Posts Tagged ‘HP’

HP apologises for ink-blocking update

September 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

HP has backtracked on a software update that blocked some ink cartridges made by third parties. A controversial firmware change made earlier this month meant HP printer owners using unofficial, usually cheaper, cartridges discovered they would no longer work. A campaign calling on HP to reverse the move was launched, backed by rights group the […]

HP printers start rejecting budget ink cartridges

September 20th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Large numbers of HP printer owners found their printers stopped recognising unofficial printer ink cartridges on 13 September. Dutch printer ink vendor 123inkt said it had received more than 1,000 complaints in one day. HP said that during its last firmware update, settings had been changed so HP printers would communicate with only HP-chipped cartridges. […]

UK tech firm swoops on HP software unit in £6.6bn deal

September 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

UK tech firm Micro Focus will buy Hewlett-Packard’s software business in a deal worth $8.8bn (£6.6bn). Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) includes the assets of Autonomy, the UK software group that HP bought in an ill-fated deal in 2011. The deal makes Micro Focus one of the UK’s biggest tech companies, with total annual revenues of […]

HP laptop blocks over-shoulder snooping

August 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Computer firm HP has developed two new laptops that feature an optional privacy mode, which obscures the screen unless viewed face-on. The technology, called Sure View, darkens the picture by “up to 95%” when observed from wide angles. HP said the laptop can ensure privacy when used in public spaces. One analyst said it could […]

Oracle ordered to pay $3bn damages to HP

July 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Electronics firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been awarded $3bn (£2.26bn) in damages in a legal dispute with software giant Oracle. The row came about because Oracle reneged on a contractual agreement to continue making software that ran on high-end Itanium chips. The court battle over the contract was settled in 2012 but the damages […]

HP reveals high-speed 3D printers with jet fusion tech

May 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

HP has unveiled two high-end 3D printers, which it says are up to 10 times faster and cheaper to run than rival systems. The firm adds that the “multi jet fusion” technology it has developed means its machines can build “superior quality” prototypes. One expert said the innovation had the potential to be “revolutionary”. But, […]

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