The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is launching on October 17, with Windows Mixed Reality headsets in tow, Microsoft announced at the IFA tradeshow in Berlin on Friday. That’s a bit later than expected, as this past April Microsoft committed to in March and September, in perpetuity. Microsoft is missing its very first deadline under the new system—but not by much. No new features were announced by Windows chief Terry Myerson at the event, but that’s to be expected since have been testing the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for months now. It won’t be quite as interesting as originally expected, as flagship cross-device features teased at Microsoft’s Windows 10 Fall Creators Update unveiling in May—like an app Timeline and cloud clipboard—didn’t wind up making the final cut.
The Essential Phone (styled PH-1) is a debut handset created by the godfather of Android, Andy Rubin, and his brand-new company. It's entering a crowded field dominated by the same few phones: Samsung's . The latest LG V phone. (previously Nexus) phones. And of course, the . Nevertheless, the new kid in town is getting a lot of attention. But ? Here’s everything you need to know about the Essential Phone and how it stacks up against the heavy-hitters.
Windows may have the most robust library of games in the world, but many people enjoy playing games in the living room—yes, even PC gamers. Valve, the company behind Steam, helps its users cross the bridge between computers and couches with ($50 or less on ), a diminutive set-top box that streams games from your gaming PC straight to your TV.
When Astro announced the a few months ago, we hypothesized that it was only a matter of time until an A20 slotted into the remaining empty space. Sure enough, it’s here: , a wireless version of the A10. Retailing for $150, the A20 features the same stripped-down design as the A10 but...wireless. That seems to be the only difference, though I’m judging by photos—I’ve yet to see the headset in person or test it out.
“Do you even make wired mice anymore?” I posed that question to Logitech during a briefing this week for its new G603 mouse, yet another wireless addition to Logitech’s lineup. Just two months ago the company introduced —a mousepad that charges your wireless mouse while you play—plus a G900 refresh to go along with it. So another wireless mouse? Already? Indeed. Even weirder: The is not Powerplay compatible—a fact Logitech ascribes to it being developed in parallel.
Lenovo’s IdeaPad Miix 520 is a 2-in-1 Surface clone that’s taking a big step forward with its support of Intel’s latest s. Announced Thursday at Lenovo's event at IFA in Berlin, the Miix 520 will be among the first products to offer Intel's quad-core CPUs for laptops. These new chips, which promise up to a 40-percent performance hike, are melting away the compromises we used to assume with thinner, lighter PCs. When it ships in October with a starting price of $1,000, the IdeaPad Miix 520 will offer these key features and options:
The are already some of the most luxurious convertibles you can buy, with a gorgeous, watchband-like 360-degree hinge. Now Lenovo's adding yet more premium features. Announced Thursday at IFA in Berlin, the new flagship Lenovo Yoga 920 laptop will support , which promise up to 40 percent more power even in slender notebooks. This is a sea change for portable PCs, and the Yoga 920 is riding the wave.
Don’t call it a smartwatch, but if you want a smarter watch on the cheap, BuyDig has a good deal on today. Enter the code ‘CLASSYFIT’ at checkout to get it for $50. This watch typically sells for $80 and includes a black leather band. The Vivomove is an analog watch that can also track your steps, monitor sleep patterns, and automatically sync with your mobile device. This kind of activity tracker watch doesn’t do much compared to a smartwatch, but if all you want is step tracking, you get that without a half-second delay when you check the time.