You know when you see a video for a soon-to-be-released piece of tech and you start to make all sorts of noise because you really must have it? That’s me. When I saw the above video for the Lenovo Yoga Book, there were noises. Not only is the Yoga Book aesthetically pleasing, but the things I could do. The thing that excited me the most was the Halo keyboard that doubles as a writing area. You can put paper on it and it will transfer what you’re writing on the paper to OneNote, Word, Outlook, and other W
Porsche Design has made shoes, lighters, watches and even its own phone. But now it’s moving into a new category with the launch of its computing division, headlined by the exquisitely-crafted Porsche Design Book One
With its virtual keyboard and fantastic writing surface, the Yoga Book could be the blueprint for future laptops.
When Lenovo first announced its fancy new 2-in-1 Yoga Book at IFA in September 2016, I got a little caught up in the mad rush of excitement. “Hybrid of the future” claims were bandied about the office, and I was in full agreement. After all, this is a device that looks truly different to everything else. Now that it’s here in my hands, I’m pleased to say Lenovo has created a unique hybrid worthy of the hype.
For starters, there’s no physical keyboard. Instead, there’s a virtual one with illuminated, futuristic-looking keys that appear as though they’ve been pulled straight from an episode of Black Mirror. They vibrate when you tap them, giving a reassuring sense of haptic feedback as you type.
National Security Agency workers can now safely use Microsoft Surface tablets devices for data mining, intelligence gathering, or more humdrum work like checking email.
Microsoft’s (msft, +0.08%) Surface tablets and the tech giant’s Windows 10 operating system are now officially part of the NSA’s list of approved technologies that its employees can use when dealing with classified information.
It should be noted that as of now, the only Windows 10 devices that the NSA deems safe to use for its workers are the Surface tablets. The NSA has not yet approved other any other Windows 10-powered personal computers built by third-party vendors like HP Inc. (hpq, +0.12%) or Dell Technologies to its list of sanctioned devices.