it was discovered Dell shipped devices with a self-signed root digital certificate, eDellRoot, which is used to encrypt data traffic. But it installed the root certificate with the private encryption key included, a critical error that left many...
  • Every version of the Surface Book sold out on Microsofts online store

    10/23/2015 12:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/23/2015 | Yoni Heisler
    With Satya Nadella now steering the ship up in Redmond, Microsoft has actually become an exciting company to keep an eye on. This was plainly evident last week when Microsoft introduced a slew of new hardware products, including new Lumia devices, a new version of the Microsoft Band, and a new Surface Pro tablet. Not bad, but the real star of the show was a product that nobody saw coming; a hybrid laptop Microsoft calls the Surface Book. Equipped with a detachable 13.5-inch display packed with 6 million pixels, the Surface Book is an intriguing product both from a hardware...
  • Microsoft just unveiled its first laptop and claims it's twice as fast as a Macbook Pro

    10/06/2015 1:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2015 | Lisa Eadicicco and Matt Weinberger
    Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its first laptop: the Microsoft Surface Book, a 13-inch touch-screen device that also comes apart to become a tablet. "This is the ultimate laptop," Microsoft's Panos Panay said. It has two processors and a dedicated graphics-card system. Microsoft says the laptop is twice as fast as a Macbook Pro. Pricing starts at $1,499, and the laptop will be available on October 26. As with many devices in the Surface line, the Surface Book can detach from its keyboard to become a tablet. The keyboard can then dock on the back of the tablet to keep it...
  • OS X Yosemite vs Windows 10: The Mac and PC operating systems go head to head UPDATED

    07/30/2015 11:45:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    Macworld UK ^ | July 30, 2015, 2015 | by Keir Thomas
    OS X Yosemite vs Windows 10 It's been a rough few years for Microsoft.  Sure, it still makes more money than several European countries but the issue has been one of relevance. It missed the boat when it came to mobile and their efforts to repair the situation with Windows 8 were met with laughter at best, but sometimes even hatred.  The all-new Windows 10, which was released on 29 July, is designed to stem the blood loss. We took a look at the latest preview (Microsoft took the wraps off the new operating system at a developer event in...
  • Beyond the lithium iona significant step toward a better performing battery

    04/17/2015 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-17-2015 | Provided by University of Illinois at Chicago
    The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt. They have shown they can replace the lithium ions, each of which carries a single positive charge, with magnesium ions, which have a plus-two charge, in battery-like chemical reactions, using an electrode with a structure like those...
  • Engineer improves rechargeable batteries with MoS2 nano 'sandwich'

    04/17/2015 2:21:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-17-2015 | Provided by Kansas State University
    Molybdenum disulfide sheets -- which are "sandwiches" of one molybdenum atom between two sulfur atoms -- may improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, according to the latest research from Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering. Credit: Kansas State University The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University. Gurpreet Singh, assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, and his research team are improving rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. The team has focused on the lithium cycling of molybdenum disulfide, or MoS2, sheets, which Singh...
  • Question about Laptop Purchase Win8.1 with 1TB SATA vs Beloved Win7 No SATA??

    04/08/2015 11:50:49 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 91 replies
    04.08.15 | chickensoup
    Question about Laptop Purchase Win8.1 with 1TB SATA vs Beloved Win7 No SATA?? I am again buying a computer. The VAIO with Win7 is dying after many years of faithful service. I have some Acers in sight but cannot decide between the Win8.1 with 1TB SATA vs Beloved Win7 No SATA but instead a regular hard drive. I just word-process and surf and store pics. Occasionally Skype. I have Win8 on my teeny computer and I cannot say I particularly like it, some people say I can turn the 8 into a 7 look and feel. But is it really...
  • Lenovo Has Been Selling Laptops with Malware Pre-Installed

    02/19/2015 11:58:24 AM PST · by Wolfie · 51 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | Feb. 19, 2015
    Lenovo Has Been Selling Laptops with Malware Pre-Installed Computer maker Lenovo has been shipping laptops prepackaged with malware that makes you more vulnerable to hackers all for the sake of serving you advertisements. Made by a company called Superfish, the software is essentially an Internet browser add-on that injects ads onto websites you visit. Besides taking up space in your Lenovo computer, the add-on is also dangerous because it undermines basic computer security protocols. Thats because it tampers with a widely-used system of official website certificates. That makes it hard for your computer to recognize a fake bank website,...
  • moving all the data from one laptop to another...help

