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New Lenovo Mobile Workstations At SOLIDWORKS World 2017

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As SOLIDWORKS World 2017 opens, Lenovo is announcing three new mobile workstations laptops with the ThinkPad P51s, ThinkPad P51, and ThinkPad P71.

All three have common traits such as 4K UHD display, NVIDIA Quadro graphics processor, and Intel processors. All workstations can pass some MIL-Specs endurance, and without further details from Lenovo, we will assume that these are the MIL-810G transit drop tests. They target different segments of the portable workstation market.

ThinkPad P51s

The Lenovo ThinkPad P51s is designed to be light and portable. With its Thunderbolt support, it can be connected to large storage devices without experiencing much storage performance issues. Thunderbolt is also very convenient because it enables a one-connector (+power) docking experience that connects the laptop to displays, network, additional USB and more.

Interestingly, the rear battery of the ThinkPad P51s is hot-swappable, giving it a virtual unlimited mobility, if you can manage the logistics of charging batteries fast enough (the front battery is fixed). Places like hospitals often use hot swappable batteries, but they are not the only ones.

Specs highlight

  • Core i7 (gen 7), 64 GB RAM (DDR4-2133) 2xSODIMM
  • NVIDIA Quadro M520M (Maxwell architecture)
  • 1x SSD (1TB NVMe) + 1x HDD (1TB 5400rpm)
  • 32 Whr Front battery + 24-72 Whr rear battery
  • 3x USB 3.0, 1x USB C (Thunderbolt), 1x HDMI 1.4 (out), 1x RJ45 Gb Ethernet
  • FHD, FHD Touch, 4K UHD displays
  • 3 Lbs, 365.8 x 252.8 x 19.95-20.2mm

ThinkPad P51

The ThinkPad P51 (no s) is a slightly larger, more powerful, computer that boasts a 4KUHD display that has better color reproduction and comes with a color calibrator. The ThinkPad P51 has nearly 2.5X the graphics horsepower of the lighter P51s because it uses a more powerful GPU with almost 3X as many compute cores.

It can also host a much larger SSD drive (2TB max) and more RAM (4x 16GB), so those who work on large files can do so comfortably.The P51 has desktop-level computing power in a 5.5 Lbs form-factor. It P51 does not have a removable battery, and buyers can opt for the 66 Whr or 90 Whr version (this one may protrude).

Specs highlight

  • Xeon E3-v6 or Core i7 (gen 7) 64 GB RAM (DDR4-2400) 4xSODIMM
  • NVIDIA Quadro M2200M (Maxwell architecture)
  • 1x SSD (2TB NVMe) + 1x HDD (1TB unknown rpm)
  • 66-90 WHr battery
  • 4x USB 3.0, 1x Intel Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 1.4 (out), 1x RJ45 Gb Ethernet, 1x Docking, 1x Expresscard
  • FHD, FHD Touch, 4K UHD displays
  • 6 Lbs, 377.4 x 252.3 x 24.5 – 25.9

ThinkPad P71: VR Ready

As its name indicates, the Lenovo ThinkPad P71 is the largest and most powerful (and heavy) of this new batch of workstations. Obviously, its 17” size makes it much larger and more comfortable to work on, but that comes with a 7.6 Lbs weight.

Inside, the biggest difference is the Quadro P5000M GPU, which is the most powerful available for workstations today. As such, this makes the ThinkPad P71 a “VR-Ready” workstation, like most computers that are equipped with NVIDIA’s Pascal-based GPUs.

This ThinkPad P71 also comes with a color calibrator, although Lenovo does not have any specific claims on its color gamut performance. It is typically excellent in this market segment, but we will have to look at the more detailed specs when they become available.

Specs highlight

  • Xeon E3-v6 or Core i7 (gen 7) 64 GB RAM (DDR4-2400) 4xSODIMM
  • NVIDIA Quadro P5000M (Pascal architecture)
  • 1x SSD (2TB NVMe) + 1x HDD (2TB unknown rpm) + Optical drive or 1TB HDD
  • 96 WHr battery
  • 4x USB 3.0, 1x Intel Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 1.4 (out), 1x RJ45 Gb Ethernet, 1x Docking, 1x Expresscard + 1x SmartCard
  • FHD, 4K UHD displays
  • 7.6 Lbs, 416 x 275.5 x 29.9 – 31.5

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This is the photo that conspiracy theorists say proves the Moon landing was a fraud

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In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon. It was an incredible technological and scientific achievement for the human race, and the 11 other men who followed in his dusty footsteps are still the only humans to ever set foot somewhere other than Earth. That, of course, is assuming you believe the “official” account of things. If you’re on the fringes of the conspiracy community, on the other hand, you believe that the Moon landing was just a big lie cooked up by… lizard people or something, I guess.

Lots of “evidence” supporting the Moon landing hoax theory has cropped up in the past, but nothing has ever swayed the public as a whole. Now, hoax believers are pointing to an old photograph taken by an astronaut as potential proof that the lunar surface we see in Moon landing images is nothing more than a film set.

