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Submission + - Photon 3D Scanner: The world's first, affordable 3D scanner for anyone! (

An anonymous reader writes: Two designers from Toronto have been working on developing an affordable desktop 3D scanner. Offered through their Indiegogo campaign, it currently retails for $399, and is being offered for a limited quantity at $349. The specs are below:

Features at a glance:

- High resolution scan created with a high definition camera and dual lasers.
- All scanners are fully assembled and tested prior to shipping. There are no kits here.
- Easy folding design makes storage or transport simple.
- Quick scans. Multiple quality settings can be chosen but an average scan is 3 minutes.
- Looks awesome. Shoots lasers.
- Scan objects up to 190mm x 190mm x 250mm (7.5" diamter x 9.75" height)
- Full version of software included for PC or Mac.
- .STL, .OBJ, and point cloud .PLY formats


Journal Journal: Scientology Abuses YouTube to Silence Critics 5

The story was carried by major news outlets globally when actor and high-ranking Scientologist Jason Beghe sat down with outspoken Scientology critic Mark Bunker ( and gave an interview regarding his former membership in the organization last week. A 3-minute teaser video graced YouTube, and met with fierce hostility from Scientology advocates. When Mark promised to upload the complete version of the interview on Thursday the 18

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux