For years now, I have very publicly wished for an app that would list all my possible transportation alternatives in the palm of my hand, then guide me to my destination once I’d made the decision of how to get there. Well, I’m here to tell you: Sometimes wishes come true.
Remember when we thought that hologram stickers were an effective way to stop the proliferation of counterfeit products? Xerox now believes it has a far superior solution with a new type of printable electronic label that has encrypted memory built right in.
You know what a photocopying machine is, I know what a photocopying machine is, but this IT guy has decided he does not. This very real transcript from the Ohio Supreme Court follows seven minutes of absurd yet somehow perfectly logical arguments over what a photocopying machine really is—in legal terms.
Have you ever wondered why your mouse cursor rests ever so slightly to the left? Chances are, that little arrow on an incline is so ubiquitous that you've never even thought twice about its 45-degree angle. As it turns out, there's a very good reason for it. Or was, anyway, back in a more pixelated age.
While we now take crisp-looking typography for granted, it wasn't always that way. Back in the 80s, low-res fonts looked dreadful—but fortunately two men changed all that.
Paper jams are the most basic weapon in copier vs. human warfare, but a few models of Xerox copiers are stepping up their game. They've been very stealthily going rogue and secretly changing a few key details of the docs they've been working on.
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…
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…
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.
Call it a photocopier or a generic xerox. We all know exactly what we're talking about. Unless you're Ohio state employee Lawrence Patterson, who last year, in one of the most bizarre legal arguments ever, claimed to have no idea.
Dearest copier, thank you for making office tasks simpler, tolerating our very NSFW pranks, and frustrating us with error messages for over 50 years.
Wearable electronics aren't news, but being able to make them cheaply and easily is. Xerox has developed an ink with which you can print circuits onto plastic, film, fabric, and nearly anything you can think of.
BoingBoing Gadgets found this photo of the original original Ethernet cable at Xerox PARC, devised by Bob Metcalfe so he could rig up a local system for sharing things digitally.
The bottom line of Bill Howard's epic consideration of a new color laser printer is that cheap printers can cost more over their lifetime than nicer, slightly pricier printers, so you might as well get a good one. [Gearlog]
Xerox's new ColorQube printer promises to revolutionize the pricey color-printing game using a waxy ink that can reduce the cost per page by as much as 62%.
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…
As if there weren't enough reasons for Web-related paranoia, Xerox just patented a technique to get a demographic lock on you—age, sex, and possibly income—by just looking at the sites you have visited.
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."…