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Lenovo Mechanical Energy Harvesting keyboard & mouse concept never needs to be plugged in

Lenovo is showing off a concept wireless keyboard & mouse set at CES 2024 that never needs to be plugged in to charge. That’s because the Mechanical Energy Harvesting Combo system “uses mechanical movement and solar irradiation” to generate enough power to keep the peripherals running. We’ve seen mobile gadgets with solar panels before, but it […]

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Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 SPE has an E Ink Prism lid for customizable designs

The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 4 SPE is a concept computer designed to give users the ability to customize the look of their laptops thanks to an E Ink Prism 3 color display on the lid. First unveiled last year, E Ink’s Prism 3 technology is a low-power, programmable solution that can display simple graphics and […]

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Motorola’s foldable phone concept would become a smartwatch by wrapping around your wrist

Lenovo subsidiary Motorola is showing off several concepts for new hardware and software at Lenovo Tech World ’23. Among other things, there are AI-enhanced apps for using your phone’s camera as a document scanner, summarizing text on a website, or blurring sensitive info in a screenshot (without the need to tell the app which info to […]

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Compal Veneno concept gaming laptop has a tilt-forward display and enhanced cooling

Most laptops put the mainboard, memory, storage, and cooling system in the base of the notebook. But Compal has designed a concept gaming laptop that works a little differently. Compal’s Veneno laptop has a dual-hinge design that lets you open the laptop like any clamshell-style notebook, but then you can also pull the screen forward […]

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Compal designs a Mobile Office laptop with a palm rest that hides away when you don’t need it

I’ve gotten in the habit of treating my laptops like desktop computers much of the time in recent years. Plug in a mouse, keyboard and display and the portable computers have plenty of horsepower for most of the tasks I’d expect from a desktop. Unplug the peripherals and I can still use my computer on […]

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Windows Handheld Mode prototype imagines a Microsoft OS optimized for the Steam Deck and other gaming handhelds

You can install Windows on Valve’s Steam Deck, but the operating system isn’t really designed for the form factor. The user interface elements aren’t optimized for small screens, you can’t use the controllers for common Windows functions built for mouse and keyboard input. And while there’s an Xbox app for gaming, you need to use […]

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Lenovo’s rollable laptop display concept extends upward to give you more space

A few months after unveiling a concept laptop with a rollable OLED display that could extend upward to give you extra screen  space, Lenovo is showing off the latest version of that concept at Mobile World Congress this week. The company still hasn’t committed to actually selling a laptop with a rollable display yet. But we […]

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Motorola Rizr concept phone’s rollable display wraps around the phone and extends when you need it

Motorola is showing off a concept phone at MWC that features a rollable display that allows the screen to extend from 5 inches to 6.5 inches in about 3 seconds. When the display is retracted, it wraps around the bottom of the phone so that part of the display is visible on the back. In […]

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Dell’s latest Concept Luna update is an ultra-repairable laptop (that you can’t actually buy)

Dell’s Concept Luna is an initiative to design a laptop that’s easier to repair and upgrade, allowing you to keep using your computer for longer while reducing waste and the overall environmental footprint of your device. Unfortunately Concept Luna has only been a proof-of-concept since it was first unveiled a year ago. And that’s not […]

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Lenovo shows off rollable smartphone and laptop prototypes

Lenovo was the first major company to launch a laptop/tablet hybrid with a foldable OLED display. But flexible OLED display technology doesn’t stop at folding – now Lenovo is showing off laptop and smartphone prototypes with rollable displays that allow you to extend your screen space with a press of a button. For now the company […]

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MOZI concept notebook has a built-in projector and retractable keyboard

A Lenovo subsidiary has designed a “smart notebook” concept called MOZI that packs a PC, projector, and keyboard into a compact. While it’s unclear if MOZI will ever see the light of day, the project did recently win a Red Dot Design Award, and it’s an interesting take on what a portable computer could look like […]

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Compal’s StudyBook concept is a multi-function laptop for kids with a writing slate and detachable keyboard

Taiwanese device manufacturer Compal has designed an unusual laptop aimed at young children. At first glance the Compal StudyBook looks like a standard notebook, but it has a few features that make it stand out. First, the keyboard can be lifted up and removed from the bottom of the notebook to reveal a writing slate that […]