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  • This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: HP Sprout, New Fitbits, And Other Wrist-Worn Tech

    This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: HP Sprout, New Fitbits, And Other Wrist-Worn Tech

    Fitbit announced a few new devices, including the Fitbit Charge and the Fitbit Surge, both of which we’re excited about. Plus, HP is doing all kinds of weird things, not least of which is the announcement of an odd new computer, projector type device called the Sprout. Plus, we’re still fascinated with the Apple Watch so we’re talking about all things wrist this week. Read More

  • Even With The Novel Sprout, HP Just Can’t Win

    Even With The Novel Sprout, HP Just Can’t Win

    By all accounts HP announced something truly innovative today. The Sprout by HP is a mind-blowing mash-up of desktop computer, 3D scanner and touchscreen. It effectively pushes the desktop medium forward more so than anything produced in recent memory. But the Sprout is from HP. Imagine if Apple had announced the Sprout. The media would be going bonkers. Word about it would be on every… Read More

  • The HP Sprout Is A Bold But Goofy Experiment In Projected Interfaces

    The HP Sprout Is A Bold But Goofy Experiment In Projected Interfaces

    According to HP, what the world needs now is a touch-sensitive mat onto which are projected little 3D interface objects coupled with a touchscreen monitor. In fact, what the world precisely needs is Sprout. This $1,899 computer is the latest in HP’s efforts to remain relevant. Created as a sort of multi-media workstation a la the original Surface table, the computer has a built-in… Read More

  • HP Pops 4.7%, Picks Up More Than $3B In Market Cap On Breakup News

    HP Pops 4.7%, Picks Up More Than $3B In Market Cap On Breakup News

    Unlock that value. Following news and confirmation that HP will separate itself into two separate, public entities, investors sent its shares soaring more than 5 percent, to $36.87, at the end of regular trading. That’s a market cap gain of around $3 billion. Investors are enthused that the company is working to unlock whatever value may have been hidden inside of the conglomerated firm. Read More

  • HP Feeling The Sting Of Change

    HP Feeling The Sting Of Change

    Disruption is an overused word, these days, but even if you’re sick to death of hearing it, you can’t deny that change has swept over HP, a long-time enterprise stalwart, and it’s feeling the effects in a big way. By now you’ve heard that HP plans to spin its PC and printer division off into a separate company, while moving their corporate servers and services… Read More

  • HP To Become Two Companies As Consumer PC And Printer Business Splits From Corporate Services

    HP To Become Two Companies As Consumer PC And Printer Business Splits From Corporate Services

    HP will indeed split itself into two companies, with its corporate hardware and services division becoming Hewlett-Packard Enterprise under CEO Meg Whitman, and HP Inc. becoming the PC and printing brand, with new initiatives like 3D printing spinning up, under Dion Weisler (Whitman remains as Chairman of the board for the consumer company, too). The company’s decision to split is part… Read More

  • HP Plunges Downmarket With A $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook

    HP Plunges Downmarket With A $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook

    The race to the bottom is back. Reminiscent of the netbook war of yesteryear, HP just followed Toshiba’s lead with a $99 tablet along with introducing a $199 Windows notebook. Expect to see these colorful devices at a department superstore near you. HP hasn’t revealed the specs powering these Windows 8 machines. That’s by design and as we’ve said for years, the spec is… Read More

  • Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud Startups

    Cisco Buys Metacloud As Big Companies Suddenly Hot For Cloud Startups

    Cisco announced this morning it intends to buy Metacloud, a startup with OpenStack chops. This news comes hot on the heels of HP buying Eucalyptus last week and Rackspace announcing they are taking themselves off the market this morning. As Stephen Stills once sang, “There’s something happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.” Metacloud offers OpenStack as… Read More

  • Eucalyptus CEO Sudden OpenStack Conversion Makes More Sense In Light of HP Purchase

    Eucalyptus CEO Sudden OpenStack Conversion Makes More Sense In Light of HP Purchase

    Last month Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos, a long-time critic of OpenStack, had a sudden change of heart. Yesterday his company was purchased by HP, a company that itself embraced OpenStack this year in a big way. Hard to imagine the timing of Mickos’ OpenStack epiphany was a coincidence. He wrote a blog post on his company website last month, explaining his change in thinking. He… Read More

  • HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again

    HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again

    Let’s face it, HP was once the king of Silicon Valley, but over the last several years, the company has had issues due in part to the revolving door in the CEO office. While the company has finally gained some stability with Meg Whitman, the lack of consistent leadership has resulted in shifting priorities and changing strategies. And the products for which they were once so… Read More

  • HP Slips After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Fiscal Q3 Revenue

