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Airlines offer workaround for US laptop ban – Deutsche Welle

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways are lending some passengers laptop computers and tablets to use on board following the US ban on most  electronics devices from being taken into the cabin on United States-bound flights. On March 25, US authorities banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from being taken into cabins on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey,…

Lyft pranked itself with an April Fools’ wearable thumb gadget – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Starting today, you can hail a car on Lyft via a wearable gadget for your thumb. Only you can’t really do that because this is just a dumb prank. But wow, what a prank it is. Lyft loves its pranks. Every year, the ride-hail company does something outlandish for April Fools’ Day. Last year, Lyft added something called “prank mode” to its app, allowing customers in NYC, LA, and San…

You Won’t Believe What Jared Kushner Does to His MacBook – Gizmodo

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Photo: Getty You’re probably not surprised to learn that Jared Kushner enjoys Apple design. The Cupertino company does make some fine-looking hardware! But would you guess that the Trump suck-up actually buys expensive MacBooks just so he can install Windows on them? Advertisement It’s true. At least, it was a few years ago when Gawker’s founding editor, Elizabeth Spiers, inherited Kushner’s laptop at The New York Observer when she took…

Take $200 off the 13-inch 2016 MacBook Pro – Laptop Mag

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Apple’s new line of MacBook Pros are among the most expensive mainstream laptops on the market. Fortunately, Apple fans don’t always have to pay full price for their machines. Through March 31 at 7 p.m. (ET), B&H Photo Video is slashing the price of the 13.3-inch 2016 MacBook Pro down to $1,299. That’s $200 off and the best price you’ll find on this excellent ultraportable. This model…

Qatar Airways is retaliating against the US laptop ban by offering some passengers an unprecedented perk – Business Insider

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Qatar Airways loaner laptops. Qatar Airways Qatar Airways is taking on the US government’s ban on large electronics with a rather ingenious solution: loaner laptops. On Thursday, the Doha, Qatar-based airline announced that business-class passengers aboard its flights to the US would have access to loaner laptops beginning next week. “By providing this laptop loan service we can ensure that our passengers on flights to the US can continue to…

Trump: ‘We must fight’ hard-line conservative Freedom Caucus in 2018 midterm elections – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

President Trump effectively declared war Thursday on the House Freedom Caucus, the powerful group of hard-line conservative Republicans who blocked the health-care bill, vowing to “fight them” in the 2018 midterm elections. In a morning tweet, Trump warned that the Freedom Caucus would “hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast.” He grouped its members, all of them Republican, with Democrats in calling for…

White House invites House Intelligence Committee to review new documents – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer responds to a question from the news media during the daily press briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Thursday. EPA/SHAWN THEW White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the chairman and ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have been invited to the White House to review information related to the potential unauthorized disclosure…

Ivanka Trump, Shifting Plans, Will Become a Federal Employee – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Why It Matters That Pence Won’t Have Dinner With A Woman Who Isn’t His Wife – Huffington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

The way Mike Pence and his wife mutually define a respectful marriage is up to them. But there are two reasons that this revelation about the Pences’ relationship set off such a firestorm online. First, the religious guidelines that govern what “respect” means to the Pences are part of a system that works to prop up male power and keep women subordinate. And second, VP Pence is not just a…

Former South Korean president Park arrested in corruption probe – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

TOKYO – Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was arrested early Friday so she could be questioned further over the corruption scandal that forced her from office just three weeks before.   Prosecutors had asked for a warrant to detain Park, citing the seriousness of the crimes and saying they were concerned she might destroy evidence, and the court granted the request.   During 14 hours of questioning last week, Park denied…

Microsoft Cozies Up to Samsung Amid Galaxy S8 Arrival – Fortune

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Microsoft has been working more closely with Samsung lately, which has become increasingly evident from the launch of the new Galaxy S8 smartphone line this week. With both companies trying to gain advantages over Apple and Google, the dominant forces in mobile ecosystems, the growing partnership makes strategic sense. Google’s (googl) Android software runs on four out of five smartphones worldwide, and Apple’s iOS runs most of the remainder. So…

10 best high-end laptops – The Independent

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

When you have more to spend on your laptop, you have a much greater choice of brand, size, weight and operating system. Where budget laptops run exclusively on Chrome or Windows, bigger pockets give you access to Apple’s MacBook range.  Some of the Windows machines here have removable displays which turn them into tablets when there’s no keyboard hooked on. Many Windows laptops have touchscreen displays: no Apple laptops do….

HelloSign moves into digital workflow with new HelloWorks product – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

HelloSign, founded in 2011, has been best known to this point as an e-signature company, but today it announced something a bit more substantial, a new product called HelloWorks, which allows the company to move into workflow, digitizing processes that involve complex forms. For many years now, HelloSign CEO Joseph Walla said, the way we moved paper processes into the digital realm was simply taking a paper form and converting it to…

Trump: ‘We must fight’ hard-line conservative Freedom Caucus in 2018 midterm elections – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

President Trump effectively declared war Thursday on the House Freedom Caucus, the powerful group of hard-line conservative Republicans who blocked the health-care bill, vowing to “fight them” in the 2018 midterm elections. In a morning tweet, Trump warned that the Freedom Caucus would “hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast.” He grouped its members, all of them Republican, with Democrats in calling for…

A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban hours before it was set to take effect issued a longer-lasting order Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson held a hearing Wednesday on Hawaii’s request to extend his temporary hold. Several hours later, he issued a 24-page order blocking the government from suspending new visas for travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and from halting…

North Carolina HB2 repeal bill clears first hurdle in Senate Rules Committee – CNN

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

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How Trump’s children (and their spouses) are still tied to the White House – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Then President-elect Donald Trump attends a news conference at Trump Tower in New York with his daughter Ivanka Trump as son Eric Trump on Jan. 11. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Without the usual pomp of an Oval Office handshake or even the de rigueur “JOBS!” tweet, President Trump directly created new employment for an American this week — an American woman, no less. In a quiet announcement from the White…

Senate Russia hearing: ‘If we politicize this process, our efforts will likely fail’ – CNN

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017

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