HP's Envy line of serious fun notebooks (as opposed to serious business, bleh!) have always been a bit on the tacky side. I hate to say it, but they looked like expensive toys. Now they're grown up, in and out.
HP's TouchSmart series, perhaps in spite of its touch capability, are damn good all-in-one PCs, and a nice iMac alternative. Now it's inevitably 3D — active shutter glasses and a 3D webcam jazz up the multimedia desktop slab.
Just last month, AMD staged an event to squeeze an amazing 8429.38 MHz out of its FX-8150 processor. The highest-clocked CPU in the world—it was a big production. And now they've been beaten by a team of one.
Well, that's the end of that. HP CEO Meg Whitman says "HP is committed to [Personal Systems Group, HP's computer arm], and together we are stronger." There you have it. HP will keep making computers as usual. We'll have more on this a bit later. [HP via Verge]
David Cameron might soon have to start live-Tweeting X-Factor as well as joining LinkedIn, with a new government action plan suggesting it jumps into more forms of social media to "to facilitate a two-way dialogue with citizens."
OCZ's new Octane series is the first solid state drive to squeeze one full terabyte of storage into a 2.5-inch drive, but the awesome doesn't stop there. It has read speeds of up to 560MB/s and write speeds of 400MB/s, versus top competitors who are at 500MB/s read and 315MB/s write.
One of the world's largest hard drive makers has emerged as another victim of the floods that've hit Thailand, with WD reporting that one of its Thai plants has been "inundated" by water and some equipment is currently underwater.
This approachable perspex box is a section of the Fujitsu K. Despite looking like it should be selling Mars bars, cans of Coke, condoms and toothbrushes to businessmen, Fujitsu claims this cabinet actually contains the current "world's fastest supercomputer".