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School + BYOD + HP Support = Win for Students & Parents

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The school year is well underway, and more schools than ever have Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies for students We have a fourth-grader and, like many parents, we’re protective of her screen time and school experience...

Internet of Things Adoption Spurs Different Support Models

The always insightful Stacey Higginbotham wrote an article in Gigaom on the different ways large businesses and smaller startups are adopting and monetizing Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services, and the implications of each of these strategies.

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Business Travelers: To Recline or Not to Recline?

Has your precious business-essential laptop ever been in danger of being damaged on a flight because the passenger in front of you reclines their seat practically in your lap? The issue of reclining seats and leg (and laptop) room isn’t a new one, but it has been receiving a lot of renewed attention lately.

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Microsoft to Retire MSN Messenger This Halloween

On Oct. 31, 2014, after 15 years of connecting people worldwide via online instant messaging, Microsoft will be shutting down MSN Messenger.

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HP Tops Server Market for the 4th Quarter in a Row

As reported by Forbes, CRN, and MarketWatch, HP once again holds the top server market share position. This makes it four quarters in a row we’re at the top of that list, and the third time in four quarters that our own server revenue grew.

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HP Expert Day: Friendly, On-Demand Customer Tech Support

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Richard Bailey, HP’s senior vice president of Customer Support & Services, Printing and Personal Systems, recently joined us for an interactive session with our customers on the HP Consumer Support Forums as part of Expert Day on August 27. Find out more about the session – and how your candor and customer feedback are helping us deliver a better social support experience…

Last chance to win tons of tech for school!

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Get ready to put your pencils down! Or I guess get ready to stop mouse clicking? I dunno. But basically, just letting you know that time is running out on one of the best back-to-school sweepstakes we've ever had!

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Robot Apocalypse

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In an on-screen parallel universe, not too different from our own, today marks the anniversary of when an artificial intelligence system called Skynet became self-aware, deemed humanity a threat, and ultimately unleashed scores of Austrian-accented robot assassins on the world to destroy or enslave us.

The Back to School List No One Else Is Giving Out

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You probably already wrote out your back to school list – paper, pens, new backpack. We hate to say it, but that list is incomplete. Don’t worry; we took some time to detail the things you’re really going to need. 

Meg Whitman Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge will surely be a case study in social sharing. We started thinking about all those videos – and storing them. 2.4 million videos is an inconceivably big number, but all those millions of videos would still only consume about 8% of an HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems’s capacity. In fact, that unit would be able to hold about 110 years of Ice Bucket Challenge videos! 

Looking FWD: E-mail and Humans – Here to Stay

HP_Evolution_blog_header.jpgThe evolution of man is not unlike the evolution e-mail has seen in the last 30 years. A new article in The Atlantic explains how e-mail served important and necessary functions in the early days of online correspondence. It was a way to communicate, stay informed, share files, and present an identity to others. But now there is a host of apps and programs that can shoulder those services leaving many wondering if e-mail is on its last legs. 

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Expert Day Offers Fast, Free Community Tech Support

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Mark your calendars for August 27th and the next HP Expert Day! It's your opportunity to get fast, free community tech support, wherever you are in the world...

Spreadsheet Masterpiece: Microsoft Excel - More Than Data

HP_ExcelArt_Twitter_1200x600.jpgAhhhh, Microsoft Excel. It’s the overlord of organization. The captain of computation. The Mafia Don of data analysis. The supreme being of spreadsheets and… an instrument of art?

 

The Best Back-to-School Sweepstakes, EVER

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We know back-to-school shopping can get pretty intense. You're excited, maybe a little nervous and just want to start the school year on the right foot. That's why we teamed up with Bed Bath & Beyond to help you get everything you need for back-to-school.

21 Year Old Printer: Just Like New

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Do you love your HP printer? I mean, do you REALLY love it? Kathy Price-Robinson does. In fact, the prolific New Orleans remodeling journalist and writer loves her LaserJet 4M+ so much, she’s been using it continually since January of 1994!

Back-to-School Rules for Social Media

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While our culture of sharing and, ahem, over-sharing is great, there are dangers involved too, especially for students. Did you know that schools are increasingly monitoring social media to make sure their students are not posting anything untoward? Don’t worry. Just follow these 5 simple back-to-school social media rules, and you’ll be just fine.

HP Study: 70% of Internet of Things Vulnerable to Hacking

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The increased connectively between your objects definitely creates more connectivity opportunities, but it also creates a potential for more threats. These objects exist within what has become known as the Internet of Things, and the potential for these new security threats is not getting the attention it is due.

Next Time Air Travel Gets Ruff, Just Paws and Relax

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Science has demonstrated that dogs and cats can lower our blood pressure and help us relax, and British Airways is banking on it.

 

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