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Windows Mixed Reality headsets are now more affordable

Windows Mixed Reality headsets are now more affordable

If you expected virtual, augmented, and mixed reality to be the centerpiece of CES 2018 a few weeks ago, you might have been sorely disappointed. Is the honeymoon finally over? Perhaps not. But there is a growing trend of making the technology more accessible to more people, in terms of design and, more importantly, price. As if to counter the arrival of cheaper and standalone headsets, Microsoft and its OEM partners have seemingly all decided to cut the prices of their virtual mixed reality gear by nearly half. Well, at least almost all of them.

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Lenovo’s new Chrome OS and Windows notebooks are toughened for class

Lenovo’s new Chrome OS and Windows notebooks are toughened for class

Lenovo has a gaggle of new education notebooks but, while it may be part of Microsoft's new push to seize back STEM from Google's Chromebooks, it's hedging its bets with new Windows and Chrome OS models. Seven new models are arriving today, spanning form-factors and ranges that include Yoga and ThinkPad, and in some cases offered in either Chrome OS or Windows 10 forms. Pricing will kick off from just $219, too.

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Microsoft puts Chrome OS in schools on notice with $189 laptops

Microsoft puts Chrome OS in schools on notice with $189 laptops

Microsoft is taking on Google's Chrome OS direct, announcing a new push in sub-$200 notebooks that will target Chromebooks' market share in classrooms. Launching at the Best education expo today, the new range of laptops kick off from as little as $189, competing directly with affordable Chromebook hardware from ASUS, Acer, and others. However, there are also software and service updates which Microsoft expects will sweeten the deal.

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CES 2018 Blackout: 10 Tweets tell the tale

CES 2018 Blackout: 10 Tweets tell the tale

CES 2018 had a blackout on Wednesday, January 10th, resulting in near total darkness in both North and Central halls at the LVCC. The irony of this situation was not lost on participants in the "world's gathering place [for] consumer technologies," and suddenly social networking made sense again. Shared photos, videos, and information bits were made public instantly, and through our compatriots we're able to quite easily tell the whole story to you, right this minute. Reactions to the situation are included here, where I write this article safely at home, hundreds of miles away from the action.

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Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock runs Windows Mixed Reality

Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock runs Windows Mixed Reality

Laptops are getting thinner and thinner, not to mention sometimes converting into tablets. But the price of portability is performance, at the very least graphics performance. There are, of course, a new breed of computing accessories that deliver added graphics processing power via Thunderbolt 3 but those are heavy in both price and form. Enter the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 Graphics Dock somewhat quietly revealed at CES 2013. No larger than a laptop, this graphics card enclosure claims it’s powerful enough to even run Windows Mixed Reality at 90 Hz rates. But, of course, there’s always a catch.

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CES 2018: 10 more of the best devices and tech (so far)

CES 2018: 10 more of the best devices and tech (so far)

Today we're taking a second look at what's been delivered to CES 2018 in gadgets, gizmos, or otherwise innovative tech. Our first list of devices (linked at the end of this article) was limited to the first day on the ground in Las Vegas. This second list of tech from CES includes another heaping helping, this time with 50% more Alexa with every spoonful!

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Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream hands-on: VR and the camera to shoot it

Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream hands-on: VR and the camera to shoot it

Right now there are two main types of virtual reality headsets, ones that are tethered to PCs and ones that need a smartphone to work. Either way, such headsets are beholden to another device running the show, which also prevents users from accessing said devices normally. Standalone VR headsets have long been a dream but, as far as Google’s Daydream platform is concerned, that almost failed to take shape. Lenovo has, fortunately, come to the rescue with the new Mirage Solo with Daydream standalone headset that promises freedom in more ways than one.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 line gets CES 2018 update plus 4K Thunderbolt 3 display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 line gets CES 2018 update plus 4K Thunderbolt 3 display

Lenovo's ThinkPad line-up is getting a refresh for CES 2018, with updated X1 Tablet, X1 Carbon notebook, and X1 Yoga models, together with a brand new 27-inch Thunderbolt 3 display. While they may be ostensibly targeting businesses and mobile pros, the combination of speedy 8th Gen Intel processors and features like Amazon Alexa mean there's likely to be plenty of interest among consumers, too. As for that ThinkVision X1 display, it might be the Thunderbolt 3 display-hub you've been waiting for.

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Lenovo Smart Display gives Google Assistant a touchscreen and camera

Lenovo Smart Display gives Google Assistant a touchscreen and camera

The Google Assistant is getting its touchscreen and camera, with the new Lenovo Smart Display taking on Amazon's Echo Show at CES 2018. Taking the same Assistant we know from the Google Home smart speaker, Lenovo's new Smart Displays give it an 8-inch or 10-inch housing for video calling and more.

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Lenovo Miix 630 Windows 10 on ARM 2-in-1 debuts at CES 2018

Lenovo Miix 630 Windows 10 on ARM 2-in-1 debuts at CES 2018

Lenovo has revealed its first Windows-on-ARM ultraportable, the Lenovo Miix 630, running Windows 10 S on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. One of a small handful of machines that eschew x86 processors from Intel or AMD in favor of the sort of low-power silicon that you'd more typically expect to find inside a smartphone, Lenovo's newest 2-in-1 uses that power frugality to good advantage.

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Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkVision monitor march towards CES 2018

Lenovo ThinkPads, ThinkVision monitor march towards CES 2018

It’s that time of year again. After greeting the changing of the calendar, it’s time to set the pace for what will be the technology trends and products for 2018. CES is just a few days away but, as per tradition, the flood of announcements are starting to pour in. Kicking off the year is Lenovo’s deluge of new ThinkPad laptops for every purpose and in every form, from traditional, no nonsense laptops to flexible convertible Yoga tablets.

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Lenovo Mirage Solo is the last standalone Daydream headset standing

Lenovo Mirage Solo is the last standalone Daydream headset standing

There were supposed to be two, but it seems there can only be one, at least for now. HTC has backed out of making Google’s daydream of a standalone Daydream VR headset but Lenovo has not. In fact, that device has just made its way to the FCC, making it more than just a plan. Being an FCC entry, there isn’t much to be gleaned from the docs, but at least we now have a name: the Lenovo Mirage Solo. Hopefully, this sighting won’t just be a mirage as well.

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