Mobile, Laptop & Other Gadgets

Religious Leader, Digital Economy Advisers Sever Ties With Trump – Voice of America

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

The head of New York City’s largest evangelical church has resigned from President Donald Trump’s unofficial panel of evangelical advisers, one of the latest resignations in a string of high-profile withdrawals from advisory boards serving the president. A.R. Bernard, head of the 37,000-member Christian Cultural Center, announced this week he submitted a formal letter to Trump on Tuesday announcing his withdrawal. Tuesday was the day Trump gave a press conference…

The iPad Pro is about to start really competing with laptop computers – Business Insider

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apple released several videos on Friday focusing on upcoming software that will arrive in the coming months. Six new, slickly-produced videos feature new things that Apple’s iPad Pro models can do with iOS 11, which is still in beta. Apple doesn’t usually make advertisements for beta software, suggesting that a big Apple launch is right around the corner.  That’s because when Apple launched new iPad Pro models June, many…

Wave of resignations hits Commerce Department’s board of ‘digital economy’ advisers – Politico

Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Comcast spokesperson declined to comment on David L. Cohen’s motivations for departing a digital-economy advisory board this week. Cohen is Comcast’s senior vice president and chief diversity officer. | AP Photo The departures amplify the increasing rift between private sector advisers and the Trump White House. By NANCY SCOLA 08/18/2017 03:21 PM EDT Updated 08/18/2017 06:20 PM EDT 2017-08-18T06:20-0400 More business executives are departing en masse from Trump administration…

Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program – NPR

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

It was the year 2000 and Maine’s governor at the time, Angus King, was excited about the Internet. The World Wide Web was still relatively young but King wanted every student in the state to have access to it. “Go into history class and the teacher says, ‘Open your computer. We’re going to go to rome.com and we’re going to watch an archaeologist explore the Catacombs this morning in real…

ScreenDrive: Volvo’s take on the touchscreen actually makes sense – The Verge

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Cars have become expensive rolling gadgets, full of screens, speakers, and sensors — but are they actually good gadgets? In our new series, ScreenDrive, we’ll review cars just like any other device, starting with the basics of what they’re like to use. If you know anything about Volvo, you know this: it makes safe cars. The company has spent decades working on that goal and making sure you know about…

Six Hidden Downsides Of Being A Digital Nomad – Forbes

Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017

Shutterstock The digital nomad lifestyle seen on social media can be captivating, especially if you’re stuck in a 9-to-5, sitting in a cubicle under fluorescent lights in a work environment you don’t like. After all, who doesn’t want to work from exotic, sunny locations, or meet new, fascinating people from all over the world, assert their independence, and find better work-life balance? As someone who’s been nomadic since 2014, lived…