Lenovo hires Ashton Kutcher as a product engineer


Ashton Kutcher, the 35-year-old actor, who recently played the role of Apple's iconic founder Steve Jobs in the movie 'Jobs', will help computer maker Lenovo design and pitch its latest line of Yoga Android tablets. The Yoga Tablet features a cylindrical end that acts as a grip when reading on the tablet, and a stand which pops out of the cylinder can prop up the device either on a slight incline or nearly vertically. The Android 4.2 device runs on a 1.2 GHz MT8389 processor with 1GB RAM installed. It can connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or optional 3G and also features low powered Bluetooth 4.0. Like the Microsoft Surface and others, the new Yoga Tablet features a micro-USB slot that can be used to charge other devices or attach external drives. In order to charge a second device, however, the Yoga requires a special cable, which does not come included. An SD card expansion slot allows the unit to carry up to a total of 64 GB of storage, but both models start with an included 16 GB. Kutcher is a common player in the tech sphere and has invested in startup companies such as Airbnb, Path and Uber. He also took a few slight jabs at Apple and its iPad by praising Lenovo for choosing Android's operating system rather than its own proprietary platform.