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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".

Review: Brother's HL-3170CDW color laser-class printer is inexpensive, but graphics are mediocre

The Brother HL-3170CDW color laser-class (LED) printer offers good speed and adequate print quality for an inexpensive purchase price, plus, its toner costs are reasonable. However, users seeking better output quality should look at a business inkjet.

How to bypass your PC when ordering photo prints

It's time to change your old habit of copying photos to your PC just so you can order prints. Now there's an app for that.

NFC in a printer? The Brother MFC-J870dw lets you touch and print

Brother's MFC-J870dw looks like any other mid-priced color inkjet multifunction, but it has a hidden, unique feature: near-field connectivity, for touch-and-go printing with NFC-equipped mobile devices.