TODAY ONLY!  Two Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablets are available for an all-time low price

Amazon’s got a deal on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablets today. All of the deals are through third-party marketplace sellers. There are two worth looking at,with prices at $730 and $950. Both of those 2016 models are selling at the lowest prices ever on Amazon—though this isn’t the first time they’ve been this low.

These versions of the ThinkPad X1 feature a 12-inch display with 2160×1440 resolution, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Windows 10 Pro. They also come with a detachable ThinkPad keyboard with TrackPoint and trackpad. If you’ve ever used a ThinkPad keyboard before, it’s basically a portable version of that.

the $730 version comes with a 1.1GHz dual-core Core m5-6Y57 processor, a 256GB SSD, and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. This item was most recently selling $970 before the price drop.

The $950 model, meanwhile, has a 1.2GHz dual-core Core m7-6Y75, a 256GB SSD, and 16GB of DDR3 RAM. Before the recent price drop, third-party marketplace sellers were selling it for $1032, while Amazon was aiming much higher with a price tag of $1627.

This is a daily deal, so the prices expire just before midnight on Wednesday or when supplies run out.

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Source: Two Lenovo ThinkPad X1 tablets are available for an all-time low price

L’Oréal launches wearable UV sensor to protect against skin cancer

L’Oréal has teamed up with designer Yves Béhar to create a wearable UV sensor that tracks sun exposure, as a way of lowering the risk of skin cancer.

L’Oréal is launching the UV Sense at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It created the wearable device to allow people to take more notice of sun safety, and in turn reduce the risk of them contracting skin cancer.

Source: L’Oréal launches wearable UV sensor to protect against skin cancer

Microsoft rolling out Surface firmware updates with Meltdown, Spectre mitigations

Microsoft is rolling out a new round of firmware updates for Surface devices, bringing mitigations for Spectre and Meltdown in the process.

Just after the recent Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities were disclosed last week, Microsoft revealed that it would issue a set of Surface firmware updates to mitigate against the attacks, in addition to its general emergency update for all Windows users. Those firmware updates are now ready and rolling out over Windows Update for a range of surface devices.

Dated January 10, the updates are now rolling out to the Surface Book 2, Surface Laptop, Surface Studio, Surface Book, and Surface Pro 4, according to the Surface Update History tracker. Each round of updates includes a firmware tweak to “resolve potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 180002,” which addresses the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

Source: Microsoft rolling out Surface firmware updates with Meltdown, Spectre mitigations

A pair of vibrating wearables kept me calm during the stress of CES

Source: A pair of vibrating wearables kept me calm during the stress of CES

I’ll admit I was skeptical at first. Can wearing two vibrating devices really reduce stress? That’s what Touchpoints claims to do, and as I found out this week during a crazy day at CES, the company delivers on that promise. What’s more, I have the brain scans to prove it.

Apple now offering refurbished 10.5-Inch iPad Pro models

Apple has added refurbished 10.5-inch iPad Pro models to its online store in the US and Canada. This is the first time Apple has offered the 10.5-inch iPad as a refurbished model in the US. Currently most models and colors are available in the WiFi-only variant.

The starting price for a refurbished 64GB Wi-Fi model is $549, which $100 less than the normal $649 asking price for a new model. The 265GB refurbished model is available at $679, and the 512GB Wi-Fi version is listed at $849. New models of the same variants will set you back $799 and $999, respectively. At the time of this post, only the 512GB Cellular model is available in all four colors at $959.

Snapdragon-Powered Lenovo Miix 630 Boasts 20-Hour Battery

The Lenovo Miix 630 is a Windows tablet powered by a smartphone processor that promises an always-on LTE connection and excellent battery life.

With a starting price of $799, the Lenovo Miix 630 detachable Windows tablet is on the cheaper end of a brand-new crop of PCs that run power-sipping Qualcomm Snapdragon processors rather than CPUs from Intel or AMD.

The Miix 630, announced on Monday here at CES, looks nearly identical to the Chinese electronics giant’s other detachable Windows tablets, such as the Miix 520$999.99 at Lenovo. It’s got a 12.3-inch full HD (1,920 by 1,080) touch screen that’s fortified with Corning Gorilla Glass. There’s a kickstand built into the back of the tablet for propping it up when the keyboard is attached, and the whole thing weighs just under three pounds.

Source: Snapdragon-Powered Lenovo Miix 630 Boasts 20-Hour Battery

Investors Urge Apple to Do More to Protect Children From Smartphone Addiction

Apple should do more to reduce growing smartphone addiction among children, said two major investors on Monday (via USA Today). In an open letter to the tech giant, New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System wrote of their increasing concern about the effects of mobile devices and social media on youngsters, urging Apple to offer more tools and choices to help prevent harm.

Source: Investors Urge Apple to Do More to Protect Children From Smartphone Addiction

 

 

Lenovo announces new 10-inch Windows tablet – MSPoweruser

At CES 2018, Lenovo today announced Tablet 10, a new 10-inch Windows tablet targeting enterprise customers. Tablet 10 is actually a detachable that comes with a keyboard base. It is powered by Intel Celeron N Series processors that will benefit vertical applications such as healthcare and retail. To support easy authentication in retail scenarios, it features fingerprint […]

Source: Lenovo announces new 10-inch Windows tablet – MSPoweruser