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New camera chip could turn phones into 3D scanners

Scaling up the Caltech device could make it useful for applications such as driverless cars.

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HP’s Sprout is a double touchscreen PC that makes the virtual feel far more real

With powerful imaging tech above, and a touch-enabled work surface below, HP's new $1900 computer is extremely, vividly, palpably hands-on.

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Hands on: Office Lens scanning app for Windows Phone now makes editable Word files

Most scanning apps generate a JPEG or PDF file, but Office Lens skips right to the good stuff: Word or PowerPoint files. Though some scrawls will still confound it, this is nevertheless a Windows Phone app worth bragging about—and downloading ASAP.