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    How to Run Windows 8 Metro Apps on the Desktop

    A common complaint about Windows 8 is that the modern, tiled UI and the new Metro-style apps aren’t well-suited to desktop computing, because they run full-screen. The solution was simple – just don’t use them, and stick to desktop mode. But! You know, some of those Windows 8 apps are actually pretty useful. Wouldn’t it […]

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    Smartphones Do the Harlem Shake Over the Horizon 2 [Video]

    The trailblazer of sorts for the table PC market, the Lenovo Horizon, is getting an upgrade this year. The Horizon 2 brings much of the same in terms of specs, but in a thinner, lighter frame with a few new bells and whistles tacked on. Inside, you can still expect 4th generation Intel core processors […]

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    ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the Lightest 14” Laptop EVER [Video]

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has gone on a diet, making it the lightest 14’’ laptop ever. The ‘Carbon’ part tells you a lot about why this thing is so light. The exterior is made out of light (and equally tough) carbon fiber, making the whole thing weigh just 2.8 pounds. We were stunned when we […]

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    Lenovo Miix 2 Takes on the Surface 2 [Video]

    If you’re a little confused by the headline, there’s good reason – yes, Lenovo already did release something called the Miix 2 last year. That was an 8” Windows 8.1 tablet – what Lenovo is unveiling at CES are the 10” and 11” models, and they’re taking a bit of a different approach than the […]

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    Lenovo N308 is an Android Desktop Computer – Say What?

    For those of you who really, really like Android, Lenovo is about to give you a jumbo-sized Jelly Bean experience. The Lenovo N308 is a 19.5’’ all-in-one computer running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and it comes with a full-sized keyboard and mouse. We should probably preface this by saying that the Android AIO, while uncommon, […]

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    Lenovo Yoga and Flex Models Get Revamped

    Lenovo released the Yoga 2 Pro last year, a high-powered multi-purpose notebook/tablet/anything you want it to be. At CES this year, Lenovo is releasing the Yoga 2 for the rest of us – a scaled down and, more importantly, more affordable notebook that doesn’t skimp on all the things that make the Yoga line great. […]

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    How to Set Up Your Windows 8 Device with Outlook.com

    So you just got a new shiny Windows 8 device for the holidays, and you’re setting it up for the first time? Your device will prompt you to sign in with an email account. We recommend using a free Outlook.com account to sign in. Here’s why. 1. An @outlook.com account works best with the Windows […]

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    NORAD Santa Tracker Gets its Own Windows 8.1 App

    The government, as it does every year, is taking a day off spying on the people to turn its eye upward and keep tabs on Santa’s whereabouts as he delivers the goods on the night of Christmas Eve. Just kidding! They’ll still be spying on the people, too. As is tradition, NORAD will be following […]

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    Win the Lenovo Yoga 11s 2 in 1 powered by Intel!

    The Lenovo Yoga 11s is one of the hottest 2 in 1 devices of the season. This versatile 2 in 1 can transform into tablet mode, laptop mode, and tent mode, making it a very versatile device. It’s also plenty powerful thanks to a 4th generation Intel Core processor. And what better way to celebrate […]

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    Guide to the Hottest Intel-powered Tablets for the Holidays

    In just a few short years, tablets have changed the way millions entertain themselves. Free time has been forever changed by those fun-sized computers, making it easier than ever to check out television shows, movies, ebooks, and games from the comfort of the couch. But, that’s not to say all tablets are created equally – […]

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    Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 Review – The Poor Man’s Yoga

    Don’t call it a Yoga, but the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 certainly takes some design cues from the popular Yoga Ultrabook series. The Flex 15 on the other hand, is an affordable convertible laptop that packs in a touchscreen, along with a neat dual-mode design. So in addition to operating in traditional laptop mode, its […]

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    Flipboard Lands on Windows 8 with Special Live Tile Features

    Flipboard, an app that has been picking up steam in the past few years, has finally made its way over to Windows proper. Flipboard for Windows 8.1 brings ultimate aggregation to PCs everywhere in the form of personalized digital magazines. For the uninitiated, Flipboard takes stories and posts from all of your social media feeds […]

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    6 Things You’ll Love About the Microsoft Surface 2 [Video]

    Microsoft has released the Surface 2, a new and improved version of the original Surface, that is faster, a bit thinner and lighter. But there are a lot of Windows 8 tablets to choose from these days, so why choose the Surface 2? Here are 6 things that you’ll love about the Microsoft Surface 2. […]

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    Windows 8.1 Update Now Available

    After much wailing and gnashing of teeth, Microsoft has relented and given you back your Start button. The Windows 8.1 update is now live, and it sets about fixing some of the major complaints people had about Windows 8. So, the Start button is back, but it’ll just take you back to the home screen […]

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    Acer Unloads Iconia W4 Tablet with Windows 8.1

    The impending release of Windows 8.1 is bringing with it a whole host of new tablets running the new operating system out of the box, with the latest being the Acer Iconia W4. It’s another 8” Windows tablet, and you can go out and get it as of today. The Iconia W4 runs Windows 8.1 […]

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    Lenovo Mixes it Up With the Miix2 Budget Windows 8 Tablet

    Lenovo is following up their initial foray into the Windows 8 tablet arena, the 10” Miix, with the Miix2, an 8” tablet that will come running Windows 8.1 out of the box. The quasi-budget Miix2 will feature a 1280 x 800 WXGA display. The processor will be from Intel’s mobile line – a quad-core Bay […]

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    FreePrints App Offers 1,000 Free Prints from your iPhone

    As you know, smartphone cameras are no slouches these days. And, yeah, most of the time, pictures just stay on your devices, if you want to look at them. But, chances are you have a few old photo frames laying around, and more than a few relatives who don’t really do the whole computer thing. […]

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    Say Sayonara to Voice, Control Your Tablet with Your Eyes

    There is a lot of talk these days about controlling your tablet and computer with voice or gesture control, but what if you could control and navigate your tablet with your eyes? That sort of technology probably seems very futuristic, but it’s available now, and Tobii EyeMobile is about to bring that technology to the […]

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    Logitech T400 Zone Touch Mouse Review

    When someone tries to sell you a mouse that is “optimized for Windows 8,” they’re selling a mouse that has touchscreen controls mapped onto it somewhere. Some are more robust than others. On one extreme, you have the Asus VivoMouse – a mouse that is all touchpad, with all of the standard Windows 8 touch […]