Lenovo has announced a wide range of new tablets and hybrid hardware, all running either Android or Windows 8.1.Follow the links below for a detailed overview of Lenovo’s latest device announcements, all of which fall into its Yoga range of versatile hardware.The standout feature of Lenovo’s Yoga Ultrabooks has always been the clever hinge, which allows the screen to be folded over to create a tent-like stand, rotated around to keep the keyboard out of the way, or laid flat for a tablet-like experience.For the Yoga 3 Pro, Lenovo has redesigned the hinge, likening it to a metal watch band, and building it from 800 pieces of steel and aluminum.Storage is managed by a 256GB SSD, plus there is a 4-in-1 card reader on the 12.8mm chassis.It’s joined by two USB 3.0 sockets, and a Micro HDMI port.
There s one big obstacle holding back flexible electronics and conformable wearables, and that s stiff li-ion batteries.Now, a team of scientists has developed a stretchable mesh of power cells that sticks to surface like a Band-Aid, and it can even charge itself.The result is a medical sensing device that the team claims will provide a never-ending stream of bio-sensor data.In tests published in PNAS, the team showed that the device could be stretched by 30 percent of its original length while still working perfectly.The advance overcomes part of the difficulty with flexible power sources.Adding solar cells means that the cells are constantly topped up—though the flexible device will only be useful for devices that require only modest amounts of power.
If the funds in the account go below an agreed limit, the band kicks in.It can also work with smart meter Nest to turn down the heating and save energy bills if funds are low.Chief executive David Webber told the BBC the idea was about consumer choice.He dismissed the idea that the concept is too controlling.The Pavlok wristband "shock" function can also be deactivated, Mr Webber added.'Road to hell'However Prof Alan Woodward, a cybersecurity expert from Surrey University, said the more connections which are made between devices, the greater the risk of a security weakness.
BangFit displays on tablets, desktops, or laptops a sex-based workout regimen with avatars for players to mimic.You strap your smartphone to your midsection using an adjustable band, and the app records your movements using the phone s motion sensors.You watch the cartoon images of people having sex and mimic their positions.There are basic positions, as well as more acrobatic and athletic positions such as Squat and Thrust and Missionary Press.The better the users coordinate their movements, the more points they earn and the more calories they burn.Yes, you too can be as fit as f***, Pornhub says, and transform your bedroom into a gym.Today, due to our hectic work schedules and lack of motivation, many of us do not receive regular amounts of physical activity and lead sedentary lifestyles, said Corey Price, vice president at Pornhub, in a statement.Founded in 2007, Pornhub has more than 3 million videos posted and gets about 60 million visitors a day.The BangFit is Pornhub s most recent move in the sex tech space.
The space agency says of its smartphone-enabled twins: "Orbiting about 250 miles above Earth, Nodes will demonstrate the ability to receive and distribute commands in space from the ground, while periodically exchanging scientific data from their onboard radiation instruments, a first for small satellites.Comms are provided by "one S-band radio for ground communication, one ultra high frequency UHF radio for crosslink communication, and an additional UHF beacon radio that transmits state-of-health information", according to the mission outline PDF .Roger Hunter, program manager for NASA's Small Spacecraft Technology Program SSTP , which funds Nodes, said: "The technologies demonstrated during this mission are important, as they will show that a network of satellites can be controlled without communicating to each satellite directly."Nodes will demonstrate inter-satellite communications and autonomous command and control; this will help enable future constellation command and control capabilities."Bootnotes*Here are the two Nodes CubeSats packed into a NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer with at left the St Thomas More Cathedral School STMSat-1.Pic: NASA**The EDSN's eight CubeSat cluster was destroyed in November last year due to the failure of the Super Strypi lifter, shortly after lift-off from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii.
Glu Mobile, the mobile game developer behind Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is out to do it again with a new game, this time following the chronicles of pop princess Britney Spears.The game lets you design outfits, play live shows, record singles, build a band, generate album art, and enjoy master versions of all the classic Britney singles.While it s not surprising that Glu Mobile has decided to spin off a game with another pop culture, it s interesting that it chose someone who appears, well, much less often in the media than she used to.But hey, teens and millennials still remember and love Britney, right?We re guessing the umbrella attack and head shaving part will be left out of the storyline.Whether or not you end up playing a residency at Las Vegas, of course, is another story.
