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Casio’s £33,000 Printer Can Turn Paper Into Faux Leather, Wood, and Alligator Skin

As a rule, we rarely post news about printers here on Gizmodo because, as a rule, they’re mind-numbingly boring. But Casio’s new Mofrel system does something truly innovative: it can add 3D textures to your printouts, turning flat paper into faux leather, stone, wood, and even simulate embossed stitched fabrics. Read More >>

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Hundreds of Perfectly-Choreographed Printers Are the Real Stars of This Fun Music Video 

By now the band OK Go is better known for its over-the-top, impossibly choreographed music videos than its actual music. So much so that you can enjoy the music video for its new song, “Obsession,” without actually having to turn your speakers up. It’s a visual treat starring a wall of 540 printers used to create a perpetually-changing backdrop. Read More >>

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Toshiba’s New Printer Is Also An Eraser

So here's something I thought I'd never say - this is a seriously cool printer. Toshiba has released its second-generation erasable toner printer, the e-STUDIO4508LP. Yep. Erasable. Read More >>

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This Laser Printer Creates High-Res Color Images Without a Single Drop of Ink

Anyone with a colour printer knows that selling replacement ink cartridges is the quickest way to become a millionaire. But what if your printer never needed a single drop of ink to produce colour images at impossibly high resolutions? A new laser printer can already do that by etching microscopic patterns onto sheets of plastic. Read More >>

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Did Amazon Rip Off the Echo Show From a Startup It Invested in?

A couple hours after Amazon announced the new Echo Show, a touchscreen communication device powered by the company’s AI voice assistant Alexa, I got an email from a PR firm representing a company called Nucleus. The subject was salacious: “Amazon is out for blood - the Echo Show is proof.” I almost never reply to these emails, but the story this one told intrigued me. Read More >>

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Supreme Court Printer Cartridge Case Could Be the Citizens United of Products

It’s an obscure case that hasn’t received a ton of attention as it has made its way to the Supreme Court, but the final verdict could set off a cascade of consequences in the world of consumer products. Read More >>

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5 Ways to Stop Spending So Much on Printing

We’re slowing getting closer to that long-standing goal of paperless offices (and home offices), but, unfortunately, we’re not there yet—and if you’ve got a printer or two installed at home the costs can quickly rack up. Yet with a little time and some effort you can drive the costs down while still churning out page after page of Mapquest directions or FedEx shipping labels. Read More >>

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Hacker Claims He Hacked 150,000 Printers to ‘Raise Awareness’ About Hacking

=Over the weekend, a hacker who goes by the name Stackoverflowin claimed he hacked 150,000 insecure printers in an effort “to raise everyone’s awareness towards the dangers of leaving printers exposed online without a firewall or other security settings enabled.” Read More >>

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New Report Details Scary Vulnerabilities in Popular Printers

A team of researchers claim to have discovered numerous security vulnerabilities in at least 20 network printer models by major name brands. According to the findings, one of the potential exploits could allow hackers to easily steal information that was only intended to be printed as a hard copy. Read More >>

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This Tiny Thermal Printer Turns Anything On Your Phone Into a Sticky Note

If you can’t stay organised or remember your to-do list without a myriad of sticky notes plastered around your computer’s screen, this new compact printer makes it easy to turn messages, photos, screenshots, and basically anything on your phone into a tiny square of paper you can stick or share. Read More >>

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How to Print From Anywhere Using Google Cloud Print

Google runs a Cloud Print service that can make any printer, internet-enabled or not, accessible from over the web. If there’s a printer you need to get at from anywhere, whether on a computer, tablet or phone, here’s how to get it set up. Read More >>

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HP Deliberately Cripples Printers by Activating Third-Party Ink Cartridge Block

A really quite awful act of self-destructive terrorism against its own users has been carried out by previously benign hardware supplier Hewlett-Packard, which has switched on a dormant feature inside some of its printer ranges and effectively crippled some machines by stopping them using unofficial ink cartridges. Read More >>

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Xerox Made an Inkjet That Can Print On Anything

Your standard inkjet printer can mostly handle paper, occasionally transparencies, and maybe even blank DVDs while they were still a thing. But Xerox just revealed a towering machine it calls the Direct to Object Inkjet Printer because that’s exactly what it does—it prints on almost any 3D object. Read More >>

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You Can Now Print 3D Holograms on Your Inkjet Printer

Creating the types of 3D holograms that are used to authenticate products or currency usually requires very expensive, very complex printers. That’s what makes them so hard to counterfeit. But a team of researchers from MIT have created a new kind of 3D hologram that can be printed on the inkjet printer you probably already have sitting on your desk. Read More >>

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How to Easily Hack a Smartphone With an Inkjet Printer and Conductive Ink

Think all your secrets are safely tucked away on your smartphone just because only your fingerprint can unlock it? Watch researchers from Michigan State University compromise a biometric fingerprint sensor with nothing more than a scanner, an off-the-shelf inkjet printer, and readily available conductive ink. Read More >>