3D Scanning as Fast As Possible

Most of us are pretty familiar with 3D printing at this point, but how do we create true-to-life digital versions of physical objects? Enter 3D scanning… Jackthreads link: Get an additional 20% off by visiting http://JackThreads.com/techquickie and entering coupon code techquickie at checkout just for being you. Follow us: http://twitter.com/linustech Join our community forum: http://linustechtips.com Read more about 3D Scanning as Fast As Possible[…]

How Do Scanners Work?

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How Does Fingerprint Scanning Work?

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How Does ATM Skimming Work?

ATM skimming is a sneaky way for miscreants to get their hands on your credit or bank card information. How does it work, and how can you stay safe? Share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with Synergy! Save 50% here: https://symless.com/synergy/tq3 Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Techquickie Movie Poster: https://shop.crowdmade.com/collections/linustechtips/products/tech-quickie-24×36-poster Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Leave a Read more about How Does ATM Skimming Work?[…]

How Does Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Work?

How do computers read text on a page, and how has the technology improved? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Techquickie Movie Poster: https://shop.crowdmade.com/collections/linustechtips/products/tech-quickie-24×36-poster Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the Read more about How Does Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Work?[…]

Printers As Fast As Possible

Modern printers are incredibly useful, but notorious for having questionable reliability. How do laser & inkjet printers work, and why do they often give us a hard time? Head over to http://iFixit.com/TECHQUICKIE for all your electronics repair needs. Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com License for diagram used in this video: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode source

QR Codes and Barcodes As Fast As Possible

Scannable codes, once the sole province of the grocery store checkout aisle, are now everywhere thanks to the rise of smartphones. How have they changed over the years? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your Read more about QR Codes and Barcodes As Fast As Possible[…]

How do Signal Blockers Work? (Faraday Cages)

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