The photo in question comes from the Apollo 16 mission which took place in 1972. In the image, astronaut John Young is seen taking samples from the lunar surface. In the background, large boulders and smaller rocks litter the pale landscape, and a quick glance at the photograph doesn’t reveal anything particularly damning, but conspiracy theorists want you to take a much closer look.

Behind Young’s head, near the edge of the horizon, the supposed “boulder” is now the subject of debate. The photo’s description says that the background contains boulders as well as the Lunar Roving Vehicle, but conspiracy believers are seeing something else. Specifically, they believe that a lunar base is actually visible in the distance, along with additional personnel who weren’t supposed to be there.

This claim points to yet another fringe theory regarding the Moon landings. Rather than believing that the landings themselves were staged, a subset of the conspiracy community believes that NASA actually went to the Moon and found evidence of alien life there. Rather than tell the world about the discovery, they believe that NASA covered it up. The photo, they suggest, shows that NASA sent additional crew to the Moon after discovering extraterrestrial life, and even set up a lunar habitat there.

Or, as one YouTube commenter suggests, it’s probably “just a Starbucks.”

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Amazon’s running a lightning deal on the device that lets your phone see where no other phone can

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The Depstech 1200P Semi-rigid Wireless Borescope Camera is a new and improved version of one of the most popular products we’ve ever covered. In a nutshell, it’s a borescope camera that connects to your iPhone or Android phone wirelessly. Your phone becomes the viewfinder as you snake the camera into any space you want, allowing your phone to see where no normal smartphone can. You can also save the videos to view later. This cool camera comes with a hook and a magnet accessory as well, so you can lose it to retrieve jewelry or keys in seconds. It’s an awesome gadget and it’s on sale right now on Amazon. There’s a lightning deal going from 5PM until 11PM tonight, or while supplies last. You’ll save 20% during the deal, so hurry up and check it out.

Here are some bullet points from the product page:

  • Innovative WiFi Endoscope with great compatibility: different from endoscope camera in the market, this wireless wifi inspection camera will work with Android devices( Android 2.3+), as well as iPhone IOS system(iOS 6.0+). This makes the endoscope appeal to many users with various kinds of devices.
  • True 1200P Resolution Camera: reaching 1600×1200, this endoscope is able to capture HD snapshot of the unknown, mysterious places where the human eyes are difficult to catch the image, along with recording a vivid live- video in AVI format, available to be stored on your devices upon enabling the app to accessible to the Photo App.
  • CamTele Technology Seeing further & Wider: many professional technicians spare no efforts to develop the new technology, so this new product will have longer focal distance than common endoscope, getting rid of the limit within 1-3 inch, and the scope for a clear image can be extended to 15.7 inch, which will be more user-friendly in your inspection work.
  • Simple Operation Method – Turning on WiFi box to generate endoscope WiFi, connect your working device with the endoscope WiFi, and then just enjoy the expected view with our unique app “Depstech”.
  • Featuring 16.5FT cable, waterproof and 8.5mm diameter camera, 6 adjustable LED light on the camera, applicable for kinds of scenarios , regardless of dark area, damp or wet area etc. The semi-rigid cable can bend and hold it’s shape to access confined place, such as curved holes or pipes. Furthermore, it has a durable lithium battery, capacity up to 1800mAh which support 3-4h working time without LED light on, outshining other endoscopes with working time less than 1h.

 

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I want to live in AT&T’s fantasy world where prices actually go down

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We’re weeks into the court proceedings between AT&T, which is trying to buy Time Warner Inc, and the Justice Department that is suing to block the deal. We’ve heard from economic experts about how prices will soar, and from AT&T’s own execs about how cable is the company’s “cash cow.”

But on Thursday, we finally got to hear from AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, and he stuck right to the party line. AT&T acquiring Time Warner wouldn’t drive up prices, Stephenson claimed: It will actually be the other way around.

Reuters reports that Stephenson told the court there would be cost savings from the merger:

He said that he wanted to combine what AT&T knew about its customers with Time Warner’s ability to create compelling content.

This would help AT&T, which owns the biggest pay TV company DirecTV, build a cheaper online product that could be partially sustained through advertising, he said.

AT&T’s own lawyer also brought up an initial assessment of the merger, produced by AT&T, which said the deal would have “no significant cost synergies.” Stephenson refuted that analysis and said that later studies showed that it would.

Washington Post reporter Brian Fung said that Stephenson also mentioned AT&T will be coming out with a new streaming service later this month. Called AT&T Watch, it will cost $15 per month instead of the $35 that AT&T currently charges for its streaming service, DirecTV Now. It won’t have any sports channels, however.

A new skinny streaming bundle is a good talking point for AT&T in court, but it doesn’t change the fact that historically, mergers in the telecoms industry have been shown to raise prices. AT&T has argued that this won’t apply to this particular merger, since Time Warner is a content company, not a telecoms company. The government (and all rational people who like to watch TV) argue that AT&T will use Time Warner’s content, which includes must-have channels like HBO and CNN, as leverage over its competitors to keep prices high and restrict the success of streaming services.

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