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Ultrabook laptops aren't just clones of MacBook Air

Ultrabook laptops aren't just clones of MacBook Air

Just like Apple's MacBook Air, Windows-based ultrabooks are sleek, ultra-slim and often feature silver, but they are not clones of Apple machines.

Apple rivals such as HP argue that the MacBook Air's silver body, black chic let keyboard, slim design is not exclusive to the Cupertino firm. Ultrabooks offer a unique blend of performance, style and features that is not available on Apple's MacBook Air.

Stacy Wolff, design executive at computer maker HP, recently said silver is now and then the right choice, and Apple does not "own silver."

HP to offer webOS platform to open source community

HP to offer webOS platform to open source community

Making the uncertainty surrounding its webOS platform a thing of the past, Hewlett-Packard (HP) said in a recent press release that it has decided to offer its operating system to open source community. The company also added that it will remain actively involved in terms of the development and support of the mobile platform, and will also invest in it.

Palo Alto-based HP said in its statement that the webOS mobile operating system - which was bought by the company from Palm for $1.2 billion in April 2010 - will be released to open source developers.

HP buys the security software firm ArcSight

HP buys the security software firm ArcSight

The leading computer maker of US, Hewlett Packard has bought the security software firm ArcSight in a deal worth 1.5 billion dollars. HP has continued its business expansion despite of the controversial departure of its previous chief executive Mark Hurd.

The new target of the company is to provide software for the companies to monitor their data transactions and identify the fraud and hackers. HP will provide 43.50 dollars per share to the shareholders of ArcSight which is 24% higher than the last closing price of the Californian security software firm.

Cloud printing catches on as HP, Google joins in

Cloud printing catches on as HP, Google joins in

The concept of ‘cloud printing’ is really catching on as more tech giants join in to offer the service to their customers. Google and HP are both working on to develop their own technologies in the field.

Google is working on its technology, Cloud Printing that is expected to allow any Web, desktop, or mobile application to print data on any printer connected to its service. Currently, the Google service users send their printing commands to cloud service that sends them to printers that are associated with the user’s accounts.

HP releases New Rack, Blade Servers

HP releases New Rack, Blade Servers

Hewlett-Packard has announced the launch of its new rack and blade servers that offer enhanced performance with lower energy consumption. HP is combining hardware and software capabilities to improve reliability of the servers with lower costs.

The company expressed in a statement that the new G7 series of servers have the processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices that enables the servers to provide significant performance boost over its earlier versions.

BSkyB levels with HP

BSkyB levels with HP

HP group has finally agreed to settle upon with the ongoing battle with BSkyB.

It basically was a legal battle of Electronic Data Systems' (EDS') that pertained to poor performance in offering software solutions for BSkyB.

The fresh reports early this year suggests that the satellite provider was happy with a favorable ruling in the breach of contract case, heard at the technology and construction court.

The case commenced from 2002 and was concluded this week. The EDS has quoted a compensation payout of £318 million for damages, costs and interest.

HP extends recall of Laptop Batteries that Pose a Fire threat

HP extends recall of Laptop Batteries that Pose a Fire threat

Hewlett-Packard has called for more of its laptops batteries to be recalled from the world as they cause overheating and even fire accidents.

More battery models have been added to recall program announced on May 14 last year which was already updates once in October last year, the company informed on Wednesday.

The battery replacement programme was to recall about 70,000 laptop batteries. The batteries to be recalled are being used for various Laptop models including Compaq Presario, Pavilion, HP and HP Compaq.

Sify launches cloud services in partnership with HP

Sify Technologies has announced the launch of its On-Demand cloud services in partnership with the HP on Thursday. The services will be based on HP’s converged infrastructure.
Sify will make available the services on Pay and use or flexible contracts model to users in the country. Under the partnership deal, the two companies will promote the services in the small and medium businesses segment.

Sify will offer infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service and software-as-a-service to its customers. It will also utilize HP’s partner network to offer applications on the cloud.

Cow Dung to be used for Powering Data Centre for HP! Wow!

Cow Dung to be used for Powering Data Centre for HP! Wow!

We all have heard that cow dung can be used as fuel for cooking gas, but, have you ever imagined that the same thing can be used to run a data centre?

HP has come up with a new research from HP Labs, which is the firms’ central research wing, depicting how the fertilizer production of cows and the heat production of data centers can be amalgamated to generate a cost-effectively and environmentally sustainable process.

Desktop Category Aced by Acer

Desktop Category Aced by Acer

The most recent report from Gartner India has placed Acer on top of HP, making it market leader in the desktop class, for Q1 2010.

As per Acer, it could sell almost 1, 58,000 desktops, commercial and consumer, in Q1 2010, whilst HP sold almost 1, 52,000 desktop PCs.

Last quarter, as per IDC India account, in the general PC, Notebooks and Desktops shared, market, HP kept the top spot, with a market share of 16.2 per cent, in terms of unit shipments, whilst Dell and Acer closed in with 13.6 per cent and 10.4 per cent, correspondingly.