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.
Long known to be a bit of a cynic in regards to artificial intelligence, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to do what he does best and put his wealth to good use.Along with Y Combinator president Sam Altman, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, and Musk’s PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, Musk hopes that this donation will to allow OpenAI to function freely without worrying about generating a financial return.In the company’s eyes, this fact alone is paramount to it prioritizing a “good outcome” over its own “self-interest.”“As a non-profit, our aim is to build value for everyone rather than shareholders,” OpenAI representatives said in a press release.“Researchers will be strongly encouraged to publish their work, whether as papers, blog posts, or code, and our patents (if any) will be shared with the world.We’ll freely collaborate with others across many institutions and expect to work with companies to research and deploy new technologies.”Despite the $1 billion pledge and celebrity affiliation, it isn’t completely obvious exactly how OpenAI intends to build value or collaborate outside of just plain research.“It’s hard to fathom how much human-level AI could benefit society, and it’s equally hard to imagine how much it could damage society if built or used incorrectly.”In addition to the founders, OpenAI plans on initially functioning with nine world-class research engineers and scientists, headlined by research director and Google Brain Team alum Ilya Sutskever.
Three years into the life cycle of the Xbox One, storage space has become a valuable commodity.The base model’s 500GB drive doesn’t seem quite so spacious when your “Ready to Install” list is packed with AAA games that can take up more than 50GB, and almost double that if you’re downloading 4K-compatible games on an Xbox One X.Unless you’ve invested in an external drive to increase your console’s storage capacity, you’ve probably experienced the feeling that comes when you’re forced to delete one of your games to make room for another.To help you out, we’ve assembled this handy guide on how to delete and re-install your content.From the Xbox One home screen, press the Xbox button to bring up the dashboard, then select the “My Games & Apps” tile.Highlight the tile of the game you’d like to remove from your hard drive and press the Menu button on your controller.
Well, most of the time that wasn’t just coincidence – those photos were taken during what’s commonly known as the golden hour, also known as the magic hour.Also, while the terms are nearly synonymous, golden hour actually has a definition based on the measurable angle of the sun to the horizon, whereas magic hour is a broader term that sometimes incorporates both the golden hour and the blue hour — another measurable time based on the sun’s angle to the horizon.The temperature of the light during this time is, as the name suggests, in the yellow range when it comes to the light spectrum.When the sun is very low in the sky, its angle is more drastic in relation to the earth, making shadows longer and softer.Having long shadows in your shot helps show all three dimensions of the world when you’re trying to capture them in a two dimensional space.Shooting portraits during the golden hour
Functionality will at first be limited to a little over 600 ATMs in San Francisco and the Bay Area, but Bank of America hopes to expand that number to 2,400 machines by the end of May and 5,000 by 2017.Bhat demonstrated during the session with Walgreens loyalty program, Balance Rewards.Users with an existing account can simply tap a button from an SMS message, email, or push notification, or if need be, get one relatively simply — Android Pay auto-populates the name, address, phone number, and email fields of a program s sign-up page.It s, in a nutshell, a collection of simple tools to help retailers and developers create a standardized payments experience across browsers and platforms, which according to Bhan is key to customer retention — Android Pay merchants that have added features like auto-filled checkout fields have seen up to a 25 percent increase in conversions.The Payment Request API dovetails with Google s Android Instant Apps project, a streaming system that allows mobile users to interact with apps without installing them.Finally, Google s added support within Android Pay for third-party payment processors including Stripe, Vantiv, and Braintree that only require developers to write a few lines of code to integrate, according to Bhan.
As frustrating as this time of year can be if your favorite TV show gets axed, the silver lining is that cancellations make room for new programming.Set to premiere this fall, the series centers on the ever-resourceful Angus Mac Macgyver played by Lucas Till and his missions with former CIA agent Lincoln George Eads .The preview features quick thinking, clever solutions, and narrow escapes.An adaptation of the 2001 film, CBS Training Day series follows young police officer Kyle Craig Justin Cornwell after he s partnered with a morally ambiguous veteran detective, Frank Rourke Bill Paxton .He stars as Jack Gordon, a well-known adventure reporter who ends up in charge of a group of eager millennials working in an outdoor magazine s digital department.CBS has still more shows coming as well, including Bull, a drama starring Michael Weatherly; Pure Genius, a medical drama; Kevin Can Wait, a comedy featuring Kevin James; Matt LeBlanc s new comedy Man with a Plan; and Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl.
