We met with Dan Shapiro from Ontela here at CES and learned more about their coming mobile photography technology. The average consumer takes more than 150 pictures with their cell phone each year, and does nothing with them - they sit on the phone, unprinted, unsent, and unappreciated. Ontela’s technology automatically transfers photos from your phone to your home computer using your phone’s internet connection.
The Ontela technology is brain dead simple: the trigger for the transfer is as simple as clicking the shutter button. Once you have taken your photo it’s sent to the computer, effectively giving you a computer hard drive sized memory card. You can also choose to have the Ontela service transfer the photos to Flickr, Kodak, or other services for you automatically.
The technology is being sold to carriers and is not available yet, but will be appearing in phones soon - stay tuned for more information on this fantastically simple way to get your photos off your phone, and in to your life.
With so much focus on all of the brand new, Q2-to-come gadgetry on at CES, we thought we’d ask people what they were carrying, much like fashionistas ask “who are you wearing” on the red carpet. Except that the carpet wasn’t red. And no one was dressed that well. The winner was by far the sixth or seventh guy we met up with, a gentlemen whose collection of active, on and ready-to-call gadgetry would impress even the most wired techie.
We catch up with JVC and get the full scoop (or, as much of a scoop as they would give us) on their upcoming high definition Everio camera. We give you a video preview of the JVC Everio GZ-HD7 in this episode.
Let’s admit it - we have all had to stop some stranger to ask them to take a photo of us and our friends because we weren’t in the mood to set up a tripod with self-timer. When the camera was returned smelling of hot dogs and cheap perfume, we were livid. Am I right? Understanding that, Wayne Fromm came up with the Quik Pod. Looks good in theory, but that sales pitch felt like it was straight out of a Simpsons episode. Still, we can’t argue with the practicality of the thing. Check it out in this episode.
Television has long been a very social activity - friends gathering to watch the game or a movie. Now this experience is possible with friends who may not be in the area. Social TV is a technology that delivers world-wide channels via the internet, and adds the ability to sync your viewing with friends (or strangers) and interact with each other via chat.
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