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Nearly every device on the market relies on firmware and many devices include multiple components with their own firmware. Manufacturers and developers have begun to focus on protecting system firmware from potential attackers, but peripheral firmware often receives very little attention. Security researchers at Eclypsium recently uncovered unsigned or unverified firmware in devices by companies such as Lenovo, HP, and Dell and were able to successfully attack a server. Many have been aware for quite some time of the dangers of unsigned firmware, but this recent study emphasizes how frequently manufacturers tend to ignore peripherals. Katie Teitler, Senior Analyst at TAG Cyber, remarked, “Software... Read more...
Owners of certain models of Lenovo computers have found that their USB ports and Thunderbolt ports may not work as they should. Multiple Lenovo notebook models have been identified as having issues with their USB-C connectors. The faulty ports often begin to malfunction after six or 12 months of use. Users having problems with the ports report issues including HDMI output cutting out, an error message displayed for Thunderbolt ports, and more. Some affected devices fail to charge via the USB-C port with a USB-C adapter. Lenovo has acknowledged the issues and has offered a long list of impacted devices. For users with devices on the list, which can be seen below, Lenovo is offering a firmware... Read more...
As the holiday season approached and 2019 drew to a close, we wanted to do our part to get you all worked up and into the holiday spirit. So, hot on the heals of a couple of amazing giveaways, we thought what better way to keep the party going than to give away some more HOT new tech gear brought you by Lenovo! Up for grabs in this year's CES 2020 HOT Holiday Giveaway were a Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant, a Lenovo Smart Clock, and a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 4) 2-in-1 Convertible Ultrabook! 1st Prize: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Specs: Core i7-8565U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Intel SSD, 13.9" FHD 1080p Display 2nd Prize: Lenovo Smart Display 3rd Prize: Lenovo Smart Clock We have finally... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Brittany, Chris and Dave discuss the Best of CES 2020, AMD's hot new Ryzen 4000 Mobile processors, Intel's encouraging DG1 graphics demo, Alienware's sweet new Concept UFO gaming handheld PC, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold foldable tablet PC, and what to do about that Windows 7 migration that you need to make the jump for to Windows 10 -- and of course, details of our latest giveaway with Lenovo! Show Notes:  1:47 - HotHardware's 12 Best Of CES 2020 2:33 - Alienware Concept UFO Invades Nintendo Switch-Style Gaming With PC Master Race Assimilation 7:50 - AMD Unveils Ryzen 4000 Mobile With Bold Performance Claims, Insane 64-Core... Read more...
Are we finally seeing a turning of the tides for PC sales? Well according to new analysis from both Gartner and IDC, it appears so given the promising sales numbers tallied for 2019.  According to IDC, global PC shipments grew by 2.7 percent for 2019, taking the total tally to 266.7 million. Gartner didn't show as much growth year-over-year, but still marked down a 0.6 percent increase for 2019 for a total of 261.2 million units shipped for the year. Although the percentage increase and total shipment numbers differ, the consensus from both firms is that the global PC market witnessed its first year-over-year sales gain since 2011. So, what exactly is the reason for this uptick in sales... Read more...
We had boots on the ground again at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and we of course ran across a number of stellar products that will hopefully be making their way to consumers this year. Even though we saw literally hundreds of exciting new tech products and gear at CES 2020 this year, a few stood out that were near and dear to our hearts, and we think will be for you as well.  This year's CES was punctuated with lots of burgeoning new technologies from AI bots, to 8K TVs and all new mobile PC platforms. In fact, we were encouraged and impressed at the pace of innovation this year, especially in the PC and gaming arenas. To be honest, sometimes CES shows can be real... Read more...
Back in mid-May 2019, Lenovo gave us our first glimpse at the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which was billed at the time as the world’s first PC with a foldable display. At the time, the company provided a high-level overview of its specs including its 13.3-inch OLED display, unnamed (at the time) Intel processor, and Wacom pen support.  Today, Lenovo is giving us a lot more details on the 2.2-pound ThinkPad X1 Fold, including the revelation that it will feature Intel Core Processors with Intel Hybrid Technology. That leads us to believe that the folding wunderkind will be powered by Intel 10nm Lakefied SoCs, which will also underpin Microsoft’s Surface Neo dual display... Read more...
