Siddharth Kambe designed the aerial camera Skyros because, after all, doesn’t everyone want a bird’s eye view of their neighborhood? Launch up to 120 feet and prescreen photos with its inbuilt sensor. The protective rings open and become a tripod for use as a regular cam. The prototype is made with a biopolymar that contains a pneumatic cylinder, carbon-dioxide canister, RF transmitter/receiver, microprocessor, battery and an LCD screen.
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Heading for a trip w-a-a-a-y up north? Olympus has updated their 1030 with the Stylus 1050 SW. It is not only waterproof, shockproof, and freeze-proof, it can handle depths of 10 ft. of water. It has Tap Control, which means that you can shoot with your thickest gloves on. Touch the side, back, or front to make adjustments. It also has a 2.7-inch LCD screen, a 3x optical zoom, a 1/2.33-inch 10.1 Mpix CCD sensor, face detection, and a True Pic III image processor. Look for an October launch for $299.99.
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Polaroid has decided to go back to what it does best, instant printing cameras. The digital cam will have an on-board printer for 4x3-inch prints, their original image size. Amateur Photographer is holding a competition for the company to help design it by asking 6 questions, such as whether you think it should have an external battery for extended printing. The competitions ends August 31. We assume you have to be a real photobug for this one because as far as we could tell, the prize is knowing that you contributed.
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SnagIt 9 works like your regular screen capture but it certainly is a lot easier. The software lets you grab a shot, store it in a media library, or turn it into a graphic. Then share by adding it to your document, presentation, etc. You can combine images by simple drag and drop. SnagIt includes arrow, callouts, and color fill, and more to tidy them up. TechSmith is offering their products at prices beginning at $49.95 or try it free for 30 days. Oddly enough, we had to use our own screen capture to grab an image of the box.
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If you love your pup, and we mean really love her/him, then you will want to join Doggyspace, a cross between Facebook and MySpace for canines. You can create a profile, share photos and videos, and meet others who are similarly obsessed. Launched last month, 3,000 dog fanciers have already joined the site and there are claims that there will be about 2 million by the end of the year. While Doggyspace is free to join, Founder Levi Thorton plans to make premium accounts with a percentage of the fee going to animal charities. We really don’t know what paying the extra means, but we assume that gives you a top dog.
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How often do you see someone on the street that looks like someone else until you take a closer look? And do you agree with Craig Ferguson that Angela Lansbury and Paul McCartney could be twins? Check out Totally Looks Like, a site that compares both human and non- images. Not only do they display the Look-a-Likes, they want you to contribute your faves. After that, check Cheezburger’s other silly stuff, including GraphJam, and Loldogs and cats.
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Korea’s Jaty Electronics has released their JTNV-DR7200 GPS with a Sirf3 antenna and is powered by 533MHZ CPU. In addition to being useful in a car or golf cart, it also has a mobile phone charger, an MP3 player, video playback, picture display, and is e-book capable. Available for KRW 296,000 (~$292.00,) if you use it on the 19th hole at your golf course, you can take advantage of its clever drunkometer function to see if you should be driving home.
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HP has new printers for those on the go. The Photosmart A530, a generation up from their A526, has a 2.4-inch color display, 27 seconds per photo speed, and a wireless option at a price of $99.00. The A630 features a 4.8-inch touchscreen, a 5x7-inch maximum print size, and keyboard and stylus for creativity at a price of $149.00. The D5460 has a 1.5-inch display, 31 ppm, up to 9,600 x 2,400 dpi color, a 5 ink cartridge bay, and a $164.00 price. The D5460 is available online now, while the other two printers will be out in August.
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NASA has announced that the final flight of their shuttles will be May 31, 2010. It will be carrying spare parts for the ISS. One of the flights before that time will be taking up the 1.8 ton Cupola, a European-built structure that gives astronauts a 360º view of space. Going up December 10, 2009, the space agency believes that this will be an incredible outlet for pictures. Once the shuttle has been retired, European and Japanese ATVs and Russian Progress crafts will be doing all the flying. And there will always be the commercial vehicles for taking billionaires into the final frontier.
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Would you really what to know what your dog or cat has been up to? Now you can with Uncle Milton’s Pet Eye View Digital Camera. The mini-cam clips to your pet’s collar as the built-in timer automatically takes pictures every 1, 5, or 15 minutes. It has a water-resistant ABS housing and comes with a lithium-ion battery, and USB cable and charger. While the gadget is creative, we are not sure we would spend the $44.99 to see images of dust bunnies and ancient crumbs that our cat would find behind the refrigerator.
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