This Huge Screen Looks Like a TV, But It’s Actually a Specialised Gaming Monitor

This might look like a TV. It’s a big 65-inch display capable of HDR and putting out 1000 nits of brightness. It even uses a quantum dot film to achieve DCI-P3 colour gamut, which is nerd speak for really good color reproduction that’s usually only found super expensive TVs. But this display is one of three new Big Format Gaming Displays Nvidia announced at CES. This thing is meant to be a gaming monitor first, and yes, shockingly, that does make a difference. Read More >>

CES 2018: HP’s Convertible Spectre x360 15 Wants to Give You What the MacBook Pro Can’t

After the latest MacBook Pro refresh failed to deliver the kind of features buyers really wanted, Apple’s competitors sensed weaknesss. Instead of an overabundance of USB-C ports and gimmicky touch screens above the keyboard, systems like the new Spectre x360 15 are hoping to entice users back to PC land by offering way better flexibility, faster performance and the ability to live life dongle-free. Read More >>

Wildfires Burn Down Irreplaceable Documents on Silicon Valley History

2017 has been a brutal year in California, where a series of wildfires have burned through hundreds of thousands of acres of land and left dozens dead or missing. The deadly Tubbs fire in northern California, which is estimated to have burned roughly 5,300 buildings across 36,807 acres and killed at least 22 people, also took out irreplaceable documents which traced the rise of massive PC manufacturer Hewlett-Packard (now two separate companies) and the early years of Silicon Valley earlier this month. Read More >>

HP’s Spectre Laptops Might Just Be the Prettiest You Can Buy

About a month ago, Intel announced its new 8th-gen CPUs, so we put together a little roundup of all the coolest notebooks getting new Core i silicon. But one company was notably left off the list, because it didn’t have anything to share at that time. Now, HP is finally ready to show off its new Spectre and Spectre x360, and even though the saying goes beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I think its HP—not Apple, Dell or Microsoft—that’s now making the best looking laptops on the market. Read More >>

Well Shit, Some HP Laptops Came With a Keylogger Pre-Installed

Laptops coming with bloatware is a huge pain in the arse as it is, but matters get a thousand times worse when that bloat compromises security. It happened to Lenovo more than once, and now it's happened to HP. Read More >>

Everyone Exaggerates Laptop Battery Life Except Apple

A new study from Which? shows what we've all long suspected: many manufacturers hugely overstate how long their laptop batteries last. Read More >>

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HP’s New Network Security Video Stars Mr Robot

HP's slick new video series — promoting network printer security, of all things, and by proxy selling its own network printers — stars Christian Slater as the Wolf, a hacker taking down big businesses while dressed to impress. Read More >>

HP Made a Laptop I Actually Want to Use

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. Read More >>

IBM Remains Spineless as 31 More Companies Oppose Trump’s Muslim Ban

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: IBM. Read More >>

HP Recalls Thousands More Batteries in Today’s Lithium/Fire Shocker

HP has added around 100,000 more batteries to its potential danger recall list, and is telling people who bought its laptops between 2013 and 2016 to check serial numbers again and send back any potentially deadly units. Read More >>

HP Apologises for Breaking People’s Printers on Purpose

HP is apologising for deliberately pushing a software update to customer’s printers that would prevent them from working with non-HP ink. Read More >>

HP Deliberately Cripples Printers by Activating Third-Party Ink Cartridge Block

A really quite awful act of self-destructive terrorism against its own users has been carried out by previously benign hardware supplier Hewlett-Packard, which has switched on a dormant feature inside some of its printer ranges and effectively crippled some machines by stopping them using unofficial ink cartridges. Read More >>

The £250 HacBook Elite is an Upgradeable MacBook/Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

Behold, the HacBook Elite, a new machine that’s unlikely to be around for long. If you hadn’t guessed already, it’s essentially a MacBook that has absolutely nothing to do with Apple. Read More >>

HP Put a PC Into a 360-Degree Speaker

The days of the traditional box-y desktop are numbered. Apple’s Mac Pro and Cyberpower’s Fang Trinity proved that desktops could come in strange shapes. Now HP is grabbing a piece of the new funky shaped pie with the HP Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice. Read More >>

HP’s New Sure View Screens Make it Easier to Watch Porn in Public

You’ve spent hours hunched over your laptop in your local independent coffee shop, struggling through that pesky first page of your breakthrough novel. Is it really too early to kill someone off? God, this is the toughest decision you've ever had to make. You need a break, you need to clear your mind, you need to stimulate your senses with some smut. Read More >>