Tag Archive: Scanner


Hasbro wants to turn your iPhone into a 3D scanner

Toy-making giant Hasbro wants to bring its kiddy-friendly offerings into the twenty-first century with a nifty smartphone accessory, which would let people scan their favorite toys using their iPhone. Unless their favorite toy happens to be an iPhone, that is. Hey, given Apple’s popularity among youngsters, stranger things have happened! While there’s no hard-and-fast release date for […]

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Nexus 5X fingerprint scanner even faster than the iPhone’s

Fingerprint scanners on Android devices have been hit-or-miss (mostly miss) in recent years, but they’re getting a whole lot better. There’s no better example of that than the new Nexus 5X, which is even faster at recognizing your print than the new Touch ID sensor in iPhone 6s. I’m an iPhone 6s owner, and I’m […]

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Aluminum tube turns iPhone into a 3D scanner

The 3D-printing future is here, but unfortunately it’s still cost-prohibitive for many people who want to get in on the newest making revolution. But an upcoming project just launched on Kickstarter may just have the solution to that problem. The Eora 3D scanner connects to your smartphone to create precise and accurate models of just […]

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Microsoft app turns iPhone into 3D scanner

If you keep track of the ways the iPhone is a revolutionary tool, you can soon add 3D printing the growing list. A Microsoft research team has created an app that turns any smartphone camera into a 3D scanner without the need for extra hardware. The MobileFusion app could open the world to 3D printing, […][Read More…]

Memories photo scanner brings your old photos into digital world

This post is brought to you by IdeaSolutions, creator of Memories Photo Scanner. Do you have a bunch of old photographs — you know, photos printed on paper — stored away in photo albums or yellowing in cupboards? Pictures you wish…Read more ›

How Apple ruined Google’s plan for a fingerprint scanner in the Nexus 6

Google and Motorola went all out with the Nexus 6 to make it as good as flagship rivals from other manufacturers, but their super-sized handset could have been even better. The device was set to get a fingerprint scanner, according…Read more ›

SCiO puts a Star Trek-like molecular scanner in your pocket

LAS VEGAS — Your iPhone is really great at finding places to eat, recipes to cook and stores to buy food at, but when it comes to actually analyzing the things that go in your mouth, it’s not very futuristic.…Read more ›

This app turns your iPhone into a handheld 3D scanner

Do you take pictures of all your meals to share with your friends on Facebook and Instagram? Wish there was a way to share even more of it with your FOMO-ing virtual friends? Well, you can’t share the taste, or…Read more ›

These 3 handy apps a put photo scanner in your pocket

The 1940s hockey photos we found among my aunt’s possessions are a mystery she took to her grave. But with a little internet research and some sharing through social media, I figured I could put names to the players’ faces…Read more ›

How to Use the Port Scanner in Mac OS X’s Network Utility

Mac OS X comes with a bundled port scanner tool, just one of a variety of features tucked into the ever useful Network Utility app. That means you don’t need to bother with the command line or install more advanced tools like nmap to quickly scan for open ports on a given IP or domain, … Read More