For its price, the BlueDriver is a convenient tool for those who want some ability to work on and understand modern engines.
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Before they become damaged by extraction and erosion, palaeontologists have started using handheld 3D scanners to preserve fossils in Kenya.
With Safari and at least the Zappos app, you can scan your credit card to enter your payment information for a purchase, saving you from having to key in your digits manually.
This week's freebie, a Design to Innovation mouse with a built-in scanner, lets you scan information and directly import it into searchable, editable files.
Questions are raised when Google tips police to illegal images found in Gmail. Also: Navdy shows apps on a car's windshield, and the iPhone 6 is said to be revealed Sept. 9.
With its Bluetooth-connected OBD-II scanner and smartphone app, the BlueDriver shows an engine's running data and error codes.
That's a handy option, but Apple also needs to show more progress in the overarching area of mobile payments.
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute demos its handheld 3D scanner, while XYZ shows off new Da Vinci 3D printers.
The battleship USS Arizona, sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor, has undergone extensive underwater 3D scanning to preserve this historic monument.
Google fills in a gap in its browser-based OS, building software to run scanners and an interface to let Web apps use it.