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HP DiscoverHP – Hewlett Packard: Started in a one-car garage in Palo Alto, CA by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in 1939. Since then, HP has grown to one  of the largest IT companies in the world. HP created one of the most used calculators, then the Laser printer in the 80’s. Known for dominating the office and home printer and scanner market, HP has also been in the desktop, notebook and now tablet markets. HP acquired some big names in computers, including Compaq in 2001, DEC, EDS, 3Com and finally Palm in 2010.

HP Server infrastructure has grown through time, also. Currently, HP’s Converged Infrastructure brings many areas of IT together. Their Flex Network works in connecting larger campuses together. They even have POD services to place a server room where you need it for however long you need it.

Fun Fact on HP

Since Steve Wozniak worked at HP in the 70’s, he had to give HP first refusal to any project. He showed them the Apple computer and they chose not to use the idea.


HP Pavilion x360 4 in 1 Laptop Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSToday I look at the Pavilion x360 13 inch 4 in 1 laptop, which you can purchase here. This converts to a laptop, tablet, tent and stand for use in different situations. PRO The Pavillion x360 comes in multiple varieties. This is great because you can get the machine that will fit your need – whether it is a faster processor, more memory or larger hard drive. This one is the 6th generation Core i5 mobile processor with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. PRO The x360 is a laptop, tablet, tent and stand. With touchscreen capabilities, you can use this device your way. PRO Battery Life on the x360 is very good. Up to 8 hours production time and a couple days in standby. CON The tablet and stand mode does keep the keyboard exposed. This means you might get more table...


HP PageWide 577 dw Printer Pros and Cons

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSCan printers be sexy? Maybe not. But can Ink Jet printers be fast and very functional? You Bet! Let’s Geek Out at the Pros and Cons of this HP PageWide dw 577 Printer! PRO Keep in mind this is not a Laser Printer. It is an ink jet printer with a lot of technology advances from what you might associate an injet to be. PRO The PageWide disrupts the inkjet space. Other printers use an LED system that would move the printer head across the paper on 2 axis. PageWide does just that – a head that doesn’t move – the paper moves as the heads do a more competent job of laying down the ink. This makes the process faster and less ink smudge. PRO With great strides in HP Ink, the old water-based ink printer will smudge and bleed adding wait time...


HP Pavilion x2 is a Laptop, Tablet, Kiosk and More

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSHP calls it their most versatile detachable PC. It’s a laptop that easily converts to a tablet and even a table tent for kiosk options. The folks at HP gave me one to play with and although I am getting compensated for this review, the review itself is my own opinion. So let’s get started with the specs, then see if this machine is worth the sub-$500 price tag. Pavilion x2 12 inch comes in 2 models – with an Intel ATOM x5 series processor and Intel Core M – thier 6th generation processor. The machine I have is the Intel core m3 at 1.51 GHz, 100 MHz Bus, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage supplied by Samsung. Windows 10 64-bit home is on the machine and it can be configured for PC or tablet mode depending on what you want. The...


HP Special Edition Star Wars Core i5-i7 Laptop

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSWhile at HPEDiscover this last week, I got to check out the HP Special Edition Star Wars Laptop. This is a 15.6 inch notebook decked out with Star Wars logos. Inside is a Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 16 GB RAM, up to 2 TB hard drive and GeForce 940 M Graphics processor. Loaded with Windows 10 Home, the PC also comes with a DVD burner, and a 7 hour battery. The laptop is also decked out with images, movie cells, storyboards and videos from the previous 6 movies. You can choose multiple sound effects for Windows events. Over 1,100 images, trailers for the new movie, and the Aurebesh font not only engraved on the laptop, but also as a font inside. Show how geeky you are by writing in Aurebesh! The base price is $699 and is only the laptop with...