In an update coming soon, drivers will be able to access all of Android Auto s functions straight from their cellphone in any car.That means people who can t afford a brand new ride or an aftermarket head unit will still be able to use Google Maps, voice controls, and messaging simply by mounting their mobile on the dashboard.Better yet, the system can be managed with OK Google commands, a process known as hotwording.Using Android Auto in a 20-year-old hooptie sounds pretty great, but the app itself is set to acquire a few new features including Waze.Read more: MyHyundai could be the first carmaker-specific Android Auto appFinally, as we reported earlier today, automaker-specific apps are coming to Android Auto.The first of the batch is called MyHyundai you won t believe who makes it , and it adds exclusive functions like Roadside Assistance, monthly vehicle reports, maintenance alerts, and even a Valet Mode.
If you re an avid Rocket League player, the current limited crop of quick chat options will be getting a much needed expansion.Because Rocket League is a controller affair, the only way to communicate strategy, jubilation, or frustration are through the quick chat options found on the D-pad.While PC players usually have a keyboard handy to talk smack or congratulate the other team for a good game, that hasn t been the case for gamers on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.These include:Everybody dance!ggNice moves.This has been most likely done to deter foul-mouthed gamers from sneaking in expletives or other uncomfortable phrases into a game which is rated E for Everyone.
At long last, it appears the Siri virtual assistant is making it to Mac desktops.MacRumors reports that sources close to Apple have shared screenshots that show Siri icons appearing both in the dock and menu bar of early versions of Mac OS X 10.12, due in the fall of this year.9to5Mac was one of the first Apple news sites to report on the inclusion of Siri in the next version of Mac OS back in February.The site did not have any other evidence at the time beyond what its sources were telling it.The Siri integration is likely to be one of the main new features of the new operating system release.Still unknown yet is whether desktop Siri will gain any new commands as a result of the Mac OS X integration — we d guess it would — or will just focus on the list of commands it is already programmed to answer.
Using a special 3D camera, a Tango equipped device looks at the world around it, and uses that information to map a space, add in augmented reality objects, or simply track the location of a mobile device.By building a memory of the world around it, the Tango device can recognize those spaces, and properly fit objects back into them.Several demos served to illustrate how well this worked.Turning on area learning produced entirely different results.Granted, it sometimes took a few seconds to re-identify the space around it, but once it did, the box popped right back up.Memory makes for better multiplayerArea learning really opens up the possibilities of VR and AR gaming with multiple users.
Xiaomi s VP teased that the company would have a presence at Google I/O, and, true to his word, the Chinese firm has unveiled a new set-top box bound for U.S. shores.Voice commands, as on Android TV devices like Asus Nexus Player and Nvidia s Shield TV, are parsed by Google s dedicated search app, and the Mi Box s Cast integration will support the standard library of Chromecast-compatible video, photo, and music apps available on iOS and Android.The 4K Mi Box will also ship with the newest version of Android, tentatively named Android N. It features picture-in-picture support, APIs for live video recording, and playback of High Dynamic Range content.In terms of inputs, the 4K Mi Box sports an HDMI outport, a USB port, and an AV port.At an I/O developer session, Sony announced that Google s operating system will power its 2016 Bravia TV line.On the set-top box side of things, Sharp s releasing the Net Player.
The world might be seeing a very different Nintendo in the coming years, one that s making medical devices and hamburgers.According to the document, Nintendo has laid out the groundwork to diversify its portfolio.Under proposed amendments, Nintendo underlined new areas where the company wants to expand.Nintendo has tertiarily explored medical devices before with its Quality of Life initiative.Some products from the Quality of Life initiative did reach consumers hands, things like the Wii Balance Board and the Wii U Fit Meter.mentioned, spinning Nintendo IP off into a Chuck E. Cheese competitor would make loads of money.
As part of the letter, Google has asked developers to allow this feature, called Family Library, for previous purchases.It s important to note that developers can indeed decide if they want to enable the feature for past purchases.It s not yet known exactly how the feature will work on the consumer side of things — for example, we have yet to see how Google will verify different family members.It s possible that the same concept will apply to Family Library.The new feature is certainly a welcome one for families with multiple devices.No longer will the kids in the family have to pay to access apps that the parents already have — the feature could also help prevent children from making large purchases without the parents knowledge.
First, there was the Bob Marley blackface feature, and now, there s the alleged skin-lightening filter.A number of Snapchat users have recently lambasted the popular social media app for filters that seem to make users complexions seem whiter.Particularly problematic, some users note, is the association of words like pretty and beauty with lightness.pic.twitter.com/bSK2yQFqP3— panda @pandaprince ss March 9, 2016For Coachella, Snapchat debuted a flower crown filter that does indeed whitewash the entire photo or video in question, but Snapchatters are also taking issue with beautify, a filter that makes the skin lighter, the face slimmer, the eyes wider, and blemishes disappear.But the effects were a bit less noticeable on a colleague, who said that her own change was fairly subtle.The filter evened out her skin tone and added pink and yellow hues to her complexion.
