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Stories by Melissa Riofrio

  • HP quashes investor unrest, looks to servers for salvation

    Shareholder meetings are almost boring affairs, but today, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, HP's Board quietly prevailed in several intense battles, including the preservation of its very own membership. The overall message: Let's look forward to the future, and leave our checkered past behind.

  • Kodak printers are gone, but the ink sells on

    If you own a Kodak inkjet printer, you probably bought it for the supercheap ink. So if there's any consolation to Kodak's announcement that it would stop selling inkjet printers, it's that Kodak promises to keep selling you ink.

  • What to expect in printers in 2012

    No matter how clearly our world of online photo albums, Google Docs, and e-cards may seem--yet again--to ring the death knell for anything on paper, sometimes you still want to print.

  • Brother MFC-9970CDW multifunction laser printer

    The Brother MFC-9970CDW color laser multifunction printer tackles the full laundry list of small-office and workgroup print/copy/scan/fax needs, outdoing every competitor in its price range (US$700 as of July 18, 2011) and offering cheap toner to boot. The only thing wrong with this picture is, well, the picture: Its photo quality is middling, and its color scans can be overly dark.

  • Five printer nightmares and how to avoid them

    The printer ate your TPS reports, but no excuse matters when you're rushing off to meet clients empty-handed. No wonder everybody loves to hate printers. When you need them most, they'll display a stupefying error message and create a hot mess of jammed paper and spilled ink.

  • How printers can rob you blind

    Is your printer stealing from you? Yes--if it's making you replace ink or toner constantly, or if you need to buy pricey special paper to get the best output. Maybe it's stealing your time or sanity by being a lot slower than it said it'd be, or having cheapo components that break or are just plain hard to use. PC World reveals some sinners-and saints-based on our recent printer reviews.

  • Is your printer stealing from you? Here's how to tell

    Don't let that blank, boxy look fool you: Printers can steal your money and your time if you're not careful. Printer manufacturers have come up with a few creative ways to drain your wallet through ink and toner cartridge costs. Other printer models just make you waste precious minutes fooling around with complicated menu systems or stupidly designed hardware.

  • Feature-packed multifunction printer

    The ordinary-looking Lexmark X6570 colour inkjet multifunction printer conceals its strengths. Can advanced paper handling and networking features help it beat fancier competition?

  • HP Photosmart C8180 color inkjet MFP

    The HP Photosmart C8180 is a color inkjet multifunction printer that's designed to be a one-stop photo-processing shop rather than an office workhorse. Its wealth of features--most notably, a DVD-rewritable drive--comes at a significant cost, however.Â