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HP 3D printers tease super-speed and quality

HP 3D printers tease super-speed and quality

HP is promising to shake up the 3D printer industry with new technology that not only makes the process faster but delivers higher-quality models, with CEO Meg Whitman teasing a reveal in June. Waiting for a current-gen 3D printer to finish is "like watching ice melt" Whitman snarked during HP's shareholder meeting this week, going on to suggest that the company had figured out a better, swifter way.

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Epson’s newest Android label maker introduced at CES 2014

Epson’s newest Android label maker introduced at CES 2014

Epson is known for printing, and at CES they gave us a look at their LabelWorks LW-600P label maker. The latest in a line of Android-capable label makers, the LW-600P brings a lot to the table, and works entirely via your Android device. Label making has never been so fun.

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LG Pocket Photo 2 to slim down mobile photo printing for 2014

LG Pocket Photo 2 to slim down mobile photo printing for 2014

LG today announced it will be unveiling an update to its Pocket Photo, a wireless mobile photo printer, at CES 2014 in early January. We first got our hands on a Pocket Photo this last February, and it appeared to work seamlessly, producing sharp little wallet prints. The Pocket Photo 2 promises to be slimmer with more features.

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Cartesian The EX1 3D-prints circuit boards for wearables galore

Cartesian The EX1 3D-prints circuit boards for wearables galore

Supposing you were in the market for a prototype of a circuit board here in 2013 - what kind of process would you have to go through to get one? Certainly one that'd require one whole heck of a lot more work and waiting than is involved with the rather interesting creation revealed this week by Cartesian Co - a printer called "The EX1", one capable of printing circuit boards as easily as you'd be able to print a 3D object here on the tail end of 2013.

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3D Printing support for Windows 8.1 solidified: as easy as paper

3D Printing support for Windows 8.1 solidified: as easy as paper

If the Makerbot 3D scanner weren't enough to get you excited about the longevity of 3D printing this week, the Microsoft Windows 8.1 exploration of 3D printing standards might. What the team at Microsoft is doing this week is going through how users of the next-generation update of Windows 8 will be able to work with 3D printing from the core of the software. This sort of update means that Microsoft - one of the most influential technology companies in the world - has confidence enough in the future of the 3D printing universe that they're willing to dedicate real time to it for the common user.

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Canon PIXMA MG7120 and MG5520 AiO printers rolled out with wireless connectivity

Canon PIXMA MG7120 and MG5520 AiO printers rolled out with wireless connectivity

Canon has introduced two new wireless printers, the PIXMA MG7120 and the PIXMA MG5520. Both printers allow users to access documents in the cloud and print directly from various online services, among them being Photobucket, Picasa, and Dropbox. Both printers are compatible with the new PIXMA Printing Solutions app available for Android and iOS with Cloud Link credentials.

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Samsung Origami cardboard printer is an assemble-yourself eco friendly concept

Samsung Origami cardboard printer is an assemble-yourself eco friendly concept

There are a lot of printers out there in all sorts of price ranges, designs and features as numerous as any other gadget, yet none of them are quite like Samsung's Origami concept - made of cardboard. The design was made as part of the 2013 International Design Excellence Awards, and was accompanied by two other designs featuring other shells.

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MakerBot Replicator 2 headed to Microsoft stores for “MakerBot Experience”

MakerBot Replicator 2 headed to Microsoft stores for “MakerBot Experience”

This summer the folks at MakerBot are pushing for the public to see how simple it can be to work with a desktop 3D printer by dropping by Microsoft stores throughout the USA. This move will have the "MakerBot Experience" expand beyond the few and far-between chances the public has had to see and use a MakerBot Replicator 2 to 15 "additional" Microsoft Stores across the country.

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Google Cloud Print arrives on Android

Google Cloud Print arrives on Android

Google's Cloud Print has landed on Android, bringing official support for the wireless printing system to smartphones and tablets. Previously supported only through third-party apps, with Google keeping official Cloud Print access for Chrome OS, the new app basically allows Android users to pick a file on their phone and push it to a compatible printer, no matter where they are.

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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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Staples becomes first US retailer to sell 3D printers

Staples becomes first US retailer to sell 3D printers

While 3D printers having been for sale for quite a while now, it seems they're gaining enough popularity to begin selling in major retail stores. Office supplies retail chain Staples has announced that they will begin selling the Cube 3D Printer at its stores, becoming the first major US retail store to sell 3D printers.

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