    07/13/2014 6:49:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 77 replies
    myself | 7-13-14 | TZ
    I was given the gift of a new laptop- HP Pavilion Smartouch 17. not my first choice, but it was a nice gift and the giver knew my old Toshiba Satellite L505-a6946 is dying and that I'm too cheap to buy a new one. The Satellite uses Vista and the new HP is Windows 8.1 . I need to know what's the best(easiest) way to move all my data from one to the other including AVG,Hitman Pro, Malwarebytes,emails(Outlook)and other vital programs. While I'm at it, I assume it came with all sorts of unwanted 'bloatware' so I will need to...
  • Need operating system suggestions for old laptop (Vanity)

    06/25/2014 10:02:22 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 58 replies
    Yours truly | 6/25/2014 | Me
    I'm trying to determine if it's worth messing with to find a different (and free) operating system for my very old Dell Latitude laptop. It currently has Windows XP SP3, which of course Microsoft no longer supports.
  • Need laptop help- dell computer just beeps

    06/09/2014 4:14:33 AM PDT · by Faith65 · 70 replies
    me ^ | June 9, 2014 | Faith65
    Good morning- I need some help with a laptop (dell inspiron - windows 7)- when you turn it on all it does is beep. It was running fine last night and it was shut without hibernating or anything and when it was reopened it just started beeping so the power button was hit to shut it down. Now when you hit the power button it starts to come on and then just beeps loudly. Taking the battery out and putting it back in has not made a difference. I would greatly appreciate any help! Thanks! (Mods- if I have put...
  • Microsoft announces 12-inch Surface Pro 3, 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

    05/20/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    PC World ^ | 05/20/2014 | Brad Chacos
    It turns out that support page name-checking the Surface Pro 3 wasn't a typo after all. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the all-new Surface Pro 3, but this version is more than a mere spec boost over the Surface Pro 2: It's a whole new entry in the Surface lineup, and one designed "to replace your laptop." The Surface Pro 3 blends full Core i7 powerSurface head Panos Panay calls it "the thinnest Core product ever created," designed in close conjunction with Intelwith true tablet sleekness, sheer screen size aside. The Surface Pro 3 measures in at a mere 0.35-inch thick...
  • opinion/feedback on best budget tablet?

    05/01/2014 9:14:21 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 20 replies
    self | 5/1/14 | NewJerseyJoe
    Asking for opinions on the best budget tablet. Something big enough for me to work on -- i.e., be able to type easily and see the display without holding it six inches from my face. Not worried about communications -- as long as it's got WiFi built in (which I'm sure they all do), I can use my cellphone as a mobile hotspot to transfer/send files. This is intended to be a replacement for a working laptop/notebook. And again -- "budget" is the keyword. Thanks all!.
  • Computer Advice (Need a new Laptop) Vanity

    04/24/2014 3:11:22 PM PDT · by PatrioticRose · 31 replies
    me | 4/24/2014 | chuckster
    The old Dell Latitude e5500 appears to have reached the end of its useful life (Final report from tech due this afternoon) I am loooking for advice on a replacement. I use it for photo, video and audio editing for YouTube, web sites and my radio program. It would have to be very mobile but have a big enough screen for video editing. The Dell Alienware 14 has been suggested, but spec'd out, it runs $1.5K. That seems a little steep to me. Advice?
  • RIP, Windows XP. Dell Inspiron 7000, Anyone?

    04/11/2014 9:31:26 PM PDT · by This Just In · 61 replies
    April 11, 2014 | This Just In
    Good evening, Freepers... Our PC ran on Win XP, and although we continue to use our Dell, I'm in the market for yet another laptop to replace this XP. There's one particular laptop that's caught my eye today. The Dell Inspiron 17 7000 looks like a decent buy. Would any of you happen to own this model? If so, would you care to share your advice/suggestions? If any of you have some information that would be helpful, I'd appreciate it. Thank you for your time and assistance. TJI
  • Time for a New Laptop

    03/28/2014 2:03:22 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 167 replies
    03.28.14 | chickensoup
    Time for a new laptop. The Sony Vaio is getting tired. Am looking for a reasonably priced laptop with some power to it. It is a desktop replacement so it cannot be one of those sissy teenyweenies. Currently have a 4gb ram, 2.20ghrtz 64 bit system running my beloved Windows 7 with word and outlook 2003. Looking for something as big, perhaps a little lighter and certainly faster, that has a disc drive, and ports for my trackball. I refuse to consider Dell. Yes I know, Applehead, they are wonderful but no thanks. Any recommendations?
  • Judge's laptop ruling challenges the Constitution - and your privacy

