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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme With Dolby Vision HDR Display Option, Nvidia Graphics Launched in India

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme that was unveiled at the IFA conference back in September last year has now been launched in India. The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is designed with a list of multimedia and gaming capabilities. Lenovo has also provided discrete Nvidia graphics as well as features such as Dolby Vision HDR support as well as USB Type-C based Thunderbolt 3 connectivity to take on the competition. There are also options such as 1TB of SSD and Intel Core i7 processor. Lenovo brought an Intel Core i9 variant at IFA 2018, though it is yet to arrive in India. Moreover, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme comes in India with a starting price of Rs. 1,97,471.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme price in India

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme price in India has been set at Rs. 1,97,471 for the base variant that comes with an Intel Core i5 processor along with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. There is also the Intel Core i7 variant along with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD at Rs. 2,04,479. Both Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme are available exclusively through Lenovo’s official website.


Lenovo is also taking pre-bookings for the 1TB SSD variant of the ThinkPad X1 Extreme that comes with a price tag of Rs. 3,02,015. This variant will be shipped starting January 10. However, the company hasn’t brought the top-end variant with an Intel Core i9 processor that was unveiled at IFA 2018 alongside the inferior models.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme specifications, features

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme is the company’s latest model based on the 15-inch form-factor. Its design matches the aesthetics of the X1 Carbon – with four layers of reinforced carbon fibre for the outer structure and an aluminium alloy for the bottom cover. The notebook is also touted to be tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to run in extreme conditions.

Lenovo has provided a 15.6-inch display on the ThinkPad X1 Extreme that comes in UHD (3840×2160 pixels) HDR touchscreen with Dolby Vision support and FHD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS antiglare non-touch supported panel options. Under the hood, the machine has up to Intel Core i9 processor, coupled with Intel UHD Graphics 630 and Nvidia GeForce GTX1050Ti 4GB GDDR5 graphics card as well as up to 64GB DDR4 RAM.

For an enhanced security experience, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme supports Smartcard, fingerprint sensor, IR camera for Windows Hello, ThinkShutter camera cover for privacy, Kensington lock slot, and TPM 2.0 module. On the part of physical connectivity, the notebook has two USB 3.1 ports, two USB Type-C ports (Thunderbolt 3), a headphone and microphone combo socket, HDMI, and an SD card reader. There are also various wireless connectivity options, including Bluetooth 5.0 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac with 2×2 MIMO antennas.

The ThinkPad X1 Extreme sports a spill-resistant, backlit keyboard that comes with white LED lighting and is accompanied by a multitouch glass touchpad. For audiophiles, there are enhancements such as Dolby Audio Premium, Dolby Atmos for headphones, and noise-cancelling, dual-array, far-field microphones.

Lenovo has provided an 80WHr battery on the ThinkPad X1 Extreme that is claimed to deliver up to 15 hours of power on a single charge. The notebook also supports RapidCharge that is rated to offer 80 percent of power in one hour. Besides, the new model measures up to 18.7mm in thickness and weighs up to 1.8kg.

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Nike Adapt Self-Lacing Smart Sneaker Will Require Regular Charging

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Nike has found a new way to capture more information about its customers: through their sneakers.

At an event called the “Future of Footwear,” Nike unveiled a new shoe concept, called Nike Adapt, that tracks performance in real time, allowing the company to give weekend warriors athletic tips and also sell them more products.

“It’s the start of a new day,” said Michael Donaghu, Nike’s director of global footwear innovation. “It’s like we’re moving from footwear to firmwear.”


The shoes, with their data-tracking capability, present customers with a choice about privacy — if they opt not to share their data, they’ll miss out on a lot of the product’s capabilities. The company is starting with basketball shoes, which will sell for $350 (roughly Rs. 25,000).

The shoe self-tightens to an athlete’s preference – there are no laces – and is adjustable via an app. The products carry sensors, accelerometers and gyroscopes that can give Nike a full, personalized snapshot of its owner’s performance. They’ll need recharging every two weeks.

“It’s like having two smartphones strapped to your two feet,” said Michael Martin, Nike’s global head of digital products.

CEO Mark Parker discussed the new shoes in vague terms in December, calling it a “major step” in taking Nike’s new digital emphasis and embedding it into actual product.

