August 10, 2012
For parents of kids who won't get up even when called, the Zazoo multimedia Photo Clock can be set for both nighttime and naptime settings and has an optional traditional alarm clock and time display. With a 7" rotating screen, 128MB memory, flash drive and SD card capability, it comes with remote and AC adapter. It has 11 built-in tunes with ability to upload your own and can be personalized with family photos. The clock is available in white, green, pink or blue.
Via Zazoo Photo Clock
July 20, 2012
Canon has released three new PIXMA all-in-one printers. All three feature FastFront for simplified changing of paper and ink and can make borderless 6 x 4" prints in less than a minute with a 4,800 x 2,400 dpi resolution. The MG2220 Printer plugs in while the MG3220 and MG4220 are both wireless and compatible with AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and Canon's Easy PhotoPrint mobile app. Expect prices of $69.99, $79.00 and $129.00 respectively.
July 12, 2012
Scientists say that we have only located about 1% of a half million large asteroids that could potentially harm the planet. Ex-NASA staff and Ball Aerospace engineers formed the B612 Foundation in Mountain View, CA. They plan to launch a $200 million Sentinel telescope in 2017, the first privately funded probe. It has an HD camera with small detectors that scan moving objects beginning at 50 meters in diameter. A map is to be made with the images.
Via B612 Foundation
October 21, 2011
Philips 8"BoomBoom PhotoFrame has been around for a while, but it is still a convenient and portable device for those who want to keep their photos, videos and music close. There is an AUX-In for iDevices and other MP3 players, a USB connection to play your camcorder video and it can be used as an additional PC monitor. You can even connect your SD card or flash drive and keep those home movies and slide shows coming. With 2GB storage, a remote control is included in the package.
June 27, 2011
Lytro has quietly been working on light field technology that allows for adjustment after shooting a picture. Their soon to be released cameras capture images with highly sensitive sensors and algorithms that can adjust color, intensity and focus. CEO Ren Ng compares it to studios that can adjust volume and separate tracks after recording. Sign up to be notified when their cams hit the street.
April 22, 2011
We have shown you plenty of digital frames, but the portable NIX Hu-Motion Digital Picture Frame is clearly different. The 8" frame turns on/off automatically when anyone (or anything) triggers it. The device features a high res 800 x 600 SVGA LED backlit screen with 4:3 ratio and has a 1GB memory that will store up to 8000 photos. Other cool features include touch control, 2 x 1.5W Speakers, and an auto rotate sensor. It is compatible with .jpeg photos, MP4 video, MP3 music and many other sources, and a remote is included in the deal.
March 28, 2011
HTC announced the coming out of the Evo View 4G tablet with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, a 7" display, two microphones, Adobe Flash, a CMOS camera and microSD memory card. HTC Watch is packed in the tablet for streaming video and cloud gaming via OnLive. Another nifty feature is Timemark, a way of tapping on a word in your audio notes that will take you to that exact location. No word on price or exact date of release.
March 8, 2011
Plex comes to Android with a new $4.99 app. Their media center allows those with the smartphone to stream movies, TV shows, music, photos and videos from the Interweb. With its open framework, developers are encouraged to create new Plex channels, 200 of which are already available, including iTunes, Netflix and YouTube.
Via Plex App
February 18, 2011
It's Archos' turn to release an e-book. The Android run 70c eReader has a 7" TFT display, 4 GB memory, accelerometer, a 600MHz processor and SD card slot and built-in WiFi. The screen rotates in portrait or landscape mode, decodes HD, plays and stores video, music and text. You can preorder now and look forward to 10 hours of ePlaying before needing a charge.
December 29, 2010
Polaroid's Touch has a hi-res 2.8"touchscreen with built-in speaker, an 8GB memory and a microSD card slot. This means up to 2,000 tunes, 12 hours of video or 16,000 photos. The MP4 Player has USB 2.0 Hi-speed file transfer, very handy for those last thousand family reunion pictures.
December 9, 2010
We call this hard core networking. Wafaa Bilal, a photography professor at NY University's Tisch School of the Arts had a titanium disc surgically implanted in the back of his head. After it heals a bit, a camera will attach to the disc and he will begin to take pictures in one minute intervals for a year, then send them to to the Arab Museum of Modern Art to complete the exhibit. The project, referred to as "The 3rd I," has a cable running to a PC and Bilal's intent is to lose subjectivity when taking photographs. If you cannot make it to the exhibit, you can catch it via his project link.
Via 3rd I
November 16, 2010
Verbatim's 6.4 x 6.4 x 3.5" MediaShare Mini NAS can connect up to 4 drives and can be accessed from either of the computers on the network. Remotely upload, download and manage files, photos, music and videos from your iPhone/touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Palm Pre or other smartphone. Music and images can also be downloaded via your PS3, Xbox 360 or any DLNA compliant DMAs.
Via Verbatim MediaShare Mini NAS
November 15, 2010
MIT played around with holographic displays back in the 80's and the technology has been upgraded by various groups since then. The University of Arizona is one of these with a prototype that can refresh in only 2 seconds. Using ATPD/CAAN (polyacrylic tetraphenyldiaminobiphenyl/carbaldehyde aniline) and cameras, 2D pictures are taken and a computer coverts them into data. This is fed to a laser recording system that shoots them via Ethernet to a selected location. Perhaps George Lucas can use it in his next "Star Wars" prequel/sequel.
Via UA News
October 28, 2010
Barnes & Noble plans to release Nook Kids, a digital library for kidlets that will consist of over 12,000 books, 100 picture books and 30 enhanced picture books. The collection is aimed at ages 3 to 8 and should be available next month. The site is already up with quick peeks at an enhanced 'Jamberry' and 'Go Dog Go.'
Wait, you say. the nook's display is in black and white. Pshaw, we say. B&N is releasing the nook Color, an e-reader with 7" screen that can also browse and integrate with such apps as Facebook and Twitter. Pre-order for $249.00.
Via Nook Kids