HP

  • HP issues non-apology for blocking third-party ink cartridges

    HP issues non-apology for blocking third-party ink cartridges

    HP was recently caught in the act using a “security update” to prevent its printers from operating with a number of recycled and third-party ink cartridges. After much outcry the company has relented and is issuing a rollback option — but they’ll be damned if they admit any wrongdoing. Read More

  • The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printers

    The EFF calls on HP to remove DRM from its printers

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has called on HP to restore customer’s ability to use third-party ink cartridges in its Office Jet printers. It is also urging consumers to sign a petition, which as of this posts’s publication, has nearly 7,500 signatures. In an open letter to HP Inc. President and CEO, Dion Weisler, activist Cory Doctorow calls on the company to take five… Read More

  • Hands-on with HP’s fun little photo printer

    Hands-on with HP’s fun little photo printer

    HP, it seems, will always be a printer company. It’s an inescapable part of the company’s DNA. Precisely what shape that takes moving ahead, however, is another question entirely. After all, printers and ink cartridges aren’t flying off the shelf like they once were, which means the company has to get creative. Sometimes that manifests itself in interesting ways, as is the… Read More

  • HP’s new photo printer is almost as good as owning an instant camera

    HP’s new photo printer is almost as good as owning an instant camera

    You could go in for the full-throated nostalgia of an instant printer like the Fujifilm Instax or that new dealie from Leica, or you can pick up one of these things and let your smartphone do all of the heavy lifting. HP’s new Sprocket is a pint-sized affair, priced at $130 — $70 less than the long-awaited Fujifilm Instax Share SP-2 and about the same as the company’s… Read More

  • Tony Prophet named as Salesforce’s first Chief Equality Officer

    Tony Prophet named as Salesforce’s first Chief Equality Officer

    Tony Prophet, a longtime tech executive who’d previously worked at Microsoft and HP, has been named as Salesforce’s first Chief Equality Officer. Before joining Salesforce, Prophet worked as Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Education Marketing. While at Microsoft the executive launched a number of initiatives, including Blacks at Microsoft and BlackLight, an… Read More

  • Microsoft snatches HP CRM and service business from rivals Salesforce and Oracle

    Microsoft snatches HP CRM and service business from rivals Salesforce and Oracle

    In what has to be characterized as huge win for Microsoft, it announced this morning it had secured a 6-year deal with HP, Inc to run Microsoft Dynamics’ customer relationship management (CRM) and service software. What’s more, it grabbed this deal at the expense of its rivals. HP, Inc. had been a Salesforce CRM customer, while Oracle had been its service software provider. Read More

  • HP does the modular thing with a new desktop

    HP does the modular thing with a new desktop

    Granted, it’s not a desktop that looks like a piece of IKEA furniture, but at least HP is trying something moderately interesting — or is it “modularly interesting?” The company’s certainly not the first to attempt a desktop modular PC along these lines. See also: Acer Revo and the Lenovo ThinkPad Stack. The execution looks to be a little better here, however, even… Read More

  • HP’s Pavilion Wave is a fabric-covered desktop computer, probably

    HP’s Pavilion Wave is a fabric-covered desktop computer, probably

    What is the Pavilion Wave? It’s a question as old as time, dating at least as far back as the early hours of this morning when HP showed off its strange new cloth-covered bit of hardware. It most closely resembles a speaker, complete with a Bang & Olufsen logo on the front – in fact, that’s the only bit of branding you’ll see if you look at it face-on. The answer… Read More