Mobile, Laptop & Other Gadgets

NTSB constructing the proper foundation for digital transformation – FederalNewsRadio.com

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

When Angel Santa moved to the National Transportation Safety Board from the Justice Department about a year ago, he felt like he was going back in time. Santa had spent much of the previous seven years modernizing and digitally transforming the Office of Justice Programs. Now walking into NTSB, Santa saw many of the same IT challenges he faced at OJP in 2010. Santa, the chief information officer of the…

Traveling? How To Keep Homeland Security Away From Your (Real) Cell Phone – Forbes

Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017

Shutterstock Imagine you’re about to get on a flight to New Orleans to see your sweetie. You’re in line dreaming of jazz, beignets and jambalaya when you’re pulled aside by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent. He wants your cell phone – no, not just your cell phone, your password!  He wants you to unlock your cell phone so he can rummage around in it. He spies your…

The ultrathin Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop is Acer’s answer to the Razer Blade – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Acer announced the Predator Triton 700, the first laptop in the company’s new line of Predator Triton ultrathin gaming laptops. The Triton 700 appears to be Acer’s response to laptops like the Razer Blade, a similarly slim, aluminum-cased gaming laptop that still packs some serious power. At 18 mm (0.74 inches) thick, it’s not the thinnest gaming laptop out there, although it’s still dramatically thinner than most traditional gaming computers….

Acer’s Nitro 5 is a laptop that lets casual gamers get reckless – PCWorld

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Acer’s Nitro 5 laptop is designed for the casual gamer who feels lucky. This person may not game often, and may never have tinkered with a PC’s cooling system (as many seasoned gamers have) to get maximum power without singeing precious CPUs or GPUs. But the Nitro 5, introduced Thursday at an Acer event in New York, will let these casual gamers adjust the fan speed themselves, giving them an…

Acer debuts see-through trackpad gaming laptop and a slew of affordable notebooks – Ars Technica

Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017

reader comments 15 NEW YORK—Acer’s big press conference last year brought new Chromebooks for work, a new Aspire laptop, and a tablet for the elderly. This year, the company focused on machines that appeal to every level of gamer as well as those of us who want a laptop that won’t break the bank. Acer announced additions to the Swift and Switch laptop families, all of which are more budget-friendly than…