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HP’s On-Screen Display Utility released, aims to alleviate Envy 15 screen color complaints

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Back when we reviewed HP’s latest Envy 15, we found a glaring issue with its otherwise spectacular 1080p IPS display — namely, its less-than-pleasing color reproduction. Making good on a promise it made back in March, HP has finally released its On-Screen Display Utility software for the machine in hopes of quelling user complaints. If you’ll recall, HP stated that the displays are of a higher quality than other laptop panels, which can make colors look odd in comparison. That said, while this gesture is certainly welcome, at least one tipster wrote into complain that he “wasn’t able to get a satisfactory change. It’s basically just gamma adjustment and r/g/b sliders.” Of course, we’ve only cited one anecdote here, so if you’ve got an Envy 15 you’d like to test this on, hit up the source link below. Be sure to let us know your results in the comments.

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HP’s On-Screen Display Utility released, aims to alleviate Envy 15 screen color complaints originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 26 Apr 2012 03:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Chatroulette Weddings, Planet Envy, and Other Stories We Didn’t Post [Left Behind]

Friday, April 6th, 2012

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn’t possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn’t worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case. More »


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Salary Envy Can Actually Make You Happier [Money]

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Distro Issue 26: Smartwatch face-off, Ryan Block and more

Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Distro Issue 26: Smartwatch face-off, Ryan Block and more

Are you ready for a showdown? You’re in luck! In the latest edition of our fine weekly, Myriam Joire tackles wrist-top computing, comparing the inPulse and WIMM One smartwatches. Also in this issue, Zachary Lutz takes the BlackBerry Curve 9360 for a spin; Dana Wollman puts HP’s latest Envy 15 through the paces; and Joe Pollicino tries to keep Klipsch’s Mode M40 headphones in place. If that wasn’t enough to pique your interest, our former editor-in-chief, Ryan Block, returns to take on the Distro Q&A and Box Brown offers a comic look at becoming an iBooks Author. So go on and get to downloading!

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Distro Issue 26: Smartwatch face-off, Ryan Block and more originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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T-Mobile launches ‘truly unlimited’ Full Monty contract, wants to give you everything

Monday, January 30th, 2012
T-Mobile launches 'truly unlimited' Full Monty contract, wants to give you everything

While beans were vaguely spilled ahead of its official launch, T-Mobile UK today unveiled its latest attempt to differentiate itself from the competitive world of British carriers with a new no-holds-barred tariff. From the network that previously nixed its fair use policy around this time last year, the Full Monty offers up truly — yes, truly; we checked — unlimited data alongside unlimited cross network calls and text messages. While the entry-level £36 contract limits calls to 2,000 per month, unlimited calling starts at £41 per month, reaching the dizzying heights of £61 if you’re shopping for the latest iPhone. New phones will similarly be absorbed into what is now T0Mob’s premier contract. It’ll join mobile carrier Three, which was previously the only other major operator to offer unlimited data. Alongside the above package, which includes tethering, T-Mobile phones will also nab access to BT Openzone, the UK’s largest WiFi hotspot network.

When the Fully Monty launches on February 1st, it’ll be accompanied by a new Android app that adds one-click connectivity to those WiFi networks. The deal isn’t available SIM-only, although T-Mobile UK’s Head of Propositions, Ben Fritsch, told us that the new deal is pitched at users looking to take the smartphone plunge. Its existing collection of tariffs will also see a similar refresh — but there’s no details on those just yet. American readers can gaze with envy at the full release below.

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T-Mobile launches ‘truly unlimited’ Full Monty contract, wants to give you everything originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 30 Jan 2012 04:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HP Envy 15 review (early 2012)

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

If there’s one thing we took away from our jaunt at CES, it’s this: consumers’ appetites for mainstream laptops haven’t waned all that much. Even in the Ultrabook category, Intel expects half of the models to go on sale this year will have 14- and 15-inch screens — as strong an indicator as any that lots of folks aren’t yet ready to give up their slightly larger screens, their discrete graphics, their (gasp!) optical drives. While HP recently announced its first Ultrabook for the consumer market, the Envy 14 Spectre, it’s fully fleshed out its premium Envy series to include two additional models for people who crave more oomph.

The Envy 15 is the medium-sized member of the crew, with a 15.6-inch screen and the same overhauled design you’ll find across the Envy lineup. Delightfully, too, it marks the return of HP’s eye-popping Radiance display, and also comes with a generous two-year warranty and full copies of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements. And with a starting price of $1,100, it sharply undercuts the 15-inch MacBook Pro, while taking direct aim at other high-end 15-inchers, like the Dell XPS 15z and Samsung Series 7 Chronos. So how does it stack up? Meet us after the break to find out.