Nike stores are also going digital. The company calls new flagship locations unveiled two months ago in New York and Shanghai “Houses of Innovation.” They blend online shopping with the in-person experience. To get the full experience, you essentially have to download the Nike app.

Nike is in the midst of a digital transformation. A large part of that is trying to get more of its customers to become members of the NikePlus loyalty program. The company has found members spend three times more than nonmembers when they shop at

Though Nike has seen rapid growth in apparel sales, shoes still accounted for 61 percent of the company’s $36.4 billion in revenue last fiscal year.

Nike auto-lacing shoes have been around since 2017, when the company sold a limited number of low-top sneakers for $720, the most expensive shoes it ever released.

These shoes will be available through Nike’s direct channels, and through retailers, and will debut in the NBA on the feet of Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum later this week.

The shoe’s technology is can be updated through the app, meaning its capabilities can change after it’s purchased. The Beaverton, Oregon-based company plans to release more products with the Adapt technology, including running shoes, sportswear and lifestyle items.

“The advantages we’re looking to provide the athlete are so substantial that you’ll see a mass of people wanting to make use of those benefits,” Martin said.

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Microsoft Says Will Set Up 10 AI Labs, Train 5 Lakh Youth in India

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Microsoft India to set up Artificial Intelligence (AI) labs in 10 universities and train five lakh youth across the country in disrupting technologies.

The company also said it will upskill over 10,000 developers over the next three years.

“We believe AI will enable Indian businesses and more for India’s progress, especially in education, skilling, healthcare and agriculture,” said Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.


Microsoft AI today is fuelling digital transformation for over 700 customers and 60 per cent customers are large manufacturing and financial services enterprises.

Over 700 partners have geared up to support the AI ecosystem, said the company.

Microsoft in December announced a three-year “Intelligent Cloud Hub” collaborative programme in India, for empowering institutes to skill students in AI and Cloud technologies.

India is one of the first countries to have such a programme in which Microsoft will support selected institutes that have the best-in-class infrastructure, curriculum and content, onsite training for faculty and students, access for participating students to Cloud and AI services, developmental tools and developer support.

In April 2018, the company announced the Microsoft Professional Programme (MPP) for the public.

This programme is helping in providing job-ready skills along with real-world experience to engineers as well as others who plan on improving their skills in AI and data science, using a series of online courses.

“Microsoft also believes that it is imperative to build higher awareness and capabilities on security, privacy, trust and accountability,” said Maheshwari.

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TP-Link Launches New Wi-Fi 6 Routers at CES 2019 With Something at Every Price Point

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TP-Link has announced five new next-generation wireless products at CES 2019. All these routers are based on Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) with prices ranges from the affordable entry-level routers to expensive wireless routers meant for gaming. In December last year, TP-Link had introduced its first two Wi-Fi 6 routers based on Broadcom platforms. With its latest announcement at CES 2019, the company seems keen on bringing more Wi-Fi 6 products for everyone.

The new TP Link Deco X10 is a mesh networking-based wireless router. It comes in a pack of two (one main unit and a satellite), priced at $349.99 (roughly Rs. 24,340). It offers a wireless bandwidth of up to 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 1,200Mbps on the 5GHz band.

The company has also announced a new Archer AX11000 gaming wireless router. It is a tri-band wireless router capable of a maximum wireless throughput of up to 4,804Mbps on the 5GHz bands and up to 1,148Mbps on the 2.4GHz band. TP-Link had added USB Type-C and USB Type-A ports to enable storage sharing across the network. The router will sell at $449.99 (roughly Rs. 31,300) and will be available later this month.


TP-Link’s new Archer AX6000 is a dual-band wireless router that offers features similar to the Archer AX11000 and is shipping right away. It includes a 2.5Gbps WAN port so in case you have a high-speed broadband connection, but you don’t play games, this might be the right router for you as it costs $100 (roughly Rs. 6,954) less than the Archer AX11000.

The basic TP-Link Archer AX1800 brings Wi-Fi 6 at an affordable price point. The Archer AX1800 is a dual-band wireless router which comes with a Gigabit WAN port and a USB 2.0 port to share data across the network. The router is priced at $129.99 (roughly Rs. 9,040). It will be available later this year.

TP-Link has also announced a new wireless range extender at CES 2019. The RE705X Wi-Fi range extender is a dual-band repeater which is priced at $99.99 (roughly Rs. 6,953). It will ship in the third quarter of 2019.

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