That laptop ban could be about to get a whole lot worse for plane passengers

Why it matters to you If you fly into or out of the U.S. and usually use a laptop during your journey, any extension of the ban is going to affect you. The U.S.-imposed ban preventing plane passengers on certain U.S.-bound flights from taking electronic devices larger than a mobile phone into the cabin could be about to get a whole lot more troublesome for travelers. In an interview on Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly confirme...
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Seven dead in India after fake news spread over WhatsApp incites mob violence

Why it matters to you The danger of false information being spread via social media was illustrated tragically this week in two cities in India where mob violence erupted. Two separate vigilante attacks last week resulted in the deaths of seven men in eastern India, and were apparently the result of rumors about strangers abducting children that were spread over popular messaging service WhatsApp. The attacks occurred in the state of Jharkh...
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Trends with Benefits: Star Wars 40th Anniversary, Dubai RoboCop, T-Mobile Digits

Star Wars in the correct order: DT Staff writer Keith Nelson Jr. recently watched 7 of the 8 Star Wars movies for the FIRST TIME. On this, the 40th anniversary of the debut of A New Hope, we take a second to discuss the correct order to watch the films. Dubai RoboCop: A robotic Police Officer is now officially on duty in the city of Dubai. Created by PAL Robotics, the robot is designed to help the city fight crime and assist citizens. Dubai...
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B&O Play’s newest music product is a beer

Why it matters to you B&O Play has been pushing the boundaries of music and science with experiments which may result in better tasting beer for everyone. Danish audio experts B&O Play, quirky fun-loving sister company to the more serious Bang & Olufsen, has revealed a new music product. It’s not a Bluetooth speaker , or a pair of gorgeous headphones . It’s a beer. Not just any beer, but one infused with music played through the...
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Tweaks to BMW’s largest dual-sport bike will help you both on the road and off

Why it matters to you If you're looking for a large dual-sport bike with no compromises or apologies, this is it. When something is advertised as being dual-purpose, it usually comes with compromises, but that rule doesn’t apply to BMW’s largest dual-sport bike, the  R2017 BMW R 1200 GS . BMW has been tweaking the R 1200 GS since its introduction in 2004 and that model and its slightly more off-road-focused brand mate, the R 1200 GS Adventu...
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Five shows and movies to stream this week: ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Batman & Bill,’ and more

Online streaming is bigger than ever, and with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week, it can be nearly impossible to sort through the good and the bad. If you need something to watch and don’t want to wade through the digital muck that washes up on the internet’s shores, follow our picks below for the best new shows and movies worth a watch. On the list this week: Two documentaries, the return of Unbreakable Kimm...
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The unreleased Meizu M5c was just leaked online in all its glory

Why it matters to you Meizu is helping push the boundaries when it comes to value for money, meaning our budget phones should be getting better and better. Meizu is at it again. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is prepping another device in the M5 series to join the previously launched Meizu M5s. This time around, the company will launch a more budget-focused M5c. But what will the Meizu M5c look like? We’ve finally got our first look at...
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San Francisco’s diminutive delivery robots trundle into trouble

Why it matters to you The technology for these delivery robots is improving all the time, but it could still be a while before we find ourselves strolling alongside them on the sidewalk. The machines may be itching to get on with the robot apocalypse, but there are still folks out there keen to put up legislative barriers that may inadvertently delay the launch of the long-awaited uprising. While a growing number of cities have been green-l...
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$35-per-month YouTube TV adds a batch of new channels just weeks after launch

Why it matters to you Whether you're an existing subscriber or considering signing up, these new channels for YouTube TV should pique your interest. YouTube is working to build out the $35-a-month live TV streaming service that it launched just over a month ago , already adding more channels to keep subscribers entertained. New to YouTube TV this week comes programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, Telemundo, and We TV. This runs...
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Bring the beach anywhere with Airstream’s kitschy Tommy Bahama trailer

Why it matters to you Everyone wants to start their permanent weekend someday. Tommy Bahama and Airstream's recent partnership makes you want to start it even sooner. Airstream and Tommy Bahama recently teamed up for a trailer collaboration that — on both paper and execution — makes entirely too much sense. With Airstream as America’s most widely known RV manufacturer and Tommy Bahama promoting its island-inspired lifestyle, combining the t...
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