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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HP unveils new Chromebooks powered by Intel and NVIDIA chips


This fall, HP will be releasing two new Chromebooks that are actually updates to models they already offer in 11-inch and 14-inch sizes. Both refreshed models will feature new processors and color options to set it apart from the competition. While the internal storage for both Chromebooks is not very much, owners will receive an additional 100GB of Google Drive space. Both also feature 1366×768 displays.

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Google may be working on a smart assistant for enterprise with HP


Google Now is one of Android’s killer features, but it pretty much only works for consumer purposes. For most people, that’s perfectly fine, but in Google’s eyes there is a huge, untapped market for a digital voice assistant for enterprise customers. According to a new report from The Information, Google may be working with HP to bring some type of Google Now for business onto smartphones.

The theory behind using Google Now in an enterprise is that it would be easy for an employee to use voice commands to check out company specific information like product inventory levels without having to manually search for and type things. It’s already easy to use Google Now to check the weather or sports scores, so it makes sense that if it could integrate into a business system, it could be a huge hit. If any company knows about business and enterprise systems, it’s definitely HP, so if this report is true Google picked a pretty solid partner. Read more

HP, Gilt working on Michael Bastian designed smartwatch


As we watch more and more companies jump on the smartwatch bandwagon, a group that may be worth keeping an eye on are designers and watchmakers. Most of the smartwatches that we have seen coming from technology companies have been long on function and short on form despite everyone seeing them as a pseudo-fashion accessory. That will start to change though as seen in a new move by HP to produce a luxury smartwatch. In partnership with retailer Gilt, HP managed to lure designer Michael Bastian to a team that is working on a smartwatch that resembles a classic analog watch in terms of style. Read more