Lenovo Legion Y730

The fresh design of the Legion Y730 holds promise, with a well-rounded feature set at a relatively modest price.

The fresh design of the Legion Y730 holds promise, with a well-rounded feature set at a relatively modest price.

Lenovo ThinkPad X280

In the X280, Lenovo gives the ThinkPad X200 series its biggest redesign in ages, serving up a winning take on the 12.5-inch ultraportable.

In the X280, Lenovo gives the ThinkPad X200 series its biggest redesign in ages, serving up a winning take on the 12.5-inch ultraportable.

Alienware 17 R5

The Alienware 17 R5 gaming laptop delivers serious power in a big, but nicely built, package. The model we reviewed is expensive, but the configuration choices offer well-priced options for different budgets.

The Alienware 17 R5 gaming laptop delivers serious power in a big, but nicely built, package. The model we reviewed is expensive, but the configuration choices offer well-priced options for different budgets.

The Best Cheap Laptops of 2018

Today’s low-cost laptops can handle everyday computing (and sometimes more) with aplomb. Here’s how to achieve the perfect balance of price and features along with our best budget laptop picks. Bonus: They all ring up for less than $500, with many belo…

Today's low-cost laptops can handle everyday computing (and sometimes more) with aplomb. Here's how to achieve the perfect balance of price and features along with our best budget laptop picks. Bonus: They all ring up for less than $500, with many below $300.

Lenovo ThinkPad T480s

The 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad T480s is well-rounded workhorse laptop, but it can’t escape the shadow of its superslim sibling, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad T480s is well-rounded workhorse laptop, but it can't escape the shadow of its superslim sibling, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The Best Laptops of 2018

Shopping for a laptop is more than just poring over spec lists. Whether you want a simple budget laptop, a productivity workhorse, or a screaming machine for gaming, our guide has the advice you need to find the mobile PC that fits your needs.

Shopping for a laptop is more than just poring over spec lists. Whether you want a simple budget laptop, a productivity workhorse, or a screaming machine for gaming, our guide has the advice you need to find the mobile PC that fits your needs.

10 Gadgets That Will Make International Flights a Breeze

There aren’t many ways to avoid the fatigue and boredom of a long flight, but this gear, from long-life laptops and game systems to smart luggage and shoes, can help. Bon voyage!

There aren’t many ways to avoid the fatigue and boredom of a long flight, but this gear, from long-life laptops and game systems to smart luggage and shoes, can help. Bon voyage!

IDG Contributor Network: Translating the unintelligible

“Every act of communication is a miracle of translation.” ― Ken Liu

Have you ever had the experience of working or living in a culture with a completely different language that you don’t understand?  This can be a bit disorienting and challenging.  Simple tasks like ordering food become complex and time consuming.  You feel a bit lost and embarrassed as you try to muddle through, and perhaps you end up with a sandwich instead of the salad you were trying to order. Perhaps you simply sigh and think, “this is not what I really wanted, but it will have to do.”

Now let’s consider our business partners.  How much do they really understand technology, and what we do?  The answer in many cases is that they don’t.  They certainly do not have the training and background in technology that technologists do.  Just like you in a foreign land, they may try to bluff their way through.  However, their understanding is at best incomplete compared to our own.  And, all too often, they simply settle for what they get.

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“Every act of communication is a miracle of translation.” ― Ken Liu

Have you ever had the experience of working or living in a culture with a completely different language that you don’t understand?  This can be a bit disorienting and challenging.  Simple tasks like ordering food become complex and time consuming.  You feel a bit lost and embarrassed as you try to muddle through, and perhaps you end up with a sandwich instead of the salad you were trying to order. Perhaps you simply sigh and think, “this is not what I really wanted, but it will have to do.”

Now let’s consider our business partners.  How much do they really understand technology, and what we do?  The answer in many cases is that they don’t.  They certainly do not have the training and background in technology that technologists do.  Just like you in a foreign land, they may try to bluff their way through.  However, their understanding is at best incomplete compared to our own.  And, all too often, they simply settle for what they get.

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IDG Contributor Network: Bank on the Gen Z customer to disrupt the financial services industry

We know millennials have had an immense impact on how banks operate and with the rise of Gen Z, as well as new technologies, there promises to be more change on the banking horizon. Gen Z is an important population for banks to take into consideration, not only because they have buying power of $44 billion, but also because the older cohorts are starting to enter college. This means that they’ll likely be taking out student loans, setting up bank accounts and applying for credit cards. This presents banks with the perfect opportunity to not only understand this generation, but appeal to them with the right balance of traditional offerings and innovative technology-driven services.

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We know millennials have had an immense impact on how banks operate and with the rise of Gen Z, as well as new technologies, there promises to be more change on the banking horizon. Gen Z is an important population for banks to take into consideration, not only because they have buying power of $44 billion, but also because the older cohorts are starting to enter college. This means that they’ll likely be taking out student loans, setting up bank accounts and applying for credit cards. This presents banks with the perfect opportunity to not only understand this generation, but appeal to them with the right balance of traditional offerings and innovative technology-driven services.

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