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This little box adds NFC mobile printing to recent HP LaserJet, Officejet printers

Now that smartphones and tablets are essential equipment for businesses of all sizes, HP is giving part of its huge installed base a chance to keep up with its 1200w Mobile Print Accessory. It plugs into a printer's USB port and enables NFC connections with mobile devices for direct printing.

Mobile printing: A guide for the BYOD world

You may print less from your smartphone or tablet, but when you need to, there’s help from printer vendors and third parties.

New 3D printing DRM copies Netflix's moves to blockade physical pirates

Now that 3D printing's becoming more popular, the rush to curtail copyright infringement begins.

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Review: Brother MFC-J870DW boasts NFC and many more features, but performance is just average

The Brother MFC-J870DW is affordably priced, and it comes with a long list of features. Its performance is just average, however, so it’s a buy for quantity rather than quality.

Impact of Xerox character-substitution bug wider than thought

Xerox says a fix it offered for the software problem last week doesn't totally eliminate the bug.

Review: Dell B1265dfw is a decent monochrome laser MFP with pricey toner

The Dell B1265dfw is a reasonably capable monochrome laser MFP for small offices, but its two-sided scanning abilities are weak, and toner costs are high.

Xerox scanners found to sometimes alter numbers

Xerox scanners have been found to randomly alter numbers on documents when reproducing them if a certain combination of image quality and compression setting is used.

New Samsung color laser printers have NFC built-in

Samsung announced today two small-office color-laser products that will have near-field communication built-in for printing from mobile devices.

The great printer in the sky: Google Cloud Print comes to Windows desktop apps

Google's new Cloud Print driver for Windows lets any program play nice with the company's stellar print-anywhere service.

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Father of Microsoft's tabletop Surface moves to 3D ID tags

Microsoft researchers are developing ways to hide embedded tags within 3D printed objects, as a way of identifying them. Meet "InfraStructs".