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November 8, 2011
West Belvedere Avenue 2400 block, between 8:05 a.m. and 5:54 p.m. Nov. 3. Maroon, 1993 Dodge Caravan with Maryland tags M259357 stolen. East Belvedere Avenue 1100 block at 12:50 a.m. Nov. 4. Stolen 1997 Nissan Maxima with Maryland tags MEC870 recovered. North Edgecombe Circle 2500 block at 10 p.m. Oct. 31. Acer laptop stolen from residence. Entry gained by breaking rear sliding door. Falls Road 4200 block at 10:09 a.m. Nov. 1. 1999 Ford F-250 with Maryland tags 57S233 recovered.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2014
The Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday night to approve one of its largest contracts in recent years, an ambitious $205 million plan to supply laptop computers to the system's 150,000 students and teachers over the next seven years. The school system will lease HP EliteBook Revolves, the centerpiece of Superintendent Dallas Dance's initiative to put a laptop in the hands of every student in the next several years. Dance said the school system will pay for the computers in part with savings from centralizing the purchase and operation of printers, copiers and other technology, and by evaluating whether central office employees who leave the school system should be replaced.
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NEWS
November 24, 2005
It's bright green and yellow. It's foldable in different ways. You have to crank it by hand to power it up. And it just might help bring millions of impoverished, isolated children around the globe into the 21st Century. We're talking about one of the better ideas to be unveiled in years: the $100 laptop, a novel experiment in the power of technology to transform lives. The ultra-low-cost device is no mere toy; it reportedly will offer wireless connectivity and many of the key features of $1,000 laptops.
NEWS
February 11, 2014
Baltimore County schools are set to move ahead with a five-year, $150 million plan to put a laptop or tablet computer in the hands of every student, even though the effectiveness of such devices as learning tools is far from proven. School officials say they need to keep up with technology that allows students to become "24/7 learners" who can compete successfully in the 21 s t -century global marketplace. Yet the experience of school systems elsewhere suggests the initiative is also fraught with risk and uncertainty, and we wonder whether it's wise for county officials to rush into such an expensive project.
NEWS
March 10, 2010
A judiciary rules committee has postponed adopting a statewide policy on whether communications devices - including cell phones and laptops - will be allowed in Maryland courts. The group was set to vote on a rule banning such devices last week, but the issue has been held over until next month's meeting, said Sandra F. Haines, the reporter for the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, which is appointed by the Maryland Court of Appeals. Opponents of a ban argue that it amounts to backward thinking and extreme inconvenience, while proponents say it would protect witness identities by preventing cell phone pictures of them, and minimize disruptions.
BUSINESS
By Gordon McComb and Gordon McComb,Copley News Service | November 23, 1992
Taking a trip? Don't forget to bring your office.What's this? Lug around your desktop PC, copier, fax machine, Rolodex and filing cabinet? Of course not. Leave all that stuff at home and carry a portable laptop computer.A laptop computer can be every bit as powerful and capable as a desktop PC. But everything is crammed into a space only slightly larger than a three-ring notebook. With batteries, a typical laptop weighs about 5 pounds -- light enough for most travel, even everyday commutes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1998
The Laptop of LuxuryKensington has answered the call of road warriors everywhere with the Sky Runner, a roomy, lightweight computer case, available in vinyl and a snazzy leather version. The Sky Runner has oodles of pockets for all of your computer gear (laptop, Zip drive, modem, cables, etc.), plus a cell phone pocket, pen and business card holders, a key clip and a padded leather grip on the handle. The case has 1,168 cubic inches of storage and weighs 2.4 pounds (3.5 pounds for the leather version)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mike Himowitz | July 26, 1999
I got mail this week from a man who's shopping for a laptop computer and wants to know which one has the best pointing device.The answer is simple: none of them. They're all bad. In fact, the first guy who comes up with a really good replacement for the mouse will retire very young and very rich.There's a good reason for this. The mouse is very good at what it does. It works the way we do. We all know how to point at something and we all know how to push a button. That's exactly what a mouse does -- it translates natural movements into instructions that the computer can understand.
