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During Tech World 2015, Lenovo showed off a new concept smartwatch dubbed the Magic View that boasts a second LCD display. This allows the user to view magnified images by holding it up to their eye like a futuristic nickelodeon. We checked out a prototype of this intriguing new device on the Tech World showroom floor. Read on for our early verdict.
Lenovo today announced a new collaboration with Microsoft that will see Windows 10’s Siri challenger, Cortana, enhanced with a new propitiatory search platform. Dubbed REACHit, it will allow Cortana to search and locate difficult-to-find content across multiple devices and cloud services with a few spoken commands.
Lenovo and Motorola’s build-a-phone service, dubbed “Moto Maker”, will soon be rolling into Australia. It’s essentially a website that allows you to custom-order your smartphone’s appearance and specifications, much like you would when purchasing a laptop. (There’s a small catch with the local release, however.)
Earlier this year, it came to light that Lenovo’s laptops came installed with software called Superfish that could leave user data vulnerable. Now, researchers have found that Lenovo’s update system is flawed — and could allow criminals to run commands remotely on the hardware.
The one big thing that separates a gaming laptop from a regular ol’ workaday machine is the presence of a good, discrete graphics card inside it. Lenovo is a PC maker with a line-up dedicated mostly to straight-laced professional notebooks, but it also has a bit of a fun side, too. The Lenovo Y50 is a mainstream Windows 8.1 laptop that also has some pretence at gaming.