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HP Instant Ink subscription printing proves controversial [Updated]

HP Instant Ink subscription printing proves controversial [Updated]

Many probably see the world today as being predominantly digital but the unfortunate fact is that printed documents still occupy a large, not to mention critical, part of the world. Despite that dependence on printers, these devices have never really become the convenient and seamless experiences their manufacturers advertise them to be. Some of these printer makers have tried to adopt modern business trends without really adopting modern mindsets. HP, for example, is starting a new "printer as a service" program, though the subscription approach isn't pleasing everyone.

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3Doodler PRO+ brings metal and wood to 3D printing pen

3Doodler PRO+ brings metal and wood to 3D printing pen

By now, 3D printers have become less of a novelty and more of a common tool in many businesses. They're still, however, not the kind of thing you'd be able to easily buy off shelves, much less use when you need or want to. Access to 3D printers is still limited to makers, modders, and hobbyists, leaving out creatives to simply dream of the future. 3Doodler has just brought the future to the present with its 3Doodler PRO+ pen that boasts support for a wider ranger of materials, including, for the first time, metal and wood.

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Macs label HP printer drivers as malware, breaks printing for some

Macs label HP printer drivers as malware, breaks printing for some

Drivers are pieces of software that some hardware or application use to communicate with an operating system. In other words, a functioning and authorized driver is critical in making sure things like printers, scanners, game controllers, and other peripherals work with a computer's OS. Sometimes, drivers stop working because of bugs, which leaves users with hardware they can't use until it's fixed. The case with Macs and HP printers, however, is rather unusual because the root cause may actually be some miscommunication and oversight.

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Canon IVY CLIQ2 and CLIQ+2 cameras print circle photo stickers

Canon IVY CLIQ2 and CLIQ+2 cameras print circle photo stickers

Canon revealed two new cameras today, both with the ability to instantly print stickers of images they've captured. One goes by the name Canon IVY CLIQ+2, the other is called IVY CLIQ2. That's not confusing at all, is it? These "instant camera printer" devices will work with a new sort of pre-cut circle sticker paper, too.

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Amazon Alexa Print lets you easily print out your shopping list

Amazon Alexa Print lets you easily print out your shopping list

Despite living in a mostly digital age, there always comes a time when we end up having to print something. It isn't always a smooth and uneventful experience, especially when you discover only then and there that you don't have enough ink left in the first place. If would definitely be grand if you could simply command your printer to do that for you. If you have an Amazon Echo, you now can, well, sort of.

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Peopoly Phenom XXL is far, far larger than your 3D printer

Peopoly Phenom XXL is far, far larger than your 3D printer

This week's most massive 3D printer made for consumers is the Peopoly Phenom XXL. Much like Phenom printers released in the last few years, this printer is large - but this one's even bigger than the most massive printer Phenom's made before. Peopoly saw that people enjoyed being able to 3D print objects on a large scale... so they dared to go bigger!

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Polaroid Hi-Print revives the retro dream without ink

Polaroid Hi-Print revives the retro dream without ink

There's a tiny pocket-sized printer in the mix this week, made to print your photos in a moment without ink. The device is called the Polaroid Hi-Print and it'll "print" your photos with a dye-sublimation process for ultimate ease of use. What's more - each photo printed doubles as a sticker.

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Windows 10 June 2020 breaks printing even to PDFs

Windows 10 June 2020 breaks printing even to PDFs

The big May 2020 update for Windows 10 seemed to be relatively uneventful, aside from a few issues Microsoft was at least upfront about. Lo and behold a month later, a cumulative update undoes that almost spotless record. Microsoft's support forums are now filled with complaints from users suddenly unable to print on any brand of printer. Curiously enough, it even affects printers that are "printing" a document into a PDF file.

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LOTMAXX SC-10 SHARK 3D printer knows how to keep cool and keep on printing

LOTMAXX SC-10 SHARK 3D printer knows how to keep cool and keep on printing

If you haven't heard much about 3D printers in the news for a while, it's not because they've gone out of fashion. It's just that they have become that common, at least for companies, schools, and a few individuals that can afford them. 3D printers aren't cheap, especially the good ones. That's why Shenzhen-based LOTMAXX is working to make mid-high-end 3D printers more accessible and its hottest new product, the LOTMAXX SC-10 SHARK, might also be its coolest, literally.

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Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

The Phenom by Peopoly is a $2k MSLA (LCD+LED) light-cured resin 3D printer with a big orange panel door. This device prints 3D objects with liquid resin, activated with lights - it pulls the print up from the goo, rather than printing the print from the bottom to the top with a melted line of material. This printer has been two things to me thus far: The easiest experience I've had with a 3D printer, and the deliverer of the most detailed final print quality I've yet seen in a personal 3D Printer (at 72 um).

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3D printing saves lives in coronavirus supply line breakdown

3D printing saves lives in coronavirus supply line breakdown

As supply lines break and effects of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) become real, non-traditional fixes for problems have begun to appear. One Northern Italy hospital needed valves for a "reanimation device" on Friday of last week due to an extreme up-tick in cases thanks to COVID-19. The supplier of these parts had no way of getting fast replacements. A local 3D printing group stepped up and made the possibility of quick resupply a reality.

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3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

An Arduino-based 3D scanner was created by an industrious 3D printing enthusiast and released open source this week for all to enjoy. This open source project was made to take out the most time-consuming component of the 3D scan process, giving said process instead to an Android phone combined with 3D-printed parts, a cheap motor, and an Arduino. This is not the first time such a system has been attempted, but it does appear to be the most complete and ready-to-roll system to date.

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