HP and DepEd Launches A+ Write&Read Campaign for Pinoy Students

image c/o technology.inquirer.net

inspiring creativity in the PINOY youth, Hewlett Packard (HP) along with the Dept. of Education-NCR (DepEd-NCR) launched the A+ (Write&Read) campaign, which promotes academic excellence through HP’s innovative imaging and printing technologies. 

“We look forward to this meaningful partnership with HP. Through Write&Read, we will be able to work hand in hand in enriching the learning experience of children and inspire a growing interest in writing and reading, two of the most important and fundamental skills in education,” said Dr. Milagros Quiñones, English Supervisor, DepEd-NCR.

leveraging on the HP Ink Advantage printers, the A+ campaign is an HP advocacy to further enrich the youth’s learning experience through affordable, reliable and high-quality prints for their school projects and requirements. 

note that there is also the same program implemented in India found here http://hpwriteandread.com

read more [inquirer.net]

HP Ditches webOS and TouchPad

Hewlett Packard (HP) has just announced that their ditching their webOS devices such as phones and HP Touchpad tablet.

their Q3 2011 financial report states, “HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward.”

the news unfortunately wasn’t taken well by it’s investors as it’s stock price fell 23% on Friday, the lowest since 2005.

some however thinks HP’s move was too early, Sarah Rotman Epps, a consumer analyst with Forrester Research said, “HP withdrew itself from the post-PC competition before it even got started… The reality is they didn’t try very hard.”

guess that’s one less competitor by Apple then! we’re hoping also it’s not because of its endorser, Filipino boxing champ, Manny Pacquiao’s fault! 🙂

see more [mashable.com]

HP’s Webcam Glitch

bet you’ve heard about Hewlett Packard’s motion-tracking webcam said to be not working on black people, found this this footage on youtube

HP acknowledged via an e-mail to CNN that the cameras might indeed have bugs specifically with contrast recognition. the folks on the vid weren’t really keen about issues of racism but thought this was just nothing but a software glitch!

read more [abs-cbnnews.com]

hp philippines launches wireless printer

HP Philippines recently launched it’s new set of printers, one of which is the country’s first wireless printer.

the HP Photosmart Premium All-in-One printer/copier/fax/scanner series has 802.11g wi-fi and bluetooth wireless capability.

it can also be connected via usb 2.0, ethernet and pictbridge, and works well within 300 feet.

around php16K, quite expensive though…

read more [businessmirror.com.ph]