That's not my printer! Accidentally finding unsecured HP printers in the wild

Screenshot of an HP printer's internal setting screen with everything written in Russian.

The other day, my HP M140w printer stopped working. The day before, it printed fine. This time, nothing. I rebooted, reset, updated, and performed all the modern rituals associated with uncooperative hardware. I logged into to the printer's webserver and clicked around the admin panel. On one page, I found an error message. So, like […]

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Review: HP's smallest laser printer - M140w + Linux set up

Product shot of the printer showing its dimension.

The fine folk at HP sent me one of their new Laser printers to review. The HP M140w is a small printer/scanner with built in WiFi. It's pretty good - but has an atrocious app - and works with Linux. So, what do you get for your £220? Unboxing Annoyingly, it doesn't come with a […]

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Review - Phomemo Mini Bluetooth Printer

A hand-held pink cube with paper coming out of it.

All printers are objectively awful. But this might be the cutest little printer I've ever used! This is the Phomemo M02 Pro. If you remember the late, lamented Little Printer you'll immediately understand the appeal. Connect your phone to it, and immediately print out text, graphics, drawings, rules, Tweets, the weather, ANYTHING! It uses thermal […]

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