Lenovo smartphones designed by Ashton Kutcher

That 70’s shows star and Steve Jobs look alike Ashton Kutcher is now designing a special edition line of phones for Lenovo. The Hollywood star was brought on board as a product engineer back in October.  According to Lenovo executive David Roman, Kutcher’s role in shaping the company’s hardware is very real. “I know on one level, it sounds corny,” Roman said in an interview with Recode. But he insisted that Lenovo’s partnership with Kutcher isn’t a publicity stunt of any sort. “He not only sees himself as an engineer, but he is an engineer. If he sees a problem, he wants to solve it.”

As of right now it has been stated by Roman that Kutchers main focus is the user experience on the upcoming phones. It should be very interesting to see what he will bring to the table once the phones are released.


HP Spectre ONE All-In-One PC

Just recently HP released their  Spectre ONE ($1299), an All-In-One (AIO) desktop computer that is only 11.5mm thick at its thinnest point. The goal was to make it look great. In my book it looks like an iMac.

In addition to looking really awesome, the HP Spectre ONE also has support for NFC, and HP intends to sell programmable NFC tags that can be used to pre-program actions (different log-ins for example), or to transfer files to/from mobiles devices also equipped with NFC. In terms of ports, the HP SpectreONE comes with four USB, one SD, one Ethernet, one HDMI and one 3.5mm port (+ Kensington anti-theft lock).