    01/25/2014 8:04:59 AM PST · by madison10 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/2014 | Kim Komando
    It's pretty obvious that we as a society are now made up of two groups. There are those who, for better or worse, have moved their lives into the digital realm, and those who haven't. I would like to introduce you to someone in the latter category. His name is Edward Korman and he is a federal judge in New York state. He had a case before him involving a U.S. citizen a Ph.D. student at McGill University in Montreal who had his computer confiscated while returning to the States. The judge ruled, sweepingly, that, yes, the federal...
  • Jacksonville teen went to Middle East to train with terrorists, prosecutors say

    07/19/2013 12:20:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via MyFOXtampabay.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced Thursday that a grand jury has indicted Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of Jacksonville, on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the two charges. According to the indictment, Bell had planned to travel to the Arabian Peninsula and join Ansar Al-Sharia, which is an alias for al-Qaida there. The group has taken responsibility for multiple attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a parade in May 2012, which killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers. The...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) Although no group has claimed responsibility for Mondays deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • UK Muslim Convert Richard Dart Jailed For Terrorism

    04/25/2013 4:22:44 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    SCOTSMAN.com ^ | 26/04/2013 00:00 | Margaret Davis
    SNIPPET: "Muslim convert Richard Dart declared judging is only for Allah and refused to stand in the dock as he was jailed for six years for terrorism yesterday." SNIPPET: "Mr Justice Simon said the three held radical Islamist beliefs and showed they were committed to acts of terrorism. Dart, 30, of Ealing, west London, was jailed for six years; Mahmood, 22, from Northolt, west London for nine years and nine months, and Alom, 26, of Stratford, east London, for four years and six months." SNIPPET: "Dart and Alom travelled to Pakistan to try to get terrorist training, and took advice...
  • Israel Embassy detains 'suspicious' Iranian man in Kathmandu

    04/22/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    THE HIMALAYAN TIMES.com (THT Online) ^ | Added At: 2013-04-21 7:58 PM Last Updated At: 2013-04-21 12:39 PM | n/a
    KATHMANDU SNIPPET: The Annapurna Post vernacular daily reported on Sunday that the arrest was made on April 13. Identified as Mohsin Khosravian, the suspect is currently in police custody.

 The security officials at the Embassy speculated that the suspect was scouting the facility with a harmful intention "for he carried a tourist map of the Lazimpat area" where the Israeli mission is located. 

He had stayed in a Thamel-based hotel. After his arrest, the suspect told police that he had ventured out to find out a shop to repair his laptop.

 According to the report, the Nepal Police's Central Bureau...
  • CA Teacher Fired for Setting Up Porn Sites on Work Laptop

    04/20/2013 5:14:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday, April 19, 2013 | Lee Moran
    Calif. teacher fired for setting up porn sites on work laptop Heidi Kaeslin, 37, was let go from Lincoln High School in Stockton last year for setting up sleazy websites, including mysluttyteacher.com. A California high school teacher has been fired for setting up porn sites including one called mysluttyteacher.com on her work laptop. Heidi Kaeslin, 37, was dismissed from Lincoln High School in Stockton last year after her involvement in the seedy project came to light. This week, a panel from the state Office of Administrative Hearings confirmed the ruling saying files found on the PC were...
  • My new AMERICAN-MADE Laptop Computer

    04/12/2013 3:08:16 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 41 replies
    Self | 13 April 2013 | Self
    I've received my Lotus Solstice-15 with upgraded 1080p display. These are built in the USA by a small company in Orlanda called LotusPC. I negotiated a fair deal and received one-on-one help from the owner of the company. He built the machine to our exact specifications, including the absence of an installed OS (for which we were not charged). This PC is of high-quality, on the order of a Panasonic laptop, in the $800-$1000 range. It's extremely solidly built with keypresses not moving the adjacent keys, has a keypad, and even the base i5 CPU screams. Running Ubuntu 12.10.
  • New Toshiba laptop Bought new Toshiba laptop

    03/22/2013 4:41:59 PM PDT · by dennisw · 108 replies
    .toshiba. ^ | 3 22 2013
    Got this for $350 when taxes are included. Has Windows 8. I have not opened the box yet and will wait until Sunday to see if there isn't some thing better out there at Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot etc... So what do freepers think of this model? The CPU comes in at above 2100 on CPU benchmark site and I will be adding 4gb memory soon to make 8gb. This cpu is Ivy Bridge which is the latest
  • Vanity. Need computer advice.

