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HP Turns WebOS Open Source, Could Offer Manufacturers Alternative to Android – Mac Rumors

10 Dec

 

HP Turns WebOS Open Source, Could Offer Manufacturers Alternative to Android – Mac Rumors.

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HP’s $99 TouchPad Firesale Is Finally Back! (Although, refurbished, not necessarily bad!)

8 Dec

HP’s $99 TouchPad Firesale Is Finally Back.

The time’s come, cheapasses: HP’s $99 TouchPad firesale is about to make its triumphant returnOh my god I’ve waited so long for this.

At 7:00 PM Eastern on December 11th, HP’s eBay store is going to have the next and maybe last cache of cheap TouchPads. $99 16GB models and $150 32GB models will both be up for grabs. That’s great! Here’s the catch: The units are refurbished, not new—which isn’t a bad thing, necessarily!—and all sales are final. But like, who’s going to try to return a $99 TouchPad anyway?

Since the original cheapo stampede over the first TouchPad firesale, the Kindle Fire’s shown up with its $200 pricepoint, and the PlayBook dropped to that price as well—and maybe even further soon. But the TouchPad is still the only full-sized tablet to get the here-take-it-please-oh-god prices, and webOS has gotten a few upgrades while HP shuffles its feet over what to do with the mobile OS. So basically, it’s still a totally awesome deal and you should get one if you can. [TechCrunch]

Facebook is inching closer to a $100 Billion valuation, more than twice that of HP, 3M, and others. What could it mean for users?

2 Dec

The Wall Street Journal this week quoted unnamed sources who said Facebook is “inching closer” to a public offering, in spring or early summer, that would value the company at more than $100 billion.

According to the report, Facebook would look to raise a staggering $10 billion during its initial public offering. A $100 billion valuation would price the social-networking giant at more than twice the value of tech institutions such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and 3M Co., the Journal reported.

via What would a publicly traded Facebook mean to users? – CNN.com.

For $400 HPs TopShot Printer Is All That and a 3D Scanner

3 Nov

A great way to spruce up your Etsy product page is with 3D models of the items. But, problem is the process of generating these models can be prohibitively time- and money- intensive. HP’s new TopShot printer aims to change that.

In addition to pulling normal multifunction printer duties like copying and faxing, the HP TopShot LaserJet Pro can also scan small, 3D objects. It employs a camera embedded at the end of an folding arm that takes six shots—three with flash and three in ambient light—then combines them into a seamless high-resolution picture. Included editing software automatically removes the background leaving just the product and integrated Internet connectivity allows for immediate upload to the web without a computer intermediary.

The TopShot retails for $400 with both its functionality and price aimed towards smaller businesses that may not be able to afford a traditional product shoot setup. This could definitely be a boon for Etsy artists and eBay sellers, but does the inclusion of 3D models really influence one’s purchase decisions, at least enough to warrant an investment of four Franklins?

via HPs TopShot Printer Is All That and a 3D Scanner.

Ugh. HP Touchpads only going on sale for $149.99 with purchase of an HP computer.

28 Oct

Customers can get the HP TouchPad for the low, low price of $149.99 with the purchase of an HP or Compaq Laptop, Desktop or All-in-One computer1. Customers can take advantage of this deal online at BestBuy.com, and at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile standalone stores nationwide.

via HP Drops Bundle of a Deal in Customers Laps at Best Buy | Reuters.

FLIP-FLOP! HP announces to keep its PC division! So when’s the next $99 TouchPad??!

27 Oct

“Hopefully this is a beginning of a set of events over the next year that demonstrates the board has a better grip on things,” Forrester analyst Frank Gillett said. “It didnt feel well thought out or well executed in August.

“Separating the PC business would have meant about $1.5 billion in one-time expenses including establishing the infrastructure such as new systems for IT, support, sales and channel operations, a company spokesman said.

The elimination of joint opportunities — such as branding and procurement — would have cost HP over $1 billion annually, he said.

Some of the alternatives that HP was previously considering included hiving off the business into a separate company through a spin-off or sale.

via Bottom Line – HP decides to keep PC division.

Supply Chain Suggests iPad 3 is in Production #teechy

16 Oct

Supply Chain Suggests iPad 3 is in Production | The iPad Guide.

iPad 3 Release Date

Unlike the iPhone 5 Apple doesn’t seem to have the luxury of sleeping on the iPad 3. The tablet war has been set ablaze by the HP TouchPad fire sale and recent Kindle Fire announcement. People are looking for quality tablets for cheap, and Apple’s competition is starting to deliver.

If Fidacaro is right, and Apple is working on the iPad 3, perhaps we will be seeing it sometime in early 2012. March seems like a good guess since it’s the month they announced the iPad 2.

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