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It’s 2018, and I Actually Care About This Inkjet Printer

The HP Tango X, a compact home printer which is trying incredibly hard to be contemporary and relevant, is actually pretty cool. No, it is not 1999, and I am not typing this from a Gateway desktop tucked in a corner of my mum's kitchen. This really is an inkjet printer to get excited about. Honestly. I swear! Read More >>

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This Automated Sand Printer Is Ready to Flood Your Instagram Feed With Beach Wedding Proposals

Wedding proposals are just one of the many minefields you have to navigate on social media platforms, and Ivan Miranda isn’t making things any easier. He’s designed and built an autonomous printer that can draw messages in sand, so now’s probably a good time to brace yourself for an endless barrage of “will you marry me?” beach proposals clogging up your feeds. Read More >>

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This Guy Hacked a Polaroid Camera to Print on Cheap Receipt Paper Instead of Pricey Film

Shooting on film continues to get more and more expensive, especially for fans of instant cameras like the reborn Polaroid. Sixteen bucks (£11) for just eight shots was far too pricey for Tim Alex Jacobs, so he hacked an old Polaroid camera to instead spit out images on cheap thermal paper, the same kind used in tills to print out your receipt. Read More >>

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Save Millions of Pounds on Ink With a Printer That Taps Out Images Using a Pencil

Years after it was revealed that HP’s printer ink was more expensive than actual human blood, printing photos at home on an inkjet is still a ripoff. You’re better off having them printed professionally at a photo center, or, by recycling a bunch of old electronics into a home-made printer that uses a tapping pencil in lieu of ink carts. Read More >>

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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 >>

science
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 >>

security
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 >>