When Mobile Apps Get Big Makeovers

If you're like us, you have probably have dozens of apps on your phone. From social media platforms to maps to bank account access, we rely on mobile phones for pretty much everything! As you also know, these apps are changing constantly. Often times these changes are minor: stability tweaks to stop random crashes, or a subtle interface change. But sometimes these changes can be dramatic. We wanted to focus on a few of these changes from big companies to explore how the mobile experience continues to evolve.

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Epson's Latest Printing Innovation

With all of the talk in our blog about 3D printing, it might seem like standard inkjet printers aren't evolving. But that's not true! Companies, including HP and Epson, are taking advantage of better technology to make your standard printer cheaper and faster while delivering crisper images. We're particularly excited about Epson's new WorkForce printers and wanted to explore why this latest development matters and what it could mean for you when you're looking to buy your next printer.

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Go Go, Gadget Dad!

June 15th is Father's Day, which means it's not too late to get the dads in your life something special! We were going to do a craft but decided for a list of some cool gadgets! With a lot of new innovations recently, it seemed wise to be tech savvy this Father's Day. These are by no means an exhaustive list, but we hope they help you pick the perfect gift for the dad in your life!

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3D Printers Could Shape Educational Landscape

21. November 2013 04:31 by Steve Leigh in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

Since computers and printers became ubiquitous in the classroom, the relationship between education and technology has been contentious. With the expansion of tablets and 3D printers, the debate rages on as to when technology might impede with students' ability to learn. No matter doubts people may have, Forbes reports one of the largest initiatives to get 3D printers in classrooms that will launch shortly. By teaching children as young as 12 computer imaging and modeling software, one company hopes to inspire a new generation of inventors. More...

What Can 3D Printing Really Do?

10. October 2013 16:43 by Calvin Yu in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

3D printing has been featured on virtually even major blog and news organization. Even consumer giant Amazon now offers a 3D printing landing page as they are attempting to bring 3D printers into consumer households. At 247inktoner, we've even featured how this technology impacts medical fields. But what other innovative things can 3D printing do? Why do these innovations matter? And what limitations, if any, are there to this technology? More...

Digital Impacts On Artmaking

3. October 2013 14:51 by Calvin Yu in   //  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   //   Comments (0)

In past blog posts, we've covered some ancient artmaking techniques, including ink wash painting. However, for our latest blog, we wanted to set our sights on the role of digital technology in art by focusing on a current exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Titled "Test Pattern," it seeks to look at "increasingly seamless exchanges of visual information in the digital age." The result is a series of prints and related media that actually use technology to slow down how we process visual art in a time where access to these images has never been easier. More...

Who Does That Belong To?: Copyright Concerns in 3-D Printing

3-D printing is everywhere these days. Like our recent blog post on the medical applications of 3-D printing points out, new developments in printing have brought us a long way from the inkjet printer. With any new technology, however, comes a slew of unique concerns over what that technology can do. One of the biggest and most recent of these developments is related to copyright laws. More...

When Evernote Benefits Your Business

It's no surprise that we love to use the productivity app Evernote to help organize our day-to-day lives at 247inktoner. While it's clear all of the personal features we talked about (in our previous blog) can be helpful for anyone, we wanted to take some time to highlight Evernote Business. At just 10 dollars per month, this all-in-one organizational tool can keep any small business organized and running more efficiently. Whether it's sharing contact information, important business documents, payment information, or log-in passwords, there are features that everyone can find useful. More...

Near Field Communication Printing

No doubt 2013 has been one of the more exciting years in recent memory for developments in printing technology. With the vast expansion in capabilities of 3D printing and mobile applications, it's now easier and more efficient to print than ever before. However, mobile app technologies have been shown to have many limitations. With a new type of technology, called Near Field Communication (NFC), printing from your mobile phone might get considerably easier. More...

3D Printing and Medical Applications

3D printing is the most talked about new development in printing technology at the moment, particularly with Amazon's recent opening of a dedicated 3D printing page on their website. While the discussion is focused on the consumer aspect of this technology, we wanted to focus on the more high tech applications, including how these technological developments show promise for the medical field. Though 3D printing is still relatively expensive, rapidly decreasing costs and the development of new types of materials used in printing prosthetics make this technology viable for many larger research-focused hospitals. With the future looking bright for medical applications of 3D printing, there is great hope that medical costs and recovery times can be reduced. More...

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