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SnapTell Explorer Instantly Looks Up Any Product Via Photograph

SnapTell Explorer Instantly Looks Up Any Product Via Photograph

iPhone only: When you see a book, CD, DVD, or game at a friend’s house you want to look up and bookmark instantly, fire up SnapTell Explorer on your iPhone or iPod touch and take a photo of it. Similar to a bar code scanner (except you photograph the item…

“Photograph” Small Items With Your Scanner

“Photograph” Small Items With Your Scanner

When you’re selling a small item online and you need a plain, closeup photo, blogger Mason says you can avoid flash washout or screen reflections using a flatbed scanner instead of a digital camera: Cell phones, mp3 players, discs, pretty much anything with a basic dimension can be scanned on…

Recycle an Old Scanner into a Super-Bright Lamp

Recycle an Old Scanner into a Super-Bright Lamp

Do-it-yourselfer Kipkay salvaged parts from an old parallel port scanner and made a flexible, super-bright light by extracting the lamp and running it through clear tubing. He mounted the new lamp above his keyboard for night typing, but it seems like it would do well in any small dark place…