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  • How-Tos: Print multiple images on a single page

    When it comes to printing images at home—whether they be drawings, graphic art, or photos—the cost of paper and ink add up quickly. That’s why it’s handy to know how to print several images on the same page.

  • News: Taiwan's ITRI develops e-paper technology

    Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), one of the world's largest R&D organizations, has developed e-paper technology which it expects to be used mainly as easily updated signage and posters in shops and other public areas.

  • News: Why You Can't Print Counterfeit Money on a Colour Laser

    Could you print counterfeit money, certificates, or other official documents on a color laser or LED printer? Some current printer models are indeed capable of creating reasonable facsimiles. The authorities, however, have already taken steps to thwart such activity.

  • News: Sony Says Sorry for PSN Outage, Reveals PlayStation Vita

    We're really, really sorry for the PlayStation Network outage, and thanks for sticking by us--the gist of Sony's E3 press conference intro, as Sony Computer Entertainment American president and CEO Jack Tretton took the stage to address "the elephant in the room."

  • Opinion: DIY Inkjet Printer Prints On Almost Any Surface

    After looking around, a group from University of Washington found that there were no DIY inkjet kits available. Sad times. Parallax used to sell one, and the book Inkjet Applications by Matt Gilliland which went along with it, is no longer in print.

  • News: Bugs & Fixes: Solve (Adobe CS5) print problems

    Adobe recently acknowledged a print-related bug affecting some users of Adobe Creative Suite 5 applications, especially Photoshop: When you click the Printer Settings button, nothing happens; the Printer dialog does not appear. The Adobe support article implies that the bug is restricted to Epson printers and occurs only if you have chosen "Printer Manages Color in Adobe Photoshop's Print dialog box" (which I believe is the default option). According to Apple, the symptom is most likely to appear if you have just changed printers via the Printer pop-up menu.

  • Energy Sistem Mobile 390 Portable DVD Player is also a TV

    Energy Sistem's Mobile 390 Portable DVD Player adds a TV tuner to create a live mobile entertainment hub. The PAL and NTSC DVD player has an adjustable 9in widescreen display

  • Opinion: Hack Gets MeeGo Onto Nook Color, Runs Seriously Well

    The Nook Color getting hacked isn't exactly new--there are plenty of Nook Color hacks now, from installing different versions of Android to improving battery life or storage space. It's pretty exciting, then, when someone tests out a totally different OS, that also looks quite impressive on the Barnes & Noble e-reader.

  • News: HP, Juniper win as switch sales drop during Q1, says Canalys

    Though price competition and a weak public sector made the first three months of 2011 difficult for Ethernet switch vendors, Hewlett-Packard and Juniper Networks still managed to increase sales and market share, according to data from market research company Canalys.

  • News: Ricoh announces enterprise device with tablet features

    Ricoh on Tuesday announced a tablet-like device that can function as an e-reader and digital clipboard for enterprises to electronically write, capture and record documents.

  • Opinion: Kobo, Nook Newcomers vs. Kindle: Chart

    The e-reader field is getting more crowded.

  • How-Tos: Preview the print queue with Quick Look

    When you print documents with your Mac, they show up in your printer's queue. You can view that queue by clicking the printer icon in your Dock. Sometimes, though, it's difficult to tell exactly which documents are which in that queue--especially if you're printing a bunch of untitled or similarly-named files. Hints reader ppinheiro76 figured out a delightfully simple way to get quick previews of the files you're printing.

  • How-Tos: Solve printing problems with Preview

    Sometimes documents just don't print properly. My latest example: After filling out an expense report in Microsoft Excel, I tried to print it, but the document came out cut off on all four sides. I tried printing it again, specifying in the printer dialog that I wanted to scale the document to fit on one page; it still didn't work. I didn't know where the fault lay: Was it an Excel issue, a printer issue, or something else? But I didn't have time to investigate; I needed to get that expense report in the mail. My solution: I remembered a recent hint about opening two copies of a PDF at once, and used a variation on that to get the report to print.

  • News: Extensis launches Universal Type Server 3

    Extensis has announced Universal Type Server 3, an upgrade to its server-based font management software. This new release, which features updated font reporting technology, is designed to help companies oversee their font usage while guarding against the font misuse and license infringements that can lead to lawsuits. The product underscores the fact that font license agreements are just as strict as software licenses, and that companies can be sued—and incur heavy penalties—for font license violations.

  • News: The ABCs of printer inks

    Buying a printer shouldn’t be difficult, but often, it is. That's partly because of the vast abundance of technologies, manufacturers, and models to choose from.

  • News: E-Book Prices Fuel Outrage--and Innovation

    An e-book that costs the same as a printed book doesn't feel right. No trees died to make it. No heavy machinery ran to print it. No planes flew to ship it. You might need to buy one of those new $139 Barnes & Noble Nooks, announced this week, to be able to read it. So why should you have to spend as much as you would for a heavy hardcover book to own it?

  • Opinion: Dirt-Cheap E-Readers: How Low Can They Go?

    The $100 e-reader is already here but there's even better days ahead because the $50 e-reader isn't far off.

  • Opinion: Mobile Minecraft to Hit Sony Xperia Play First

    If you couldn't think of a reason to own an Xperia Play, now you have one: Minecraft for Android isn't just in the offing, it's happening to Sony's "PlayStation Phone" exclusively.

  • News: Amazon Faces New Challenges, Introduces Lower-Cost 3G Kindle

    As its competition announced new models that shoot squarely at the heart of Amazon's Kindle e-reader business, Amazon responded by quietly unleashing a 3G variant of its Kindle With Special Offers. Like the Wi-Fi-only Kindle With Special Offers, this model shaves $25 off the price in exchange for turning the screensaver into a targeted advertising slate with deals.

  • News: Lexmark adds Envelope Wizard to its SmartSolutions apps

    Lexmark is continuing to add to its range of SmartSolution apps for its internet-connected printers with the launch of the Envelope Wizard SmartSolution.



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