The world’s oceans are under unprecedented threat from a deadly predator.
Strong and indestructible, with the ability to harm anything in its path, this beast has become one of the greatest risks to our oceans today.
The culprit? Plastic.
The HP Spectre Folio is deceptive. Closed it looks like a fancy leather folder business types take to conference rooms. Held in your hands, it’s smooth and rich feeling under your fingertips, but heavier than you’d expect. It opens exactly as a laptop should, but then when moving it into its tablet mode, you find you’re pulling the display towards yourself instead of doing 360-degree gymnastics. It’s weird. Confusing. But also natural? If laptop makers are dead set on making laptops double as tablets, then this one’s figured it out.
It's Black Friday (well, Black Weekend), and you have read all the great reviews, enjoyed the plentiful buyer's guides, and now you're ready to pull the trigger a freaking laptop. Only when you go to the website of Dell, HP, Lenovo, or nearly any other laptop maker, you find yourself in a hellscape.
The HP Tango X, a compact home printer which is trying incredibly hard to be contemporary and relevant, is actually pretty cool. No, it is not 1999, and I am not typing this from a Gateway desktop tucked in a corner of my mum’s kitchen. This really is an inkjet printer to get excited about. Honestly. I swear!
Printers are not simply "dumb" devices designed to squirt ink or deposit toner — most run rudimentary operating systems and some are capable of printing and scanning without a PC attached. While this is great for productivity, it also offers hackers with a new attack vector — one HP had to recently deal with.
Even though they don't look much different than a lot of other hybrid laptops, the release of the Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1 and HP's Spectre x360 15 is an important moment for today's convertible PCs. That's because by putting powerful, but not exceedingly expensive GPUs inside already flexible machines, it feels like 2-in-1s are finally ready to deliver on what made the idea of convertible computers so exciting in the first place
HP announced a refreshed line of both consumer and professional devices, including some appealing all-in-one computers that add some pretty novel features and make an attempt to counter the permanence that plagues all-in-one devices (and the lack of competing voice assistants in PCs). The coolest part? A slick hidden camera that, frankly, needs to be in everything.
Companies keep trying to make tablets for education happen. Two weeks ago, Acer announced the $US329 ($428) Chromebook Tab 10, a confusingly-named slate running Chrome OS that was designed with students and teachers in mind. Then Apple followed that up with a revamped iPad featuring some new education apps and Apple Pencil support. But to me, neither of these devices truly hit the spot, because they still lack the one feature you need for real productivity: A keyboard.
Want a laptop that lets you get in a quick Overwatch match after you're done editing some video on its 4K display? How about a convertible that lets you crank out screeds even with the keyboard a few feet away? Need a tablet that lets you create and edit images without worrying about your stylus' battery life? If you're one of the rarefied souls with powerhouse demands like these, the HP ZBook x2 is just the laptop for you. All you need is about $ 4,657 (and that's just at the lower end. It gets a lot higher) and a four-hour workday.
I've never had the best experiences with VR. Previously, the only time I didn't feel immediately sick was during the Evangelion ride at Universal Studios Japan. Which is weird because it's a rollercoaster.
I once nearly vomited during The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and that's basically just a walking sim.
Suffice to say, I was nervous about trying HP's Mixed Reality headset. And what I found was a pleasant surprise.
This might look like a TV. It's a big 165cm 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 colour 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.
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.
2017 has been a brutal year in northern 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.
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 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 it's HP -- not Apple, Dell or Microsoft -- that's now making the best looking laptops on the market.
The astronomical prices printer makers charge for cartridges have long been a favourite subject of internet comedians (with more than one noting that printer ink is now more valuable than gold), so it came as a bit of a surprise when HP actually made some concessions after pushing out an update that bricked unofficial ink cartridges last year. Unfortunately, it seems HP has now returned to its iron-fisted ways, once again locking down the use of third-party ink with a software update.