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Russia's first 3D-printed house was completed in 24 hours using a portable 3D printer
A hacker forced thousands of publicly exposed printers to spew out rogue messages in order to warn their owners about the risks of printer hacking.
Vader Systems uses molten metal and magnets to make 3D shapes. Parts makers have expressed interest.
The aging FTP and Telnet protocols are considered unsafe, and HP has decided to clamp down on access to network printers via those protocols.
Responding to customer outrage, HP will offer an optional firmware update reinstating customers' ability to use third-party ink cartridges.
The long-standing tradition of getting cheaper ink by buying "off brand" cartridges just hit a snag for HP printer owners after a DRM-infused firmware update.
3D printers can churn out toys, clothing and even food. But the technology also shows potential for use in industrial sabotage, researchers warn.