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Quirky Innovations With Consumer Reports, And Morgan Freeman Makes A Tech Appearance

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Consumer Reports joined Into Tomorrow this week to tell us about quirky innovations in the computer world:

If you’re hoping for a groundbreaking personal computing product this year, you may be disappointed. But that doesn’t mean you won’t see some thoughtful, quirky innovations along the way, so says Consumer Reports. Their electronics spokesman James McQueen is here to tell us about some of the computers to watch for in 2016.

With 2016’s new crop of convertible laptops, we may have reached the useful limits of thinness—unless you want a computer that also dices vegetables. Lenovo claims the new 0.5-inch Yoga 900S (starting at $1,099) is now the world’s trimmest model, edging out Microsoft’s $1,499 Surface Book by 0.4 inches. We’ll get out our micrometers once the device is in the lab, and let you know for sure. The Yoga’s 360-degree hinge lets you flip the keyboard around so you can hold the device in your hand like a tablet or prop it up on a table to watch a movie.

Microsoft has had enough success convincing consumers that a two-in-one laptop is a smart idea that companies like Samsung and Lenovo are now angling for a piece of the market. And so, the Surface Pro 4 will have some extra competition. Much like the Pro 4, the two new Windows-powered devices take advantage of the adaptive user interface to shift from laptop to tablet mode.

Samsung’s Galaxy TabPro S is similar to Dell’s 2-in-1 in that it lets you run Windows 10 in either tablet or laptop mode.

For more info on this story, visit ConsumerReports.org.

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For Into Tomorrow, James McQueen – Consumer Reports

Chris recommended an app he’s been playing with:

Update on Waze which I talked about a few months ago in this segment. For a limited time, you can now have Morgan Freeman tell you where to go!

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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