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eStarling Digital Photo Frame With Wifi

eStarling Photo FrameThe eStarling Digital Photo Frame has can do what others do, but the 8-inch device goes even further. When you register it on seeframe you receive a dedicated e-mail addy so that you can manage your images, e-mail photos, and post messages on your frame. With Wi-fi, it will automatically link to photo sharing sights like Flickr with no subscription fee. Not only that, it can pick up RSS feeds when you enter a subject. It also will accept memory cards. The eStarling comes with a hefty $249.95 price.

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Facecloud Welcomes All Photo Bugs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Design, Internet

Facecloud logoIf you can’t seem to compete on Flickr, you might want to check out Facecloud’s beta. The site welcomes both amateur and pro photographers. You can upload family photos, artsy stuff, or your cat staring into your camera. To kick off the site, they are sponsoring a Spring Photo Contest. Prizes are in real cash: $100.00 for first place, $50.00 for second, and $30.00 for the third place winner. Upload your images through March 31 and they will be judged on the basis of merit and member comments.
(Thanks, David)

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Crank Up the Eco Media Player

Trevor Baylis has long been into environmental products having created the first wind-up radio. He is now featuring the Eco Media Player for music, movies, and FM Radio. With a 1.8-inch display, it also stores data, allows you to view images, and charges your cell phone. Wind it up for 40 minutes of play or recording or use it for reading e-books. The Player comes with a USB cable for attaching to your PC for download (or recharging if your arm gets tired) and carries an online MSRP of £149.95 (~$290.00.)

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Digital Frame Also Supports Other Media

Mustek Frame

Mustek is busy preparing for the PMA in Vegas this Jan 31 through February 2. Among its wares that it will display is its newest Digital Photo Frame. The PF-A950PS has a 9.5-inch screen with an actual flat panel speaker on its frame. With a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 800 x 480 resolution, it supports JPEG images in its 128MB storage. The device can read SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD, and CF cards. The frame plays AVI, MJPEG, and Xvid videos and MP3 audio. Look for its formal debut in May for ~$250.00.

 

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Digital Converter Organizes Slides and Negatives

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Misc. Tech, USB

Slide ConverterConvert all those old slides and 35mm film negatives up to 1,829 DPI into digital JPEGs with a single scan. The USB 2.0 converter can take all those boxes of clips and family albums and transform them into something smaller and permanent. The 5MP Cmos sensor features 10 bits per color channel and comes with software for editing, resizing, and correcting with Photoshop. Unfortunately, the device, which features and LED backlight won’t work with Mac, but for $99.00, we guess nothing is perfect. Order now for a one to 3 week delivery.

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HairMixer Changes Dos

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Internet, Misc. Tech

Bill/HilOur latest find in silly things to do online when you should be working is the HairMixer. You simply choose two faces and swap their styles. You can also upload your own image and try on a celeb’s do or search for one on the site. Furthermore, if you are not pleased with the results, the site gives you tips and tricks to adjust the image to look more natural, or at least more amenable. After switching the hair on Bill and Hillary, we found he did not really look all that different, so maybe its true that couples tend to resemble each other after a few decades together.

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iPhone 1.1.3 firmware feature gallery

iPhone 1.1.3 Firmware: New Google Maps Options

UPDATE: In case you thought this was fake, Steve Jobs just confirmed that our 1.1.3 coverage is real in his MacWorld 2008 keynote.

Looks like the soon-to-be-released firmware 1.1.3 has quite a few surprises. We were able to get a look at it, and here is what we found:

  • The ability to send an SMS message to multiple people is now there
  • Google Maps application can now pinpoint your location using cell tower triangulation
  • Google Maps can now display the Hybrid map view
  • You can now drag and drop application icons on your home screen
  • The home screen supports pagination
  • You can now add web bookmarks to your home screen

That is all we have found for now. We also know that is you used AnySIM to unlock your phone, you can expect the 1.1.3 update to brick it. Good times. Take a look at our iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Gallery for a photo tour of the new stuff. By the way, if you are looking for an excellent program to create custom ringtones for your iPhone, check out iPhone RingToneMaker.

EDIT: We are answering your questions! Check out our first batch of iPhone 1.1.3 answers here.

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Gallery: iPhone 1.1.3 firmware feature gallery


Have a Picnik at Flickr

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Internet, Software

Picnik Image ChangeFlickr devotees, you can now use Picnik editing to correct your images. It has become a simple matter of a click on the new “edit photo” icon above your picture. You can reduce red eye, crop and rotate, and alter exposure. Essentially, you are giving permission to edit and save your photos, and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to load Picnik’s interface. We admit we are partial to our Photoshop because when we screw up, we always have the chance to undo it. However, if you create something with Picnik you cannot undo it unless you have a Flickr pro account. For more Q&A, check out Flickr.

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Portable Studio Designed for eBay Merchants

Photo StudioAll eBay fanatics will be pleased to know that now there is a Photo Studio for showcasing your wares. Made of nylon, polyester, and plastic, the 20 x 20 x 20-inch device comes with an integrated diffuser screen, a camera tripod, and light and dark backdrops. When you are done using it, just fold it up into its carrying case. The deluxe model comes equipped with two high-output lights on adjustable legs. If the $29.98 or $59.98 price is too much, you can DIY, like this one from freshfodder made out of an empty Corona carton.

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iWallet Smells Like Grandpa

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Misc. Tech, Music

iWalletWe have seen many digital photo frames, but none of them have the familiar smell of an old wallet like this one has. The iWallet is a 16MB frame with a 1.4-inch color display and adjustable timing (2, 5, and 10 seconds.) You can also add recorded messages or music to play during the slide show. The iWallet is made of soft Nappa leather and can be uploaded by attaching a removable view card to your computer. Software and USB cable are included for the device that carries a MSRP of £37.53 pounds (~$80.00.)

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