printers

Faxploit turns archaic technology into a security risk

Faxploit turns archaic technology into a security risk

The combined might of email, scanners, and computers should have made the venerable fax machine obsolete right? Millennials might laugh at it and presume it went the way of the floppy disk but it might shock them to know that more 300 million fax numbers still exist. That may not mean that all of those are in use but it at suggests that some may be active and may even be connected to some network, be it local or the Internet. And that is one gaping security hole waiting for some enterprising hacker to get through.

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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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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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Canon outs quartet of PIXMA wireless AIO printers

Canon outs quartet of PIXMA wireless AIO printers

Canon has announced four new wireless inkjet AIO printers that are meant to print high quality images from your gadgets and computer. The new printers are all PIXMA units and inside the TS5020, TS6020, TS8020, and TS9020. The TS9020 is the top of the line in the new range and has a 5-inch screen with touch capability and on-screen buttons.

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HP says it will restore 3rd party ink cartridge functionality

HP says it will restore 3rd party ink cartridge functionality

Few things in the world of technology anger people more than ink cartridges for printers. We have all been trying to print a document only to have the printer stop and force you to replace the cartridge to keep printing. Often that happens well before any print issues like streaks or faded color happens. HP really got itself into the muck with a firmware that bricked some third party ink cartridges recently and is now asking forgiveness of its customers.

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HP printer firmware snuck in failure date for 3rd-party cartridges

HP printer firmware snuck in failure date for 3rd-party cartridges

Expiring messages on instant messaging services is one thing. But an undisclosed “expiring” dates on printers using unofficial ink cartridges? Not that usual. And yet, that is practically what HP is admitting to after it has been accused of sneaking in a pre-programmed failure date for printers that were using non-blessed, third party ink cartridges. And that happened only after thousands have already reported that their printers suddenly started showing cartridge error messages, all on the same date: September 13.

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Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 Printer Review

Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 Printer Review

Initial setup for the Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-1000 printer is exceedingly user-friendly and simple. The entire process is laid out for the user piece-by-piece, cartridge-by-cartridge. There's a connectivity element as well, one in which you can connect to your PC or smartphone (if you happen to be in need of massive smartphone prints). We were provided several sets of Canon paper with which to test, while this device also works with 3rd-party papers from brands like Canson and Inkpress (with Canon-defined software profiles, that is to say).

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Canon PIXMA MG3050 and MG2550S printers unveiled for home use

Canon PIXMA MG3050 and MG2550S printers unveiled for home use

Canon has taken the wraps off two new printers, the Canon Pixma MG3050 and the Pixma MG2550S. Both printers are designed for home use and are of the all-in-one inkjet variety. The printers can be used for printing documents and small photos, doing so using a hybrid ink system. According to Canon, its Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering cartridge ink can produce photo-lab quality photo prints.

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HP Deskjet 3755 is “world’s smallest all-in-one” and super cute

HP Deskjet 3755 is “world’s smallest all-in-one” and super cute

It's not often that we describe a printer as "super cute," but the printer HP is announcing today is just that. The DeskJet 3720 is white and aqua - also known as cyan, also known as HP's own "Electric Blue." This device is aiming to be compact as possible while remaining capable of printing full-sized (letter) size paper. It also works with HP Instant Ink, an ink replacement subscription plan that'll cost users £1.99 per month - or $3 a month once the printer arrives in the USA. UPDATE: Here with a different name.

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These HP Jet Fusion printers could revolutionize 3D printing

These HP Jet Fusion printers could revolutionize 3D printing

HP is ready to supercharge 3D printing, revealing its much-anticipated printers capable of up to ten times the speed at half the cost of existing technology. Dubbed the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution, the system is able to produce not just the oft-lumpy clumps of melted plastic we're familiar with from existing 3D printers, but functional, prototype-ready parts or, alternatively, market-ready customized components or tchotchkes.

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Canon SELPHY CP1200 Printer Review

Canon SELPHY CP1200 Printer Review

Canon's Selphy Printer is a strange proposition, to be sure. Bringing relatively decent-quality printing on a small scale to a printer that's semi-mobile. Printing tiny images on pocketable photo-paper sheets, making the entire process as simple as tapping the print button on your smartphone. But is it worth the hassle? Does having a printer this size allow you to become a mobile printing hero for your family and friends, or does it amount to a bit of unnecessary bulk (assuming you've already got a bigger printer at home)?

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