This digital picture display caught our eye for its versatility. Digital Foci’s Image Moments features a hi-res digital LCD screen, a 7.4-inch viewing area, built-in support for memory card, interchangeable frame, automatic slide show with random or adjustable time and transition, and an automatic on/off timer. At a size of 11.4 x 9.8 x 1.9-inches, it can be used vertically, horizontally, or mounted with included wall brackets.
The IM supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 video as well as MP3 audio. The display offers file management, copy, deletion and renaming of photos. It comes in a standard black but eight different frames are available. The MSRP is a cool $169.00 after a $30.00 mail-in rebate. We can just picture our boss having one of these on his desk while we are inundated with 8 hours of Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family.”
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It never fails. The day after school starts, companies inundate us with Christmas presents and ideas. So our first contribution to commercialism has to be this Santa Slide Show. The 1.5-inch color LCD lets you show off at least 50 images on your
Holiday Tree or on its included stand. Photos can be easily downloaded with its software and USB cable. The ornament requires 2 AAA batteries (not included) and is available for $34.95 at firstStreet. Purchase two and get a $10.00 discount. That way, there can be two tacky displays for showing off the family photos.
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This, and many images like it, were recently posted on Facebook. Readers were told that the lady in question had lost her digital camera and had left it and photos behind as clues as to her identity. Apparently the page attracted thousands of admirers, who posted comments like this one from Martin Farrell, from London, “I thought I saw her today in Chiswick but it was a false alarm, the hunt continues.”
It was finally admitted that it was simply a viral marketing campaign for a porn site and that the lady in question is Wendy, one of its models. It just goes to show that in advertising, sex continues to sell.
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GoPro’s Digital Hero 3 is a perfect answer/gift for those who surf, swim, or just like to play around at the beach. The 3 megapixel waterproof cam can flip up or lock-in flat, takes still photos and up to 54 minutes of 640 x 480 pixel video and sound with 16 Mb of internal memory (expandable up to 2GB with an SD card.) It can handle depths of 30 meters, is attachable to wrist, handlebars, ankle, etc. and can be used in always-on mode for simplicity in shooting. At a size of only 1.25 x 1.75 x 2.6-inches and a weight of 4.5 ounces, the Hero comes with 2 AAA batteries and can be hooked up to your PC by USB or RCA connection. You can find the camera at BB-Shopping for £99.99 (~$201.59.)
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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.
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Okay guys, we get it, you are interested in the Zune. It seems that since posting our last video where we got to play with the Zune outside of a club, people have been asking us for more. Well, here you go. A big thank you goes out to Doug Dobbins for hooking us up with this interview with a Zune beta tester at the Podcast Media Expo. This is about as complete a Zune video as you will find anywhere - nice shots of the interface and navigation scheme of the device are all included, along with a little magnetic headphone love.
The iPod-formatted h.264 file below is higher-resolution than the others, resulting in 640x480 video love.
On a related note, be sure to check out our Zune Hands-On gallery.
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