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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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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i scanner is almost the road-warrior’s salvation

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i scanner is almost the road-warrior’s salvation

Having talked about how you can print from your iPhone yesterday, now how about getting some paper content into your handset thanks to the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i. The portable scanner works with PCs and Macs, as per previous models, but also plays nicely with iOS and Android devices thanks to apps for each platform. Unfortunately, it's not quite the roadwarrior dream it could've been.

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HP unveils new office and consumer all-in-one printers

HP unveils new office and consumer all-in-one printers

HP's taken the wraps off of a handful of new printers for the latter half of 2012, in a variety of price ranges, sizes and configurations. This represents a pretty comprehensive refresh of HP's huge printer line,and new models should start showing up on HP's website and retail partners this summer. The focus is on easy operation, as all the new models feature color touchscreens.

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iConvert turns your iPad into a portable scanner

iConvert turns your iPad into a portable scanner

Here's a new gadget that iPad-toting road warriors will appreciate. It's a portable scanner dock called the iConvert and it's ready to tackle your receipts and other business documents without the need to connect to a PC or Mac. Simply dock your iPad on the iConvert and it scans documents directly onto your iPad via an iOS app.

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