BUSINESS
By Mike Himowitz and Mike Himowitz,Sun Columnist | May 31, 2007
With their newly minted high school graduates headed off to college this fall, millions of parents face two agonizing prospects. One is coming up with the first tuition check. The other is buying their freshman a computer. After all these years, you'd think the PC part would be easy. Most of this fall's freshmen were born in 1989 and can't remember life without a computer, just as mom and dad have only vague recollections - if any - of life without TV. But for some reason, buying a computer remains one of life's agonizing experiences.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 6, 2003
I bought a Sony Vaio GR 370 laptop as my home system. How long can I expect it to last? What can I do to keep it in as good a shape as possible for as long as possible? A laptop's batteries are its Achilles' heel. They'll probably give out long before anything else. You can buy new ones, but eventually your machine might need to be plugged into a wall socket more and more. Folks worry most that laptop hard drives will crash because they are delicate. But manufacturers say data doesn't support this concern.
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 16, 2014
Perhaps you've heard of the Fourth Amendment. That's the one that guarantees freedom from unfettered government snooping, the one that says government needs probable cause and a warrant before it can search or seize your things. That guarantee would seem to be ironclad, but we've been learning lately that it's not. Indeed, maybe we've reached the point where the Fourth ought to be marked with an asterisk and followed by disclaimers in the manner of the announcer who spends 30 seconds extolling the miracle drug and the next 30 speed-reading its dire side effects: To wit: "Fourth Amendment not available to black and Hispanic men walking in New York, who may be stopped and frisked for no discernible reason.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
The igloo-like snow globe in the middle of the Annapolis mall caught the eye of James Soni. The three-year-old darted inside, pulling his mother and father along. The family, told they could dress up and appear in a short, slow-motion video, was filmed in two takes tossing snowballs in the air, to the delight of their son. The gigantic globe, which doubles as a mini production studio, is clearly the centerpiece of Google's new retail venture: Temporary shops set up in six locations nationwide, including Westfield Annapolis mall.
NEWS
December 12, 2013
The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Ellicott City Town and Country Boulevard, 9000 block, between Dec. 8 and Dec. 9. Entry gained to ground floor apartment, possibly via rear sliding door, while resident was asleep. Two laptop computers stolen. In other news from the Crime Log:  Elkridge/Jessup Abbey Road, 7200 block, 7:40 p.m. Dec. 4. Unknown person stole crossbow from garage.
ENTERTAINMENT
Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
A couple of disturbing images are floating around in my head after last night's episode, but before we get into all of that, let's pick up at last week's cliffhanger. Olivia's mom is alive, which isn't the biggest surprise in the history of this show. What is interesting is that Rowan held her prisoner for 20 years in a hidden cell in what looks like a very crappy hospital, for reasons that aren't 100 percent clear, yet. Charlie drops Quinn off at work, which is definitely not the most covert way for them to meet.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
More security lines will be opened under the TSA PreCheck program at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport starting Tuesday, giving trusted travelers another option for expedited screening. Travelers who sign-up and qualify for the program are allowed to move through security without dealing with some of the hassles associated with airport security — such as taking off shoes, belts and jackets, removing small lotions or other hygiene items from carry-on luggage and removing laptops from cases.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
City officials and a local non-profit are offering residents a chance to turn in guns and exchange them for laptop computers Saturday. The swaps are set to take place at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center on N. Howard Street between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. this afternoon. The event is another take on the kind of gun buyback events that have become increasingly popular since the shootings last year at Sandy Hook elementary school. A previous event in Baltimore offered grocery giftcards for firearms and Howard County residents were given cash.
BUSINESS
By Michael J. Himowitz and Michael J. Himowitz,Evening Sun Staff | October 28, 1991
In the computing world, smaller is always better.At the recent Comdex exhibition in Las Vegas (the Super Bowl of TTC computer shows), most of the excitement was generated by machines small enough to fit in a briefcase but powerful enough to rival all but industrial-strength desktop computers.The techno-freaks' attention focused on a new generation of "pentop" computers that let users "write" on the screen with an electronic stylus instead of pounding a keyboard.But the real news may be the sheer number of standard notebook-sized computers on display.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
A 34-year-old man was stabbed in the neck during a robbery in Glen Burnie, according to Anne Arundel County police. The victim told officers that another man rode up to him on a bike, pulled a knife, stabbed him in the neck and stole his laptop bag, police said. The suspect then fled on his bike toward Freetown Road, according to police. The victim was treated at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and is in stable condition. iduncan@baltsun.com twitter.com/iduncan
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