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BA computer crash: passengers face third day of disruption at Heathrow

Press Association Monday 29 May 2017 02.38 BSTLast modified on Monday 29 May 2017 07.47 BST British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the beleaguered airline continues to deal with the fallout from a computer crash. Both Heathrow and Gatwick have warned Bank Holiday travellers that they should check the status of their flights before travelling ... Read More »

Acer’s new computer range keeps it thin

Acer’s Nitro 5 laptop for casual gamers. Acer We first got a glimpse of the Nitro 5 at the Acer press conference last month, and Acer is leaning heavy on “modern titles at a mainstream price.” Designed in different configurations to hit a variety of needs for casual gamers, the Nitro 5 will start at $799 in July (converting to ... Read More »

How to Use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant From a Computer

igital assistant apps of all kinds are on the rise, but you don’t necessarily need to invest in a smart speaker to start chatting to one: with a little know-how you can get Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant up and running on your computer. Here’s what you need to do. If you suddenly find yourself taken with the idea of ... Read More »

This computer language is teaching kids to code

“What are you making?” he’d ask. And they would proudly say, “A game!” or whatever it was, and begin showing him how it works. Zuckerberg would stop them. “Show me the code!” he’d say, because, well, he’s Zuckerberg, and any occasion is ripe for an ad hoc programming review. And that’s when the kid would click on a menu that ... Read More »

Despite Samsung’s best efforts, the smartphone can’t replace your computer yet

Business Insider/Antonio Villas-Boas Samsung has a deep history of testing wild ideas with new products and features. There were the “touchless” controls in the Galaxy S4. Curved TVs that are more expensive without adding much of a benefit. Even refrigerators with tablet computers built into the door. Samsung’s latest trick: turning your smartphone into a full-ondesktop computer. That trick is also ... Read More »

Laptop Ban: US Airlines Said to Meet Homeland Security on Expanding Ban to Europe

HIGHLIGHTS Meeting included top executives from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines The US in March announced laptop restrictions on flights from 10 airports Britain quickly followed with restrictions on different set of routes US Homeland Security officials met with major US airlines and a trade group on Thursday to discuss the impact of possibly expanding a ban on large electronic ... Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Bring Fluent Design, Windows Story Remix, and Lots More

Microsoft started the keynote on Day 2 by demoing Windows Story Remix, its new video editing app that will ship with the Fall Creators Update, which, based on what we saw, can be thought of as iMovie meets Apple Clips on steroids. The app aims to bring professional grade editing capabilities to the regular users. In the demo, Microsoft showcased ... Read More »

ft✉⎕ 39 Illustration: Other Means for The Intercept NYU ACCIDENTALLY EXPOSED MILITARY CODE-BREAKING COMPUTER PROJECT TO ENTIRE INTERNET Sam Biddle

IN EARLY DECEMBER 2016, Adam was doing what he’s always doing, somewhere between hobby and profession: looking for things that are on the internet that shouldn’t be. That week, he came across a server inside New York University’s famed Institute for Mathematics and Advanced Supercomputing, headed by the brilliant Chudnovsky brothers, David and Gregory. The server appeared to be an internet-connected backup drive. But instead ... Read More »

12 Tips for Increasing Computer Speed

Nothing slows business down more than a sluggish computer. Of course, Apple fans will be pleased to note that there are not many tools for them here because. . .well, their machines are often invincible. I use many of these ideas to keep my machines running lean and mean in the fast lane. If your PC is wasting what little ... Read More »

SURFACE LAPTOP: MICROSOFT LAUNCHES STUNNING NEW COMPUTER

Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop, a new computer designed to run the Windows 10 S operating system. The machine is slim and very stylish, though the company has talked up its apparent durability, and says it’s primarily targeted towards students. It features a 13.5-inch ‘PixelSense’ screen with a Full HD resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio, which is compatible with the Surface Pen. ... Read More »