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Hewlett Packard's Palm patents are changing hands. Qualcomm is the new owner, having announced the acquisition of a patent portfolio from HP that not only includes Palm, but also iPaq and Bitfone patents. The patent portfolio is stuffed full with around 2,400 granted patents and pending patent applications from the U.S. and other countries. Qualcomm didn't say how much it paid HP for the patent portfolio, which covers technologies that include fundamental mobile operating system techniques. "The acquisition further enhances the strength and diversity of Qualcomm Incorporated's industry-leading mobile patent portfolio and will enable the company to offer even more value to current and future licensees,"... Read more...
It's been a tough year for PC makers in general (Lenovo notwithstanding), some of which were caught off guard by the mainstream market's infatuation with mobile devices. There have been signs that traditional computer sales may rebound a bit in 2014, but in the meantime, at least one PC maker is looking at cutting staff heading into the New Year. That company is Hewlett-Packard. According to Reuters, HP stated in a regulatory filing that it plans to eliminate 5,000 more jobs, bringing the tally to 34,000 layoffs. That represents 11 percent of HP's total workforce, which is higher than the OEM originally anticipated. Image Source: Flickr (courtneyism) Previously, HP estimated it would slash 29,000... Read more...
There's something to be said for being blunt, and HP CEO Meg Whitman certainly didn't pull any punches when talking about her company's relationship with Intel and Microsoft. She said they went from being HP's partners to "outright competitors," which is commentary on the fact that they're both now competing with OEMs in hardware. Let's back up a moment and trace where things flipped around. In January of this year, Whitman stood firmly in Microsoft's corner by backing Windows 8. At the time, she said, "We have to stick with this. I am a believer." But then in May, HP posted a 20 percent drop in revenues for its PC business, and that's when Whitman began distancing HP from Windows, Business Insider... Read more...
HP Labs in Palo Alto, California is currently working on a new type of three-dimensional display technology that is capable of displaying hologram-like images and videos using a modified LCD. The technology could make it possible for phones, laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices to display hologram-like still images with 200 viewpoints and videos with 64 viewpoints and 30 frames per second. The new technology doesn't require any moving parts or glasses. Videos and images that are displayed using this technology hover above the screen and viewers are able to walk around them and experience them just as you would a real object. To make this possible, HP replaces the scattering bumps found... Read more...
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