Lenovo

A 6-post collection

3D Printing with Kids on Lenovo Yoga 7i

The greatest gift I can give my kids is a love of technology. I mean after all the usual Maslow's hierarchy of needs stuff, of course, the thing that I (and many of my readers) can instil in our kids is a deep passion for this life-altering and possibly career-defining thing that increasingly defines our everyday being. And without doubt, the best educational technology thing I've ever brought home is my Prusa 3D printer. Here's where it all started: Looking at a mate’s Prusa i3 printer and getting a bit tempted, what are folks using out there for hobby projects? The Dremel 3D45 looks good in reviews, what do the masses think? pic.twitter.com/iQcIMplt4s — Troy Hunt...

Kids and Code: Object Oriented Programming with Code Combat

Geez time flies. It's just a tad under 4 years ago that I wrote about teaching kids to code with code.org which is an amazing resource for young ones to start learning programming basics. In that post I shared a photo of my then 6-year-old son Ari holding a Lenovo Yoga 900 I gifted him as part of the Insiders program I'm involved in: He got a lot of mileage out of that machine and learned a lot about the basics of both code and using a PC. Today seemed like a good time to follow up on that post, starting with a new machine: This one is a Lenovo Yoga C940 and for full disclosure, it came courtesy...

Do Something Awesome with Have I Been Pwned and Win a Lenovo ThinkPad!

Current status: The competition has run and been won! Scroll down to the bottom for the result. Friends who follow what I'm up to these days will see that I'm often away from home in far-flung parts of the world. What that means is a lot of time on planes, a lot of time in airports (which is where I'm writing this now) and a lot of time in hotel rooms. Want to know how I churn out so much content? It's using that otherwise wasted down time to do useful things. But to do that, I need to be productive whilst mobile and I owe a lot of that to the machine I use when travelling. Now, to make...

A marathon (and a bit) in San Francisco, Lenovo Yoga 900 in tow

One of the best things I do on trips away is walk. It's a combination of things really; it's great for getting over jet lag, a fantastic way a seeing new places and if you do enough of it, a good workout too. I'll regularly walk 20+ kilometres when I've got a full day off in a nice spot, just seeing the sights, meeting up with random Twitter followers and taking some time out in nice spots to get a bit of work done. Which brings me to the Lenovo angle. I've always been of the mindset that a serious laptop I can actually do stuff with must have serious grunt. Serious grunt, in turn dictates heft, as demonstrated by...

Lenovo P50 and my dislike of high DPI displays (for now)

A little while back, I wrote about how Lenovo were sending me some things as part of their Insiders program which meant getting to use a number of machines I probably wouldn’t have thought twice about otherwise. The Yoga 900 in that blog post, for example, is not something I would have normally considered for myself as I like a physically larger, gruntier machine yet it’s turned out to be one of the best laptops I’ve ever owned. You’d normally find me with a machine like a W540 which is the last machine I bought myself about 18 months back and it’s been sensational… until this arrived: There we...

Kids and Code: Simple programming on code.org

There are few more valuable skills for kids these days than knowing their way around technology. In fact, I’d argue that you could say the same for adults but particularly when you consider the skills that are going to be most valuable in the future for our children, understanding how the connected world functions is key. Their existence is fundamentally different to ours and if you were born in the 70’s like me (or even earlier), just think about how fundamentally different their education and social interactions are; we had no Wikipedia to refer to, no online discussions to ask questions in and frequently, not even a PC to type on (I was a teenager before...