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HoverCam Mini 5 pocket scanning camera hands-on

HoverCam Mini 5 pocket scanning camera hands-on

Today at ShowStoppers during CES 2013, we've seen a lot of nifty gadgets, but one in particular is really impressive. The HoverCam Mini 5 is a pocketable scanning camera that plugs into your computer's USB port, and it folds out into an overhead scanner. We ended up stopping by the company's booth and getting a hands-on session with the new device.

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Project Paperless patent trolls continue fear tour with nameless subsidiaries

Project Paperless patent trolls continue fear tour with nameless subsidiaries

This year we got wind of a company by the name of Project Paperless, a group of "patent trolls" whose goal it was to target companies who didn't have legal means to defend themselves with patent claims for items such as scanning and emailing PDFs. In short, this means that you, as a business, would receive a legal threat from P.P. demanding $1,000 USD per employee for their actual physical use of a scanner device in your office because they own the patent that describes the device's use. Through the year they've been targeted themselves by some rather angry business owners who decided that, "no, we're not going to freak out and pay you this absurd amount of cash, we're going to see first if you actually have the rights to request such a sum!"

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Scanadu SCOUT Medical Tricorder recalls Star Trek – and it’s real

Scanadu SCOUT Medical Tricorder recalls Star Trek – and it’s real

For those of you waiting for the real-deal collection of Star Trek gadgets and gizmos, you'll find that today is a great day - the tricorder has arrived. The folks at Scanadu have been developing a handheld device that, while not exactly service the same function as the 60's series tech, is certainly Star Trek-worthy in its abilities. This device has been in development for less than a year and will be prototype ready by the end of 2012 - so says the NASA-Ames Research Center-based startup team themselves.

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Google Books engineer creates open source book scanner

Google Books engineer creates open source book scanner

There seems to be a lot of lessons wrapped up in this story. One, never under estimate the things you can create with a vacuum cleaner. Two, there are benefits to giving employees personal time. And three, a 1,000-page book can be scanned in an hour and a half with the right equipment. Or so we've learned from Google Books engineer Dany Qumsiyeh, who - along with team mates - has created a $1,500 book scanner and made it open source.

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Genius Podpad portable scanner is aimed at mobile pros

Genius Podpad portable scanner is aimed at mobile pros

There are a lot of mobile professionals in a number of different industries that could benefit from having a mobile document scanner. Genius has announced a new portable wireless scanner specifically made with the on the go professional in mind called the Podpad. The scanner is intended to be used for creating digital copies of time sensitive documents that can be sent instantly over the Internet.

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AuthenTec to reportedly give non-Apple customers the boot next year

AuthenTec to reportedly give non-Apple customers the boot next year

Earlier this year, we found out that Apple had purchased AuthenTec, a company that provides fingerprint scanning technology to many other companies around the world. At the time, it wasn't clear what Apple was planning to do with AuthenTec, and while its intentions are still unknown for the most part, it seems that Apple isn't willing to let others in on AuthenTec's products. A report from Korean site ETNews claims that AuthenTec will cut off all non-Apple customers sometime next year, which could spell trouble for some of AuthenTec's biggest customers.

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