Google IO 2016 Coverage

HP’s premium Chromebook 13 is a breath of fresh (and affordable) air


Whereas the Pixel from Google is premium and pricey, HP’s new Chromebook 13 is premium and affordable. The Chromebook 13 has an all-metal design measuring 12.9mm thin, boasts a 13.3-inch Quad HD+ display, and packs an Intel Core M processor. All of these impressive features and much more are available in a Chrome OS-powered device that costs half of what the Pixel’s price tag reads.

Hit the break for details on the new Chromebook 13 from HP.

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Alphabet, other tech firms will engage community for Super Bowl 50


The NFL’s biggest event of the year, the Super Bowl, isn’t just about attracting millions of eyeballs in the United States and around the world. It’s much more than a giant spectacle on television. Hosting a Super Bowl means that a city and its surrounding areas will be flooded with visitors for a couple of days in early February. And this year it’s the San Francisco Bay Area’s turn to put together a week-long celebration as the NFL honors the Super Bowl’s 50th anniversary. It only makes sense for the league to ask local giant businesses to sponsor and be advisers to the Super Bowl Host Committee.

Among the executives involved with the Super Bowl Host Committee are Alphabet SVP David Drummond, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich. Each of their companies join Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SAP, Seagate, Uber, and Lyft as committee sponsors or partners.

Being a sponsor and adviser unsurprisingly means that these companies will be heavily involved in Super Bowl 50, especially Alphabet and Uber to combat inevitable congestion in the Bay Area.

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HP taught Movado’s new Bold Motion what it knows


For a smartwatch to be considered a smartwatch, it has to be smart. Traditional designers and watchmakers have looked to companies familiar with consumer technology to develop their smartwatches for them. Movado, the company that makes high-end watches, has enlisted HP to make a smartwatch with brilliant design and software. This comes more than a year after HP worked with Gilt to produce a Michael Bastian-designed smartwatch.

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A Palm smartphone running Android? It could happen in 2015


Oh how I remember dropping by my local CompUSA in the 90s to buy the first Palm Pilot. Now after the brand (and WebOS) has been killed by HP, it just might be coming back from the dead.

It appears Alcatel Onetouch has bought the Palm trademarks from HP by means of a shell corporation called Wide Progress Global Limited. The transfer of the trademarks was signed by the President of the Americas and Pacific of Alcatel Onetouch.

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HP quietly launches new Chromebook 14-x050nr

Chromebook 14

If you cast your mind back to September, you may remember that HP released a series of new 11- and 14-inch Chromebooks — all featuring Nvidia’s latest Tegra K1 processor. At the time, the company promised customers that a touchscreen model with a full-HD display would arrive in the coming months, and today we’re seeing the introduction of the new Chromebook 14-x050nr on HP’s online store.
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