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    HP, a Silicon Valley Icon, Is Ready for Its Break-Up

    One of the nation’s most storied tech companies will split in two this weekend, another casualty of seismic shifts in the way people use technology – and big-company sluggishness in responding. Hewlett-Packard was an early pioneer of what became the model for Silicon Valley startups: Founded in 1939 by two Stanford graduates in a Palo […]

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    Whitman Readies Slimmed Down HP for Duel With Bulked-Up Dell

    Meg Whitman long resisted a breakup of Hewlett-Packard Co., saying that selling computers to consumers and businesses was the best way to keep the Silicon Valley pioneer alive. Now, with personal-computer demand in decline and companies flocking to the cloud to run their operations, she’s on board with a split taking place next week. The […]

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    Acer Wants to Shed Budget Image With Predator Series

    In India, and to an extent globally too, Acer is popularly known for its budget-friendly PC solutions, be it tablets, notebooks or all-in-ones (AIO). It’s an image Acer would like to shed now, and to that end, the company hosted an event earlier this month in conjunction with Microsoft, to show off some of its […]

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    She Made Hard-Drive Wiping a $2 Million-a-Year Business

    One day in May 2004, Elizabeth Wilmot tried to throw away an old computer and looked around for someone who could properly wipe sensitive data from the hard drive and recycle it. She couldn’t find anyone online who would do that at a residential level, and a business idea germinated. So at the beginning of […]

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    CMD Commands Every Windows User Must Know

    Back in the day, using a desktop computer meant typing in a range of commands. You have to realise that roughly two decades ago, there wasn’t any Start menu or a taskbar. The friendly graphics user interface as we know it today didn’t exist, and a black screen with a blinking cursor was all we […]

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    HP announces new machine learning as a service offering

    Technology major Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced the commercial launch of Haven OnDemand, a cloud platform that provides advanced machine learning application programme interfaces and services that enable developers, startups and enterprises to build data-rich mobile and enterprise applications. The company also announced a new version of Idol analytics platform, which applies data analytics and […]

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    Kiddle, the new Google-enabled ‘safe’ search engine for children

    (This article has been revised from the original. For details, please scroll to the bottom of this article.) Now, you no longer need to watch over your child’s shoulder while s/he is searching for something on the internet. Kiddle, a new customised search engine for children, uses a modified version of Google search to make […]

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    This Rs. 2,000 ‘Desktop PC’ Could Be the Computer You Need

    A new Indiegogo project out of Shenzen, China, promises to make low-cost computing accessible to all. Running the Android-based Remix 2.0 OS, the Unuiga S905 claims to be the cheapest 64-bit Android desktop PC in the world. The device is cheaper than any Android handset on the market, but of course, the maker can save […]