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Razer Blade Pro (2016) review: Now this is how you do a ‘Pro’ laptop – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Despite its premium price, the Blade Pro has arguably been Razer’s weakest laptop ever since 2014. That’s the year the 14-inch Blade (no surname) received a massive performance upgrade, bumping up to an Nvidia GTX 870M graphics card and a crisp 3200×1800 screen. Meanwhile the 17-inch Blade Pro stuck to the lower 860M-tier card and a 1080p screen—and at a higher price. Suffice it to say, it’s been awhile since…

Razer Blade Pro (2016) review: Now this is how you do a ‘Pro’ laptop – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Despite its premium price, the Blade Pro has arguably been Razer’s weakest laptop ever since 2014. That’s the year the 14-inch Blade (no surname) received a massive performance upgrade, bumping up to an Nvidia GTX 870M graphics card and a crisp 3200×1800 screen. Meanwhile the 17-inch Blade Pro stuck to the lower 860M-tier card and a 1080p screen—and at a higher price. Suffice it to say, it’s been awhile since…

Lenovo IdeaPad 510S Windows 10 Laptop Review – SlashGear

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The spring semester is well underway, and perhaps you’re realizing it’s time for a new laptop. The market is full of general purpose laptops, the kind you can use for school, work, and fun and not feel like you’re making a sacrifice in any of those categories. One of the newest among them is Lenovo‘s IdeaPad 510S, a portable 14-inch notebook with a bunch of configuration options and an attractive,…

Best Buy has cut the MacBook Air’s price tag to $800 – Macworld

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Apple hasn’t updated the MacBook Air since 2015, and many Apple watchers don’t expect to see a refresh of the device. In fact, the 11-inch MacBook Air left the consumer market last October. Nevertheless, Apple still offers the 13-inch Air as the cheapest MacBook option at $999—and today at Best Buy, you can grab one for $200 cheaper than its sticker price. This particular Air comes with a 13.3-inch display with…

Deals: 13" MacBook Pro in Gray for $1329; 15" MacBook Pro (Apple refurb) for $1399; 13" Touch Bar MacBook Pro … – AppleInsider (press release) (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

For one week only, AI readers can pick up a 13″ MacBook Pro with function keys for $1,329 ($170 off) at B&H with an exclusive promo code and no tax collected outside NY and NJ. Today is also the last day to snap up a 13″ MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $1,649. Plus, Apple refurbished 15″ MacBook Pros are $1,399.99 with no tax outside NY. 2016 13″ MacBook Pro…

Razer Blade Pro (2016) review: Now this is how you do a ‘Pro’ laptop – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Despite its premium price, the Blade Pro has arguably been Razer’s weakest laptop ever since 2014. That’s the year the 14-inch Blade (no surname) received a massive performance upgrade, bumping up to an Nvidia GTX 870M graphics card and a crisp 3200×1800 screen. Meanwhile the 17-inch Blade Pro stuck to the lower 860M-tier card and a 1080p screen—and at a higher price. Suffice it to say, it’s been awhile since…

This $169 laptop may be the cheapest of its kind – The Daily Dot

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Trump calls rising violence aimed at Jews ‘horrible and painful’ – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

President Trump, under pressure to speak out against rising anti-Semitic vandalism in the country, said Tuesday that such acts are “horrible and painful.” Trump used a morning visit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture to offer his condemnation, saying his tour “was a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms.” “The anti-Semitic threats…

The Daily 202: Trump’s new national security adviser literally wrote the book on Vietnam – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

  With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: When you don’t tell the truth about little things, you cannot be trusted to tell the truth about big things. As a candidate, Donald Trump attacked Barack Obama dozens of times for playing too much golf. “I’m going to be working for you,” Trump told supporters at a rally last year. “I’m not going to have time to go play golf.” Since taking office four…

