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Is Victorian Police Force planning to break the law?

20 September 2018 in Security

Victoria Police's counter terrorism boss Ross Guenther announced plans to fly drones above crowds at major events.

Westpac Bank enables voice payments through Siri

20 September 2018 in Mobility

Westpac Bank is claiming an Australian first with the launch of Siri for Westpac, allowing its customers to make payments…

KPMG, Alibaba Cloud form ‘digital transformation’ alliance

20 September 2018 in Strategy

Global management firm KPMG International has forged an alliance with Alibaba Cloud – the cloud computing arm of Chinese Internet…

Big telcos 'benefit from delay' in special business services moving to NBN

20 September 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Big telecommunications companies are pushing for a delay in the disconnection date for special business services to migrate from legacy…

EU taking 'close look' at Amazon's business practices

20 September 2018 in Technology Regulation

The European Union has started taking a close look at the business practices of American retail giant Amazon, the bloc's…

From airlines to retail: after British Airways, Newegg breached

20 September 2018 in Security

The malicious attacker, or attackers, known as Magecart, who infiltrated the British Airways website last month, have now attacked online…

Fake CommBank, ANZ apps found on Google Play Store

20 September 2018 in Security

Fake apps for the Commonwealth Bank and ANZ are among a number of bogus Android applications attempting to represent six…

Toowoomba tower powers Telstra's world-first live 2Gbps LTE call

19 September 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra and its partners are claiming a world first for a successful 2Gbps capable LTE call on a commercial network.

Encryption bill endorsed by govt party room

19 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Barely one week of parliamentary sitting days after the date for comment ended, the Federal Government's party room has endorsed…

Citi analyst says Amazon should split to avoid anti-trust scrutiny

19 September 2018 in Cloud

An analyst from Citi Research has suggested that it might be a good idea for Amazon to split, separating its…

Telco industry leads battle against encryption bill

19 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The Communications Alliance, which represents the entire telecommunications industry in Australia, has signalled that it intends to lead a charge…

Chrome, Firefox will not trust Symantec SSL certs from next release

18 September 2018 in Security

In what is sure to cause concern at the the top levels of one of the leading security software vendors,…

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Cotton On Group deploys Adyen payment platform to support global rollout

20 September 2018 in Deals

Payments platform Adyen is partnering with Australian retail clothing group Cotton On to give the retailer expanded and enhanced payment…

Fujitsu supports Clean Energy Regulator with ServiceNow protected cloud

20 September 2018 in Deals

Fujitsu has announced that the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) will use ServiceNow in the Protected Cloud platform as a Software…

Data#3 expands WA management team with new appointments

20 September 2018 in People Moves

IT services and solutions provider Data#3 has expanded its Western Australian management team with three new hires, just months after…

UK fines Equifax $900,000 over leaking Britons' data

20 September 2018 in Security

The British Information Commissioner's Office has hit American credit information provider Equifax with a fine of £500,000 (A$909,321) over a…

DiDi exuberant over 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final partnership

20 September 2018 in Home Tech

DiDi and the AFL have jointly announced DiDi as "the Official Rideshare Partner of the 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final",…

Ikara appoints veteran Mike Hicks as product development chief

20 September 2018 in People Moves

Brisbane-based performance management provider Ikara Group has appointed 30 year ICT industry veteran Mike Hicks as its director of product…

Rimini Street certified by ATO for Single Touch Payroll

20 September 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Global global software provider Rimini Street has obtained Single Touch Payroll (STP) certification by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for…

Shield Docs launches 'first to market secure file sharing functionality'

20 September 2018 in Security

Combining secure file sharing and collaboration, a virtual data room, document management and data protection in what Shield Docs says…

Google signs deal for biggest auto alliance to use Android

20 September 2018 in Automotive

The world's biggest automotive alliance has chosen Google's Android mobile operating system to provide intelligent infotainment systems in its vehicles.

NetComm wins nbn “We Care” supplier award for 'user-friendly Network Connection Device (NCD)'

20 September 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

At nbn’s yearly Supplier Summit, NetComm received the “We Care” award, which recognises the supplier that has "shown the most…

Six researchers boycott Dutch conf due to Palantir's sponsorship

20 September 2018 in Security

Two researchers from DATACTIVE, a University of Amsterdam project that examines the politics of big data, and four from the…

INDIGO cable first stage done with landing in Perth

20 September 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The first section of the INDIGO subsea cable system has been completed with the landing of the INDIGO West cable…

Veritec wins contract to operate Microsoft Modernisation factory for government

20 September 2018 in Deals

Cloud solutions provider Veritec has secured a contract to operate Microsoft’s Modernisation Factory specifically for the Australian Government and critical…

FiberCorp claims fibre network to deliver Internet speeds 100 times faster than NBN

20 September 2018 in Internet of Things

Broadband infrastructure provider FiberCorp is installing fibre technology across property developments in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, claiming the delivery of…

Forcepoint brings 'defence-grade' cyber security to secure critical infrastructure and industrial control systems

19 September 2018 in Security

Forcepoint says its new Critical Infrastructure business unit will "address the challenge of balancing insider threat detection and data security…

Rackspace can be your organisation's Yoda, says general manager

19 September 2018 in Enterprise Cloud

Rackspace has the opportunity to be the leader in multi-cloud, as well as the number one managed cloud provider, the company's…

Data61, Hensoldt Cyber partner on cyber attack protection systems

19 September 2018 in Security

Data61, the CSIRO’s innovation network, has announced a global partnership with German cyber security company Hensoldt Cyber to collaborate on…

WA 3D metal printer maker turns out complex parts at market speed

19 September 2018 in Hardware

Western Australia-based 3D metal printer manufacturer Aurora Labs says it has reached the stage where it can print complex parts…

HP’s new instant, Bluetooth/NFC printer will produce 3 x 2” (50 x 76mm) colourful and durable photos or stickers with no ink needed!

The Sprocket uses HP’s thermal ZINK — Zero Ink — technology to avoid mess and its inbuilt micro-USB rechargeable 500mAh battery should be good for at least 30 prints per charge. Zero to 100% charging time is 90 minutes.

Print speed is up to 40 seconds per print depending on complexity, resolution, and paging from its 512MB inbuilt memory. It is a single pass where the thermal head heats the crystals and creates the colour.

The printer supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF (iOS only) and prints borderless prints up to 313 x 400 DPI. An app for iOS or Android will control the printer and allows for basic editing and printing from the camera roll, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr etc.

Sprocket has been available in the US since late last year. Apart from the fun and novelty aspect, the real attraction seems to be the app that allows for editing, captions, and effects like borders.

ZINK sticky back paper is an advanced composite material with cyan, yellow, and magenta dye crystals embedded inside and a protective polymer overcoat layer outside. Before printing, the embedded dye crystals are clear so ZINK Paper looks like regular white photo paper. Reviews say that the print results are good, no banding, and Zink crystals should have a decent, if not archival life.

HP Sprocket base

Replacement paper comes in a box of 20 sheets – Printer Supermarket price is $18.47 so assume about a dollar a print.

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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

 

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