Lenovo is expanding its family of gaming laptops with the addition of the new Legion Y740S, which is a pretty well-stacked machine with sharp good looks. It also just so happens to be the thinnest and lightest Legion notebook in Lenovo's arsenal, weighing in at just 4.18 pounds. At the heart of the Legion Y740S beats 10th generation Intel Core H-Series processors, which can be paired with up to 32GB of DDR4 memory. Storage is plentiful as well, as Lenovo will allow you to configure up to a 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD. Keeping all of this potent internal hardware cool is a new Legion Coldfront 2.0 vapor chamber cooling system, along with four cooling fans. On the display front, the Legion Y740S has... Read more...
Lenovo is unveiling a bunch of new items at CES 2020 that all slot into the Creator series that includes desktop computers, laptops, and displays. The desktop computer is the IdeaCentre Creator 5, and it is meant to be a workhorse multipurpose desktop PC for home office or family use. The machine runs Windows 10 Home and has a new UI called Lenovo Vantage. The machine is ISV certified and has a special thermal design that makes minimal noise. The machine can be fitted with up to 10th gen Intel Core i9 processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. RAM can be configured up to 32GB, and the machine has up to a 2TB HDD and up to a 1TB SSD. Lenovo is announcing this desktop a long way from... Read more...
The ThinkPad brand is one of the most storied in business laptops, and Lenovo is delivering some key upgrades at CES 2020 to kick off the new year. The company has announced updates to both the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, now in their 8th and 5th generations, respectively. The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga are certified for Intel's Project Athena initiative, which dictates strict parameters on wake performance and battery life. The big changes this time around are an all-new 14-inch FHD touch panel rated for 500 nits, which also happens to include an AG PrivacyGuard filter. There continue to be 400-nit FHD panels available (touch and non-touch) along... Read more...
As the holiday season approaches and 2019 draws to a close, we want to do our part to get you all worked up and in the holiday spirit. So, hot on the heals of a couple of amazing giveaways, we thought what better way to keep the party going than to give away some more HOT new tech gear brought you by Lenovo! Up for grabs in this year's CES 2020 HOT Holiday Giveaway are two Lenovo Smart Displays with Google Assistant – one 10” model and one 8” – along with a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 4) 2-in-1 Convertible Ultrabook! 1st Prize: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Specs: Core i7-8565U, 8GB RAM, 256GB Intel SSD, 13.9" FHD 1080p Display 2nd Prize: Lenovo Smart Display 3rd Prize:... Read more...
It appears that Motorola may have a potential hit on its hands with the upcoming Razr smartphone. The new Razr represents a new take on the nascent folding smartphone market with a portrait-style display and a horizontal hinge. Motorola has now announced that it has to delay both the start of pre-orders and when the device will actually launch. The company had previously stated that pre-orders would commence on the day after Christmas (December 26th), with an official launch to occur in January. The company issued the following statement about the status of the smartphone's arrival: Since its announcement in November, the new Motorola razr has received unparalleled excitement and interest... Read more...
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 family has long been synonymous with excellent build quality and premium features. Over the summer, we were extremely impressed with the 7th-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon's build quality, performance, and its bright 4K IPS display. This time around we're looking at the larger ThinkPad X1 Extreme, which shares a design aesthetic with its smaller sibling. However, this model trades the smaller notebook's ultrabook specs for a larger 15.6" chassis and higher-powered components.  Much like the Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme starts out with a 1080p IPS display and has several panel options that top out with a 3840x2160 UHD unit with a maximum brightness of 500 nits and certification... Read more...
Technically speaking, Black Friday is in the rear view mirror, leaving us in that seemingly awkward period that falls between the annual day of bargains and Cyber Monday. Over the years, however, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have morphed into a long weekend of sales. We mention this because there are a bunch of laptop deals that are still active on Amazon, including Apple's 13-inch MacBook Air. Whether you want to call these lingering Black Friday deals or early Cyber Monday bargains hardly matters—the point is, there are savings to be had. Discounts On Apple's MacBook Air For Black Friday And Cyber Monday Amazon is selling the aforementioned MacBook Air for $699, which is $300 below its... Read more...
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