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01.20.16
​Smartphone accessory 3D-scans your food to count calories
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​Smartphone accessory 3D-scans your food to count calories

NutriRay3D's laser-scanning tech has gone to crowdfunding to bring accurate calorie counting to your smartphone.

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10.26.15
Egypt hunts for hidden pyramid chambers with cosmic rays
10.26.15

Egypt hunts for hidden pyramid chambers with cosmic rays

The team might use a similar technique to find the legendary burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti.

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10.16.15
US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project is legal
10.16.15

US appeals court rules Google's book-scanning project is legal

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York ruled that Google's use of out-of-print book excerpts falls under "fair use."

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08.24.15
Microsoft wants you to scan in 3D using only your phone
08.24.15

Microsoft wants you to scan in 3D using only your phone

Forget using dedicated scanners to capture objects in 3D -- Microsoft's MobileFusion would let you use only your phone.

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05.13.15
Japanese smartphone gets iris-scanning for mobile payments
05.13.15

Japanese smartphone gets iris-scanning for mobile payments

The common objection to using your phone for purchases is that any sufficiently-motivated criminal...

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03.08.15
How I turned my Xbox's Kinect into a wondrous motion-capture device
03.08.15

How I turned my Xbox's Kinect into a wondrous motion-capture device

When Microsoft started selling a basic Xbox One package without a Kinect V2 for $100 less, the res...

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12.02.14
Here's how the first 3D-printed presidential portrait was made
12.02.14

Here's how the first 3D-printed presidential portrait was made

One of the highlights of the White House's first-ever Maker Faire was another first: a 3D-printed...

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09.22.14
Scanbot for iOS gets an update and improves your scans
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09.22.14

Scanbot for iOS gets an update and improves your scans

Scanbot (US$1.99) advertises it can pretty much eliminate your desktop scanner, and it's hard to arg...

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09.17.14
NBA 2K15 scans your face, thinks you're beautiful
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09.17.14

NBA 2K15 scans your face, thinks you're beautiful

NBA 2K15 will feature the ability for players to scan their faces into the game and onto the bodies...

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