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Brother just released a $299 printer that won’t run out of ink for 2 years

By on May 18, 2016 at 8:30 AM.

Brother just released a $299 printer that won’t run out of ink for 2 years

It’s crazy to think how reliant we still are on printed documents in the digital age. Crazier still is the fact that people continue to spend a small fortune on printer ink. We recently told readers how to save 90% or even more when buying replacement ink cartridges for your printer, and we received a tremendous amount of positive feedback after running that article. But that strategy doesn’t address the second printer pain point that follows closely behind the cost of ink: The frequency with which people need to purchase ink refills.

Brother recently launched a series of “INKvestment” printers that pack longer-lasting ink cartridges, and now the company is pushing things a step further by adding two new affordable models that start at just $199. More →

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Lodsys goes after top-dog gaming firms Atari, EA, Rovio in patent suit

By on July 22, 2011 at 11:40 PM.

Lodsys goes after top-dog gaming firms Atari, EA, Rovio in patent suit

Lodsys, the company that has been accusing iOS and Android developers of illegally using its in-app purchasing technology, is now also targeting high-profile gaming firms such as Atari, Electronic Arts, Angry Birds lab Rovio, Square Enix and Take-Two Interactive. According to FOSS Patents, Lodsys had this to say about Rovio:

Defendant Rovio has infringed and continues to infringe, directly, indirectly, literally, under the doctrine of equivalents, contributorily, and/or through the inducement of other, one or more claims of the ‘565 patent. Rovio makes, sells, uses, imports, and/or offers to sell infringing applications, including but not limited to Angry Birds for iPhone and Angry Birds for Android, which infringe at least claim 27 of ‘565 patent under 35 U.S.C. § 271.

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Brother developing motion-powered batteries for low-power electronic devices

By on July 17, 2010 at 4:20 AM.

Brother developing motion-powered batteries for low-power electronic devices

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Japanese electronics manufacturer Brother is stepping outside its printing and sewing machine roots to explore motion-powered battery technology. The Japanese company is unveiling prototype AA and AAA batteries that are comprised of a rechargeable battery and an accompanying generator which produces power from vibrations/movement. The system can generate up to 180mW and is designed for low power devices like remote controls and LED flashlights. No word on when, or even if, these batteries will hit mass production but folks in Japan can get a sneak peek at this shake and charge battery system during the upcoming Techno-frontier 2010 being held July 21 to 23 in Tokyo. More →

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