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There's mounting evidence that HP, once the leading PC maker, does not know what it's doing. After announcing plans to cut up to 5 percent of its work force, the company is basically throwing stuff at the wall and seeing what sticks. Recent experiments include a luxury smartwatch, Chromebooks, a $...

August 21st 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft has been pushing hard for extra-cheap Windows computers that can take on Chromebooks, and it appears that HP is more than willing to hop on that bandwagon. Mobile Geeks has posted a leaked data sheet for the HP Stream 14, an upcoming $199 laptop that's clearly meant to fight Google-power...

August 18th 2014 at 5:29pm 0 Comments
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While Apple has teamed up with IBM to get more of its wares into the workplace, it seems Google is looking to do the same with partners of its own. The Information reports that Google is in talks with HP and others to leverage its card-based Now system for enterprise use. While the negotiations be...

August 13th 2014 at 1:29pm 0 Comments
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We already know HP is working on a (supposedly) handsome smartwatch of its own, but this isn't the first time the company's tried to glam up your wrist. Let's flash back to 1977: Star Wars was lighting up the box office charts, Andy Gibb just wanted to be your everything and HP made the world's fi...

August 11th 2014 at 9:32pm 0 Comments
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Despite their utility, smartwatches remain a geeky niche item thanks to a certain lack of je ne sais quoi. However, HP is partnering with a retailer called Gilt to build an Android- and iOS-compatible smartwatch that may finally tick the style box, thanks to US designer Michael Bastian. He'll take...

August 1st 2014 at 7:19am 0 Comments
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It used to be that if you only wanted to pay $199 for a brand-new laptop, you'd have to try your luck on Black Friday or pick up a Chromebook. Not so anymore. Microsoft COO Kevin Turner outed a $199 HP Windows laptop called the Stream at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference this morning, and...

July 14th 2014 at 2:41pm 0 Comments
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Both Gartner and IDC appear to have some good news for the PC industry -- the seemingly never-ending death spiral may have come to an end. While the two research groups don't agree completely on the numbers, it does appear that after two years of stead and sizable declines, the PC industry is seei...

July 10th 2014 at 1:33pm 0 Comments
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Computers have gone through nothing short of a renaissance in the decade since Engadget was born. When we started in 2004, desktops still ruled the roost; laptops were frequently clunky; and tablets were niche devices for doctors. That state of affairs didn't last for long, though. Netbooks brief...

July 5th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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We've seen bits and pieces of technology that hint at the future of computing, but HP has just taken a big, big step toward bringing them all together. The company has unveiled The Machine (yes, that's the name), a processing architecture designed to cope with the flood of data from an internet of...

June 11th 2014 at 8:21pm 0 Comments
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The Leap Motion controller is currently present in three forms: a $74.99 standalone dongle, inside the special edition HP Envy 17 laptop and inside an HP keyboard. The dongle -- with almost half a million units sold since launch -- and the keyboard are obviously the only ways to add this hand moti...

June 6th 2014 at 4:12pm 0 Comments
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For the last few years, we've travelled to Computex in Taiwan to see the latest flock of Ultrabooks, with the latest and greatest models providing the biggest news of the show. This year, though, the highlight of the show wasn't one particularly great notebook or even one company -- though ASUS di...

June 6th 2014 at 3:09pm 0 Comments