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Toshiba launches printer capable of erasing printed text, the first eco-friendly multifunction printer is here!

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 6, 2012 06:31 am CST

Toshiba may be onto something truly amazing here, where they've developed the world's first eco-friendly multifunction printer that is capable of erasing text and images on printed documents. This is a great feature as it would allow for paper to be reused.

Toshiba launches printer capable of erasing printed text, the first eco-friendly multifunction printer is here! | TweakTown.com

The Toshiba e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 printer sports a special toner that produces an erasable colour, which is removed from paper when passed through at a high enough temperature. This means the paper can be reused time and time again, instead of being thrown away or discarded when it's not needed anymore. A single page recycled five times would provide a 57% reduction in CO2 emissions for the entire printer system - this isn't counting the savings consumers and businesses would have on paper costs, too.

The printer itself is also a step forward in the green world, being made from bio-based plastics instead of the traditional petroleum-based plastics. Toshiba's e-STUDIO 306LP/RD30 launches in February 2013 starting in Japan, and it'll jump across the pond later in the year.

Check this out: HP released a printer that also functions as a Wi-Fi hot spot

By Trace Hagan on Dec 4, 2012 01:31 pm CST

I know, this may seem a bit mundane to most, but it really is the epitome of proliferation of wireless technology. HP has released a new All-In-One printer that is just a bit more all-in-one. By that, I mean that the new HP Hotspot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs MFP--really long name, I know--will scan, print, copy, AND serve as a hotspot, allowing up to 8 people to get wireless internet.

Check this out: HP released a printer that also functions as a Wi-Fi hot spot | TweakTown.com

For now, the printer is only available in India, where it might be a bit more needed due to economic conditions. However, this is something that could easily, and probably will at some point, come to the United States and Europe. "The HP Hotspot is a new All-in-One+1 printer that completely redefines the role a multifunction printer can play in a SOHO or small business environment," Nitin Hiranandani, director of printing for HP India, said in a statement.

The printer will set you back 18,306 rupees, which is equivalent to $334. Is this a feature that you would use? Would you like to see a printer like this in the US? Let us know!

European Staples stores to have 3D printers in Q1 2013

By Trace Hagan on Nov 29, 2012 04:28 pm CST

For those people who can't afford a 3D printer but still want to get something printed out in 3D, Staples will be bringing 3D printers to stores in a couple of European countries in Q1 2013. The new service, called Staples Easy 3D, will be available to Staples customers in the Netherlands and Belgium.

European Staples stores to have 3D printers in Q1 2013 | TweakTown.com

Customers will be able to print out full-color 3D objects from their own files and have them shipped to their door or pick them up in store. Staples will be utilizing the Mcor IRIS 3D printer, which is capable of printing objects roughly 6 inches high, 9 inches wide, and 6.5 inches deep.

The exact details of file requirements and the rest are unknown, but the service will be heading to other countries after the initial stores are up and running. This means it could possibly be coming to the United States. Pricing is unknown, though the Mcor IRIS 3D reportedly has the lowest operating cost of any commercial printer, so they will hopefully be somewhat low.

Is this a service that you would take advantage of? Maybe print a custom computer part or trophy? Let us know!

Samsung leaves admin backdoor hardcoded into firmware, also affects some Dell printers

By Trace Hagan on Nov 28, 2012 05:28 pm CST

Samsung has broken rule number 1 of computer security by leaving an admin backdoor hard coded into the firmware of its printers. More importantly, the backdoor is left open even when the protocol it runs on is disabled. Even worse is the fact Samsung has left it wide open and it requires zero authentication.

Samsung leaves admin backdoor hardcoded into firmware, also affects some Dell printers | TweakTown.com

The admin backdoor could allow anyone who knows about it access to data on the printer, which means that those sensitive business documents could easily be obtained by nefarious people. It's also thought that the printer could be used for further attacks on an otherwise secure corporate network. Oops.

The backdoor was discovered by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). The backdoor is also present in some Dell printers, the ones that happen to be manufactured by Samsung. Printers released after October 31, 2012 do not have the backdoor present and a patch will be released "shortly" for the affected models.

Chinese hackers announce they've cloned Apple's Lightning authenticator chip

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 10, 2012 07:31 am CDT

It was only last week that we reported that Apple's new iPhone 5 "Lightning" connector would be hard to clone because of its authenticator chip, but, those days are now over. Chinese hackers have reportedly been able to clone Apple's Lightning authenticator chip.

These new third-party Lightning cables can do everything an official Lightning cable can do, and more. The cloned product can charge and sync an iPhone 5 and just for kicks, it glows. This should provide us with a future of cheap third-party Lightning cables and accessories, but at what cost to Apple? This is breaking Apple's IP, so I suspect there's going to be a lawsuit filed, if there hasn't been one already.

