This Is Pretty Clever, Lenovo

I’m not going to do a big post on Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8. It’s a nice-looking little Windows 8.1 tablet, a bit on the chunky side, but with an impressive 8.3-inch 1920-by-1200 resolution display. I just want to point out a bit of smart design in Lenovo’s optional “QuickShot” cover, which snaps onto the tablet magnetically and serves as a stand […]

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With Its New Steel Smartwatch, Pebble Gets Classy

Startup Pebble has sold 300,000 units of its $150 smartwatch. Which, given that smartwatches remain a bleeding-edge product category, qualifies as a hit. At CES in Las Vegas, the company is unveiling its first new watch since the original model which began as a Kickstarter phenom. It’s called Pebble Steel, and much remains unchanged, including the power-efficient monochrome E Ink […]

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Last Year’s Apple Rumors? Mostly Bogus

Thanks to Chris Rawson at TUAW, we now have a thorough body of evidence to prove that the majority of Apple rumors shouldn’t be trusted. Rawson, apparently at the provocation of 9to5Mac editor Mark Gurman, combed through every 9to5Mac rumor post from 2013 to determine how many were accurate: The tl;dr summary of 9to5 Mac’s 2013 track record: 73 rumor […]

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Why BlackBerry Is Suing Ryan Seacrest

BlackBerry took a break Friday from dealing with falling revenue, rescinded sales attempts, and a lost CEO to take on what one tech blog wryly describes as the company’s “real threat”: American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. The company is suing Typo Products, cofounded by Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier, for creating a case with a keyboard that allegedly infringes on BlackBerry’s patents. […]

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