HP Caught Installing Spyware on Windows 10 PCs Without Permission


HP is pushing an update (possibly through Windows Update itself) that installs a telemetry tracker on your system — and it’s doing so without every informing customers that the software has been installed, or explaining what it does.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/259605-hp-caught-installing-spyware-windows-10-systems-without-permission-notification?source=Computing

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HP's virtual reality simulator will 'build' a colony on Mars

HP is hooking up with chip company Nvidia and others in a “Mars Home Planet” project where participants make 3D models of Martian buildings, cities, vehicles and infrastructure.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/02/hps-virtual-reality-simulator-will-build-colony-on-mars.html

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HP Accidentally Ships Laptop Audio Driver With Keylogger Installed


HP has been shipping a keylogger embedded in its audio drivers across more than two dozen laptops and tablets. Whoops.

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HP backtracks on third-party ink cartridges, reserves right to lock them out it in the future

HP has promised to revert its firmware lockout that prevents customers from using third-party ink cartridges — but refuses to say it won’t put that lock back at a future time.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/236476-hp-will-restore-third-party-ink-cartridge-compatibility-for-now-reserves-right-to-revoke-it-in-the-future?source=Computing

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HP launches laptops with privacy-guarding displays, limited field of view

HP has a new screen technology it hopes will keep nosy over-shoulder readers from snooping on your hardware — but will consumers bite?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/234607-hp-launches-laptops-with-privacy-guarding-displays-limited-field-of-view

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HP Goes Pro With Mobile Business Strategy

HP has unveiled eight new business-focused mobile products: six specialized tablets, a 2-in-1 device and a tablet case. The company also announced new relationships with partners and independent software vendors, and a slew of accessories. HP is “very cautious these days about the types of products they release,” said Susan Schreiner, senior editor and analyst at C4 Trends. HP is focusing on healthcare, field services, retail and education. Building ecosystems “is smart and will definitely help in the enterprise space,” said Schreiner.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81616.html?rss=1

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Virtual reality comes to the desktop, thanks to HP and Zspace

Zspace display at work with artist conception of user experience -- courtesy of Zspace
HP and Zspace have partnered to make the long-awaited vision of desktop-ready Virtual Reality come to market. Their Zvr display allows accurate and lifelike manipulation of virtual objects and will be available this spring.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/196837-virtual-reality-comes-to-the-desktop-thanks-to-hp-and-zspace

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HP Does the Splits

HP on Monday announced plans to separate its major business lines into two separate companies. One, HP Inc., will offer PCs and printers; the other, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, will focus on IT infrastructure, software and services. HP CEO Meg Whitman will be the president and CEO of HP Enterprise, which will be chaired by Patricia Russo. Don Weisler, EVP of HP’s printing & personal systems division, will be the president and CEO of HP Inc., and Whitman will be the non-executive chairman of its board.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81154.html?rss=1

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HP announces split into two companies, but sadly they won’t be called H and P

HP logo, split
HP, after years of will-they-won’t-they deliberation, has officially announced that it will be split into two separate companies: HP Inc, which will focus on PCs and printers, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which will take over the servers, storage, and other enterprisey aspects of HP. Current CEO of HP Meg Whitman will become the CEO of HP Enterprise; HP’s head of printers and PCs, Dion Weisler, will become HP Inc’s new CEO.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/191496-hp-announces-split-into-two-companies-but-sadly-they-wont-be-called-h-and-p

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HP Follows IBM's Lead With Enterprise Applications for Workday

HP on Tuesday announced HP Enterprise Applications Services for Workday — essentially consulting services for customers of Workday’s Software as a Service. Workday is an HCM package that unifies human resources, talent management, payroll and financial management. It is cloud-based and fully enabled for mobile use. All customers work with just one version of the application, so everyone gets the same update. HP has executed “the industry’s largest deployment of Workday to date” to its more than 300,000 employees, taking only 14 months.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80609.html?rss=1

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HP bets it all on The Machine, a new computer architecture based on memristors and silicon photonics

HP memristor die/wafer shot
HP, one of the original 800lb Silicon Valley gorillas that has seen much happier days, is staking everything on a brand new computer architecture that it calls… The Machine. Judging by an early report from Bloomberg Businessweek, up to 75% of HP’s once fairly illustrious R&D division — HP Labs — are working on The Machine. As you would expect, details of what will actually make The Machine a unique proposition are hard to come by, but it sounds like HP’s groundbreaking work on memristors and silicon photonics will play a key role.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/184165-hp-bets-it-all-on-the-machine-a-new-computer-architecture-based-on-memristors-and-silicon-photonics

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