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Samsung spins out fake window and digital highlighter from C-Lab incubator

Samsung spins out fake window and digital highlighter from C-Lab incubator

Samsung has spun-off new projects from its C-Lab incubator, including a smart highlighter for digitizing handwritten text, and an artificial window for boosting your vitamin D levels. Running since 2012, Samsung C-Lab offers the company's employees the opportunity to work on a side-project, with the support to spin it out into a standalone startup if the idea has merit.

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Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

Who loves public domain access to tons of historically significant and utterly beautiful contend... now in 3D? With the internationally recognized Creative Commons Zero (CCO) license in effect, The Smithsonian launched their Open Access initiative this week to the public for the first time. This system's launch included approximately 2.8 million 2D images and 3D models, rolling the lot directly into the public domain for all to enjoy - and use!

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3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

3D-Printed 3D Scanner made to work with your phone

An Arduino-based 3D scanner was created by an industrious 3D printing enthusiast and released open source this week for all to enjoy. This open source project was made to take out the most time-consuming component of the 3D scan process, giving said process instead to an Android phone combined with 3D-printed parts, a cheap motor, and an Arduino. This is not the first time such a system has been attempted, but it does appear to be the most complete and ready-to-roll system to date.

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FileRoom wants to make your office papers useful with digitization

FileRoom wants to make your office papers useful with digitization

The folks behind FileRoom have an interesting idea for the modern office. They want to take all your paper - all the documents you've got stacked up around the office - and digitize the lot. They want to do some scanning of your paper, and make your paper-filled office into a far more streamlined operation. They want to make clear that they do not want the world to do away with paper altogether - they just want to be an integral (and simple to use) part of the process.

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Occipital Structure Sensor Mark II: First mobile 3D scanning platform grows up

Occipital Structure Sensor Mark II: First mobile 3D scanning platform grows up

This next generation in mobile 3D scanning hardware was revealed today by the folks at Occipital. They've shown the Occipital Structure Sensor Mark II, a device that's 50% smaller than their previous sensor, with a whole lot more power and precision. This new unit has a new set of custom optics, an onboard IMU, a new depth processing chip, and a new ultra-wide vision camera. All of this rolls with compatibility for iOS devices - with an eye for your iPad, more than likely.

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Intel RealSense Depth Camera SR305 cuts costs for 3D scanning

Intel RealSense Depth Camera SR305 cuts costs for 3D scanning

Intel has a new standalone camera module made for 3D sensing and mapping, and they want to get it into the hands of developers, academics and device prototypers as fast as possible. They've cut down on all the non-essential elements in previous models of similar devices, and here brought JUST the basics for several key 3D-sensing and mapping applications.

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Notre Dame Cathedral fire: This 3D scan dot may save all

Notre Dame Cathedral fire: This 3D scan dot may save all

Today we're having a peek at a full 3D-scan of the Notre Dame Cathedral interior as captured by Professor Andrew Tallon. If what we were doing back when we were looking at 3D ball cameras in 2016 seemed like nonsense - but who's laughing now, Janice? There's also a certain video game by the name of Assassin's Creed Unity that stands to take part in the cathedral's restoration - it's big!

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Galaxy S10 Plus’s dirty little ID secret appears in hands-on video

Galaxy S10 Plus’s dirty little ID secret appears in hands-on video

In a hands-on video leaked by a case-making brand, the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus seems to have inadvertently revealed a secret. A secret beyond the obvious set of specifications, specifications which have leaked in GREAT detail over the last several weeks. We've got all that good stuff here too - but first, that little oddity sitting right up front. What's the deal with this big hole in the screen protector?

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Adobe’s new app really wants to kill your scanner

Adobe’s new app really wants to kill your scanner

Of all the computer peripherals that most of us would like to die a painful death whenever we have to use them, the scanner probably sits neat the top of the list. Now, Adobe wants you to junk it completely, with its new Adobe Scan app for iOS and Android. Built on the idea that people are already using their phone cameras as makeshift scanner replacements, Adobe Scan promises to give the whole process a little more polish.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app can now scan docs, receipts

Adobe Acrobat Reader mobile app can now scan docs, receipts

When you mention the name Adobe to most computer users, they will most likely thing of Photoshop and its kin of creative and graphics software. The company, however, has also made a mark in the productivity and office market with products like Acrobat and its more recent Document Cloud suite. Today it is taking another shot at it, threatening the likes of Microsoft and Evernote in the process. Its Acrobat Reader app on iOS and Android has just gotten a new Scan feature that lets users scan anything and convert them into PDFs, all for free.

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The best photo scanner app is now Google’s PhotoScan

The best photo scanner app is now Google’s PhotoScan

An update to the Google Photos app collection has suddenly made Google the master at capturing long-lost memories in vintage photos. Google's newest app in this collection of photo-friendly apps is PhotoScan, an app that's set for action on both Android and iOS. This app allows users to "scan" their photos with their smartphone in a way which allows the device's processor to edit out curves, bends, glossy reflections, and other oddities.

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Epson FastFoto FF-640 can scan one photo per second

Epson FastFoto FF-640 can scan one photo per second

Epson has unveiled a new photo scanner meant to help people organize and restore their old photo collections. The scanner is called the FastFoto FF-640 and it was designed to help people save all those old photos from the pre-digital era easily and quickly by scanning a photo each second. In addition to scanning photos very quickly it can also restore faded photos to their original color.

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