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UPS Dumps Labels for Paper-Free Gauntlet-Cum-Printer

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The gauntlet you see strapped to this guy's hand is HP's Handheld sp400 All-in-One, which is not only a hot fashion accessory, it scans barcodes and prints sorting info directly onto boxes (or someone's face, natch) with magic quick-drying ink, no paper label required. UPS has been testing it out at a ship center in Orlando, where they used it on 40,000 boxes with zero errors. It replaces a whole bunch of larger, less green gear—a giant thermal printer, PC, monitor and scanner. UPS says it'll save 92,456 hours, 1,338 tons of paper and 3,807 tons of carbon emissions a year. Who ever said going green had to cost green? Next please: Package teleporters. [Treehugger]

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The ignorance has gone far enough:

Cum, is from the Latin meaning "with." In English it usually indicates a thing that's been repurposed or modified to give it some non-traditional use. Here our "Gauntlet-cum-printer" is a gauntlet-with-printer, or a gauntlet transformed into a printer.

Quit surfing porn and read something, people.