The big selling point for Lenovo's Moto Z is its ability to take custom modules to enhance and extend its functionality. One of the more exciting developments in this area is the rumour that Hasselblad is working on a camera part that could transform the Moto Z into an excellent shooter — a rumour that's looking more and more confirmed by the second.
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It's been nearly ten years since Apple got wacky with a tiny slab of glass and metal that begged to be touched. Now every phone looks the same, and consequently bores us all to tears. Motorola's Moto Z, with its array of modules and crazy thin profile, isn't like the other guys. It's an audacious attempt at answering the biggest question to phone designers and lovers: What is the next evolution?
"Is that a… laptop?" the waitress at the diner near my apartment asked (I had taken the Lenovo Yoga 900s with me to get some work done). "Sort of!" I said, quickly bending the screen around to demonstrate the Yoga line's defining feature: the watchband hinge that converts the device from an ultra-thin laptop to a tablet. The waitress looked on in horror.
At. Last. The great leap in smartphoning that all us schlubs have been waiting for is here. Point your phone at a wall to measure how wide it is, or choose a table online and put it in your dining room to see how it works in the space. Hell, get lost in a shopping centre and find your way out just by bringing your phone to eye level. Project Tango — the spatially aware camera setup from Google — is finally moving out of developers' hands and reaching consumers.
When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. Today, there's a pretty fat stack of cash slashed off all 17 Lenovo laptops and desktops on sale at JB Hi-Fi, with up to $400 off until next Monday.
Today at CES 2016, Lenovo teased an upcoming smartphone that will be made in conjunction with Google's motion-sensing wunderkind; Project Tango. This will be the first Tango-enabled mobile device for consumers and it promises to provide a "magic window" of digital information and objects in the real world. But will it ever make it to Australia?
If you're sick of awkwardly plugging your laptop into a projector to watch movies on your wall, Lenovo's new IdeaCenter 610S is for you. It's a powerful PC with a built-in 720p projector. As others have pointed out, the rig also looks like a Star Wars droid.
The design of Lenovo's convertible Yoga laptops has stayed more or less the same since convertible laptops first became a thing, but the company has been tweaking and changing to try and find the ultimate form of what's meant to be the ultimate portable computer. The Yoga 900S is the thinnest and lightest yet.