Streaming video may be what Netflix is best known for, but now the company also offers a tool for checking the speed of your personal internet connection.You don t have to be a Netflix member to use the website, nor does it throw any ads at you.You literally just go to the website and wait for it to quickly report its findings.When you re experiencing streaming issues, fast.com allows you to check the download speeds you re getting from your Internet service provider, wrote David Fullagar, Netflix s vice president of content delivery architecture, in a blog post published today.While they re certainly useful, the company s motives in launching them are likely not 100 percent altruistic.Plus, the tool may inspire users to opt for faster internet, which would in turn improve their streaming experience — and thus their Netflix satisfaction.
Daenerys Targaryen Emilia Clarke and Daario Naharis Michiel Huisman This Sunday will bring with it the proverbial good and bad news: Game of Thrones fans have a new episode to look forward to, but it will also bring us to the season 6 midpoint.Season 6 shows no signs of slowing down with the latest episode.Brienne Gwendoline Christie goes on a mission.In the latter, the atmosphere definitely looks tense, so perhaps he s answering for the horrible decision he made to marry her off to Ramsay Bolton Iwan Rheon .The photos also show Jon Snow Kit Harington looking quite intense, most likely contemplating his move on Winterfell, and a new priestess, Kinvara Ania Bukstein , makes an appearance.On top of that, we see Daario Naharis Michiel Huisman sticking close to Daenerys Targaryen Emilia Clarke in spite of her rebuffing his earlier rescue attempt.
The right password manager should do more than just lock your passcodes within an encrypted vault in order to minimize your vulnerability against attacks.While such a feature may be handy, this type of password management isn t going to do you any good — in fact, it could even make you more vulnerable, since browsers are often anything but secure.Once you ve set up your master password, LastPass allows you to import all of your saved login credentials — i.e.The embedded password generator also lets you create a range of distinct passwords on the fly, while the simple auto-fill function helps you curate web forms in seconds.Unfortunately, you ll have to dish out a measly $10 if you plan to log into the software more than 10 times — which you likely will — but the subscription lasts an entire year and is much more approachable in price than several other offerings on our list.Its biggest drawback is the lack of a free version, and the limited syncing options available through the one-time-purchase.
Now, six years later, the company has unveiled the fruits of that labor: a brand-new website for their global online presence at global.canon.The move will likely confuse some people, given that the .com TLD remains the most popular and commonly used TLD, and the fact that consumers will likely still default to canon.com when trying to navigate to the corporation s online presence.But the move sets Canon apart, being one of only a few corporations with one of these new branded TLDs others include Barclays bank and automaker BMW , as well as allowing them an SEO and security benefit to sites they host on it.Canon s old .com address will redirect to the global.canon address, which will either limit the number of consumers thrown off by the new URL, or cause greater confusion.It will be interesting to see if more corporations follow suit and move their websites over to branded TLDs.It could also make the process of finding the company website you are looking for that much more complicated, so the jury is still out on whether this is a good direction.
You will get hands on help from our friendly engineers on how to optimize your Android app for Chromebooks.And developers might be able to take advantage of the Play Store s significantly more mature deployment features, including A/B testing, staged app rollouts, developer replies, and others.Last month, eagle-eyed Reddit user TheWiseYoda spied a setting in an early release of Chrome OS — version 51 in the Developer Channel — that referenced a way to enable Android Apps on Chromebook devices.The groundwork for the migration has long been laid.Later that year, Google began letting publishers seed Android apps to seed users, but in a limited fashion — installs were restricted to the Chrome Web Store.Last year, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google had been working for two years to merge Chrome OS and Android, and that it planned to launch the result — a new, unified operating system that runs on PCs — in 2017.
MaaS Australia, founded by investors in MaaS Finland, is on board to take the concept to a country very different from Finland.One click would pay for it all and you could choose based on price, time, possibly a preferred route, or maybe even sights and scenes along the way.The monthly commuter package would include all your travel that month, whether by car, bus, taxi or other mode of transportation.As a bonus, this package would cover home grocery order deliveries, too.The economic models for consumers show that most people would save money by only using cars when they need them, along with other transportation services, rather than paying the costs of ownership.It ll be a big change from the long-standing love affair Americans and people in many other countries have had with their cars, and it won t change overnight.