The first Google I/O keynote just wrapped up and Sundar Pichai & Co had lots to say.Best: Google s finally getting serious about VROne of the big things we wanted to see from Google this year was a more substantial commitment to VR.Worst: Its headset is just a drawingAlthough Google s plans are certainly interesting, there s still no physical hardware.Right now, all we ve got to go on is a video demo that doesn t look drastically different from Gear VR.Sounds like the name of tween One Direction cover band.Best: This Good Guy Google shout out to Amazon for making EchoWorst: Hanging up on your kids in front of millions of people
In seemingly bizarre news out of the porn industry, PornHub is launching a new fitness system wearable workout videos called BangFit.As its name suggests, it helps you bang to get fit.Here s how it works:Users can join the game at this website, which will allow users to then sync the game to their phones.BangFit offers options for one player, two players, and three players.Users can pop their phone into the BangFit Band a belt worn by one player to measure their success in getting fit while getting busy.For now, PornHub says the BangFit Band is going to be available soon, and that the software product is in beta.
When the original Pebble came out, it really kickstarted the smartwatch/wearables market.While their current generation of watches doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that you'll find on the Apple Watch and other competitors, they do have a trick up their sleeve.If you want to take your Pebble Time or Time Steel out on a hike and not worry about connecting your smartphone, the new Pal band can help you out.It can track speed, distance, elevation and route for up to 24 hours without needing a smartphone to help it out.You'll be able to access this information by syncing your phone up with the band and opening the Pal companion app.The Pal is currently a Kickstarter project, and is well on its way to reaching its goal of $80,000.
Fitness bands are made for tracking your activities, most of which happen to take place outdoors.This data is, of course, relayed back to your Microsoft Health app so that you can see and analyze those pieces of information as part of a bigger whole.You can even add points of interest along your way to help you remember your trek, or even share them with others.For example, it will nudge you when it's time to rehydrate yourself or eat something to maintain your energy and health levels at maximum.It also puts the UV monitor to use by alerting you when exposure is above safe limits.These new hiking features will arrive via a Microsoft Health app update coming soon.
It starts strongly, though: very few Windows 10 PCs can claim to be as sleek as Dell's latest effort.The narrow main section shows off slick bezelled edges, the metal-coated base offers impressive versatility, and a decent selection of internal components point to a PC that's highly capable.The stand is double-hinged, which means it squats down with a reassuring motion and enables the screen to be used in a horizontal position.The iMac lacks dedicated display outputs and it has only four USB connectors, although it does include two highly-desirable Thunderbolt ports that video creatives won't want to be without.The aerial included is a single-band 2.4GHz model that connects only to the 802.11bgn standards; Apple kits its desktops out with dual-band 802.11ac hardware.The Dell s viewing angles are fine and the panel s uniformity levels are consistent, with no big deviations or obvious backlight bleed.
Or does Zyxel s corporate focus make for consumer tech that s too unwieldy for most users?On the back of the router are four gigabit LAN ports, and a gigabit WAN port.This is nice, but the lack of USB 3.0 compatibility is a little bit disappointing from a router otherwise so focused on speed.The sidewalk in front of the house, bathed in signals from the neighbors, was weak compared to other routers we ve tested.These results mirrored the Nighthawk X4S almost perfectly, and suggest real-world bandwidth is more likely to be limited by the devices you re using than anything else.Just plug the cable from your modem into the yellow WAN port, then plug another computer into a LAN port, and finally plug it into the power supply.
After a hike, users can sync the Band to a mobile app to see points of elevation and a map of the route taken on the Health App as well as a web dashboard.It also reminds users to stay hydrated, provides information about sun set and alerts them of inclement weather based on the atmospheric pressure.The update to the Microsoft Health app is now available for download via Windows Store for Windows 10 powered PCs and tablets.Users can sync the device manually to a PC or Surface tablet via a USB cable and manage tiles, personalise the Band and update firmware.The availability of the roll-out is shared by Lindsey Matese, senior communications manager, Microsoft Band and Health.Upon the update you should notice the firmware version of the Band is 2.0.463.0 26 and the updated Health app comes with version 2.3.20516.0.
