After spending some time with HP’s redesigned 15-inch Spectre X360, it seems to me the company’s recipe for clawing its way back into the hearts of the people should have been obvious all along: lots of power and features in an attractive package for less money than the competition. Duh.
The list of companies opposing President Trump’s discriminatory Muslim travel ban has grown. Late yesterday, 31 companies added their names to an amicus brief opposing the ban, claiming that it hurts business. The total is now 127 companies, but there’s still one high profile tech company that hasn’t grown a backbone:…
HP is apologizing for deliberately pushing a software update to customer’s printers that would prevent them from working with non-HP ink.
Remember when laptops were laptops and tablets were tablets? Well, those days are gone, replaced with acrobatic foldables, detachables, and liquid-cooled enigmas. Buying a new computing machine has never been such a strange decision as it is today, so we decided to round up the very strangest hybrid devices out there…
HP’s Spectre 13 is a mixture of innovation and repetition. Its singular obsession is a familiar one: make a laptop as thin as functionally possible. The result is a luxe machine worthy of your attention—but not necessarily your money.
HP’s new Spectre has a horrible case of laptop envy—specifically of Apple’s MacBook. Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal reported HP’s (lofty) goal to out-innovate its Cupertino competitor with its new Spectre laptop. Although this ostentatiously designed laptop is an impressive piece of engineering, it’s all wrapped…
We’ve just wrapped up the second day of Mobile World Congress, the annual mobile technology conference in Barcelona. We’ve seen smartphones, VR headsets, and some batshit crazy stuff (see photo above)—and almost all of it has been awesome. Here are some of our favorites:
When Microsoft announced its goal of unifying Windows 10 software across PC, tablets, phones, game consoles, and even Pi-powered micro computers, the future seemed promising. But there was one big problem with that vision: no one really wants a Windows smartphone.
One of our favorite Windows machines from last year was HP’s incredibly limber Spectre x360, a 13-inch laptop that could backflip into a tablet. Now HP’s expanding on the idea, literally, with an all new 15-inch Spectre just announced at CES in Las Vegas.
In tonight’s GOP presidential debate, Carly Fiorina was asked about her disastrous tenure as HP’s CEO. Her response: She was fired due to office politics, not because she was bad at her job.
In American politics, there’s a formula for anecdotes that win over voters. Poor grandpas and religious awakenings alway play well, and so does invoking the name of capitalist saint Steve Jobs.
It’s always interesting to discover the missed opportunities that could have changed the course of tech history and here’s a doozy: In the late 1970s, it seems that major companies like HP and Apple passed on an early PDA long before they created their own.
Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina was fired as CEO of Hewlett-Packard in 2005, after stock prices plummeted by half and she laid off 30,000 workers. Now HP is back in the news with more mass layoffs, and a Gizmodo reader wrote in with how bad it really is.
It’s hard to build a cheap two-in-one PC that doesn’t have something fundamentally wrong with it. Believe us, we’ve looked—lower end convertibles usually have bad screens, flimsy hinges or sell essential accessories separately. Then something like the new 10-inch HP Pavilion x2 comes along. It’s small, costs only $300…
Cheap laptops are getting better every year. The $200 HP Stream 11 is a perfect example of that. What do you get for a couple extra $100 bills? The new 11-inch Pavilion x360. It’s a sleek backflipping laptop/tablet hybrid that sounds like surprising value for the money.
“Oooh, what’s that?” It’s the reaction I get every time I pull out the new HP Spectre x360 in a coffee shop. It hasn’t failed yet. Java fiends always want to know where I got such a good-looking laptop—and they’re always surprised when I tell them the answer. But the truly surprising thing about HP’s new Spectre is…