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Apple to release new ‘low price’ laptop by the year end

CALIFORNIA: Apple Inc. is likely to release  new 'low price' laptop by the year end.  The laptop will showcase lesser features than a macbook pro.It will have a fingerprint sensor but will not feature the touch bar. The decision to launch a relatively inexpensive Mac laptop came after millions of Apple users demanded Apple to launch a low price model that would be accessible to the masses. The new laptop will replace Apple's 12-inch MacBook model and its estimated price is likely to start at $1300. According to…

Laptop bursts into flames, causes fire in office building

A viral footage captured on a surveillance camera in an office shows explosion of a laptop followed by spread of fire in no time. As seen in the footage, the laptop was apparently closed and placed on a table, it suddenly exploded into flames, and not just once but for two or three times. According to reports, the burning laptop was not turned off and that led to the explosion. And after the flames spread rapidly in the room, it “eventually burned down the majority of the building”, stated a video put out by CGTN. The…

No laptop ban as US says all airlines have raised security

WASHINGTON: All 180 airlines serving the United States have taken the security steps needed to avoid being forced to implement inflight bans on laptop computers, the Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday. But the more intense inspections of carry-on electronics required by DHS at all points of departure for the United States are likely to make airport boarding procedures even longer than before. DHS spokesman David Lapan said that as of midnight Wednesday, the 180 airlines flying to US destinations,…

Saudi Arabian airline says US laptop ban lifted

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's national carrier said a US ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of its US-bound planes had been lifted on Wednesday. The kingdom's civil aviation authorities informed Saudia that the ban had been lifted after a US team inspected security measures at airports in Riyadh and Jeddah, the airline's spokesman Abdulrahman al-Taieb said. Washington in March barred all electronic devices larger than a mobile phone in the cabins of direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in Turkey, the…

US laptop ban lifted in Egypt, Morocco

CAIRO: Egypt and Morocco's airlines have said a ban against carry-on laptops on US-bound flights has been lifted, leaving only two Saudi airports under the restrictions put in place in March. Morocco's Royal Air Maroc said in a statement Wednesday that the ban, imposed amid fears the Islamic State group was developing a bomb concealed in electronics, would be lifted as of Thursday. EgyptAir said late Tuesday that the United States had also lifted the ban for the carrier's flights to New York from Wednesday. The ban…

Huawei unveils flagship business styled MateBook X

The Huawei MateBook released last February was never meant to be a solitary piece of technology compatible with Huawei Mate and P series smartphones. Huawei on Tuesday unveiled a new addition to the Matebook line. The MateBook X has a 13-inch flagship and is even smaller than an A4 paper. MateBook X is light, powerful and portable and completing rethinks the personal computer.  It has a sleek 13-inch screen, 12.5mm thickness and weighs just 1.05 kilograms.   MateBook X effortlessly integrates work and life, and is…

Canada ramps up airline security measures

OTTAWA: Canada's transport minister on Tuesday announced stepped-up security measures on some international flights to the country, acknowledging a "risk" that led to the United States banning certain personal electronics in the cabin of flights from several countries. However, Minister Marc Garneau declined to elaborate on the new measures and said travelers to Canada would still be allowed to carry on personal electronics such as laptops. Garneau said he ordered "some measures to increase security for flights coming…

Laptop ban hits Dubai for 1.1m weekend travellers

DUBAI: Dubai International Airport and its flag carrier Emirates began implementing a ban on laptops and tablets on direct flights to the US  on Saturday, 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 Monday. Dubai International Airport expects 89 million passengers this…

Emirates offers laptop ‘handlers’ to cope with US ban

DUBAI: Emirates airline on Thursday announced it will provide a free packing-and-handling service for passengers on flights hit by a US ban on electronic devices larger than a standard smartphone. Emirates will allow passengers to hold on to their laptops and tablets after checking in until boarding time, when security staff at the gates will themselves pack the devices into boxes and load them onto the flight. "Our new complimentary service enables passengers, particularly those flying for business, to have the…

UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warning

LONDON: Britain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning. Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be required to place those devices and large phones into hold luggage, a government spokesman said. "The additional security measures may cause some disruption for passengers and flights, and we understand the…