This Printer Spits Out 10 Meters of Solar Panel Every Minute

Australia is on the cusp of a solar energy revolution. First, a recent study suggests that the country could power its entire national domestic infrastructure using only solar (while slashing the price of home electricity by 70 percent). Now, the University of Melbourne has introduced a new organic PV cell printer… » 5/21/13 11:30am 5/21/13 11:30am

Fire Printers Seem Like The Best Terrible Idea Ever

Inkjet printers are incredibly annoying, and if this one didn't print with fire there would be no making over the inkjet's image. But it does. It's called the FireWriter. » 4/07/13 1:20pm 4/07/13 1:20pm

Highest-Res Color Printer Ever Fits Images on a Human Hair

This image might look a little grainy to you, but you really should give it a chance. What you're looking at is the output from the world's highest resolution color printer, and it's actually an extreme close-up of an image that measures just 50 micrometers across—the same width as a human hair. » 8/13/12 5:31am 8/13/12 5:31am

This Twitter-Powered Road-Painting Printer Wants to Hear From You!

An advocacy group known as One has designed a sorta genius giant towable inkjet printer that prints messages of peaceful protest, in non-toxic water-soluble paint, on city streets. » 5/19/12 12:40am 5/19/12 12:40am

What Would You Most Like to See Printed in 3D?

Right now, strange and spectacular 3D-printed objects are proliferating in the tech and design worlds. Butt plugs, cakes, brains, scaled models of Fenway Park. There is seemingly no object that a 3D printer won't try. What would you, our readers, like to see printed in 3D? Please, share your answers and ideas in the… » 5/15/12 2:20am 5/15/12 2:20am

HP Wants You to Print Magazines with Your Home Printer So You Can Waste…

Two wrongs don't make a right. I think I learned that as a 4-year-old. Apparently, HP and Condé Nast skipped out on that life lesson because they're combining two dying things—print media and printers—to create the unholiest of unions: your HP printer at home will print out Condé Nast magazines for you to read. » 10/12/11 10:45am 10/12/11 10:45am

WebOS May Have a Future, But It's Bleak

All Things D snagged an interview with webOS honcho Stephen DeWitt, who is not surprisingly downright bullish on webOS's future! But after TouchPad and the phones go, what exactly is left? » 8/22/11 1:51pm 8/22/11 1:51pm

This Is Why We Can't Have Life-Changing Things

What's one of the most magical, powerful, potentially impactful inventions of the last several years? The obscenely ingenious 3D printer. Unfortunately, as XKCD points out, it's likely that with great power comes great big spam penises. [XKCD] » 7/13/11 8:20am 7/13/11 8:20am

Watch Stephen Colbert Meet His MakerBot

It's always a treat when Colbert gives face time to the geeks—or in this case to a handful of geeky 3D-printed versions of himself. If you didn't crave a MakerBot before, you will after experiencing the Colbert teddybear. » 6/09/11 9:14am 6/09/11 9:14am

The First of Lady Gaga's Polaroid Range is Up For Pre-Order

Club-goers and porn-pushers are still awaiting the glasses Lady Gaga modelled at CES (and supposedly designed), but one product from her Grey Label collaboration with Polaroid is available for pre-ordering, for $170/£120. » 5/30/11 4:30am 5/30/11 4:30am

The World's Smallest 3D Printer Is Only a Little Bigger Than a Milk…

3D printers are typically behemoth-type machines that can spit out crazy things like houses, cars and titanium balls. The world's smallest 3D printer is too puny to do any of that but it could be more useful than any other 3D printer. » 5/17/11 10:20pm 5/17/11 10:20pm

Why Hasn't Anyone Created an iPhone Printer?

Honestly, I'm as shocked as you are that there are 7,683,291 different iPhone cases out there today, but no iPhone cases that print photos out like a Polaroid. Why?! » 5/03/11 8:00am 5/03/11 8:00am

"Fabricate Yourself" Kinect Hack Does Just That

Want a really, really rough 3D representation of yourself, printed out by a 3D printer using information gleaned from everybody's favorite game accessory-turned-hacked accessory Kinect? Great, just stand in front of Joris's Fabricate Yourself and it will do the rest. » 2/27/11 1:00pm 2/27/11 1:00pm

The Polaroid Camera, Rethought and Digitized

This solidly designed Polaroid GL30 beauty is a modern take on the old-school Polaroid camera you may own and love. It's digital, has an adjustable display, and will spit out your photos in seconds. And did I mention it's freakin' gorgeous? » 1/06/11 7:40pm 1/06/11 7:40pm

Scumbag Steals Millions From Cancer Hospital With Printer Toner Scam

As a receiving clerk for New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 32-year-old Marque Gumbs made $37,000 a year. Well, that's how much he made officially. He actually raked in millions by ordering and flipping thousands of unneeded toner-ink cartridges. » 12/02/10 6:23pm 12/02/10 6:23pm

Bolle BP-10: The First Dedicated iPhone Printer and Probably the Last

Air Print is on the horizon, and it looks like it's going to be the perfect solution for all our iOS printing needs. IN THE MEANTIME there's the Bolle BP-10, which cradles iPhones and spits out 4"x6" prints. » 11/19/10 3:20pm 11/19/10 3:20pm

Mold Sculptures On an iPad App, Then Print Them With a 3D Printer

We've already ascertained that 3D printers are cool. But when connected to an iPad, running the Beautiful Modeler app? Consider our collective minds blown. You can mold digital clay into whatever you want, then print it with a 3D printer. » 11/04/10 3:20pm 11/04/10 3:20pm

A Look at the Tech Inside Printer Cartridge Bombs

Terrorists are running out of places to put their bombs—even shoes are off limits now. So where do you stick explosives these days? Here's a look inside the deviously clever design of printer bombs that made recent headlines. » 11/01/10 6:58pm 11/01/10 6:58pm

How Lazy Men Build Lego Creations—With a 3D Printer (Made From Lego)

That Lego printer that printed documents with pens was cool and everything, but a Lego 3D printer made from 2,400 bricks, that builds a Lego creation of your dreams? Now we're talking. » 10/18/10 4:40am 10/18/10 4:40am

Personal 3D Printing Sweatshop Costs Just $1,225 for MakerBot's…

They're calling it a revolution in 3D printing. I call it a revolution in laziness. Why else should we applaud the first 3D-printing machine that can print out various objects automatically, without buttons needing pressing inbetween? » 9/27/10 5:40am 9/27/10 5:40am