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HP Multifunction Color Laser Printer: HP MFP-M177fw

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSToday I take a look at a sun $300 color laser printer that is also a scanner, fax, copier, built in apps, and more. The HP MFP M177fw is a multifunction color laser for the small to medium business. I took this printer through its paces. HP ePrinter Apps The M177fw comes with an app store. An MSNBC app prints out daily news and coupons. Not bad, but a tablet could do the same thing. Other apps allow you to print crossword puzzles, comics, planner information, coupons, and games for the kids to play. Out of all, the greeting card app seems to be the one to use most. Everything else can be done on tablet. Get the HP MFP M177fw at Amazon The Good: HP MFP M177fw The quad-toner color laser printer sends high-quality prints from your computer, tablet or smarphone. With the...

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HP Storage Tech Day: StoreAll, Express Query and Storage Research at HP Labs

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSIn this second part of the HP Storage Tech Day, we learn more about StoreAll, Express Query and Storage Research at HP Labs. Richard Jacobik started us off with StoreAll and Express Query. Richard talks about how much unstructured data is out on the Internet. He notes that unstructured data is 85% of world’s data today and growing at 60%. That means with unstructured data if there was a big crash, a lot of information could be lost. Economics, protection and extraction time are the main points behind HP StoreAll storage. Hyperscaling, structure, ultra-fast search and scale down costs for data stored over time are part of this solution. Jacobik continues on with the family of servers and architecture StoreAll contains. Kimbery Keeton joined in to talk about Storage-related research. Since 1966, HP has been building innovation, StoreOnce being one of these innovations. Kimberly...

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HP Z1 All in One Workstation for Minimal Space Video Editing – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSHP showed off two high-end video production machines at NAB this year. The Z820 and the Z1 All-in-one workstation. Dan Bennett guided us through this Z1 workstation with the all-in-one form factor. Some great highlights included the ease of opening this all-in-one system, hydraulics so you don’t close the case too quickly and the optimization for thermal and acoustic performance. The HP Z1 ranges from a Core-i3 all the way to a Xeon processor. Other features – MXM Thermal card video processing, an internal USB so you can put the software key dongle into the computer and lock it so someone can’t steal the dongle. Pro Tools iLock license dongle would be a good example. If you don’t need that, you can put in a wireless keyboard or Bluetooth USB connector. Pricing for the Z1 starts at $1700 (Core i3 with integrated graphics). Beefing it up...

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HP Z820 Workstation for Video Production – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSDuring our interviews at NAB I kept hearing about the Z820 and Z1 workstations by HP. So I went right to the source to find out what makes these desktop computers so special. I met up with Dan Bannett, HP workstation lead engineer. We tore apart a HP Z820 desktop with dual Xeon processors to see just how powerful this machine is. The Z820 was a RED edition – with RED mockup bay to show how to connect your RED camera and use the Rocket encoding card. We also learned about Fusion-IO partnership with the IOFX card for uncompressed 4k video work. We also look at the HP Z1 workstation, which you can see in the next video.

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Cinnafilm Brings Dark Energy to Clean up Old, Grainy Video – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSCreating video nowadays with the right camera can bring you high quality images. Older videos or smaller camera (like GoPro) bring distortions of film grain or low light pixelation.  Cinnafilm addresses these issues with a program called Dark Energy. This software helps upscale video and also clean up the imperfections. Co-Founder and COO Ernie Sanchez of Cinnafilm discusses some of the products that their company is presenting at NAB, solving this problem. Cinnafilm’s solution – Using the GPU and CPU in their video production – which is why they use HP systems. Their software works best on this combination; the end result is getting videos done faster. Anyone that has sat waiting for a video to render and uploaded before a deadline understands the need for this type of system. During the video, we get to see Dark Energy in action as they cleaned up some old...

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Alldigital: Broadcasting for Multiple Enterprises – NAB 2013

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | RSSInside a big corporation, you want to broadcast and livestream. That is where alldigital comes in. They can help you become a broadcaster. Their cloud services empower you to become just that. alldigital has configured their technologies so you can broadcast just like a Fox affiliate. Even big corporations want to broadcast to mobile and TV. Even companies like Cox (the Cable company in Las Vegas, among other areas) use Alldigital for By using workflows, you can get things up in the system to have it stream out. There are two types of broadcasts – private and public. alldigital also has social media solutions, cloud services along with the broadcast options. Tim talks with Calvin Zito about how they use HP StoreAll to speed up their process