Day: September 27, 2020

The Lenovo Yoga 9i Gets More Speed and an Optional Leather Back

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Lenovo makes some of the best 2-in-1s on the market, and for its upcoming premium Yoga convertibles, aside from updated specs and components, some are also getting fancy leather backs.

Spread across two slightly different 14 and 15-inch models and a third “Slim” version (which will be called the IdeaPad Slim 9i in North America), the Yoga 9i will come with a range of new Intel Core processors, a revamped chassis with an updated Rotating Sound Bar—a speaker built directly into the hinge. Plus on select models, it’s getting ultrasonic fingerprint sensors and premium leather lids.

On the outside, the new leather-topped Yoga 9i will come with an authentic leather panel attached by what Lenovo says is a 20-step bonding process so that the top of the system will wear and age naturally without ever falling off. While this isn’t the first recent gadget or laptop to

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How to use an NVMe drive to upgrade your Mac’s SSD

If you’re not able to shell out $1000 or more for a new machine, you can squeeze out a few more years with a storage upgrade for some older MacBook Air or MacBook Pro models. Here’s how to do it.

This year, schools are offering in-person or virtual options. No matter which option your school is offering, the best new computer may be a computer that’s new-to-you.

Last year, we purchased a 2015 MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The problem is that 128GB is not large enough to meet the school’s requirements. They want 256GB or greater.

Upgrade MacBook Air

First, you’re going to need to gather the computer and parts. We found the 2015 MacBook Air and a 2017 MacBook Air on Craigslist.

Both years are essentially the same computer, with a speed bump in CPU MHz. We could have also found a

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Wayback Machine will automatically preserve Cloudflare-powered websites

The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine has joined hands with Cloudflare for automated content distribution. As a result of this partnership, the Wayback Machine will automatically archive content from websites that enable Cloudflare’s Always Online service. And even when the original host is not available to Cloudflare, the Internet Archive will ensure the pages are available to users.

Wayback Machine Save Page Features

Internet Archive joins hands with Cloudflare

Internet Archive says Cloudflare has become a core infrastructure for the Web. By this partnership with Cloudflare, Internet Archive hopes to make the web more reliable for everyone.

“The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine has an impressive infrastructure that can archive the web at scale,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “By working together, we can take another step toward making the Internet more resilient by stopping server issues for our customers and in turn from interrupting businesses and users online.”

How does the alliance between

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Tech-Fluent Leaders Can Make the Case for Technology Investments

The COVID-19 pandemic heralded great unemployment across the country earlier this year. In hard-hit Washington state, a record number of financially stricken citizens sought unemployment benefits, overwhelming public agencies.

In looking at state public services, which were stymied by a lack of IT support, The Seattle Times recently found a beacon of hope in Suzi LeVine, the state’s Employment Security Department commissioner. A former Microsoft executive, LeVine possesses the aptitude and, specifically, the “exceptional tech fluency” to match resources against the challenges, the newspaper says. She knows how to solve the problem and how to speak to it.

Deloitte defines tech fluency as “the ability to broadly understand and confidently discuss IT concepts.” The firm regularly examines the idea that corporate CIOs should not only possess tech fluency but also learn the language of business. These combined capabilities result in more comprehensive and convincing technology leadership. Greater tech fluency lends

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Huntsville area residents gain civic engagement website

Long-time friends and Sparkman High School alums have made it their mission to assure Huntsville area residents no longer need to sift through a pile of confusion to understand issues on their local ballots. The millennial quartet of Willie Brazile, William “Skip” Garrett, Edward Grimble, and Matt Reed aspire to achieve this mission and much more with their new civic engagement website,

We caught up with the cross-functional team to talk about their endeavor and how it will help eligible Huntsville Metro voters. This conversation is shown below with the team agreeing to speak as one voice.

What inspired the creation of

We created primarily to drive civic engagement among young citizens in Madison County and help anyone who is willing and able to vote get safely to the polls on Election Day.

Following the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and the

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