Hewlett-Packard has named Prith Banerjee, dean of the college of engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a founder of two start-ups, as the new director of HP Labs, the computer and printer company said Wednesday.
Banerjee, 46, will take over August 1, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said. Dick Lampman, the earlier director, announced in 2006 that he'd retire this year.
Banerjee has spent 23 years as a research scientist, professor and administrator in the domain of electrical engineering and computer science. His interest has been in running computing tasks in parallel on groups of … Read more
It's hard to keep a tech secret these days. Some would say impossible, thanks to the army of blogs on the Internet looking to grab eyeballs with any bit of leaked information or speculation they can find.
While the average consumer may not be as excited about the May 9 release of the first wave of laptops with Intel's Santa Rosa platform as one would be about, say, a new video game console, the torrent of leaked specs and models appearing online are interesting, even if just because it's information you're not supposed to know.
Otherwise … Read more
Thinking about a good color laser printer for your Windows-based PC? Staples has a good discount on HP's leanest desktop color LaserJet. Famously succinct, HP has this to say: "Enjoy high-quality color printing in a compact desktop design. Prints up to 8 ppm black and 8 ppm color. Up to 600 x 600-dpi resolution. Duty cycle of up to 20,000 pages/month. Approximately 20 seconds to print first page. Cable not included."
In other words, this is a pretty good deal on a fairly high-output printer, with good image quality and capacity appropriate for many businesses … Read more
The Nokia N95 is a convergence fanboy's dream--there's a built-in sat-nav, a 5-megapixel camera, a media player, a PDA and of course, a mobile phone. But is it better than the standalone competition or is it a jack of all trades and master of none?
We've pitted the N95's component parts against five standalone devices to see if you're better off taping together all your favorite gadgets or going down the shops and picking up Nokia's flagship handset.
Yesterday we reported that the U.S. Justice Department had joined a case against Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems and Accenture alleging that they paid unlawful kickbacks in federal purchases.
The complaint alleges that the defendants are using affiliate relationships "to enrich themselves through a kickback scheme" in violations of the False Claims Act. The Justice Department is asking for an injunction, civil penalties, and attorneys' fees, and did not act against Dell and EDS, though they are named in the existing suit.
We've posted the documents here:
In the first quarter of 2007, Hewlett-Packard officially entered the ranks of the PC giants.
HP racked up a 19.1 percent worldwide market share by shipping 11.2 million computers, according to IDC figures released Wednesday. That effectively ties the 2Q 2006 high-water mark for Dell. In that quarter, Dell scored a 19.14 percent market share, but only shipped about 10 million PCs.
Gartner came up with similar numbers. Gartner said HP had a 17.6 market share by shipping 11 million PCs. In 2Q 2006, Dell achieved a 17.7 percent market share, but only shipped 9.… Read more
Today, HP unveiled five new printers: three Deskjets and one Photosmart.
- The HP Photosmart C4280 is a three-function unit (print, scan, copy) that prints black at 30ppm and color at 23ppm. It offers a 1.5-inch color LCD, memory card slots, borderless 4x6 photo prints, and optional six-color printing. The $100 printer will be available in May.
- The Deskjet D2460 is a $50 single-function inkjet printer that's available now. It offers 20ppm black and 14ppm color printing and optional six-color photo printing.
- The Deskjet D4260 is also a single function printer, and it replaces HP's … Read more