When he was the Provost of Stanford (before being credited as the Father of Silicon Valley), tech legend Frederick Terman wanted to help the Army acquire a computer. So, he turned to HP's Bill Hewlett. Problem: Bill was totally clueless.
Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein, the guy who resurrected Palm, is leaving HP's Palm unit (no longer called Palm, to boot). Taking over is Stephen DeWitt, HP's U.S. computer overlord. This isn't good for webOS. In fact, It's terrible.
With CES only a week away, photos and incomplete specs for 8 new machines from HP have leaked, including an upgraded Mini 210 HD netbook now touting a N450 Pine Trail processor.
Apps are taking smartphones by storm, so why not invade every other consumer electronic device. Back in June HP released its PhotoSmart Premium with TouchSmart Web and now developers can write apps for the world's first web-connected printer.
After playing around with HP's new web-enabled printer, it's clear they didn't take any shortcuts with the hardware, equipping it with a responsive, capacitive touch panel. But besides the same types who buy digital photo frames, will anyone use this?
The specs for HP's 2133 have surfaced and it appears the flagship model for the 8.9" subnotebook will feature a 1.6 GHz Via C7-M processor, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB 7200 RPM HDD, Bluetooth and Windows Vista Business Edition. The cheaper model features a 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, no Bluetooth and your choice of Vista Home…