    03/19/2013 8:39:54 AM PDT · by saminfl · 64 replies
    self | 03/19/13 | Self
    I need some computer advice. I have 4 computers at home. Two laptops and two desktops. One laptop has Windows 7 and is used by my wife for genealogy research and net surfing. The others are mine and they have XP (desktop currently needs new MB) Windows 7 (desktop) and Vista (laptop used in my traveling and some of my work. I absolutely hate the Vista machine. It is slow and even slower when running multiple pages. I have run every correction and restoration program available on it and I still hate using it. When I use it at work,...
  • How Windows 8 will shake up the laptop market: Here's what you need to know

    09/22/2012 9:45:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/22/2012 | Dan Ackerman
    How Windows 8 will shake up the laptop market Dozens of new laptops and tablets are coming with the Window 8 launch. Here's what you need to know ahead of time. by Dan Ackerman September 21, 2012 4:12 PM PDT Follow @danackerman Starting October 26, laptop shoppers will be inundated with a flood of new PCs designed around Microsoft's new operating system. In fact, I've counted about 50 new laptops, tablets, hybrids, convertibles, and all-in-ones on my back-of-the-envelope list already. Related stories Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)Kindle Fire HD vs. iPadiPhone 5 matches monthlong sales figures for 4S in...
  • Gun-toting father shoots daughters laptop over Facebook post

    02/10/2012 3:02:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 02/10/2012 | Alexandra Myers
    <p>A Facebook post went viral Wednesday after the father of a 15-year-old girl decided her online activity was disrespectful, but its bringing her a kind of fame she probably never imagined. Her punishment? Eight exploding, hollow-point rounds from a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, straight into her laptop.</p>
  • Angry father shoots daughter's laptop with .45 pistol after she complains about chores on Facebook

    02/10/2012 10:14:09 AM PST · by rawhide · 157 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2-10-12 | Rachel Rickard Straus and Mark Duell
    'This one's from your momma!': Angry father shoots daughter's laptop with .45 pistol after she complains about chores on Facebook An angry father has taught his disgruntled teenage daughter a very public lesson in respecting ones elders by shooting her laptop on camera and then publishing the video on her Facebook page. Tommy Jordan, of Albemarle, North Carolina, made the video after his 15-year-old daughter Hannah had apparently written a Facebook post complaining about all of the chores she has to do at home. She was also moaning about how difficult her parents made her life. But when IT worker...
  • Irony: OWS Now in Top 1% in Income

    11/26/2011 11:34:34 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 6 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/26/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    One of the top complaints about wealth distributions holds that the vast majority of the people of the country are excluded from the vast majority of its wealth. Considering the "plight" of all of those 20-somethings at the various occupiers, one could be deluded into believing the truth of the 99% mantra. But what if that wasn't true? Considering there are many branches of the group, let's take a look at its main one, occupying near Wall Street, in New York. Seeing how the occupiers are using other people's food and bathrooms and some living in tents (with others still...
  • Best Buy Employee Tackles Laptop Thief, Receives Pink Slip

    05/06/2011 7:52:15 PM PDT · by rawhide · 74 replies
    MaximumPC.com ^ | 5-3-11 | Paul Lilly
    Being a super hero is sometimes a thankless job. Just ask Spiderman and a handful of others who have both fought for and been chased by the law. As it turns out, even being just a regular hero isn't always all that it's cracked up to be. If you require proof, sit down for a chat with Roger Kline, a 51-year-old former Best Buy employee who was shown the door after he tackled a would-be laptop thief making a mad dash with stolen merchandise. According to a report in the Billings Gazette, Kline was a well-regarded employee and one of...
  • wiping a hard drive on a laptop

    04/15/2011 9:56:34 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 66 replies
    me ^ | 4-15-11 | wobbly bob
    I have a friend willing to GIVE me a free laptop but wants assurances it will be thouroughly wiped 1st. since I have no deniro , is there an easy , free , portable way I can take something to his locale to do this there and in person so he can see that it's done? (not a computer guru so a step by step printable guide would be best) thanks in advance to all . my previous FRiends have been quite helpful in computer matters.
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. Way Out of Unemployment Crisis Change Constitution Every Kid Gets an iPod & Laptop

    03/07/2011 5:10:23 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 23 replies
    Jesse Jackson Jr. Says Way Out of the Unemployment Crisis is to Change the Constitution So Every Ghetto Kid Gets an iPod and a Laptop http://www.theblaze.com/stories/jesse-jackson-jr-says-way-out-of-the-unemployment-crisis-is-to-change-the-constitutional-so-every-ghetto-kid-gets-an-ipod-and-a-laptop/
  • Coffee > Laptop > Spacebar > Pop!