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HP Envy 15 review (early 2012) originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 28 Jan 2012 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HP teases upcoming Spectre ultrabook in short clip [video]

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

HP recently circulated a short video of a new ultra-thin notebook that is purportedly its upcoming HP Envy Spectre ultrabook. While there aren’t any specs discussed in the video, we’re definitely impressed by what appears to be a very sleek design. HP’s first ultrabook, the Folio 13, was unveiled in November and it offers the latest Intel Core processors, a 128GB SSD and more for a relatively affordable $900 price point. The Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner so hopefully we’ll hear a bit more about the Spectre next week. The clip follows after the break.

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Quadrocopters don creepy eyes, build synthetic Christmas tree of envy (video)

Friday, December 30th, 2011

First we let them play music, then they started juggling. Now quadrocopters are feeling emotions as well; namely, jealousy. One of Flying Machine Arena’s dainty quadrocopters, nicknamed Juliet, was compelled to build its own synthetic Christmas tree after spying an authentic fir through a glass window. Sure, stacked bricks of festive foam seem innocent enough, but look into those ping-pong ball eyes and tell us you aren’t a little worried that next year’s “war on Christmas” will be the machine’s war on humans. Fly past the break to see Juliet’s envious construction project for yourself.

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Quadrocopters don creepy eyes, build synthetic Christmas tree of envy (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Dec 2011 03:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HP Envy Spectre arrives at FCC, next year’s model probably called HP Envy SMERSH

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
Even in the FCC’s secret Washington bunker, our boys in lab-coats like to spread a little festive cheer. When this new HP Envy 14 Spectre was released into the streets, we found it wrapped in tinsel. We’ll expect to learn more about this dual-band Wireless-N packing laptop in January, where we figure it’ll be the last model to carry Intel’s Sandy Bridge, since successor Ivy Bridge isn’t due to arrive at OEMs for another couple of months. We’re not sure about naming your laptop after a James Bond villain organization, but it wouldn’t be the first questionable decision to come from the House of Meg this year, would it?

HP Envy Spectre arrives at FCC, next year’s model probably called HP Envy SMERSH originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 24 Dec 2011 02:12:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HP’s Envy Notebooks Finally Look Great [Laptops]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Samsung shows HP how to ‘sell’ tablets

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Sixteen months following Hewlett-Packard’s acquisition of Palm and just two months after launching the first webOS tablet, HP is giving up. The decision to axe webOS certainly wasn’t made lightly, and numerous factors undoubtedly contributed to the tech giant’s ultimate decision to put an end to its efforts with the TouchPad and other webOS hardware. Near the top of HP’s list, however, was likely the tablet’s sell-through rate. A report from earlier this week claimed that Best Buy, the nation’s top consumer electronics retailer, couldn’t even sell 10% of its TouchPad inventory despite a huge advertising campaign and a $100 price drop. But did HP jump the gun? A new Best Buy promotion might reveal what could have been a great way to move that TouchPad inventory: give it away. Beginning Saturday, customers who purchase a $1,500 Samsung 3D HDTV, model UN46D6900W, will get a free Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet with their purchase. Coincidentally, Best Buy also carries a $1,500 HP ENVY 2070nr Core i7 laptop, and what better way to boost those sell-through numbers than to hand TouchPads out with purchases like ketchup packets at a ballpark? Best Buy’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 deal will run for one week, ending on the 27th.

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California carpool exemptions expire, quashing yellow-sticker envy

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

California carpool exemptions expire, quashing yellow-sticker envyIt looks like it’s time to kiss that sweet HOV goodbye for lone California hybrid drivers. No, there hasn’t been a spike in Clean Air Vehicle sticker thievery — this time it’s official. According to the California DMV, those little yellow stickers that once gave hybrid owners the right to ride solo in carpool lanes have expired, leaving some 85,000 drivers to fall in line with the rest of the state’s commuters. You’ll forgive us if we don’t shed a tear over this announcement.

California carpool exemptions expire, quashing yellow-sticker envy originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 02 Jul 2011 04:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Live transit updates in Google Maps help you plan your romantic bus-catching sprint

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Brooklynites on their way to the latest Reggie Watts show have long had real-time bus-tracking information, but public-transit aficionados in six other cities now have one less reason for BK envy. With the latest version of Google Maps, even the least cool citizens of Boston, Portland, Ore., San Diego, San Francisco, Madrid and Turin can see not just when their bus or train is scheduled to arrive, but when it actually will. Selecting a stop on the map displays “live departure times” and service alerts, thanks to Google’s data-sharing partnerships with city transit operators. That won’t always guarantee fewer delays or less waiting, but will help riders budget their time, and maybe find those precious seconds necessary to post more Tumblr pictures of “ironic” Hitler-kittens.

Live transit updates in Google Maps help you plan your romantic bus-catching sprint originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 09 Jun 2011 01:41:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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