Feeds

Polaroid pops out ink-less photo printer

No ink? No problem!

Business security measures using SSL

Polaroid has unveiled a handheld printer which it hopes will have us all printing out copies of our terrible New Year’s Eve snaps directly from digital cameras and mobile phones.

Polaroid_printer

Polaroid's Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer: inkless

Dubbed the Polaroid Digital Instant Mobile Photo Printer, or PDIMPP for short, the unit connects to your digicam via USB and makes use of the PictBridge direct printing standard. The gadget can also receive shots over a Bluetooth connection, making it a handy way for printing photos snapped on your mobile phone.

The PDIMPP is powered by a rechargeable battery and measures 120 x 70 x 24mm, but it won’t leak ink all over your hands because it uses an ink-less printing technology from manufacturer Zink.

Dubbed Zero Ink, this technique uses specialist photo paper which contains colourless dye crystals in a layer between the paper and a protective polymer surface. Heat from the printer activates and colours the crystals and, within about 60 seconds, Polaroid claimed, a borderless image appears on the paper.

The PDIMPP is expected to appear in the US during Q2, priced at around $150 (£75/€110). A UK release date or price hasn’t been announced yet.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.