Hands On With Lenovo’s New Chromebooks

BARCELONA—Lenovo’s three new Chromebooks can take a beating. They should, as they’re for kids. Chromebooks are tremendously successful in schools, and the new semi-ruggedized Lenovo 100e, 300e, and 500e look like they’re up to the predations of cranky ten-year-olds. We got some time with them at Mobile World Congress. Built Tough The new Chromebooks’ build […]

Hands On With Lenovo’s Flex 14 and Yoga 730

BARCELONA—Alexa, be a laptop. Lenovo’s new midrange Yoga 730 and Flex 14 laptops, announced at Mobile World Congress, come with Amazon’s voice assistant software built in, making them easy-to-use companions for Alexa-based smart home devices. Look Alexa, No Phone When we review voice assistant products (like our top smart speakers), we frequently hear from readers […]

McAfee Brings Voice-Activated Security to Amazon Alexa

BARCELONA—McAfee wants to make smart home security as easy as any other voice command: “Alexa, run a security scan of all my connected devices.” At Mobile World Congress, the antivirus and security software company announced the McAfee Secure Home Platform Skill for Amazon Alexa. Soon, by enabling the McAfee skill, Alexa users will be able […]