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Engineer uses tape measure to beat speeding ticket

A retired UK engineer is reportedly convinced he wasn't speeding, despite getting a ticket generated by a speed camera. So he gets on his hands and knees to prove white lines on the road are incorrectly spaced.

By 16 December 2014


Fully functional 114-part tape measure 3D printed in one print run

An aeromechanical engineer has managed to design and 3D print a fully functional, fully assembled tape measure.

By 24 March 2014


A tape measure for the fourth dimension

Ticking tape measure timer counts down the minutes for you while you cook.

By 26 October 2008


RoomScan app creates floor plans just by tapping walls

Turn your iPhone into a magic tape measure with this surprisingly adept tool.

By 25 March 2014


Quickly measure rooms, create floor plans with MagicPlan

Put down the tape measure and grab your iPhone to measure the dimensions of the rooms in your house, and put them together to form a floor plan.

By 19 May 2012


How high should I put my TV? (Morrison's Mailbag)

CNET reader Ryan wants to know how high up he can put his new TV. Geoff Morrison helps him out.

By 15 October 2011


Would you like some fries with that merger?

My 12-year-old son Vermel caught me red-handed eating a bag of In-N-Out burgers the other night. He left the room only to reappear a few moments later with a tape measure, which he threw around my waist.

9 April 2002