Sure, you can have strong passwords and rock solid encryption technologies to keep private work data safe, but those tools can’t stop prying eyes from simply looking over your shoulder, or even capturing a photo of what’s on your screen. It’s officially called visual hacking, and thankfully, there’s an easy fix – a simple privacy filters. It takes just a few seconds for someone to snag confidential information from a computer screen, which could potentially be used for malicious intent. However, not all of them work the same, with many reducing visibility when applied, that is, unless…you’re talking about Moshi’s Umbra. Once adhered to your MacBook Air / MacBook Pro / Pixelbook / Surface Pro display, it severely restricts the viewing angle, without reducing visbility. That’s right, anyone who tries to sneak a peek from the sides or top will just see a blackened screen. Best of all, the Umbra is fully washable, and can be reapplied repeatedly, 100% bubble-free each time. Product page. Read more for our full review.
With Samsung releasing a flexible smartphone next year, bendy laptops aren’t too far off, and this conceptual device from Lenovo proves it. This computer will use “new screen technologies” to enable users to fold it when not in use, complete with a flexible display that stretches across most of the laptop and curves towards the keyboard. It will also offer voice control and of course retain the iconic red pointing stick found on current ThinkPads. A company representative mentioned that it will be constructed from “advanced materials”, but unfortunately, no other technical specifications were released, though it’s safe to say that most components will have to be custom-built to safely fit the bendy chassis if this ever makes it into prototype form. Read more for additional interesting images from around the web.
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The last thing anyone would expect after getting their laptop stolen is an email from the thief themselves, but that’s exactly what happened to college student Stevie Valentine. After receiving the message, Stevie posted it on Twitter, and it went viral shortly afterwards, receiving 26,000 Likes and thousands of comments. Like anything on the internet, there are those that actually like the thief, while others say extreme poverty doesn’t justify any type of crime. Read more to see the full message.
The Apple iPad 32GB (Latest Model) is normally priced at $329, but can be picked up for just $249 shipped on Black Friday. Featuring a 9.7-inch Retina display, an A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor, 8MP camera with 1080p video, a 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Read more for additional Black Friday tech deals.
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Apple has just revealed an all-new MacBook Air, bringing a stunning 13-inch Retina display, Touch ID, the latest Intel Core i5 processors and an even more portable design to the one of the world’s most popular laptops. It not only delivers all-day battery life, but is now offered in three finishes – gold, space gray and silver. Other features include: an Apple-designed keyboard, a spacious Force Touch trackpad, faster SSDs, wide stereo sound, the Apple T2 Security Chip and Thunderbolt 3. Continue reading for the full video presentation, hands-on pictures and more information.
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In the future, we may see dual-screen devices that merge tablets and laptops into one, just like Intel’s Tiger Rapids. It features a regular LCD display and an electronic paper display, with the latter barely consuming any power, but is meant for writing on. The hinge enables it to close flat like a book, similar to the Lenovo Yoga Book. Continue reading for another video, more hands-on pictures and additional information.
Microsoft officially unveiled today the new Surface Pro 6, which now comes in a matte black finish with Intel’s 8th-generation quad-core processors and improved cooling, making it 67% faster than its predecessor. This 1.3-pound hybrid device is good for 13.5 hours of use when the battery is fully charged, and features a 12.3-inch display as well as up to 16GB of RAM. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The team at Iameco (‘I Am Eco’) have created a new eco-friendly, touchscreen wooden laptop that boasts a modular design, meaning that individual components of the laptops can easily be replaced as they wear out or when upgrades become available. They have also eliminated the toxic chemicals used in common manufacturing, such as lead, cadmium, mercury, PVCs and brominated flame retardants. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The FlexiSpot Deskcise Pro All-in-One Exercise Workstation is not only great for burning calories, but doubles as a standing desk too, all for $299.99 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. The desk had a wrist pad, which was nice, as well as a small display showing my distance, speed, and time. And the desk and seat both adjust for height. You sat there, opened computer, and checked email, all while peddling. You can simply moving legs, getting a little exercise, and was still able to answer a few nagging emails. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review, more pictures and information.
Unveiled at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany, Acer’s new Swift 7 is touted as the “world’s thinnest laptop,” measuring in at less than 10mm thick and weighing under 2.2-pounds. This is made possible by a 14″ edge-to-edge display that boasts a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio, bezels that have been reduced to just 4.27mm, and lightweight magnesium materials. Continue reading for another video and more information.