Michael Ban

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Macs are a third as expensive to own as Windows PCs, IBM's IT guy says

Before achieving what he jokes was his "true lifelong ambition of middle management at IBM" he worked as an intern on the "Late Show with David Letterman," and he did a stint for Conan O'Brien, too, he told attendees at the Jamf tech conference.<p>When a career in entertainment didn't work out, he …

Serial returners cause problems for shops

<b>"I return half of what I buy," says 30-year-old Alex Demetri, who spends £500 to £700 on clothes each month.</b><p>She also admits to wearing some of her clothes first before returning them.<p>It is customers like Ms Demetri who are causing problems for shops, which are "struggling to cope" with the number …

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Train overshoots station after driver 'forgets to stop', sending passengers on 22-mile detour

A train driver overshot a station by nearly a quarter of a mile after allegedly forgetting to stop, forcing passengers to take a 22-mile detour.<p>The Great Western Rail (GWR) train is believed to have had hundreds of commuters on board when it failed to stop at Pewsey, Wiltshire.<p>The driver was forced …

The choice to take the HIV prevention pill has nothing to do with sluttiness | Zach Stafford

Using PrEp doesn’t make me want to sleep with every man walking by, but it does make me part of the solution to a persisting public health scourge<p>When I began taking PrEp, I told people the news very casually over drinks or in passing. Many times, this conversation has become a defense of my sex …

New Samsung patent shows off a phone that unfolds into a tablet (with bonus Apple cameo)

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has just published an application from Samsung (via 9to5Mac) that attempts to patent a foldable electronic device. It’s likely that one of the examples depicted in the application represents the company’s upcoming foldable smartphone, dubbed Project Valley.<p>First …

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10 Ways to Win the Thanksgiving Argument

Thanksgiving is the #1 time during the year when distant family members wind up in heated arguments. If you're going to engage, why not win?<p>I absolutely love Thanksgiving. Still, I understand that if there's anything worse a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner, it's <i>losing</i> a big argument at …

Turn any watch into a smartwatch (kinda)

Have you been eyeing your friend's Apple Watch and wishing you had one of your very own? Well, tech startup Trivoly has developed a way to squash that burning jealousy. The company launched a crowdfunding campaign for a newly developed disc of the same name which promises to turn any watch into a …

PC makers' tech support asks customers to avoid Windows 10

You may have upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as humanly possible, but don't tell that to your PC manufacturer. As part of its tech support research, <i>Laptop</i> has learned that at least Dell and HP are discouraging customers from updating to Windows 10, or even recommending that people roll back to older …

Google is reportedly planning to standardize Android chipsets

Google is trying to take more control of its Android ecosystem by designing its own chips, according to a report from <i>The Information</i> (subscription). The search giant reportedly spoke with chip manufacturers about building Android device processors with features it covets, like a bigger CPU memory …

Malala Yousafzai: Her father's daughter

<b>It's been three years since the name Malala Yousafzai entered the collective consciousness, when the then unknown 15-year-old Pakistani girl was shot by the Taliban for defying their ban on female education in the country's Swat Valley.</b><p>Her subsequent fight for survival and renewed vigour on …

Myanmar president says military will respect poll results

The surprising accusation by the National League for Democracy adds an uncertain twist to what has so far been an amicable election, where the ruling party appeared to be taking its expected loss gracefully.<p>"The Union Election Commission has been delaying intentionally because maybe they want to …

What the BlackBerry Priv means for Android security

The new BlackBerry Priv comes at a crucial time for both BlackBerry and Android at large. It's BlackBerry's first-ever Android phone, and the first major device since the Passport, a major bet for a company that's struggled to stay relevant. At the same time, Android is pushing manufacturers and …

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'Intel Edison': Full Computer With WiFi And Bluetooth, The Size Of An SD Card

Computers used to be massive. Now, they are less so. But if you're still feeling the drag of carrying around a laptop or smartphone and long for the …