scanners

A Tiny Mobile Scanner You Don't Need A Steady Hand To Operate

Portable document scanners have existed for years, and you can even get models as small as a business card. The catch, however, is that you need to physically move the scanner across a document yourself, which often leads to mixed results. And that’s why Doxie’s new Flip is so wonderful; it’s basically a tiny flatbed scanner (about the size of a tablet) that doesn’t require you to move it at all.


Giant CT Scanners Reveal All The Gory Details Of A Mangled Car Wreck

CT, or computed tomography, scans are to X-rays what 3D movies are to classic 2D flicks. But instead of being just some gimmick to lure patrons into a theatre, CT scans result in 3D models that let doctors study internal medical conditions in amazing detail. But why stop there? Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have now built a monstrous CT scanner that can scan entire cars and even shipping containers.


Some Xerox Copiers Are Going Rogue And Changing Numbers For Fun

Paper jams are the most basic weapon in copier vs. human warfare, but a few models of Xerox copiers are stepping up their game. They’ve been very stealthily going rogue and secretly changing a few key details of the docs they’ve been working on.


A Handheld 3D Scanner Could Let You Upload Your Whole World

3D printing is more popular and accessible than ever, and printers are on course to get even cheaper soon. But printing is only one side of the equation; what about taking 3D pictures? There’s a convenient, handheld gadget in the works that could do just that, and way cheaper than anything else has before.


The TSA Has Finally Removed All Of Its Naked Full-Body Scanners

The TSA has announced that the “naked image” full-body scanners at airports that have caused so much controversy are no more. The scanners have been removed from all of America’s airports. Replacing it are machines that show “generic images” of the human body.


Lomography's Smartphone Scanner Digitises Film Right To Your Mobile Device

Lomography has made sharing photos from a film camera a heck of a lot easier with its new Smartphone Scanner that’s finally available from the company’s online store. It replaces a desktop scanner and PC with a compact collapsible rig that uses your smartphone’s camera to digitise negatives and slides.


What Black Ops 2 Technology Looks Like In Real Life

Our use of unmanned drones is well documented, and we know about missiles that trigger before they hit the ground. But some of Black Ops 2′s more, shall we say, “imaginative” technologies are based in reality too – they’ll just need a little pushing along before they get to the hyper-weaponised state they are in Treyarch’s imagining of 2025.


TSA To Remove Naked-Image Scanners From US Airports

The US Transportation Security Administration has announced that it will remove the controversial “naked image” body scanners from US airports because developers can’t write software to make the images less revealing.


This Portable X-Ray Scanner Is Tiny And Brilliant

The once unfathomable technologies of science fiction are starting to become a reality, and the latest comes in the form of an affordable X-ray scanner no bigger than a stick of gum.


Open-Source Book Scanner Uses A Household Vacuum To Turn The Page

In an effort to streamline the process of scanning hundreds of millions of titles, Google Books engineer Dany Qumsiyeh has designed a $US1500 automated scanner from sheet metal, dissected electronics, and a household vacuum. It can chew through a 1000-page odyssey in about 90 minutes, and you’re welcome to build your own since Qumsiyeh has made his Linear Book Scanner open source.