HTC continues to expand beyond smartphones. Matthew spent a bit of time handling the new HTC Grip fitness band and likes what he see so far.
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The updates, which come as HP holds its Discover powwow in Barcelona, illustrates how PC makers are trying to deliver business systems that can replicate consumer-first design cues.
HTC's first new connected product lets you take photos and video without having a big screen planted between you and your subject.
APIs represent new channels for integration. Follow well-established best practices of software design and development to successfully manage them.
The 360 Integrated Design approach focuses on back-end integration changes that are integral to successful virtual desktop infrastructure rollouts.
If you look at Jeffrey Stephenson's hand-crafted designs, you can see the same level of clarity, simplicity, and harmony that one still sees today in the buildings designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
HP says that mobile applications are the new face of the enterprise. The company is hoping that reality will bolster its software and services aimed at bridging legacy systems and mobile applications.
Plans to grow its mobile chip design team exponentially will help the Chinese PC maker gain better insight into optimizing its future devices, but it will not transform into a "chip giant" any time soon.
Critics for years derided Apple's strategy of vertical integration. But with Microsoft and Google taking a similar tack, do we still need independent PC manufacturers?
What does a PC maker do when the PC market is shrinking and demand for tablets is exploding? One option is to design hybrid PCs, which can switch from conventional PC to tablet and back again. In this post, I look at clever hybrid devices from Samsung, Dell, and HP.
Business buyers who said no to Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT will get a chance to try the Surface with Windows 8 Pro when it goes on sale next month. Will the second time be the charm for Microsoft? Or will businesses pass on the radical tablet/PC design?
Building a PC should be easy. Design great hardware, add an operating system and any specialized tools that your hardware needs, and delight the user. So why do some PC makers insist on screwing things up?
A San Francisco-based creative director and design consultant looks at PC notebooks before and after Apple introduced the MacBook Air. Looks familiar.
Microsoft latest version of its PC management and security service adds more mobile-device management and Active Directory integration.
The ThinkCentre Edge 91z performs well, although a discrete GPU option would be welcome for graphically demanding workloads. We'd also appreciate dual-band Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 support, a less glossy screen, a slot-loading optical drive and a better keyboard.
Companies have fewer vendor choice and less bargaining power with industry consolidation, but could stand to gain in terms of faster product innovations and lower costs, analysts say.
Enterprise users, particularly mobile workers, will appreciate ultrabooks' portability, connectivity and functionality, but high price could dampen demand, analysts say.
Designing environmentally friendly products gets easier with sustainability modeling software.
Microsoft is getting more active in tweaking Kinect and Avatar Kinect to make them more attractive to business users.
HP rolled out an overhaul of its TouchSmart PC line and effectively hints at what's to come in the industry as tablets and mobile devices become the dominant design metaphor.
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