Trump administration seeks to prevent ‘panic’ over new immigration enforcement policies – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Trump administration sought to allay fears in immigrant communities Tuesday as it publicly released wide-ranging new guidelines that allow federal authorities to take stronger enforcement actions against illegal immigrants, saying the directives are not intended to produce mass deportations. Federal officials cautioned that many of the changes detailed in a pair of memos signed by Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly will take time to implement and that other…

Magic Johnson named Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hall of Famer Magic Johnson has been named the Lakers’ President of Basketball Operations, the team announced on Tuesday.  As part of the front office reshuffling, GM Mitch Kupchak has been relieved of his duties, and Jim Buss will no longer serve as EVP of Basketball Operations. The Lakers also parted ways with John Black, who had been the team’s VP of Public Relations for more than 25 years.  …

New Trump immigration order nearing completion – WMUR Manchester

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Trump administration is planning to roll out as early as this week a revised executive order on immigration that the President says will “protect our people” while at the same time pass muster with courts that halted an earlier version. Sources said the new order will clarify a point that caused confusion the first time around: The executive order will not impact green card holders. “The President is contemplating…

3 Proven Ways to Cope With Email Overload – Entrepreneur

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Let’s face it, email is both a blessing and a curse. It keeps us connected with friends, family and clients, yet it is also an extreme distraction from our daily goals, duties and responsibilities. According to a report from the McKinsey Global Institute, 13 hours, or 28 percent, of our workweek is spent reading, deleting, sorting and sending emails. In the 90s, when email was becoming popular, people looked forward…

Split decision in first-ever quantum computer faceoff – Science Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Ion traps can make for a reliable quantum computer. By Gabriel PopkinFeb. 21, 2017 , 3:00 AM In a new study, two quantum computers fashioned from dramatically different technologies have competed head-to-head in an algorithm-crunching exercise. One computer was more reliable, and the other was faster. But what’s most important, some scientists say, is that for the first time, two different quantum computers have been compared and tested on the…

Business Choice Awards 2017: Laptops & Desktops – PC Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PCMag has been surveying readers about PCs for 30 years. Back in the 80s, when all PCs were more business oriented, it stood to reason that coverage was all about office use. At the turn of the century, things got even more personal in the personal computer industry. So, while we’ve always asked during the survey how you feel about your work laptops and desktops, it wasn’t until last year…

Alienware’s 13 R3 is testament to small and powerful VR-capable … – TechCrunch

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Alienware’s latest offering is the smallest powerhouse laptop produced by the company. The 13 R3 is extremely compact for a VR-compatible system, but portability comes at a premium. Even so, the laptop has a lot to offer gamers and everyday users outside of virtual reality. Especially since its performance is akin to a small gaming desktop rather than a gaming laptop. The 13.3 inch, 400-nit OLED touchscreen offers richer colors and smoother, faster cursor interactions…

Aliens ate my laptop – Network World

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

To misquote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the Apple Genius Bar, but that’s just peanuts to space. And out there, in the vast reaches of the cosmos, continuously streaming towards Earth are what are called cosmic rays which are  protons…

Razer Blade Pro (2016) review: Now this is how you do a ‘Pro’ laptop – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Despite its premium price, the Blade Pro has arguably been Razer’s weakest laptop ever since 2014. That’s the year the 14-inch Blade (no surname) received a massive performance upgrade, bumping up to an Nvidia GTX 870M graphics card and a crisp 3200×1800 screen. Meanwhile the 17-inch Blade Pro stuck to the lower 860M-tier card and a 1080p screen—and at a higher price. Suffice it to say, it’s been awhile since…

Consumer Reports: Best cell phone plan for your lifestlye – KSDK.com

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

If you haven’t thought about your plan in a while, now may be the time.

The best Three mobile phone deals – Stuff

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB If you’ve got your sights set on Three, this is their best Galaxy S7 Edge deal, at £34.00 a month, with a good data allowance. Free Dezzer for three months Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB 8GB of 4G UK data Unlimited minutes Unlimited texts TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP: £816.00 Get the Galaxy S7 Edge (32GB) on Three for £34.00 a month in Black | Gold Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB…