Heritage of Innovation: Jim Sutton and the HP-150 Touchscreen PC

Here at HP, we’ve been focusing a lot on touch screens in the past couple years. Today we have TouchSmart PCs and notebooks, printers, iPAQs and most recently, there has been a lot of buzz around the slate videos we’ve posted since CES. Yes, our ground-breaking mobile device is coming out this year, but I want to clear something up. People assume that HP is new to the touch space – since the iPhone and other touch devices have surfaced. What many don’t realize is HP’s more than 27-year history with pushing touch technology forward.

Heritage of Innovation: A Closer Look at the Ford Fusion Hybrid

For those in the market for a new car, you might have glanced at the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. Sure, it flaunts sleek lines and good gas mileage, but there’s something else interesting inside: A Dual LCD SmartGauge cluster. With it, you determine how little – or how much – data gets fed back to the instrument panel. It seems simple enough, but this elegant control scheme took a lot unconventional thinking to come together. That’s why, for this week’s Heritage of Innovation podcast, I caught up with Dave Watson from Ford and Steve Bishop from IDEO and we talked about how the two companies worked together to create the SmartGauge.

Heritage of Innovation: Interview with Sir Tim Berners-Lee

People may joke about Al Gore inventing the Internet, but this week, I had the chance to catch up with the real man behind the creation of the Web as we know it today: Sir Tim Berners-Lee. In fact, he’s credited as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, according to Time Magazine.
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