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Mad Leo tried to sack me over Autonomy, says top HP Inc beancounter

Hewlett Packard's chief beancounter, Catherine Lesjak, was at "war" with former CEO Leo Apotheker, who tried to fire her immediately before he himself was defenestrated, a US court has heard. During the trial of former Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain on an assortment of fraud charges in the US District Court of Northern …
Gareth Corfield, 19 Apr 2018
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PCs were more and less expensive in Q1 as shipments stalled

PC shipments continue their slow slide, with analyst firms Gartner and IDC both releasing data for 2018’s first quarter showing further slippage. IDC counted 60.383 million PCs heading out of factory doors around the world, down just 14,000 from Q1 2017’s 60.397 million and an assessment of “flat” sales. Gartner’s count …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Apr 2018

HP is turning off 'Always On' data deals but won't say why

HP Inc has terminated a mobile data service that bundled free data with select laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s. "Say goodbye to expensive hotel airport and conference center network access," urged HP, when it launched HP Mobile Broadband in 2013. Buyers of a new ProBook, EliteBook or ElitePad were entitled to a perk – a bucket …
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Mar 2018
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Is this why Facebook is such a toxic dump? HP, HPE sued for 'leaking chems' into office site

Stanford University is suing the descendants of Hewlett-Packard and Agilent for allegedly contaminating a property in Palo Alto, California, with toxic chemicals. The Silicon Valley uni has demanding the IT giants pick up its hazmat cleaning bill to scrub the site of industrial solvents and other pollutants. The property, …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Feb 2018
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Intel's announced PCs packing 5G, and that's just plain wrong

Intel's breathlessly announced that Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft will deploy its 5G modems in their portable PCs sometime in the second half of 2019, and that it will show off prototypes of said laptops at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week. Which is actually pretty bad news, because laptops with built-in-modems never …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Feb 2018
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Teensy plastic shields are the big new thing in 2018's laptop crop

The PC market may be in decline but someone is going to buy about 300 million of them this year. And because The Register knows that plenty of our readers are responsible for PC purchasing, deployment and maintenance … here we are with our annual guide to what's new and notable among the new models from HP, Lenovo and Dell, the …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Feb 2018
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HP starts slinging Apple hardware, tech support vending machines

HP is probably the world's top PC-maker measured by devices shipped, but has nonetheless started to offer and support Apple devices for its customers. This was not a decision to compete against its own products. Instead it is an extension of another HP product, namely the Device as a Service offering that sees HP procure, …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Feb 2018
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Say goodbye to a chunk of that sweet Aruba payout, hedgies – judge

Hedge funds wanting a court-ordered higher share price from HP when it acquired Aruba have been dealt a blow costing them $17.3m. HP bought wireless networking supplier Aruba for $2.8bn in May 2015, paying $24.67/share. There were no other bidders and lawsuits were filed by stockholders arguing HP should have paid a higher …
Chris Mellor, 16 Feb 2018
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Trump's tax reforms lift DXC's profit

Tax reforms in the US helped shore up the bottom line of cost hurling Frankenfirm DXC Technologies, but the top line slid at the company for third straight quarter since it came into being. At $6.186bn, revenue for DXC’s Q3 ended 31 December was ahead of consensus estimates from analysts but represented a 5.9 per cent year-on- …
Paul Kunert, 9 Feb 2018
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Former HP workers one small step closer to throwing one giant sueball at tech goliath

A group of ex-HP staffers who claim they were discriminated against due to their age have been granted the right to together keep fighting an arbitration case against the IT giant. The biz tried to block them from taking joint action in the latest phase of the saga, which began back in August 2016 – a tactic it has used before …
Rebecca Hill, 8 Feb 2018
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HP coughs up $6.5m to make dodgy laptop display lawsuit go away

HP has settled a class-action lawsuit in the US over the failing screens in some of its Pavillion notebooks. Judge Thomas Kuhnle of the Santa Clara County Superior Court in California gave final approval on Friday to the settlement deal that will see the PC vendor hand over $6.5m to customers who, back in 2002, purchased one …
Shaun Nichols, 29 Jan 2018
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Feds charge Barclays trader with fraud in Hewlett-Packard deal

The former head of foreign currency exchanges at Barclays New York has been charged in the US with devising and executing a "scheme to defraud HP of money and property", according to an indictment entered yesterday. Robert Bogucki is accused of six counts of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy, after Feds alleged he used …
Richard Priday, 18 Jan 2018
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Wait! Before you fire up that HP lappy, check the battery

HP Inc has issued a "worldwide voluntary safety recall" of its laptop models due to potentially fiery batteries, with over 50,000 affected machines in the US and Canada alone. The announcement applies to batteries in 15 models of laptop sold globally between December 2015 and December 2017, as well as any replacements or …
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Leftover Synaptics debugger puts a keylogger on HP laptops

For the second time this year, HP Inc has had to patch its laptops after a security researcher found a driver-level keylogger – and this time, other laptop-makers might have to check their own products. The debug trace was in the Synaptics Touchpad driver used almost across-the-board in HP laptops, and while it is turned off …
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Ex-Autonomy exec agrees to be a witness for HP fraud case

A former Autonomy exec has entered into a deferred agreement with US prosecutors over charges that he and others deceived investors about the company's ill-fated $11bn (£9bn) acquisition by Hewlett-Packard. Christopher Egan, former CEO and head of sales for Autonomy in the US, agreed to become a cooperating witness in the …
Kat Hall, 1 Dec 2017

HP Inc – the no-drama one – is actually doing fine with PCs, printers

On a day when Meg Whitman, CEO of its sibling HPE, announced her departure from the biz, HP Inc revealed its slow and steady progress in two tough markets. The printers and PCs half of the Hewlett-Packard split closed out a $52bn fiscal year that saw revenues climb by eight per cent on the previous 12 months. For the fourth …
Shaun Nichols, 22 Nov 2017
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Patch on way 'this week' for HP printer vulns

Updated Sysadmins have been advised to watch for a coming HP printer firmware update that will plug a remote code execution vulnerability (among others) in its MFP-586 and the M553 printers. News of the threat emerged from a Foxglove Security deep-dive into printer security that saw the researchers warn HP of problems in August. The …

Windows on ARM: It's nearly here (again)

It's a milestone in Windows history: the first benchmarks for a new generation of ARM-powered Windows hardware have been sighted in the wild. Geekbench has recorded an instance of a box running Windows 10 on the "Qualcomm CLS" platform. This entry describes an octocore processor, running 8GB of memory, and cites a Qualcomm …
Andrew Orlowski, 14 Nov 2017

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