Next from HP, the Stream Mini: the “Chromebox killer?”

Announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas are a pair of computers meant to compete with the Chromebox, the small-sized desktop computers that run Chrome OS. Similar to Chromebooks (or the Mac Mini in the OS X world), Chromeboxes are meant to offer an inexpensive, cloud-based computing solution, if one uses their … Continue reading “Next from HP, the Stream Mini: the “Chromebox killer?””

“The Walking Dead OS”: WebOS gets a second chance… in smart TVs

WebOS. The mobile OS that I and everyone else had long left for dead, including HP after they finally killed it off. Even opening WebOS up as open source didn’t help, as even that community seems to have mostly moved on. But now, it looks like somebody actually wants to find a use for the … Continue reading ““The Walking Dead OS”: WebOS gets a second chance… in smart TVs”

Anthony gets a new HP laptop and moves to Linux Mint

As the subject line says, I’ve finally gotten a newer laptop to replace the trusty-but-aging (and wearing out) HP Pavilion dv6-1230us I bought at an OfficeDepot three years ago this month. The replacement? An HP Pavilion m6-1045dx (yes, HP loves its model numbering), which Engadget mentions here. While it’s being sold as a back-to-school type … Continue reading “Anthony gets a new HP laptop and moves to Linux Mint”

Laptop Search 2012 continues (now with more Ivy Bridge!)

To keep up the tech side of things on the blog, I thought I’d post my progress on looking for a newer laptop. Now that Ivy Bridge-powered gear is finally being released, I’m ready to actually buy a replacement for this one (a three-year-old HP laptop that’s worked well, but I want something newer). So … Continue reading “Laptop Search 2012 continues (now with more Ivy Bridge!)”

Tech thoughts: My first week with the Xbox, plus WebOS back from the dead?

It’s been about a week and a half since I’ve gotten my Xbox 360, and so far, I’ve been enjoying the experience. The main games I’ve been playing have been “Marvel vs. Capcom 3” and “Fable III,” though more the former in the last few days, particularly for its online game-playing options (via Xbox Live). … Continue reading “Tech thoughts: My first week with the Xbox, plus WebOS back from the dead?”

Tech thoughts: Requiem for WebOS, plus $99 TouchPads?!

The online tech world still mourns (sort of) the passing of WebOS… with everyone and their brother giving their two cents on why WebOS failed. Here’s some of the aftermath of this week’s WebOS-axing announcement: Microsoft is trying to get now-former WebOS developers to join them, offering free WP7 phones, etc. Guess that’d make sense; … Continue reading “Tech thoughts: Requiem for WebOS, plus $99 TouchPads?!”

RIP WebOS

Looks like the fat lady’s finally sung for WebOS, after this week’s already-disastrous news about Best Buy wanting HP to take its TouchPads back: not only does HP plan to sell off its PC manufacturing side to focus on just software/services, but they’ve also decided to kill off the TouchPad (this year’s biggest tech flop) … Continue reading “RIP WebOS”