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Trump’s ban on laptops and tablets might extend to flights from Europe

Trump's Laptop and iPad Ban on Planes

The Trump administration late last month surprised travelers from various Middle Eastern countries with a ban on laptops and tablets for carry-on luggage. Any electronics larger than a phone have to be deposited in the checked-in baggage, the new air travel regulation said. The UK soon followed with a similar rule, although the two countries did not target the same Middle Eastern countries with their respective gadgets ban. The UK ban also specified strict measurements for a banned device.

The US is now looking to expand the ban to cover all of Europe and even the UK.

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Chris Smith

April 25th

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Kado wants to make the world’s thinnest charger

screen-shot-2017-02-28-at-6-51-00-am What can you wrap up in ribbons? Stick in your sock? And what can you take out in public and not get thrown in the dock? The Kado phone charger, of course. This new product by Itay Hasid and Daniel Assis is making the rounds at MWC and is essentially the “world’s thinnest wall charger for smartphones.” Obviously a wall charger isn’t that exciting but the pair raised… Read More

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John Biggs

February 28th

Gadgets

Kado wants to make the world’s thinnest charger

screen-shot-2017-02-28-at-6-51-00-am What can you wrap up in ribbons? Stick in your sock? And what can you take out in public and not get thrown in the dock? The Kado phone charger, of course. This new product by Itay Hasid and Daniel Assis is making the rounds at MWC and is essentially the “world’s thinnest wall charger for smartphones.” Obviously a wall charger isn’t that exciting but the pair raised… Read More

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John Biggs

February 28th

Gadgets

Kado wants to make the world’s thinnest charger

screen-shot-2017-02-28-at-6-51-00-am What can you wrap up in ribbons? Stick in your sock? And what can you take out in public and not get thrown in the dock? The Kado phone charger, of course. This new product by Itay Hasid and Daniel Assis is making the rounds at MWC and is essentially the “world’s thinnest wall charger for smartphones.” Obviously a wall charger isn’t that exciting but the pair raised… Read More

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John Biggs

February 28th

Gadgets

The StällDesk türns your boring tablë into an exciting ständing dësk

scaled-6085 Around the neighborhood they call me a few things. Stinky John is one and Old Rattlepants is another. But what they really love to call me is Johnny Standing Desk. You see I learned the joys of standing desks early and the folks at StällDesk want you to follow in older Rattlepants’ footsteps. The StällDesk is basically an easy-to-assemble booster for your laptop, keyboard, and mouse. I… Read More

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John Biggs

December 12th

Gadgets

The Libreboot C201 from Minifree is really really really ridiculously open source

screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-1-01-12-pm Open source laptops — ones not running any commercial software whatsoever — have been the holy grail for free software fans for years. Now, with the introduction of libreboot, a truly open source boot firmware, the dream is close to fruition. The $730 laptop is a bog standard piece of hardware but it contains only open source software. The OS, Debian, is completely open source;… Read More

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John Biggs

December 8th

Gadgets

ASUS believes a woman with a computer is better than a woman with a kitten

cwuddfwusaeargf Welcome to another episode of Social Media Managers Who Are Having a Bad Day. On todays episode we present Asus‘ assertion that a “cute girl” with a cat worse than a “sophisticated lady” with a Zenbook 3(tm) laptop. On the surface this argument might be a little specious – after all, cats are pretty cool – but what is Asus really saying? *GRABBING… Read More

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John Biggs

November 8th

Gadgets

Get ready for a me-too CES

Crowds enter the show floor on the first day of CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) That record scratch you just heard came from thousands of designers and R&D specialists who suddenly have to remake 3D models of laptops, phones and desktops. That sigh is coming from hundreds of programmers stepping up their new interfaces and that ripping noise is myriad press releases getting torn up and rewritten. After all, it’s almost CES time again and Apple and Microsoft… Read More

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John Biggs

October 27th

Gadgets

Get ready for a me-too CES

Crowds enter the show floor on the first day of CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) That record scratch you just heard came from thousands of designers and R&D specialists who suddenly have to remake 3D models of laptops, phones and desktops. That sigh is coming from hundreds of programmers stepping up their new interfaces and that ripping noise is myriad press releases getting torn up and rewritten. After all, it’s almost CES time again and Apple and Microsoft… Read More

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John Biggs

October 27th

Gadgets

The Freewrite is the ultimate distraction-free writing tool

IMG_5820 Writing on a computer is awful. Without discipline – in my case, at least – an effort to get out 1,000 words of non-fiction usually ends up consisting of thirty minutes of web browsing before writing, intermittent Facebook trips while tapping out a few hundred words, and a nice jaunt through Hacker News at the 750 word mark. I get the job done, but I know my brain isn’t doing… Read More

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John Biggs

July 29th

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