It’s alive! The Nook brand, although badly hurt by the downfall of e-readers, lives on in the form of a Frankensteinian hybrid that combines Barnes & Noble’s Android skin with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI for the most non-Android Android experience not hailing from Amazon’s labs.
There aren’t many device manufacturers as involved and successful as Lenovo in so many different branches of the vast tech market, but as versatile and rich the company’s product portfolio currently is, there’s apparently room for more.
Summer vacation is nearly over, so you young rascals out there are probably trying to make the best of the little free time you have left. But if you can spare a moment between all the partying, the wandering around aimlessly and carefree and the not thinking about school, maybe we can smoothen your return to the classroom.
Seeing Sony tease its next month’s IFA presence with no hint whatsoever regarding a tablet announcement sure caught us by surprise, but we figured the Z3/Z3 Compact smartphone pair simply required too much work to leave room for a Z3 Tablet.
After tweaking its larger 10-inch ThinkPad tablet to accommodate higher-end specifications back in April, Lenovo seems to have just done the same for the ThinkPad 8. With little to no fanfare, that is, as the new, upgraded 8-inch Windows slate showed up unannounced on Lenovo’s German online store, going for €460 and up.
Completely absent from the tablet game not long ago, LG made a critically acclaimed and mainstream-appealing comeback with the G Pad 8.3, but that was just the beginning. Next up, the Koreans brought to light a trio of lower-end G Pads to battle Samsung’s countless Galaxy Tabs.
Not too long ago, it seems, consumers were in an uproar over the new release of Windows 8 and all the fancy changes that came with. Remember all the sand in everyone’s undies? Well, here we are today with Windows 9 right around the corner.
Thus far, HP has kept a consistent distance between its two Chromebook lines performance-wise, fitting the smaller, lower-end 11-inch models with ARM-based Exynos chips, and the larger, beefed-up 14 inchers with Intel Celeron processing solutions.
Say what you will about Asus, but the Taiwan-based PC, tablet and smartphone producer has never been a big fan of prudence. Its entire device roster, from PadFones to Fonepads to Transformer Pads and Zenfones, has risks written all over it, and even in terms of release timelines, Asus has rarely applied caution.
Lenovo is still very much tied to the PC market, but between its increasing focus towards smartphones and a market-wide decline in PC sales, Lenovo is now selling more smartphones than computers. For the first time in the company’s history it has moved more smartphones than PCs, primarily because of a massive growth in phone sales. Both categories, PCs and phones, saw year-on-year growth.
While waiting for the no doubt groundbreaking, Quad HD display-toting, potentially metal-made Galaxy Note 4, hardcore fans of Samsung’s S Pen-supporting gadget line may be tempted by the family’s largest member yet.
Hackers are very often breaking the law, but that doesn’t seem to phase them according to a new survey. Thycotic, a password protection firm, interviewed a group of 127 hackers during the Black Hat 2014 conference and tried to figure out what motivates them and how they think about getting caught. The majority of hackers just do it for the fun provided by hacking while 19 percent admit to having a financial motive.