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Canon Zoemini photo printer is smaller than your smartphone

Canon Zoemini photo printer is smaller than your smartphone

Everything old is new again. Despite the popularity of digital photos posted on social media, printed photos are still a thing. In fact, they’ve become an even bigger thing for a younger generation that didn’t grow up with traditional photos. This has caused an explosion of portable printers whose sole purpose is to print such photos, sometimes in old Polaroid style even, and the Canon Zoemini is easily the smallest of them yet.

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HP LaserJet Pro M15, M28 tiny printers are for micro businesses

HP LaserJet Pro M15, M28 tiny printers are for micro businesses

HP has launched what it says is the smallest laser printers of their kind, the HP LaserJet Pro M15 and M28 series. Laser printers are popular given the huge cost of printer ink, but more often than not they come in large sizes most suitable for libraries, schools, and other places where multiple people will be using them. The new LaserJet Pro models help fill that void, offering "micro and small" businesses, including the self-employed, a laser printing option.

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HP printers will get voice control soon via Alexa and Google Assistant

HP printers will get voice control soon via Alexa and Google Assistant

Voice control is the latest fad in consumer tech and that reality is underscored by a new announcement from HP: it will soon offer voice-activated home printers. By doing so, the company explains, it will be the first printer business to offer "intuitive voice commands" via major smart speaker products, namely through Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and Microsoft's Cortana.

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KODAK Mini Shot Instant Print Camera catches up with the times

KODAK Mini Shot Instant Print Camera catches up with the times

While professional digital cameras remain uncontested at the top, at least for now, point-and-shoot cameras are struggling to find their place in this smartphone-centric world. Some, like Fujifilm have found a rather profitable niche in instant print cameras, digital or otherwise, and long-time rival Kodak has jumped in as well. The latter has just announced the latest in its growing roster of Instant Print products, the KODAK Mini Shot, designed to provide instant gratification even for the smartphone generation.

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Moto Mod Polaroid Insta-Share turns your phone into a printer

Moto Mod Polaroid Insta-Share turns your phone into a printer

If ever there was a good idea beyond the obvious for Moto Mods for the Moto Z device collection, it was this one. A Polaroid-brand instant photo printer that attaches to the back of your phone. Unless I'm mistaken, this is the first time a smartphone has been this close to an original Polaroid Instamatic without actually being a custom-made Instamatic itself.

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Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 instant printer is made for smartphones

Fujifilm Instax Share SP-3 instant printer is made for smartphones

Forget firing up your laptop to print small physical photos of images taken with your smartphone. The newly unveiled Fujifilm Instax SP-3 instant printer is designed for smartphones, enabling users to snap an image with their handset and then instantly print them using the small, angular printing device.

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Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-3 prints phone photos in SQUARE format

Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-3 prints phone photos in SQUARE format

The craze around the revival of the instax photo seems to have mellowed down a bit, but Fujifilm remains unfazed and continues to hold on to its prized cow. In fact, it has just announced a new smartphone-compatible printer for that very purpose. The new instax SHARE SP-3 is almost similar in capabilities to last year’s instax SHARE SP-2, with one key difference. The new instax SHARE SP-3 prints, and actually can only print, in the new instax SQUARE format that is too obviously “inspired” by Instagram.

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HP IonTouch is a rewritable, inkless printing system

HP IonTouch is a rewritable, inkless printing system

Ink is so permanent. In many cases, that is the ideal. But there are instances where permanence is not just uneconomical but also inefficient. While digital displays or even e-ink can address some of those, they are at times too volatile and always more expensive. Enter HP IonTouch, a new kind of printing technology that bridges the gap between permanent ink and modifiable displays. And it is so cheap and so small that it takes only a few cents to make a display no larger than a credit card.

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Snapmaker is a 3D printer that can also do engraving and CNC carving

Snapmaker is a 3D printer that can also do engraving and CNC carving

There's a device known as Snapmaker coming to home creator workshops that'll allow several sorts of DIY creating in one place. The device is known as Snapmaker, and it'll allow the user to do three things: 3D printing, laser engraving, and CNC carving. All of this is included in the device that's made with an "all metal" design that's made to be easy-to-use for beginners and expandable for more experienced "makers."

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LG Pocket Photo 2017 keeps what works, adds a trunk

LG Pocket Photo 2017 keeps what works, adds a trunk

This week the folks at LG have reintroduced their Pocket Photo printer, revealing a 2017 edition with a tiny trunk. This device is small enough to fit in a pocket - as were past editions - and prints to tiny photo paper. According to LG Korea, this device "will lead to more sustainable, easier pocket photos in the compact photo printer market" (rough translation).

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Canon Pixma G-Series printers all feature integrated refillable ink tanks

Canon Pixma G-Series printers all feature integrated refillable ink tanks

Canon has announced a new line of inkjet printers called the Pixma G-Series that includes the G4200, G3200, G2200, and G1200 series. All of these printer hav ea new ink system that won't have you running out to buy normal cartridges like other inkjet printers. These printers are all MegaTank units with front facing refillable ink tanks.

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Yeehaw is a 3D printer ideal for kids (priced that way, too)

Yeehaw is a 3D printer ideal for kids (priced that way, too)

Yeehaw is a 3D printer made specifically with kids in mind - made to be safe, simple to use, and inexpensive. This printer was built to allow kids to print their own toys, and tools, and all manner of tiny oddities. It does so with an always-expanding library of 3D objects available for download as well as an app that allows kids to create 3D objects with big pixels in 3D space.

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