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Smart glasses are an interesting item, but their typically high price tags and limited use cases have prevented them from gaining widespread traction. Epson's latest product may change the game, however. The Epson Moverio BT-30C Smart Glasses connect to Android phones and Windows PCs and ring in at a mere $500 USD. Epson has been producing augmented reality (AR) smart glasses since 2011. Unfortunately, most of their smart glasses must be tethered to a device and can be quite pricey. Many companies have been working on creating a product that is lighter, easier to use, and more accessible to both companies and everyday users, which is where the Moverio BT-30C fits in. According to Eric Mizufuka,... Read more...
A senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit public interest organization, says Epson may be engaging in "deceptive" behavior by intentionally preventing third-party ink from working in its printers. According to the complaints EFF has received, Epson is doing this through firmware updates, though it's not clear what specific models might be affected. If true, it's easy to see why printer owners and organizations like the EFF would be miffed at Epson. Genuine printer ink is typically expensive, especially compared to what generic alternatives cost. There is a presumed quality difference between genuine ink sold by the printer manufacturer and cheap third-party generic... Read more...
  Just yesterday, we posted a story concerning printer security and how we should take it more seriously given IoT botnets that are swooping across the globe (namely Mirai), along with the sensitive data and documents these machines are custodians of. Today’s printers have relatively potent processors, complex operating systems and of course connect to the internet, to enable remote printing and firmware updates (among other things). Unsurprisingly, though the timing is impeccable, a hacker by the name of Stackoverflowin’ just made the case for increased security with it comes to printers. Stackoverflowin’ revealed to Bleeping Computer that he has gone on a tirade for the past 24 hours via... Read more...
If your office participates in a recycling program, it probably entails tossing used paper in a specially marked bin, which then gets picked up separate from the garbage and shipped out to a recycling plant where it's eventually re-purposed into paper again. It's a system that works, but Epson is looking to streamline the process with what it says is the world's first office paper making system, the PaperLab. The relatively compact setup (compared to a full fledged recycling plant) looks like a giant copying machine, but it's actually a contraption that securely shreds used paper and recycles it as new paper sheets, and does it without the use of water (no plumbing needed). Depending on the needs... Read more...
It's no secret that printer companies gouge consumers on ink. This is why they can get away with selling cheap printers -- they know you'll spend a fortune on ink, especially if you print a lot of color photos, which can drain ink tanks at the same clip as an old V8 muscle car chugging on gasoline. The question is, would you be willing to pay a higher cost upfront for a printer with low ink costs? Epson aims to find out with its new line of EcoTank inkjet printers. Starting at $380, Epson's EcoTank models include enough pre-installed ink to last up to two years, depending on how much you print. More specifically, you can print up to 4,000 black pages or 6,500 color pages before needing to add... Read more...
You knew this was coming sooner or later. Kodak has been winding down its businesses and has finally gotten around to its consumer inkjet printers, which were popular (but not popular enough) for using long-lasting ink cartridges. Kodak plans to continue selling those ink cartridges long after it officially shuts down the inkjet printer business in 2013.   Kodak isn’t the only one departing the inkjet printer arena. Lexmark has also announced plans to stop selling its inkjet printers. That leaves Epson and HP with some elbow room in the market, though it’s not an appealing market to most, right now. Inkjet printers are selling at stunningly low prices (and... Read more...
What if Android were everywhere? It also is. It's in car, on tablets, on phones, and now, even in glasses. Epson has just launched the Moverio BT-100 See-Through Display, which is based on Google's mobile OS. It's called the world's first Android-based see-through wearable display, and it uses micro-projection technology and an Android-powered track-pad controller to enable users to view streaming video, experience side-by-side 3D content and enjoy downloaded digital content on a virtual 80-inch perceived screen projected into the user's real environment. There's built-in Wi-Fi, nearly six hours of rechargeable battery life, a microSDHC card slot (4GB card included), and 1GB of built-in storage.... Read more...
LCD makers got caught with their hands in the cookie jar, so to speak, and now it's time to pay up. The State of California Department of Justice announced a $538 million settlement resulting from a lawsuit filed in October 2010 against 10 companies who allegedly "conspired to fix, raise, maintain, or stabilize prices of TFT-LCD flat panels resulting in overcharges to consumers." The settlement applies to products with LCD panels (computer monitors, laptops, and PCs) purchased between 1999 and 2006, though only if you live in the District of Columbia or one of 24 states named in the settlement, including Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan,... Read more...
We tell ya, iOS gets all the great apps. Epson has just announced the iProjection app, which wirelessly projects from the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It's the first projection app for wirelessly displaying documents and photos to Epson projectors, allowing mobile professionals and educators the freedom to present content wirelessly with ease. You'll need iOS 4.2 or later, but even cloud-based files are supported for projecting. "As tablet and smart phone popularity continues to grow, both business users and teachers are in need of an intuitive and easy-to-use application that will allow them to leverage content from their Apple iOS devices and project it wirelessly," said Brian Savarese, product... Read more...
Need a new projector for your boardroom? What about your work-at-home basement? Epson has just the thing, with their newly introduced VS200 being one of the brightest and cheapest in its class. The projector provides SVGA resolution and a whopping 2300 lumens of light output, not to mention USB Plug 'n Play instant setup for Windows and Mac that instantly displays images on both the projector and computer by simply connecting a USB cable. It utilizes 3LCD 3-chip technology and requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness compared to 1-chip DLP technology. Other features include Instant On/Off, Direct Power On and Off, and Epson's exclusive E-TORL lamp technology which... Read more...
Epson announced the PictureMate Show, a portable two-in-one digital photo frame and 4” x 6” photo printer. This hybrid lets users display, share, and print images directly from a single machine. You'll find a 7-inch, 16:9 tilt digital photo display with 800 x 480 dpi WVGA resolution on the PictureMate Show. In terms of print resolution, the PictureMate Show offers 5760 x 1440 dpi for high quality photos in as little as 37 seconds. This 2-in-1 also offers 12 slideshow formats for digital images and a remote control. Additional Features and Benefits of PictureMate Show: Offers a large 270MB internal memory to automatically store hundreds of photos, run slideshows and reprint images any timePrints... Read more...
Like to toy around with your entry level DSLR? If so, Epson's Multimedia Photo Viewers are probably a bit much for you, but if you manage to make ends meet with your lens, they just might be exactly what the doctor ordered. The P-6000 and P-7000 viewers have just been updated in a pretty major way, and professional photographers are bound to take notice. You see, both of these are designed to be real-time backup drives for pro shooters, enabling them to store their shots on both the camera's flash card and on the Epson hard drive. Think of it as instant redundancy. The update, which will be available to download for free in the near future, adds tethering capabilities, which means that users... Read more...
Um, okay? Just when we thought the digital photo frame market was hitting rock bottom in terms of innovation, Seiko Epson (of all companies!) swoops in to show us why we're wrong. For years now, the digital photo frame has become a low-rate item used to gift strangers at Christmas when you don't know what else to get. It was once a cutting-edge technology, but a lack of innovation in the sector has caused it to fall flat.Seiko Epson is evidently eager to spark things back up, with its new Colorio Me printer actually doubling as a digital photo frame. This is just one example of the outfit hoping to make printers more like home appliances than peripheral devices for PCs, and considering that HP... Read more...