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Hewlett-Packard creates Converged Cloud unit, gets serious about the internet

Nearly a year after HP announced its cloud computing plans, it has finally gotten serious about the internet by creating a specialized business unit around it, according to AllThingsD. Dubbed the Converged Cloud unit, it’ll be headed by Saar Gillai who has been promoted to senior VP. The unit will manage all things cloud, from hardware and services to its marketing and networking partners. Judging from its recent financial woes, perhaps this renewed gamble on internet services will push it further into the black.

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Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Podcast CES closer (update: video embedded)

Hoooooooo-boy. We did it, guys! The craziest week of the year is finally over. It’s time for a little R&R — well, once we’ve spoken to our entire staff about the CES that is. We’re tired, we’re loopy and we’re in it to win it. You’re not gonna want to miss this one, kids.

January 10, 2013 11:00 PM EST

Check out our full CES 2013 stage schedule here!

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Princip Interactive LED Futuro Cube hands-on

Princip Interactive LED Futuro Cube handson

Playing around with ThinkGeek’s table full of toys was unquestionably a highlight of 2013 CES experience, which is (thankfully) nearly at an end. In amongst the always awesome licensed Star Trek and Star Wars toys was the Princip Interactive LED Futuro Cube, a strange game device created with ThinkGeek. The device brings to mind the Rubik’s Cube, if only because its a geometrical puzzle game. In place of colored squares are a series of different colored LED lights.

Like Rubik’s famous three-dimensional toy, the Futuro isn’t particularly easy to master. It has a menu system and offers up a series of audible commands to access its different games. Getting started takes a quick shake and it can be put to sleep with couple of taps. There’s also a USB port on one side for downloading software updates, including new games.

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The state of the second screen: Will TV companion apps proliferate or dwindle?

The state of the second screen: Will TV companion apps proliferate or dwindle?

If you let the rows of 3D and 4k displays lining the halls of CES paint a picture of the future of television, you’d be missing a vital component. Tucked away inside a pair of ballrooms on Sin City’s famous Strip, representatives from television networks, software companies, cable providers and advertising firms held a powwow dubbed the Second Screen Summit to talk shop and discuss the fate of such experiences after a very busy 2012.

Over the past year, companies ranging from AT&T to Nintendo created a wave of experiences to complement TV content. Even the 2012 Summer Olympics received the second screen treatment with its very own Android and iOS apps, which let users catch live streams of events, access stats and more from the comfort of their couches. With so many solutions on the market, it’s not entirely clear who will come out on top, or if there’s room on the second screen for these myriad apps to coexist.

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Editor’s Letter: Winding Down

In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.

Editor's Letter Winding Down

And just like that, we’re through. It feels like just yesterday I was sitting down to write the introduction to a CES column for our first special issue of Distro from the show floor, and now, well, it’s over. The show was different this year, but not necessarily in the way we expected. While the show felt smaller in a lot of ways, in many others it was even bigger.

Some big companies like Microsoft and RIM opted to have minimal or no presence on the show floor, so we thought that would shrink the overall content at CES. Oh no, dear readers, if anything it had quite the opposite effect. Those big voids that were created were filled by dozens of smaller companies, crowd-funded and fresh-thinking, lobbing plenty of innovative products our way. Some were crap, but lots and lots were awesome and mind-blowing in their simplicity and genius.

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