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Lenovo Ideapad 100S review

<b>The Good</b> The Lenovo 100S has a colorful, fingerprint-resistant shell, a great keyboard and excellent battery life.<p><b>The Bad</b> Without a touchscreen, the outdated touchpad is even more frustrating. It will slow down under moderate workloads, and the low-resolution screen is as basic as it gets.<p><b>The</b> …

Consumer Tech

Classic PlayStation 2 games ready to run on the PlayStation 4

Been waiting to play some of your favorite classic Sony PlayStation 2 games on your PS4 console? Well, now you can, for a price.<p>PS4 owners will be able to download and play PS2 games via the PlayStation Store in the Americas and Europe, Sony said in a press release Friday.<p>The Japanese electronics …

'Snowstorm' personal flying machine lifts off in Singapore

What you're looking at above is Snowstorm, a personal flying machine. This electric-powered aircraft, designed and built by a group of students from the National University of Singapore, can be controlled by a human pilot and is capable of a vertical takeoff and landing. Snowstorm was created as …

NASA patched Curiosity rover's autofocus problem over the air

Pardon me while I say something that might not be entirely popular: Software updates are pretty awesome. Maybe not so much for game consoles, but, I digress because the <i>Curiosity</i> rover recently received a patch that improved the autofocus of its "ChemCam" telescope. <i>Over the air.</i> <i>On Mars</i>. Before the …

Researchers find Android factory reset faulty and reversible

Android's factory reset function isn't as effective as we'd all like it to be, according to a team of Cambridge University researchers. The group estimates that as many as 500 to 630 million Android devices might not be capable of completely wiping the data saved in their internal disks and SD …

Desktops aren't dead: HP adds new towers for back-to-school

Following its recent announcement of new back-to-school laptops and hybrids , HP is now adding a new series of desktops, covering budget systems, performance machines and all-in-ones.<p>Desktop PCs have long been something of an afterthought for many computer makers, with much of their recent efforts …

Computer Hardware

Lenovo's 13-inch LaVie Z laptop is lighter than the MacBook, and it's available now

Looking for a super light laptop that has more than one port? If so, you might want to take a look at Lenovo's LaVie Z notebook, which we first saw earlier this year at CES. The laptop is now officially available starting at $1,499 for the standard model and $1,699 for the Z 360 version, which has …

You buy the TV, Google ‘upgrades’ its software and then YouTube doesn’t work …

Google has upgraded its software meaning that many people can no longer watch YouTube on their ‘smart TV’ and set-top box. What can you do?<p>Did you buy a smart TV or set-top box or tablet any time before January 2013? Do you watch YouTube on it, perhaps through an app? Bad news: Google has shut down …

Set-Top Boxes

Here's what getting fired from their own companies taught these famous founders

But what if you were told one day that you will no longer be involved with the company's day-to-day operations? Worse, what if you're pushed out of the company entirely?<p>The following five founders have experienced that in their respective careers. But they also found a way to deal with it, and in …

Zynga

Trial of radioactive implants offers improved prostate cancer survival

Treatment using permanently implanted radioactive ‘seeds’ doubles rates of five-year tumour-free survival compared with conventional high-dose radiotherapy<p>A prostate cancer treatment using permanently implanted radioactive “seeds” doubles rates of five-year tumour-free survival compared with …

Cancer

Luxottica CEO says company is working on Google Glass 2.0

When Nest CEO Tony Fadell took over Google Glass back in February, he pledged to redesign the headset "from scratch." Well, it looks like that process is well underway. In a company meeting today, Luxottica CEO Massimo Vian said the Italian eyewear company is working with the folks in Mountain View …

5 extremely easy photo edits to use before you post

Photo editing is easier than it's ever been before, which means there's no longer any excuses for posting substandard pics on your social sites.<p>To …

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England edged Colombia 4-3 on penalties to halt a run of five successive shootout defeats at major tournaments and book a quarter-final clash against …

Sony's Ultra HD 4K TVs that are thinner than an iPhone 6 will arrive this summer

Apple isn’t the only company obsessed with making its electronics thinner and lighter. Sony’s super-thin Ultra HD 4K TVs (UHD TV), which measure …

This is what Google looks for when selecting interns

Applications will go live in late spring (and intern hopefuls can ask Google to alert them when the process starts).<p>Google hires upward of 1,000 interns per class, according to Intern Match. And an internship at Google can be a real career maker. Not only can it help a student get a job offer from …

Employment

14 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

Headphones

Wink smart home hubs knocked out by security certificate (update)

