Don't-Miss Scanner Stories

Handheld 3D scanner can reconstruct crime scenes, construction sites

The DPI-7 handheld scanner from Dot Product has a depth sensing camera similar to a Microsoft Kinect Sensor attached to an Android tablet running the company's software. Follow reporter Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb

laptop gifts

Shopping for last-minute tech gifts? Here's our one stop guide

We've put our recommendations for best laptops, printers, scanners, and more in one convenient place.

Handheld scanner makes it easy to print your own 3D bust

3D printing is all the rage this holiday season. One company wants to make it easier to recreate objects using a 3D scanner.

Handheld scanner makes printing your 3D bust easier

3D printing is all the rage this holiday season. One company wants to make it easier to recreate objects using a 3D scanner.

What to look for when shopping for scanners

If you're in the market for a scanner, be it a document scanner or a desktop model, we'll tell you what specs and features to keep in mind.

3D Scan Test

Every existing smartphone and tablet can now be a 3D scanner

Microsoft research team claims it has devised a way to turn 2D images into a 3D renderings in less than two minutes.

Beyond the basement, 3D printing evolves into big business

3-D printing may have an image problem. It's sometimes seen as a hobbyist pursuit -- a fun way to build knickknacks from your living room desktop -- but a growing number of companies are giving serious thought to the technology to help get new ideas off the ground.

3D printing comes of age

Boeing, NASA, Lockheed Martin and GE are among the large corporations that for decades have used additive manufacturing, known more popularly as 3-D printing.