    03/01/2011 10:07:08 AM PST · by library user · 56 replies
    Self | March 1, 2011 | self
    Dear FReepers, Firstly, I offer my sincere apologies in advance due to 1) a vanity and 2) a non-political vanity, at that. A good friend of mine just texted me because earlier this morning 1) she spilled coffee into the spacebar on her laptop keyboard and 2) immediately thereafter the laptop made a loud "pop" sound and promptly shut off. Unfortunately, rather than turn the laptop upside down to dry out, i.e., to prevent further liquid penetration into the circuit boards, she instead took the whole thing apart and is currently in the process of letting it dry out (piece...
  • possible virus on computer-how to remove

    02/07/2011 6:56:35 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 57 replies
    me ^ | 2-7-11 | wobbly bob
    possible infection on Toshiba laptop with IE and Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2 cannot open any applications without the warning window that reads "application cannot be executed.the file ---.exe is infected.do you want to activate your security software now? yes/no? it then trys to get me to download from gahsoft.com some "anti-virus.net"
  • Laptop use on laps might reduce sperm quality: report

    11/08/2010 12:32:05 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    reuters ^ | Nov 7, 2010
    Using a laptop computer as the name suggests may not be good for male reproductive health, according to a study. And there is little that can be done about it, aside from using the laptop on a desk, said Yelim Sheynkin, a urologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook who led the study published in Fertility and Sterility. In the study, thermometers were used to measure the temperature of the scrotums of 29 young men balancing a laptop on their knees. Even with a lap pad under the computer, the men's scrotums overheated quickly.
  • Muslim porn charges thrown out

    10/07/2010 5:45:00 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 9 replies · 4+ views
    UPI ^ | 7 Oct 10 | Unknown
    A court threw out child porn charges against a Muslim cleric targeted as a terrorist by Canadian authorities, ruling purported evidence was gathered illegally. In 2007, Brampton, Ontario, cleric Ayad Mejid, targeted by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service as a suspected supporter of terrorism, sent his laptop to the spy service to prove his innocence, The Globe and Mail reported. Intelligence officials searching the computer without a warrant then forwarded the laptop to Toronto Police detectives who arrested Mejid, alleging they found child pornography images, the newspaper said Wednesday. The night before Thursday's trial, Superior Judge Jane Kelly threw out...
  • Toasted Skin Syndrome Warning For Laptop Users

    10/04/2010 9:42:54 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/4/10 | CBS2/AP
    Have you ever worked on your laptop computer with it sitting on your lap, heating up your legs? If so, you might want to rethink that habit. Doing it a lot can lead to toasted skin syndrome, an unusual-looking mottled skin condition caused by long-term heat exposure, according to medical reports.
  • Need Computer Help for Daughter at College

    09/29/2010 9:06:48 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 44 replies
    Her computer randomly shut down and she cannot turn it back on. Her battery was running low and she started charging it and everything was plugged in. She tried turning it on several times and nothing. What could it be?
  • ACLU, Other Groups Sue U.S. Government Over Border Laptop Searches

    09/07/2010 2:13:33 PM PDT · by Bill ORightsly · 15 replies
    PC World ^ | 09/07/10 | Grant Gross
    The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups have filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) practice of searching laptops and other electronic devices at U.S. borders. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by the ACLU, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the National Association of Criminal Defense Layers (NACDL), challenges a 2008 CBP policy that allows border agents to search electronic devices of any traveler, without suspicion of wrongdoing. In some cases, border agents have copied the contents of the devices or confiscated them. The lawsuit asks the court for an order prohibiting searches of electronic...
  • Laptops for the Kiddies...time for school!!

