Remember When Fax Machines Were the High-Tech Future?

When was the last time you sent a fax? 2000? 1995? Never and you hardly even know what a fax is because you're just too young? Fair enough. But the fax machine was the high-tech device of its day. And even in the world of Back to the Future Part II, it plays an important role. Which is probably why it looks so silly… » 1/28/15 5:10pm 1/28/15 5:10pm

In 1989, the Car of the Future Was Equipped With a Fax Machine

Job got you checking work emails even on your day off? Nostalgic for the pre-smartphone era? "When you left the office, you left work behind," you muse, wistfully. Quit fooling yourself: 25 years ago, the sportscar-driving business boss couldn't afford to be out of touch—as evidenced by this fax-machine-equipped Isuzu… » 5/11/14 4:00pm 5/11/14 4:00pm

North Korea Sent a Threatening Communiqué to South Korea Via Fax

Nothing says "we're serious about this" like a fax. Or at least that's what officials in Pyongyang seem to think. Yesterday morning, South Korean officials received a fax that warned, ironically, of attacks "without warning." I guess the first one was a freebie. » 12/20/13 10:43am 12/20/13 10:43am

DOD Finds Working Fax Machine, Can Get Back to Ignoring FOIA Requests

Good news for patriotic Luddites everywhere: MuckRock has confirmed that the DOD somehow managed to find themselves a working fax machine. And with this, our Department of Defense boldly steps into the twentieth century. » 9/19/13 4:59pm 9/19/13 4:59pm

The Only Action Your HP Fax Machine Might Get This Year Is a Deadly Fire

Not only do fax machines still exist, but HP sells them, and the government is forcing a recall of nearly one million of the obsolete things. Why? They might burn down your house—ancient and deadly, like a velociraptor. » 2/02/12 1:20pm 2/02/12 1:20pm

WikiLeaks Supporters Have Begun DDoS Attacks Against Fax Machines

After focusing on the PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, and Amazon websites, the members of 4chan-affiliated group Anonymous have decided to pick a new target for an unorthodox DDoS attack: Fax machines belonging to corporations which they believe are against WikiLeaks' mission. » 12/13/10 11:40pm 12/13/10 11:40pm

Canon's Cracking Down On Photocopier Abusers, by Adding Fingerprint…

Don't get me wrong, I love working from home for Gizmodo—working from bed, in the garden, in my underwear...it's a never-ending buffet of luxury. But I do miss abusing an office photocopier/printer/fax-machine. As well as the interns. » 7/05/10 3:00pm 7/05/10 3:00pm