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Motorola’s Making the Cheap Smartphone Even Harder to Resist

Apple and Samsung would have you believe quality smartphones should cost the many hundreds of pounds you must sacrifice to obtain their rarefied devices. But in recent years, the march of time has made that notion obsolete. In 2012, a £200 device was nearly unusable. But now? Sharp screens are cheap, and fast processors are even cheaper. Inexpensive smartphones have been pretty good for years! And so, the £239 Motorola G6 is the latest in the company’s line of devices serving as a harbinger of the inevitable: Pretty good might be good enough for everyone. Sure, it’s missing a few niceties, and looks like a generic slab of plastic, but those faults are easy to ignore for under £300. Did I mention it has a headphone jack? Read More >>

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Lenovo’s ‘All-Screen’ Z5 Phone Isn’t What We Were Promised, Has a Notch

Lenovo has been teasing people with the prospect of a proper all-screen phone, ie one that has no notches or bars taking up precious screen space. Now, in news that we really should have seen coming, it turns out those teasers weren't representative of the final product. Lenovo's Z5 does indeed have a notch. Read More >>

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Lenovo is Set to Debut its Proper All-Screen Phone on 5th June

So far most companies hoping to capitalise on screen space have to make a compromise. Either leave a bar up top to keep all the usual components like camera and earpiece in place, or notch the display and risk the wrath of angry people on the internet. Lenovo is taking a different approach, and has plans to launch a phone that is all screen. No notch or bar, just screen screen screen. Read More >>

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Lenovo Made a Souped Up Oculus Go That’s Missing Just One Key Feature

Less than a week has passed since the first standalone VR headset was released, and already we have another. Except this one is made by Lenovo in partnership with Google and uses the Daydream VR platform. Like the Oculus Go, Lenovo’s Mirage Solo don’t need no phone or a wire connected to a nearby PC to transport you to other worlds. Everything you need comes built into the goggles. Read More >>

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Lenovo’s Added Multiplayer Lightsaber Battles to its AR Headset

Last year Lenovo released the Mirage AR headset complete with the Star Wars: Jedi Challenges app. In that app you could do all sorts of Star Wars-y things, like play Dejarik holochess and fight villains in intense lightsaber battles. What you couldn't do is get other people involved, until today. Read More >>

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MWC 2018: Alexa and Cortana Will Duke It Out in the Update to the Best Laptop Under £1,200

Alexa already dominates a tonne of living rooms and kitchens thanks to Amazon’s huge line of Echo smart speakers. But there’s still one major category of devices Alexa has yet to conquer: PCs. However, at CES 2018, Amazon announced that Alexa would be making its way onto computers too. That brings us to now, at MWC 2018, where Lenovo is showing off its line of new Yoga 730 2-in-1s, which are going to be one of the first systems sporting Alexa’s new PC integration. Read More >>

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Lenovo Recalls One of the Best Laptops You Can Buy Because It Might Burst Into Flames

All things considered, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is an amazing laptop. It’s crazy light and powerful with a retro design that will warm your nostalgic little heart. But there is the possibility it could burst into flames, the company announced today. Which is, you know, a bad thing for a laptop. Read More >>

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Lenovo Flaw Could Let Hackers Bypass Fingerprint Scanners on Some PCs

Earning a high severity level from Lenovo’s own security advisory, anyone currently using a select number of the company’s Thinkpad, ThinkStation, and Thinkcentre systems should know that there’s an important vulnerability that needs to be fixed. Read More >>

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CES 2018: The First Standalone VR Headset From Google and Lenovo Is a Beauty

Every major VR player has made the same promise. A VR headset that would be completely wireless. One that would let you go anywhere without tripping over cords or being tethered to a computer/phone/PS4. Google, which has spent more than a year quietly improving its VR platform, Daydream, is now the first company to cross the standalone finish line. The Daydream-powered Lenovo Mirage Solo is a beauty. Read More >>

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Amazon and Google’s Dumb Fight About YouTube Videos Makes More Sense Now 

The slap fight between Google and Amazon, in which the two corporations fought over whether the Amazon Show could display YouTube videos, just started to make a whole lot more sense. Google is pushing a whole range of Show-like devices out through Lenovo, Sony, LG, and JBL. They’ll all have YouTube baked right in. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Lenovo Says Its Snapdragon Surface Clone Gets 20 Freaking Hours of Battery Life

There’s a question I get way too often from a coworker. “When are we getting Snapdragon Surface devices?” The answer continues to be “I have no idea.” But today Lenovo’s announced the next best thing—a detachable two-in-one Windows 10 device with Snapdragon inside. Read More >>

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This is the Perfect Laptop Under £1,200

Everyone deserves to have a laptop that they can use in a coffee house without shame, carry to classes without pain, or use to tweak a few photos on without frustration. To that end, I’ve been spending a lot of time with some of the best laptops under £1,200. Read More >>

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Details About Lenovo’s Mysterious 25th Anniversary ThinkPad Leak

For fans of Lenovo’s (and before that IBM’s) no-nonsense business systems, 2017 marks a momentous occasion as it’s the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad line. And for quite a while, rumors were floating around that Lenovo was going to make a special throwback ThinkPad to celebrate the date, to the point that Lenovo later came out and confirmed it was happening. However, despite that admission, Lenovo’s secretive approach had many wondering what its commemorative laptop would actually look like. Read More >>

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Lenovo Gets a Slap On the Wrist For Loading Up Computers With Dangerous Adware

Users who purchased a Lenovo PC between September 2014 and January 2015 got an extra special surprise in the form of adware that left them wide open to malicious attacks. After two and a half years of legal wrangling, America's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled its lawsuit against the company, and it’s hard to imagine that executives learned their lesson. Read More >>

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I Slew Star Wars Villains With This New AR Lightsaber Setup

Torches and toy lightsabers might do a decent job of making you feel like a Jedi when you’re twelve, and fancy prop reproductions might do the job when you’re an adult. But it is all still make believe. You’re not taking on Darth Vader in your living room, you’re waving a toy and making “vrm vrrm” noises. A new augmented reality game from Disney hopes to change that. Star Wars: Jedi Challenges is Disney’s first standalone augmented reality machine. Created in conjunction with Lenovo, it’s a £250 set that includes a headset, tracking beacon and lightsaber remote. Pop your Android or iOS phone into the headset, put the beacon on the floor, ignite the lightsaber and your path to becoming a Jedi Master begins. Read More >>