Big news in the travel world. Passengers flying to the United States and Britain on some international flights will be barred from bringing laptops and other electronics larger than a cellphone or smartphone into the cabin, both countries announced Tuesday. The goal? To lower the risk of bombing attacks in the air. We break down both bans for you. Up first, the U.S. ban:
What's banned? Tablets, e-readers, DVD players, cameras, game units, travel printers and scanners — any electronics bigger than a cellphone.
Where are those items banned from? U.S.-bound airplane cabins (though it's OK to pack banned items in a checked bag).
How many airports fall under the ban? 10, most of which are in the Middle East and North Africa. Full list here.
How many airlines fall under the ban? Nine. Full list here.
How long will the ban last? Indefinitely.
The United Kingdom's ban is similar to the U.S. ban but not identical. Short explanation: The list of countries affected differs, and the ban includes some domestic airlines. Full rundown here.
Terror, streamed Live
Chicago police are searching for a group of men suspected of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl. But the horror she endured doesn't end there. Her alleged attack was streamed on Facebook Live. Dozens of people watched. No one notified the police. The emergence of tech like Facebook Live and Twitter's live-streaming platform Periscope have made it more common for violent incidents to be aired in real time. Two notable incidents in the past year: The alleged torture and beating of a young teen with mental health challenges in January and the shooting death of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer in July. Facebook is working to address these issues, but the company has a crime problem.
Gorsuch refuses to tip his hand
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made clear that he's going to be very conservative — about what he reveals during his confirmation hearing, that is. During his second day before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Denver appeals court judge refused to answer questions about his positions on big issues like abortion, guns, campaign spending and the administration's travel ban. Gorsuch — picked by President Trump to fill the Supreme Court seat left open by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia — appeared dapper, folksy and well-prepared, though at times testy as Democrats pressed him on his views. One thing that did become clear: Gorsuch has a doppelgänger in 'Dancing With the Stars' host Tom Bergeron.
Not fake news: A (more) affordable iPad is on its way
The word "affordable" is not one attached often to any product made by Apple. Most Apple gadgets are great, but they don't come cheap. Enter the new iPad, which starts at $329 and is available to order starting Friday . So, what's the tradeoff? You won't get the top-of-the-line processing or camera of the iPad Pro, but you still get a really good iPad that features a 9.7-inch screen, A9 processing chip and up to 10 hours of battery life. It comes at an important time for Apple, as the company tries to get more consumers to upgrade their tablets.
Buying in bulk just got better
Question: Would you rather go to Costco or shell out to have Costco come to you ? Delivery service Shipt hopes you answered Option B. The company announced Tuesday that it will start making Costco runs to pick up customers' orders, all for a cool $99 annual fee. Membership includes unlimited grocery deliveries, and customers have a one-hour window when the merchandise is dropped off. The service launches in Tampa and plans to expand to 50 markets and more than 30 million households by the end of the year. Sound enticing? It gets better. "If you order ice cream from us, we'll deliver it directly to you," Shipt CEO Bill Smith says. Wonder if that applies to Costco's beloved samples, too...
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