It turns out that Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn may have been exaggerating a bit when he said the iPad was cutting into notebook sales at Best Buy by "as much as 50 percent."
That one quote was buried in a Wall Street Journal article from earlier this week, but it has received a lot of attention because, well, if true, that's astounding. Now Best Buy has been forced to put out a kinda-sorta correction saying he might have been overstating things. He comes short of saying he was misquoted, but he certainly implies that in a … Read more
Sometime in the next week we could know who the next chief executive of Hewlett-Packard will be.
Since parting ways with Mark Hurd a little over a month ago, HP's board of directors is said to have narrowed the field of candidates, Bloomberg BusinessWeek reported Friday citing "a person familiar with the matter."
The list is reportedly at five, and each runs one of HP's major business divisions: Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president of the printing business; Todd Bradley, executive vice president of the PC and mobile device business; Ann Livermore, executive vice president of the … Read more
Mark Hurd made his debut on Oracle's fiscal first-quarter earnings call today. And though he didn't directly address his former employer or the drama surrounding his departure, he delicately danced around the topic.
After Oracle CEO Larry Ellison introduced his new co-president, Hurd took what can be seen as some pointed swipes at Hewlett-Packard, the company that dismissed him as CEO following an expense-reporting and sexual-harassment-claim scandal.
"Over the past 25 years I've competed against and partnered with Oracle," Hurd said. "Oracle has amassed an enviable portfolio of technology...I don't believe there … Read more
You can get fast access to Word 2010's option to fit a document on a single printed page (or at least attempt to) by adding this function to the Quick Access Toolbar. Click File > Options > Quick Access Toolbar to open the Customize the … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--Rather than teach your gadgets what to do, Intel researchers say that in the not-too-distant future they will learn about you on their own. That means where you are, how you're feeling, and what you want.
It's actually not as creepy as it sounds. Intel Chief Technology Officer and Director of Intel Labs Justin Rattner took the stage Wednesday at the annual Intel Developer Forum here to talk about the future of "context-aware computing," what Intel is doing about it, and how gadgets can make life easier for their owners, but in a way that … Read more
In this video, CNET editor Molly Wood shows you how to customize your iTunes installation on Windows for a leaner, slimmer version that contains only what you need.
Is Samsung planning an event in New York City to introduce its touch-screen tablet next week?
That's what The Wall Street Journal is reporting. On Friday, the Journal cited two anonymous sources who claim that the Galaxy Tab will debut in the U.S. market at an event in NYC's Time Warner Center on September 16.
The Galaxy Tab made its worldwide debut at gadget fest IFA Berlin last week, but is not yet for sale. It's a 7-inch touch-screen tablet featuring Android 2.2, or Froyo, Flash 10.1, 16GB or 32GB of memory, GPS, a … Read more
While PC makers are running full-speed to chase the iPad's success, it's notable that just as quickly they've stopped talking about Netbooks. Some people call them mini-notebooks. Even more people now call them that thing that's bigger than a smartphone but smaller than a laptop that looks more than a little bit clunky next to a tablet device.
Between October and December last year, PC makers shipped 10.5 million mini-notebooks, according to Gartner. That may have been a market peak. Fast-forward to the first quarter of this year: 9.7 million units shipped. Tick forward again to the second quarter of this year, and 8.4 million Netbooks left PC factories. The numbers are expected to drop even further in the coming months.
So what happened? It's not a stretch to connect the dots between the rise of the iPad and the sudden drop in last year's most-hyped product category. Even before the iPad was officially introduced in January, the talk of the PC world just a few weeks prior at CES 2010 was about tablets. Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Archos showed touch-screen tablets somewhat tentatively--few details were named, and some shipping dates were vague--but it was clear the attention had shifted away from targeting consumers looking for a new mobile device with Netbooks. … Read more