Nearly 40 years ago, Filipino-American scientist Leon O. Chua came up with the idea of a memory resistor, or memristor for short. Yesterday, April 8, Hewlett-Packard showed devices that the company made using memristors in place of transistors.
So my recent journey with the HP TouchSmart 600 PC is coming to an end. But before I call it a wrap, I thought I’d share with you how the TouchSmart handles itself as a music playback and management system.
As I mentioned the other day, I’ve been spending the last couple of weeks using the HP TouchSmart 600 PC as a standalone entertainment system. In the first part of this story, I shared my experiences with the TouchSmart’s HDTV and DVR capabilities.
The guys over at HP asked me to take a challenge – to see if I could live with their TouchSmart 600 computer as a serious all-in-one entertainment hub. Over the the last couple of weeks, I’ve had the chance to put the TouchSmart through its paces and will be sharing my experiences with you during the course of the week.
[UPDATE 3/23/2010: The contest is now closed. Congratulations to Technabob reader John McClain (no, not John McClane) on taking the prize!]
How’d you like to get your hands on a brand spankin’ new HP TouchSmart 600 computer for free?
If you’re looking for an easy way to project something off your laptop, then look no further. HP’s Notebook Projection Companion should satisfy your needs, in a really compact package.
The new LED-powered HP Notebook Projection Companion will project up to 60-inches up to 8.5 feet away.
Meet Desi. He’s in front of an HP MediaSmart computer, which has a fancy face tracking software that allows its webcam to follow your face within the confines of the frame. Desi may look like a happy guy, but he’s definitely not.
HP’s new DreamScreen devices straddle the fine line between computer and digital picture frame. Like other digi-frames, you can view pictures without a computer. But with the DreamScreen, you can also wirelessly stream music, videos and photos from your PC or the Internet.
NotebookReview forum member chrixx ordered something from HP. He got what he asked for, but he wasn’t prepared for this:
chrixx claims that that’s a 10kg (22 lbs) wooden pallet. See what I’m getting at? He orders a tiny thing, something that should only weigh “barely 300g”, and he ends up with this monstrosity: “…I had to drag this pellet [sic] from my apartment lobby, into the lift, out of the lift, into my home, cut it open, remove the contents and discard all the junk packaging.”
Introduced in the early 1980s, three models from HP’s much-loved 10c series calculators get a savvy transition to the 21st century with their iPhone app counterparts. The 12c and the 12c Platinum are both financial calculators, while the 15c – an out of production calculator so in demand 2nd hand units sell for as much as $400 bucks – is a high-end scientific calculator.
HP recently introduced their latest printer called Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web (henceforth called PSPWTSW), a name which if stripped of marketing speak actually reveals the printer’s capabilities: it’s a photo printer (actually it’s an all-in-one) with a 4.33″ touchscreen, and it can connect to the web via WiFi.
Microsoft launched a new series of advertisements a couple of days ago called Laptop Hunters. Here’s how it works, as explained by Brandon LeBlanc on the Windows team blog: “These new ads trace real people as they go on a hunt for a new laptop…The Laptop Hunters are not told they are taking part in an ad campaign by Microsoft.
One of the rarest bits of gadget history you can find, this beautiful specimen of the highly collectible Hewlett-Packard HP01 LED calculator watch is available for auction over on eBay. There’s just over 2 hours left in the auction so if you want to get your geek on, you’d better get your bids in fast!
Let it be known that I am not the one responsible for that analogy. Battery Geek Inc., makers of said battery pack, are to be commended for such an exquisite and refreshing figure of speech.
So why is the SPPS200 200 Wh Portable Power Station the BMW M6 of battery packs?
So I picked up an HP TouchSmart IQ815 touchscreen computer over the holidays, and discovered something really cool. You can actually use the oversize screen of the TouchSmart PC as a canvas using real paint brushes.