Why does this iMac have an HP logo on it?

At midnight last night Hewlett Packard released their new line of all-in-one PCs, including the flagship, called Spectre One — apparently because the designers were haunted by the ghost of Steve Jobs. Upon viewing the photos now making the rounds on the internet, you’d be forgiven for thinking the desktop was a black-market iMac (or… Read More


HP keeps PC business, will it resurrect TouchPad next?

HP, the world’s largest PC maker, won’t be selling its PC business, after all. The company announced the news this afternoon, making its biggest reversal yet under the direction of new CEO Meg Whitman. The announcement doesn’t address the other big move that HP made back in August — the decision to discontinue its lineup of webOS devices,… Read More


Practical Nerd: A plea for independence from bad accessory support

Editor’s Note: “Practical Nerd” columnist Frank Catalano spent three hours this Independence Day weekend struggling under the oppression of one technology company’s failed accessory support. The only positive result: This open letter to Léo Apotheker, president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard. In August 2009, I purchased an HP Mini 1151NR through Verizon Wireless. This was a… Read More