Lenovo is at the annual IFA trade show in a big way this year, and the company just let loose with its second round of big announcements. The first round of announcements came hot and heavy at 3:00 a.m. this morning, and it seemed like the company was done. Think again, because Lenovo just piled on a slew of new computers, tablets, smartphones and accessories that were just announced in Berlin, Germany.
When Microsoft went up against its own Windows hardware partners and launched the Surface line of laptop/tablet hybrids, pundits weren’t sure what to make of the move. The hardware was much more sleek and attractive than anything else on the market at the time, and many initially thought the move was merely an effort to encourage Windows PC makers to step up their game. Of course, anyone who is even the least bit familiar with the amount of work involved with bringing a new product like this to market knew that notion was ridiculous: As of the moment that the first Surface tablets debuted, Microsoft officially became a PC vendor.
The Surface line has since grown into a more respectable business for Microsoft thanks to the lineup’s iconic design that’s portable yet perfect for productivity. Now, however, Lenovo has unveiled a device that is essentially a clone of Microsoft’s latest Surface tablets, but it is significantly more affordable. More →
Tradition dictates that the heavyweights in the computing world are always the ultra lightweights, which is why the Lenovo LaVie Z is such a knockout. More →
Remember back in 2012 when a local Fox affiliate thought some crazy iPhone 5 concept with a built-in laser keyboard and hologram projector was real? The video featuring that iPhone concept phone has since amassed more than 69 million views on YouTube, and it looks like at least a few of those views were Lenovo employees.
That’s right, Lenovo plans to make that crazy concept a reality. More →
Earlier this week, we posted a video showing you why having 4GB of RAM on your phone is awesome — basically, it lets you seamlessly multitask even when you’re running several graphics-intensive applications at once. Now Lenovo has come out with a new phone called the K80 that combines this capability with a massive 4,000mAh battery to boot. More →
Not to long ago I wrote about the agonizing decision I will have to make this year: Namely, picking between the 12-inch Retina MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro. While it’s still too early to say what would be the better choice between the two, I’m definitely more excited right now about the slimmer MacBook Air model, and I have a Lenovo laptop to thank for it. More →
There was no other way for this to end — Wites & Kapetan, a law firm in Lighthouse Point, Florida, is officially investigating the Lenovo Superfish adware scandal that has dominated headlines throughout the technology world this week. We’ve written about the adware multiple times already, but this is the first we’re hearing about a potential class action lawsuit. More →
I’ve long wondered which would be worse for Lenovo — if the company decided to install the Superfish adware onto its machines despite knowing its potential to be a major security vulnerability, or if it really had no clue about the risks involved with this kind of software. A New York Times interview with Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius has now left me hoping that Lenovo has just been lying about its foreknowledge of Superfish’s capabilities because the alternative is just too scary. More →
News broke late last week that Lenovo had been shipping laptops with man-in-the-middle adware preinstalled which could hijack HTTPS traffic and insert its own ads onto websites that users were visiting.
This major security threat was initially found lurking in just two pieces of software on Lenovo’s computers, but the number rose dramatically over the weekend as Ars Technica reports security researchers discovered more applications riddled with adware. As of Sunday, at least 14 applications have been found to use the technology which puts users at risk. More →
Lenovo has been justifiably catching a lot of grief this week for preloading dangerous adware called Superfish onto its computers that hijacks HTTPS traffic to inject ads onto encrypted websites. While there are plenty of ways to remove this obnoxious adware yourself, Neowin reports that Microsoft may have just done the job for you. More →
After news broke this week that Lenovo was putting dangerous adware on its computers, the company responded by removing the offending software from new machines and disabling it on the computers it had already shipped with. The company also insisted that the adware posed no security risks to any of its customers, a statement that was met with incredulity by security experts. However, the company has now admitted that installing Superfish onto its computers opened up big security holes that it’s now scrambling to fix.