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Hit hard by digital sales, GameStop is looking to close up to 150 stores this year – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

During its earnings report for the final fiscal quarter of 2016, retail chain GameStop announced declining sales in games and hardware, and that it could potentially close at least 150 of its 7,500 stores, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company noted that that its total global sales declined 13.6 percent during the 2016 holiday season, because of “weak sales of certain AAA titles and aggressive console promotions by…

Laptop ban ‘mystery’: Why did the US and UK choose different countries – CNNMoney

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa. The sudden moves, attributed to fears terrorists could plant explosives in devices bigger than a smartphone, left airlines scrambling and travelers confused about what to do with their laptops and tablets. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4)…

Passengers hit by airline cabin laptop ban – RTE.ie

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US, on one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Around 1.1 million people are expected to pass through the world’s busiest international airport as the city marks UAE spring break, Dubai Airports said. An estimated 260,000 travellers were expected to pass through each day from Friday through…

I tried to take a laptop on a flight – here’s what happened – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect.  The new policy – introduced in response to intelligence that al-Qaeda is trying to plant explosives inside electronic devices – was met with frustration from business travellers and passengers facing long flights without entertainment but appeared to roll…

Trump’s Laptop Ban Is Proof His Hands Aren’t Tied, Hawaii Says – Bloomberg

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hawaii’s attorney general says new U.S. government rules prohibiting the use of laptops and other electronic gadgets on flights from eight Muslim-majority nations prove that President Donald Trump’s control of immigration and national security isn’t hampered by the state’s lawsuit over his travel ban. The ban on large electronic devices, announced Tuesday, failed to trigger widespread condemnation and litigation the way Trump’s March 6 executive order against travel from six Muslim-majority…

Designer recounts horrible experience with Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro – BGR

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

When Apple released its revamped MacBook Pro lineup last year, it wasn’t exactly greeted warmly by developers and creative professionals. Amid a flurry of complaints, many in the Mac community were specifically underwhelmed by the MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar, and more broadly, by a machine that they were quick to categorize as under-powered and overpriced. Additionally, many lamented a 16GB limit on RAM and the removal of the beloved MagSafe connector. While…

Trump’s path forward only gets tougher after health-care fiasco – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

The stunning collapse of the Republican health-care bill now imperils the rest of President Trump’s ambitious congressional agenda, with few prospects for quick victory on tax reform, construction projects or a host of other issues in the months ahead despite complete GOP control of government. While Republicans broadly share the goal of Trump’s promised “big tax cuts,” the president will have to bridge many of the same divides within his…

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Violence erupted at a Make America Great Again rally in Huntington Beach on Saturday after a protester opposed to President Trump allegedly doused a female organizer of the event with pepper spray, sparking a brawl that ended with several arrests. A group of flag-waving Trump supporters tackled the man with the pepper spray, who was wearing a black mask, and started punching and kicking him, according to witnesses. Several other…

Gunman surrenders after fatal shooting near Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas led to police standoff – New York Daily News

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

The suspect in a shooting that killed one and injured another on a bus Saturday outside the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas has surrendered after an hours-long standoff with police on the Strip. The melee began shortly before 11 a.m. local time when shots went off on the bus near the Cosmopolitan and the neighboring Bellagio — where hours earlier burglars, one of whom was wearing a pig mask, tried…

US military acknowledges strike on Mosul site where more than 100 were allegedly killed – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Members of the civil defense search for bodies in the rubble of a building in the Mosul al-Jadida neighborhood of Mosul. (Alice Martins for The Washington Post) The U.S. military acknowledged for the first time Saturday that it launched an airstrike against the Islamic State in the densely packed Iraqi city of Mosul, where residents say more than 100 people were killed in a single event. If confirmed, the March…

Laptop ban ‘mystery’: Why did the US and UK choose different countries – CNNMoney

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa. The sudden moves, attributed to fears terrorists could plant explosives in devices bigger than a smartphone, left airlines scrambling and travelers confused about what to do with their laptops and tablets. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4)…

I tried to take a laptop on a flight – here’s what happened – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect.  The new policy – introduced in response to intelligence that al-Qaeda is trying to plant explosives inside electronic devices – was met with frustration from business travellers and passengers facing long flights without entertainment but appeared to roll…

What’s the best cheap laptop? – PC Advisor

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

What’s the best cheap laptop? Jump straight to the reviews The best cheap laptop is the HP 250 G5, but also check out the Asus X555LA and Chuwi LapBook 14.1. Learn more about the top budget laptops in our buying guide and reviews below. If you have a really limited budget, you can check out our roundup of the Best Chromebooks which start at £199. However, ultra-cheap Windows laptops to compete with…

I tried to take a laptop on a flight – here’s what happened – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect.  The new policy – introduced in response to intelligence that al-Qaeda is trying to plant explosives inside electronic devices – was met with frustration from business travellers and passengers facing long flights without entertainment but appeared to roll…

Laptop ban ‘mystery’: Why did the US and UK choose different countries – CNNMoney

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa. The sudden moves, attributed to fears terrorists could plant explosives in devices bigger than a smartphone, left airlines scrambling and travelers confused about what to do with their laptops and tablets. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4)…

What’s the best cheap laptop? – PC Advisor

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

What’s the best cheap laptop? Jump straight to the reviews The best cheap laptop is the HP 250 G5, but also check out the Asus X555LA and Chuwi LapBook 14.1. Learn more about the top budget laptops in our buying guide and reviews below. If you have a really limited budget, you can check out our roundup of the Best Chromebooks which start at £199. However, ultra-cheap Windows laptops to compete with…

I tried to take a laptop on a flight – here’s what happened – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thousands of travelers were forced to put iPads, laptops and tablets into their checked luggage on Saturday as Britain’s ban on electronics on flights from six predominantly Muslim countries came into effect.  The new policy – introduced in response to intelligence that al-Qaeda is trying to plant explosives inside electronic devices – was met with frustration from business travellers and passengers facing long flights without entertainment but appeared to roll…

Laptop ban ‘mystery’: Why did the US and UK choose different countries – CNNMoney

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

The U.S. and U.K. governments stunned the world this week by declaring passengers would be forbidden from carrying many electronic devices aboard flights from airports across the Middle East and North Africa. The sudden moves, attributed to fears terrorists could plant explosives in devices bigger than a smartphone, left airlines scrambling and travelers confused about what to do with their laptops and tablets. ‘; for (i = 0; i 4)…

What’s the best cheap laptop? – PC Advisor

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

What’s the best cheap laptop? Jump straight to the reviews The best cheap laptop is the HP 250 G5, but also check out the Asus X555LA and Chuwi LapBook 14.1. Learn more about the top budget laptops in our buying guide and reviews below. If you have a really limited budget, you can check out our roundup of the Best Chromebooks which start at £199. However, ultra-cheap Windows laptops to compete with…

Designer recounts horrible experience with Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro – BGR

Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017

When Apple released its revamped MacBook Pro lineup last year, it wasn’t exactly greeted warmly by developers and creative professionals. Amid a flurry of complaints, many in the Mac community were specifically underwhelmed by the MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar, and more broadly, by a machine that they were quick to categorize as under-powered and overpriced. Additionally, many lamented a 16GB limit on RAM and the removal of the beloved MagSafe connector. While…