Barista Bot paints your face on the head of your latte, ending confusion about which coffee belongs to who.
Shanghai, China — Printers generally don't spark much excitement. Most modern printers already do triple duties printing, scanning and copying, so who cares for another paper-feeding machine? Well, the Officejet 150 has one thing going for it that most other printers don't: it's portable.
Do you chuck out reams of printed paper after it has outlived its purpose? Instead of continuously buying new paper, what if you could simply erase what's printed on it and use it over? That's the idea behind this laser eraser that literally vaporizes the toner to make a sheet of paper blank again.
Do you fear that you're going to miss out on the latest news when nature calls? Sure you could always use your phone or tablet to stay in touch while you're sitting on the throne, but that's kind of icky. Mario Lukas figured there had to be a better way, so he built this toilet paper dispenser that prints his Twitter feed right onto the roll.
It's not easy to get get excited for a printer, unless it's a 3D printer, in which case we're running around the room screaming our heads off. But Artefact's "See What You Print" concept is so ingenious, it makes us wonder why nobody's thought of it already. Instead of prepping photos and prints on your computer screen and then sending them to a printer, the SWYP actually shows you exactly how a print will appear on paper on its screen. Using its touchscreen, you can even arrange elements in various layouts. Something like this could seriously revolutionize print media.
Kenichi Okada and his cohorts are planning to present their latest invention in Florence, Italy this week. The Keio University scientists have figured out a way to use a modified ink-jet printer to squirt scents. If Okada has his way, his team's work could lead to prints that aren't just super glossy but could also stimulate the nose.
Printers are big and bulky — even the small ones. They sit there collecting dust for the most part and never see any real innovation. The Hanging Printer is different — it's designed to cut the clutter and give you back your desk space.
We were already impressed with transparent and flexible solar panels, but now those brainiacs at MIT have gone and topped that, printing one on a piece of paper for the first time ever. They did this with a process that...
Inkjet printers have come a long way in the past few years. Even cheapo models are capable of great color, quick if not instantly drying ink, and scanning. What a lot of them don't do well, though is adapting to...
It's a well-known scam in computer retail: printers are cheap, but ink for said cheap printers is outrageously expensive. It's a lousy situation, one that leads many people to just not get a printer. But what if you could use...