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3D printing gets squishy with new materials from Materialise and Shapeways

3D printing gets squishy with new materials from Materialise and Shapeways

Two different groups have announced their own unique kind of 3D printing material today, one of them from Materialise, the other from Shapeways. While the Materialise material is a bit more of a bendable material the company suggests could be made into such objects as purses and flexible piggy banks, Shapeways material is much more of a "squishy" sort of situation. While the difference between the two may seen slight to those who've not had the chance to experience either, we can't stop our brains from pouring out the possibilities - squishy, squishy possibilities.

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Xerox photocopiers will soon grade papers with new tech

Xerox photocopiers will soon grade papers with new tech

Scantrons are a bit out of date, but numerous schools are still using them to grade multiple choice tests. However, a new technology is in the works at Xerox that will essentially turn photocopiers into paper-grading machines that can even recognize handwriting to distinguish both math formulas, as well as long-form essays.

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Canon rolls out two imageCLASS printers, offers Google Cloud Print support

Canon rolls out two imageCLASS printers, offers Google Cloud Print support

Canon has introduced two new laser multi-fuction printers (MFPs), the imageCLASS MF8280Cw and the MF8580Cdw. Both color printers follow on the heels of successful predecessors, building on the previous models' specs and offering a few modern-day features sure to appeal to a tech-savvy crowd. Both models will be available in April starting at $499 and $599, respectively.

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MakerBot Replicator 2X experimental 3D printer hands-on

MakerBot Replicator 2X experimental 3D printer hands-on

MakerBot has made a name for themselves recently with their line of 3D printers. Today, the company is at CES 2013 showing off their new experimental 3D printer known as the Replicator 2X, which is the successor to the Replicator 2. What's most impressive about this new model, is that it has two printing heads. We ended up stopping by the crowded booth to get a look at the new printer.

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HP launches all-in-one printer with built-in WiFi hotspot

HP launches all-in-one printer with built-in WiFi hotspot

Most all-in-one printers these days usually only come with print, copy, scan, and fax capabilities, which is more than what most users need usually, but HP launched a new printer today in India that also has a built-in WiFi hotspot capable of hosting up to eight devices. Apart from that, the new printer also supports Apple AirPrint, along with HP's ePrint for wireless printing.

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Kodak dropping out of inkjet printer business

Kodak dropping out of inkjet printer business

Kodak has been around for an extremely long time, and they've made quite a name for themselves over the years -- especially during the days when actual film was the norm in cameras. However, ever since the dawn of digital photography, Kodak has disappeared more and more into the abyss. Today, the company has announced that they're stepping out of the inkjet printer business in 2013.

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HP Q2 2012 shows $1.6b Earnings

HP Q2 2012 shows $1.6b Earnings

This week HP is showing off their second financial quarter earnings wares with $1.6 billion in GAAP earnings no less than a 27k employee cut restructuring plan. This call includes HP's announcement of a new revenue of $30.7 billion, this a decline of 3 percent year-over-year. HP's earnings of $1.6 billion this quarter compared to last quarter is a massive 31 percent decline - not the news you want to hear if you're an investor, to be sure.

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HP merging its PC and printer business

HP merging its PC and printer business

HP is getting ready to announce a major reorganization today that will involve the consolidation of its PC unit, the Personal Systems Group (PSG) and its printer division, the Imaging and Printing Group (IPG). According to insider sources cited by AllThingsD, the move is an attempt to streamline the company's operations, cut costs, and provide customers with more unified product offerings.

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