Swedish Founder of Kobalt Music has in recent years toned up as one of the world's hottest digital music publishers. The company is a revenue platform for artists like Bon Iver, Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney and the Swedish star producer Max Martin. Video, VR and AR are playing an increasing role in the music rights Last year, turnover of Kobalt Music 2 billion and had an operating loss of SEK 112 million. According to the band's website to Placebo work closely with Cobalt to develop the service. But we are developing services for the entire eco-system as an artist operates, even video and ticket sales. Give us your feedback!
Enter the Pavlok, a wrist band that delivers a 255 volt shock to the wearer when they violate self-imposed spending limits.The wearable works via an integration with a banking platform for Intelligent Environments, a UK company.Go over that limit, and the system will notify Pavlok, which will dutifully give you an electric shock as punishment.The banking platform itself can work with more than Pavlok, though, and those who don t like the thought of suffering a shock can use Nest for a more subtle sort of discomfort.Spend too much money, for example, and you can set the thermostat to turn the AC down in the summer time, making yourself uncomfortably warm.Said Intelligent Environments director David Webber:With cashless payments like contactless, direct debits, and Apple Pay, it s unsurprising we lose track of spending, so we decided to solve this by enabling smart devices to manage our overspending for us … Both Pavlok and Nest Thermostat are opt-in services so consumers can decide whether to switch them on or not.
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Google Home is likely to stand out as the most memorable new piece of hardware revealed at I/O 2016 but away from the spotlight, Google added some new televisions and set-top boxes to its Android TV lineup.The most notable of the bunch is a new set-top box from Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi called the Mi Box.The Mi Box is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.0GHz, Mali 450 graphics running at 750MHz and 2GB of RAM.There s also 8GB of eMMC flash memory on board, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 / 3.0.A Bluetooth-powered voice remote accepts two AAA batteries.There s even an optional Bluetooth gamepad called the Mi Game ControllerThe product page and announcement on Google s Android blog doesn t mention a price or release date but we do know the set-top box is headed to the US.
There has been a lot of talk over the possibility of a Xiaomi drone, now a teaser posted moments ago seems to finally officially confirm the device.The drone market has quite literally taken off over the past year.Every sort of drone from basic toys to professional models used in movie shoots have been taking to the skies in swarms.China has been a big part of the growing popularity in the drone market with many models coming from the country including prosumer level DJI units, and soon there will be another.It looks as though Xiaomi have been working on their drone for a long time now, with patents appearing in China for a drone that can be controlled via a wearable and simply gestures.To further confirm a Xiaomi drone, a Xiaomi drone app was briefly launched earlier this week showing specs that include up to 4K video recording.This one detail not only confirmed the Xiaomi drone will come with a built-in camera like DJI drones but also be a top-end device rather than a budget model.But the icing on the cake for drone fans is this first official teaser today, which hints at a Mi UAV.Generally Xiaomi tend to only start teasers slightly earlier than than the final launch date so expect the Xiaomi drone and Mi Band 2 to arrive before the end of May.
The first Google I/O keynote just wrapped up and Sundar Pichai & Co had lots to say.Best: Google s finally getting serious about VROne of the big things we wanted to see from Google this year was a more substantial commitment to VR.Worst: Its headset is just a drawingAlthough Google s plans are certainly interesting, there s still no physical hardware.Duo: dick pics 2.0, now with live animation and you can't avoid seeing it!Sounds like the name of tween One Direction cover band.Worst: Hanging up on your kids in front of millions of peopleBrutal.
The first Google I/O keynote just wrapped up and Sundar Pichai & Co had lots to say.It also comes in customisable colours and can even create a sort-of AI mesh network by connecting other hubs throughout your home.Worst: Its headset is just a drawingAlthough Google s plans are certainly interesting, there s still no physical hardware.Sounds like the name of tween One Direction cover band.On Thursday, Google announced during an I/O session that Chrome OS will be getting the Google Play store—with a million or so apps along with it.Worst: Hanging up on your kids in front of millions of peopleBrutal.