Xerox's New Grading Copiers Will Finally Make Scantron Obsolete

Not content with having them only print, copy, collate, and staple, Xerox is adding a new trick to its photocopiers that promises to give teachers more time with their students. Custom software will actually let a school's photocopier not only grade papers, but also keep tabs on which students are struggling in… » 5/08/13 11:13am 5/08/13 11:13am

Windows 8's Great Great Grandfather Was a Real Jerq

Why Xerox never chose to capitalize on the groundbreaking GUI developments made at its Palo Alto Research Center may never fully be understood. But other companies certainly saw the value, and in addition to Microsoft and Apple creating their own graphical computer interfaces, Bell Labs created the Blit in 1982 which… » 8/28/12 7:00pm 8/28/12 7:00pm

Xerox Predicted and Built Today's Desktop PC Way Back In 1972

It's widely assumed that the ideas for both Apple's and Microsoft's GUI-based operating systems were heavily lifted from research done at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC. And this clip from 1972, showing off Xerox's Alto desktop computer, all but proves the company was years ahead of its time. » 4/26/12 2:40pm 4/26/12 2:40pm

Writeable, Color e-paper ReKindles Our Interest

Fuji Xerox has just demonstrated what may be the Holy Grail of e-paper—probably not the "E-Ink" technology found inside the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader, but something similar—a prototype display that a user and write on. Three layers of polymer-dispersed liquid crystals are used (red, green and blue), meaning the… » 12/07/07 9:05am 12/07/07 9:05am

Xerox Reinvents Paper, Trees Rejoice

Not to be confused with the spy paper we showed you a few months back, the brainiacs at Xerox have invented a new self-erasable paper that fades to white after 24 hours. The invention "came from developing compounds that change color when they absorb a certain wavelength of light but then will gradually disappear." The… » 11/28/06 10:38am 11/28/06 10:38am

Palm, Xerox Settle Graffiti Dispute, Nobody Remembers What Graffiti is

Well, it only took nine years and a now dwindling technology to settle this dispute over the patent of the PDA keystroke technology that Palm called Graffiti and Xerox called Unistrokes. Palm began incorporating this Graffiti keystroke technology in their PDAs way back in the day while Xerox believed they owned the… » 6/29/06 12:56pm 6/29/06 12:56pm