Polaroid's latest move, the launch of a chain of photo printing stores, might be its riskiest, and possibly smartest move in years.
You can never have enough lasers in your life. They're already everywhere, of course, but mostly they're off doing practical things, and it can sometimes be hard to justify having a whole bunch of lasers just because, you know, lasers. But now that you can just print them out on virtually any surface with an inkjet, everything can be a laser. Everything.
There's a million ways to read a book now — on tablets, e-readers, smartphones, phablets, whatever. But how many of you know how a good old-fashioned paper book is made? Glen Milner's "Birth of a Book" shows the entire book creation process and it's way more interesting than just throwing an e-book together.
Normally, if part of your skin is badly damaged in an accident, you'll need skin grafts from other parts of your body to replace the damaged skin layers. Now a group of researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine says that new skin can actually be printed, using technology that's very similar to a regular ink jet printer.
Print is cheap — that's Kodak's message. The company is trumpeting its line of EasyShare inkjet printers that use cheap $10 black and $15 five-color ink cartridges. Using these cheap inks, trumpets Kodak, can cut your printing costs by...