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Full-Body X-ray scanners banned in Europe airports, TSA comments

Full-Body X-ray scanners banned in Europe airports, TSA comments

Airport security has always been an issue since airlines became widely used, but it was the events of 9/11/01 here in the USA that brought on such measures as the full-body x-ray scanners being called unsafe this week by airport authorities across Europe. I'll try not to get too into the theories on how these devices cause cancer and haven't been tested properly outside what's presented in the facts here, but DO know this: European authorities have just this week decided that these X-ray machines form a risk to passenger's health and safety to the point that they cannot be used. USA's TSA is not pleased.

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Canon imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner revealed

Canon imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner revealed

For those of you that love to digitally scan paper products into your computers but don't have any use for a size larger than 8.5 x 11 inches, but do also want a separate module just for business cards, Canon's got just the product for you! This week Canon announced their imageFORMULA P-215 Personal Document Scanner made specifically for the image capture user on the go. This compact device adds to Canons already successful personal scanner line, one that also includes the just-as-cute P-150 Scan-tini.

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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500, S1500M, S1300 and S1100 get scan to iPhone and iPad feature

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500, S1500M, S1300 and S1100 get scan to iPhone and iPad feature

Fujitsu has announced a new feature for its line of ScanSnap document imaging scanners. The new feature allows the ScanSnap S1500, S1500M, S1300 and S1100 to send documents directly to the iPhone or iPad. The uploading to the iOS devices is thanks to a new app called ScanSnap Connect. The scanners also got the ability to scan files directly to Salesforce Chatter and SugarSync as well.

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Doxie Go cuts the cords, scans to Mac, iPad, and iPhone

Doxie Go cuts the cords, scans to Mac, iPad, and iPhone

The Doxie Go was announced today as a new portable scanner that can scan documents without being attached to a computer. Instead, it stores scanned files internally, operates on a rechargeable battery, and only needs to be attached via USB to either another computer or a flash drive when you're ready to transfer the files.

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Visioneer Mobility cordless scanner scans anywhere

Visioneer Mobility cordless scanner scans anywhere

If you are a business type that needs to be able to scan all sorts of things from documents to receipts on the go a portable scanner is essential .Visioneer has a new scanner that is perfect for the mobile pro called the Visioneer Mobility. This cordless scanner needs no computer, cables, or drivers to scan documents and other media. It scans directly to a SD card or a USB flash drive rather than a PC.

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Ion Audio Book Saver Book Scanner Scans 200-Page Books in 15 Minutes

Ion Audio Book Saver Book Scanner Scans 200-Page Books in 15 Minutes

Carrying around books seems to be getting phased out. Even for students, there are plenty of different options out there, whether it be tablets or laptops, to provide an option for minimizing the usage of physical books. eReaders, of course, have made it easier for everyone to get rid of those space-taking novels, or back-breaking college textbooks. But what if you've got a book already, and you want to put it on your eReader without having to pay for it again? That's where Ion Audio's Book Saver Book Scanner comes in.

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Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 portable document scanner unveiled

Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 portable document scanner unveiled

Fujitsu's latest ScanSnap document scanner has been unveiled, and it's the smallest in the company's range to date. The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 measures a mere 10.74 x 1.87 x 1.33 inches and weighs 12.3 oz, and is USB bus powered for easier use, but can still scan a letter-sized color document in 7.5s. There's also support for scanning plastic cards, such as credit cards, or scan direct to Evernote or Google Docs.

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Pantone Capsure lets design pros capture colors anywhere

Pantone Capsure lets design pros capture colors anywhere

Design pros that want to be able to capture colors for use in their projects wherever they may be have a new device that will let them do just that called the Capsure from Pantone. The device is a handheld color scanner that will allow the user to capture colors from just about any surface including small items, patterns, and multi-colored textures as well as walls and carpets.

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