We should expect Apple to make an announcement, or lawsuit with their Made For iPhone (MFi) program - asking them to comply, or feel the wrath of their iLawyers, soon.

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VIA shows off VE-900 Mini-ITX powered MakerBot 3D printer - we print the "TT" logo

By Cameron Wilmot on Jun 27, 2012 03:57 am CDT

Earlier on today we visited the VIA Technologies headquarters here in Taipei where we got our first up, close and personal look at 3D printing.

VIA had a demo of its 3D printing station earlier this month at Computex, but we didn't have enough time at this stage to stick around and see a full print. We were invited back to the VIA offices today where we got our first look at 3D printing. Although not a new technology, guys were first messing around with 3D printing back in the 1980's, it's our first time to see it in person, and for me personally, I'm impressed.

VIA shows off VE-900 Mini-ITX powered MakerBot 3D printer - we print the TT logo 1 | TweakTown.com

VIA hooked up one of their VE-900 Mini-ITX motherboards to a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D printer along with a customised VIA user interface all displayed on a touch-screen panel. We are told the VIA user interface here is much more advanced than the standard 3D printing interfaces and it provides advanced ability such as providing Dropbox connectivity and more. It's a nice interface to use too with clear menus and information provided on screen such as the device temperatures and so forth...

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New 3D printer is under $500, creator is former MakerBot exec

By Trace Hagan on Apr 26, 2012 03:32 pm CDT

I'm a bit of a fan of the maker community and I have a real interest in 3D printing and prototyping. I've been chasing a 3D printer for a while now, but the cost has always kept me from buying or building one. A former MakerBot exec has now created a 3D printer that is ready to print and it costs less than $500!

New 3D printer is under $500, creator is former MakerBot exec | TweakTown.com

Solidoodle is the company that produces this latest printer. It is led by Samuel Cervantes, who is MakerBot's former COO. The new printer can print objects up to 6"x6"x6" and is strong enough that "a 200-pound man can literally stand on top of the machine while it's printing." Not quite sure why you need that, but there it is.

The video above gives a quick explanation of how the printer works and shows some examples. Some of the stuff, such as Yoda, is really cool! It's incredible what you can now make in your house. A quick design on the computer and it can be printed in almost zero time. This is perfect for case modders like myself.

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Deal of the Day: Newegg - Samsung CLP-325W Wireless Networked Color Laser Printer for $89.99 with FREE Shipping!

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 30, 2012 08:13 am CST

Our Deal of the Day is Newegg - Samsung CLP-325W Wireless Networked Color Laser Printer for $89.99 with FREE Shipping!

$89.99 with FREE shipping buys the Samsung CLP-325W color laser printer with up to 2400 x 600 DPI printing, up to 17ppm black, 4ppm color, USB 2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, and 802.11b/g/n WiFi connectivity, and 1 year warranty. Use code: JANSAM7 to take it down to this price. Unknown expiration date.

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SAMSUNG CLP-325W COLOR WIRELESS NETWORKED LASER PRINTER DEAL

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Deal of the Day: Brother Refurbished EHL-3040CN Digital Color LED Printer for $99.99 with FREE Delivery!

By Steve Dougherty on Nov 8, 2011 05:47 am CST

Our Deal of the Day today is the Staples - Brother Refurbished EHL-3040CN Digital Color LED Printer for $99.99 with FREE Delivery!.

Offer: Staples has the brother HL-3040CN refurbished color LED printer for just $99.99 with FREE delivery. It features up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution, up to 17ppm color or b&w printing, built in Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity, 32MB memory, and a 1 year warranty. This is a great deal for a very good laser/LED type color printer.

BROTHER EHL-3040CN REFURBISHED HL-3040CN COLOR LED NETWORKED PRINTER DEAL

Deal of the Day: Brother Refurbished EHL-3040CN Digital Color LED Printer for $99.99 with FREE Delivery! | TweakTown.com

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Deal of the Day: Samsung SCX 4623F Monochrome Laser All-In-One Multifunction Printer for $89.99 with FREE Shipping

By Steve Dougherty on Sep 20, 2011 02:51 am CDT

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Samsung SCX 4623F Monochrome Laser All-In-One Multifunction Printer for $89.99 with FREE Shipping!.

Offer: Buy.com has this Samsung monochrome laser all-in-one machines for just $89.99 with FREE shipping. It can print up to 1200 x 1200 dpi at up to 23 ppm, with first page out at less than 9 seconds. It can copy at the same speed, and can scan and fax too. Features USB 2.0 connectivity.

SAMSUNG SCX-4623F MONOCHROME LASER ALL-IN-ONE MACHINE PRINTER DEAL

Deal of the Day: Samsung SCX 4623F Monochrome Laser All-In-One Multifunction Printer for $89.99 with FREE Shipping | TweakTown.com

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