Now for the downside of a house loaded up with "smart" devices to allow remote control and monitoring: turning your home into a computer means computer-like problems. Today's example comes from the Wink Hub, a $50 device sold at Home Depot that's supposed to simplify things by working across …

Stanford's aluminum battery fully charges in just one minute

Lithium-ion batteries have been a boon for the modern world -- they've replaced the heavier, single-use alkaline type in everything from wristwatches to jumbo jets. Unfortunately, these rechargeable cells are already struggling to keep up with our ever-increasing energy needs. But a new type of …

What Snapchat’s confusing new friend emojis mean

Snapchat used to have a “Best Friends” list that showed you who each of your friends snapped with the most. It was a weird, slightly stalkerish part of the app that was removed last year.<p>Now Snapchat has brought back a way to see top friends, but in a more fun way that relies totally on emojis (and …

Apple plans more power-efficient displays for next tablets, including iPad Pro

Apple will apparently utilize oxide TFT displays for its next-generation iPad models, allowing the tablets to consume drastically less power.<p>In order to gain a bigger piece of the pie, manufacturer LG Display (aka the world’s largest LCD panel maker) is reportedly investing in the necessary P8-P9 …

IPad Pro

Rare tour tries to prove Foxconn isn’t the hellhole we thought it was

Having been the subject of Pulitzer Prize-winning reports and BBC documentaries, the questionable standards of conditions at Apple supplier Foxconn’s factories has made the company notorious, while its work building iPhones has made it rich.<p>But a new tour of the company’s sprawling Shenzhen factory …

Tim Cook

Apple doesn’t want ex-felons building its new spaceship campus

Apple’s been known for its extreme levels of secrecy since Steve Jobs made his return back in the late 1990s and, while that has changed somewhat under Tim Cook’s stewardship, there are still areas Apple is incredibly careful about revealing. An example? How about its new spaceship-style campus, …

The dream of an arrow-shaped road car still lives

Don't give up hope for the arrow-like car of your childhood fantasies just because Nissan has shelved its BladeGlider EV -- you may get your wish after all. DeltaWing (which is backed by motorsports giant Don Panoz) has filed for two patents on two "street car" designs that would bring that sci-fi …

Oneplus' Latest Product Is A Palm-sized Drone

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus picked a great day to launch an unexpected product. The DR-1 is a tiny quadrocopter that you can pilot with an included remote for a bit of fun.<p>The company claims that the DR-1 is the smallest remote-controlled drone in the world. It can fly for about eight …

Drones

Microsoft’s Mark Russinovich: An open source Windows is ‘definitely possible’

Could Microsoft one day open-source Windows? At the annual ChefConf conference, panel moderator Cade Metz, business editor at <i>Wired</i>, asked Azure CTO Mark Russinovich exactly that.<p>The audience naturally got quite excited and applauded enthusiastically, even before an answer was given. To the surprise …

Windows Phone

(Update: not all versions) Samsung passed Qualcomm for the Galaxy S6 LTE modem too – report

<b>Update, April 4:</b> The <i>WSJ</i> cites a person familiar with the matter claiming that the model that Chipworks analyzed was designed for a specific carrier and that other versions of the Galaxy S6 feature Qualcomm modems. Qualcomm supposedly retains a “meaningful share” of the order.<p><b>Original post, April …

BMW will make plug-in versions of all new models

BMW only promised to build plug-in options for its core models back in December, but it looks like the company's expanding that initiative to include future releases, as well. "With the introduction of every new model, there will be a plug-in hybrid version of that, too," BMW North America CEO …

This iPhone 6 Plus case promises to actually play Game Boy games

Up until now we’ve seen Game Boy emulators and accessories created for the iPhone, but this is something else entirely: a Nintendo Game Boy-compatible case for the iPhone 6 Plus, which actually runs real Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges.<p>Sound too good to be true? Well it is, sort of. …

Retrogaming

LG intros new flagship's high-contrast display before the phone itself

LG must consider the G4's display as one of its main attractions, because the company's launching it weeks before the device's debut. The South Korean electronics maker has announced that it's begun mass producing its next flagship device's 5.5-inch QHD LCD panel. LG says the 1,440 x 2,560 …

Google's New Chromebit Computer Is Ridiculously Small

An inch or two longer than the typical USB drive.<p>Google's newest computer is about the size of an inhaler and could easily be mistaken for one were it not for its Chrome branding. It's called the Chromebit and it will be one of the smallest computers on the market when it ships this …