A ‘Silver Buckshot’ Will Mend Our Fuelish Ways

SAN JOSE, California — Too many people think there’s a silver bullet that will mend our fuelish ways. The truth is, increasing fuel efficiency and curbing emissions will require what could be called a silver buckshot — a comprehensive application of new technologies. This much was obvious at “Future Cars, Future Technology,” where automakers, big…

No future without scarce metals

Empa researchers and representatives from industry explained at the Technology Briefing why scarce metals are essential for many key technologies and how an impending scarcity might be avoided. “There is no future without scarce metals!” This was the very clear message with which Peter Hofer, a member of Empa’s Board of Directors, greeted guests at…

MasterCard reveals roadmap for our electronic payment future: EMV in, magnetic strips out

MasterCard Introduces U.S. Roadmap to Enable Next Generation of Electronic Payments Framework to Deliver Enhanced Consumer Experience In-Store, Online, at the ATM and with Mobile Phones PURCHASE, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MasterCard today introduced a comprehensive roadmap focused on advancing the U.S. electronic payments system. The roadmap, which includes the path for migration from magnetic stripe to EMV…

Epson Expands WorkForce Line with Three Wide Format Printers Delivering …

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing printing solutions, expands its robust line-up of business-class printing solutions with the introduction of three new WorkForce® wide format products. The WorkForce WF-7520 and WF-7510 all-in-ones and WorkForce WF-7010 single function inkjet printer deliver the world’s…

Lexmark Launches Workhorse Inkjet MFP Line

Lexmark today introduced its OfficeEdge series of multifunction products (MFPs). Built upon Lexmark’s new business inkjet platform, the two new models are designed as workhorse printers for small workgroups within the enterprise and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). According to Lexmark, the OfficeEdge Series integrates seamlessly into most business IT environments, making them enterprise friendly…

Ferrostaal Appoints Eight New Printing Equipment Sales and Tech Service …

HOUSTON–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America, a new and fast-growing printing equipment supplier, today announced its lineup of exclusive sales and service dealers serving the Eastern United States. The printing equipment dealers are responsible for sales, quick-dispatch technical service, parts and all customer support in their regions on behalf of Ferrostaal and Ryobi.…

Future PCs: less irritating, more desirable

When the CEO and the head of the PC group at Intel stop talking about processor speed and start talking about user experience and making technology people lust after, there’s something going on. One of the people behind Intel’s new approach is Genevieve Bell, the cultural anthropologist who runs the Interaction Research Lab in Portland.…

Why Apple Should Start Making a 3D Printer Right Now

Hobbyists and tinkerers are testing out the future with a technology that you’re probably going to have sooner than you think. The progression that computers made from IBM to your laptop has patterned the expectations for all future technologies. First, big companies create and use a very expensive set of technologies. Then, garage tinkerers start…

Why Apple Should Start Making a 3D Printer Right Now

Hobbyists and tinkerers are testing out the future with a technology that you’re probably going to have sooner than you think. The progression that computers made from IBM to your laptop has patterned the expectations for all future technologies. First, big companies create and use a very expensive set of technologies. Then, garage tinkerers start…