    HP Slips After Reporting Better-Than-Expected Fiscal Q3 Revenue

    HP shares are off nearly 1 percent in after-hours trading despite posting better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter revenue, and in-line earnings per share. In its fiscal third, HP had revenue of $27.585 billion, ahead of an expected tally of $27.01 billion. The company earned $0.89 per share on a non-GAAP basis, matching expectations precisely. On a GAAP basis, not excluding certain costs… Read More

  • The Virtual Assistant Could Be The Next Interpreter Of Enterprise Data, Starting With Google Now

    The Virtual Assistant Could Be The Next Interpreter Of Enterprise Data, Starting With Google Now

    You can ask Siri, Google Now and Cortana about movies, weather and sports, but you can’t yet ask them about your company’s budget for the fiscal year, or your department’s sales performance last quarter. That may be about to change, however, as Google is said by The Information to be in talks with HP about giving Google Now access to enterprise data, effectively creating… Read More

  • HP’s Gilt-Exclusive Smartwatch Puts Fashion First

    HP’s Gilt-Exclusive Smartwatch Puts Fashion First

    What would it take to get people actually buying smartwatches in droves? Could FASHION be the answer? A new odd trio aims to find out, with HP teaming up with fashion flash sales site Gilt and designer Michael Bastian (via Fashionista) to create a smartwatch that looks smart, too, if you’ll permit me to use some slightly archaic language for the sake of a pun. The tech behind the new… Read More

  • HP, Shareholder Settlement Is Latest Chapter In Autonomy Saga

    HP, Shareholder Settlement Is Latest Chapter In Autonomy Saga

    Today, HP announced it had reached a settlement with its shareholders over its handling of the purchase of Autonomy for $10B back in 2011, but it’s far from the end of the story as the fight over the Autonomy purchase will very likely head to court, this time with HP and its shareholders at one table and Autonomy’s former executives at the other. Apparently, HP shareholders decided… Read More

  • HP Shares Dip As FQ2 ’14 Revenue Disappoints

    HP Shares Dip As FQ2 ’14 Revenue Disappoints

    Today HP’s earnings slipped out earlier than expected, with the company reporting a second quarter revenue tally of $27.3 billion, and earnings per share (non-GAAP) or $0.88. The market had expected the company to report higher revenue of $27.41 billion. Following the disappointment, HP shares fell several points before resurrecting to a decline of just over 2%. That decline in share… Read More

  • HP Crashes Downmarket With The $99 HP 7 Plus Android Tablet

    HP Crashes Downmarket With The $99 HP 7 Plus Android Tablet

    How bad do you need an Android tablet? HP’s latest Android tablet isn’t packed with the latest components, but it’s cheap. The buyer gets, um, a screen, some bits and bytes, and a bezel as wide as the Mighty Mississip’. But the HP 7 Plus is only $99. Read More

  • HP Reveals Android-Powered SlateBook 14, Which Looks Like A More Capable Chromebook

    HP Reveals Android-Powered SlateBook 14, Which Looks Like A More Capable Chromebook

    Google’s product lines were bound to come into conflict, and this HP SlateBook 14, which broke cover on HP’s website (via MobileSyrup) in the official trailer you see above, definitely leaves me scratching my head about the continued existence of Chrome OS. The SlateBook 14 in the video is powered by Android, not Chrome OS, and it begs the question of why every Google-powered… Read More

  • HP Planning To Enter The 3D Printer Space In June

    HP Planning To Enter The 3D Printer Space In June

    HP CEO Meg Whitman casually noted that the company would have a “big technology announcement” in June related to the 3D printing space, a move that could place 3D printers into the hands of casual home and industrial users. Whitman also mentioned that the company has solved a number of 3D printing problems and expects that “the bigger market is going to be in the… Read More

  • HP Releases Another Cheap Android Tablet

    HP Releases Another Cheap Android Tablet

    HP has quietly announced a new tablet. Meet the HP 8. It’s a rather mundane tablet with a ho-hum screen and above par specs. It’s nothing special. But it’s cheap and cheap sells. The HP 8 employs a 7.85-inch screen with a 1,024 x 768 resolution, which as Engadget points out, is a few pixels less than what’s found in competitor’s tablets. Inside, there is a… Read More

  • HP Posts Modest FQ1 Beat With Revenue Of $28.2B, Adjusted EPS Of $0.90

    HP Posts Modest FQ1 Beat With Revenue Of $28.2B, Adjusted EPS Of $0.90

    Today after the close, HP reported a slight beat in its fiscal first quarter, including net revenue of $28.2 billion, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.90. Investors had expected $27.19 billion in revenue, and $0.84 in per-share profit, excluding items. Read More

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