    08/07/2010 3:19:10 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 54 replies
    08.07.10 | chickensoup
    I own an Acer Aspire 6920 with 64bit 4 gig Ram Runs at a 2.0 It has a lot of storage but I cannot figure out where to look to tell you how much. I need to replace the Acer with a similar or slightly better machine. I will give this machine to my son, to homeschool, except it has vista on it so I am thinking of replacing the vista with the new os 8. Good idea. Please do not discuss alternative os universes with me because I can barely manage with MS, never mind something that requires thought....
  • India develops world's cheapest "laptop" at $35

    07/23/2010 9:05:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07/23/10
    India develops world's cheapest "laptop" at $35 NEW DELHI | Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:43am EDT NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has come up with the world's cheapest "laptop," a touch-screen computing device that costs $35. India's Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal this week unveiled the low-cost computing device that is designed for students, saying his department had started talks with global manufacturers to start mass production. "We have reached a (developmental) stage that today, the motherboard, its chip, the processing, connectivity, all of them cumulatively cost around $35, including memory, display, everything," he told a news conference. He...
  • 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Toshiba launches dual touch-screen laptop

    06/22/2010 8:09:09 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 21 June 2010 | Claudine Beaumont
    Toshiba has unveiled a new dual-screen, touch-screen mini laptop designed for surfing the internet, sending and receiving emails and keeping up to speed with social networking sites on the move. The Libretto W100 runs Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, and has two 7in, LED-backlit touch-screens. Toshiba says its compact size and clamshell form factor provides "unrivalled flexibility". "One screen can be used for content creation, like Word documents or emails, while the other could be used to browse the web, social networks or multimedia programmes," said Toshiba, the company that invented the laptop 25 years ago. "Additionally, the device can...
  • Answer: Bulent Yildirim's Laptop Computer, Among Other Things

    06/09/2010 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 58+ views
    OSINT.INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 8, 2010 | n/a
    "ANSWER: BULENT YILDIRIM'S LAPTOP COMPUTER, AMONG OTHER THINGS" SNIPPET: "Question: What did the IDF collect from the Mavi Marmara." SNIPPET: "The reader may recall that Turkey's Islamist Prime Minister Recep Erdogan was formerly the mayor of Istanbul - thus we see a likely connection between IHH's purchase of the Mavi Marmara and Erdogan cronies in the Istanbul Deniz Otobusleri."
  • Having wireless trouble with My Dell laptop(vanity)

    06/07/2010 6:07:24 AM PDT · by GregB · 40 replies · 82+ views
    I have reinstalled XP Pro and can't hookup via wireless
  • Texas Man Indicted for Attempting to Provide Material Support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

    06/03/2010 4:32:30 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 251+ views
    FBI Houston ^ | June 3, 2010
    HOUSTONA federal grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas returned an indictment today charging Barry Walter Bujol, Jr., with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Jos Angel Moreno and FBI Houston Special Agent in Charge Richard C. Powers announced today. Protecting the American public from the threat of terrorism, both international and home-grown, is the highest priority of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District of Texas, said U.S. Attorney Moreno. Proactive investigative efforts and cooperation between the...
  • IDF Attacks 3 Gaza Tunnels

    05/21/2010 12:58:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies · 711+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 05.21.10, 07:07 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Israel Air Force jets attacked three tunnels in the Gaza Strip in a joint Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet operation on Thursday night, several hours after a Qassam rocket hit the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. Two of the targets attacked were in the southern Strip and one was in the northern Strip. According to the IDF, terrorists were using the tunnels to try to infiltrate Israel. The IDF Spokesperson's Office said the tunnels were located about 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) from the border fence and that the targets were hit. There have been no reports of injuries among...
  • Man caught boarding plane with weapons

    05/19/2010 1:29:28 PM PDT · by cll · 42 replies · 1,509+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/19/2010 | AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- U.S. authorities have charged a man with attempting to board a flight from Puerto Rico with weapons including a stun gun, a switchblade knife and four box cutters. ~ snip ~ Pol was scheduled to take a JetBlue flight to Boston when he was arrested on Monday. In addition to the knives agents found pepper spray and a flight simulator program in his luggage.
  • Laptop Killer? Pretty Close

    04/01/2010 6:42:26 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 39 replies · 1,385+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 1, 2010 | Walter S. Mossberg
    For the past week or so, I have been testing a sleek, light, silver-and-black tablet computer called an iPad. After spending hours and hours with it, I believe this beautiful new touch-screen device from Apple has the potential to change portable computing profoundly, and to challenge the primacy of the laptop. It could even help, eventually, to propel the finger-driven, multitouch user interface ahead of the mouse-driven interface that has prevailed for decades. But first, it will have to prove that it really can replace the laptop or netbook for enough common tasks, enough of the time, to make it...