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HP Introduces World’s First Web-connected Home Printer

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HP today unveiled the world’s first web-connected home printer: The HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web. HP is bringing the power of the web directly to the printer and combining it with HP’s TouchSmart technology to give people quick, easy, touchscreen access to popular digital content.

Designed for the digital generation and connected households, the HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web features an entirely new web-based printing platform with HP applications (apps). Similar to other Internet-connected devices, these apps, which are viewable on an extra-large, intuitive-to-use TouchSmart panel, allow people to connect instantly with fun, informative and personal content.

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Jesus Christ, printers are evolving into mobile phones!
 

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With Web Sudoku, people can quickly print brain teasers for light entertainment on the go.
A printer entertaining you. Whowouldathunk.
 

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$400...

Sorry, this isn't even remotely useful, and the price completely kills it. Maybe if it was priced remotely close to other All-In-One Inkjets the gimmicky apps would be worth it. But definitely not at $400. All of these features are what a computer is for, a computer that is likely sitting right next to the printer. And the computer won't force me to try and read everything from a 4" screen...
 
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HP today unveiled the world’s first web-connected home printer
id so have fun with someone's printer .. goatse.jpg ftw
 
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Spam

Now your spam will come to you in hard copies!:banghead:
 
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file under "completely useless."
 
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great concept, nice ideas.

i just dont think browsing on 4.33-inch touchscreen will be more economical rather than just pressing ctrl+P.

image all the ways to exploit these types of printers, if its connected directly to the internet, the only security (that i am aware of) stopping people from attacking these net-printers, is the physical security within the network its connected too. other than that: spam, come one come all
 
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About as useful as internet fridge lol.
 

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umm....

easier for those who wants to print p0rn?:wtf:
 
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Can be done. Print every frame, and make a flip-book.
 
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Can be done. Print every frame, and make a flip-book.
You need both hands for flipping (the book). Major design flaw.
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Lol you think of everything MRCL :D
 

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You need both hands for flipping (the book). Major design flaw.
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Put it on your lap and flip it with one hand. You'll need to print another one once you're done.
 

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I can't believe how pointless this is.
 

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Not the greatest idea but I kind of do like it. I think I like it more for the networked printer than anything. IMagine needing to fill out a form and your wife needs it to take to a local office. Hell, just fill it out, print it at your house and blamo there it goes. About the only useful thing I see about it really.