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Nokia camera phone language translator

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on April 9th, 2008

Nokia camera phone language translator
Nokia recently showcased a cool new app for Nokia mobile phones. The app is named shoot-to-translate and it translates from Chinese to English by taking a photo of the Chinese text that you want to read. This is super handy for those frequent travellers who have no idea how to read the local language.

You won’t have to worry about flipping through some translation book. You’ll know quickly what it says. Though the application shows only Chinese to English translation, we are obviously going to see the ability to do more languages in the future.

Make your own paper camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 2nd, 2008

Make your own paper camera
Do you need a camera, but your budget is tight? Have paper and some free time? Corbis can help you print out and make your own camera. They’ve released some funky templates on their Web site.

All you have to do is print out a PDF file and stick it onto a card. After you’ve followed the score lines, then cut and folded accordingly, you’ll have a neat looking camera. The real trick will be finding some 35mm film, but that’s what eBay is for. You’ll have a pinhole camera that stands apart from everyone elses. How sturdy it will be is anybody’s guess. If you do this, let us know.

Levi’s ultra limited edition Red Tab mobile phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2008

Levi’s ultra limited edition Red Tab mobile phone
The Levi’s ultra limited edition Red Tab mobile phone sports an interesting look. The red tab at the top will get people’s attention and they’ll say, “Hey you like your phone like your Jeans as well. Awesome.” I like the style of the buttons against that background.

It comes with an integrated MP3 player, stereo Bluetooth and 2.0-megapixel camera with flash. The fashion phone will include a premium presentation box, case for the handset, stereo hands free kit, a metal chain and as an added option, you can customize it with your name.(13 letters maximum) The phone is limited to 100 units only. It’s available online for about $870.

New Motorola concept phone

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2008

New Motorola concept phone
This Motorola concept phone has an interesting and cool look from both sides. It’s designed by Lysandre Follet from Paris and has a dual camera, Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity.

It looks very much like the Motorola Q phone without the QWERTY keypad. Some other features include e-mail support and dedicated hard keys for the multimedia player. It certainly looks like it’s easy to use for those who appreciate simplicity.

The Mooon+: Not just another touchscreen phone

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 9th, 2008

The Mooon+: Not just another touchscreen phone
This is an interesting concept phone called the Mooon+ and it isn’t just another iPhone wannabe. It has a nice clean design, with a large touchscreen, sleek design, and a digital camera. It’s pretty sexy, but it’s not all about looks. It has some fascinating features. For instance, the mouth piece detaches and turns into a bluetooth headset. It will also charge itself via the headset.

Designed by Sunman Kwon, it pretty much solves the problem of cellphone owners who lose their headsets, by simply incorporating the accessory into the phone’s mouth piece.

Wii-like game stick to be Unveiled this week

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2008

Wii-like game stick to be Unveiled this week
GestureTek is planning to unveil a prototype “Wii-LIKE GAME STICK” this week at the 2008 Toy Fair in New York. It uses a camera to detect 3D position and motion. With the technology being camera-based, players are able to see their real-time, full-body image on screen as they control 3-D simulations and interact with characters and other objects. Your body motion controls the program, for a more virtual experience.

On a creepy note, GestureTek says that it can even vision-equip dolls, stuffed animals or robots. You know, so they can see everything you are doing…And interact. Interact like a cuddly friend, or interact like Chucky? GestureTek will be working with Sony, Microsoft and Hasbro and their gesture-enabled games will also be featured on Mobile Internet Devices based on the Intel Low Power Chip technology.

[Press Release]

iHole: the iPhone box camera

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2008

iHole: the iPhone box camera
Still have that iPhone box laying around? Have some spare time? I have just the project for you. Create a box camera. Scot Hampton did just that and thus the iHole was born, a pinhole camera created using his roommate’s iPhone box. In a scene that must have made MacGuyver proud, he used nothing more than the iPhone’s packaging, some tape, tinfoil (for the lens), a piece of foam, and a leftover screw and tightener from an old Ikea desk.

Congratulations Scot, you have created a low tech camera from the world’s most high tech device. He also used the cardboard lining from the inside of the original box to construct the film holders you see on the back. It should also be mentioned that Scot is very considerate. He left the serial numbers intact, so that if his roommate ever needed to return it he could.

Sony Ericsson launches C902 & C702 Cyber-shots

Posted in Mobile Phones by Darrin Olson on February 10th, 2008

Sony Ericsson C902 Cyber-shot with 5 megapixel and facial recognitionSony Ericsson extended their line of Cyber-shot cameraphones today with two new models – the C702 and the C902. The camera phones were both designed with different audiences in mind. The C902 is geared more towards looking good and taking high-quality photos while the C702 caters to those wanting to take their camera phone more places with quick, easy functionality.

The C902 Cyber-shot is a 5 megapixel cameraphone with sleek design and a slide-out lens cover. It features automatic face detection, a big flash and auto-focus and 160MB of internal storage, of which you can supplement with a Memory Stick Micro. Sony Ericsson says it will be available around the second quarter of this year and come in some stylish colors of Swift Black or Luscious Red.

Polaroid killing off instant film format

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on February 8th, 2008

Polaroid killing off instant film format
The company most known for their instant film cameras and the instant film that went with them is closing it’s last film plants in Mass., a victim of the digital age. The fun instant Polaroids will soon be a thing of the past. To the horror of those who love all things retro, no more instant film will be produced.

Within the past two years, Polaroid had already stopped production on the instant cameras. The film will be available until around next year, so those who want or need more can still get it. It was only a matter of time before the 21st century caught up with Polaroid’s format. In the not too distant future, the only people interested in buying the film will be Hollywood production designers wanting to use it for authenticity in movies etc. Well, they had a good run, and captured many an embarrassing moment, the occasional ghost and various assorted naughty things. It’s been fun.

Nikon unveils upgraded, compact D60 SLR

Posted in Digital Cameras by Darrin Olson on January 29th, 2008

Nikon D60 10.2 megapixel Digital SLR CameraNikon threw out a new digital SLR today with the D60, basically a repeat of the D40X we saw earlier last year with some nice added features. This camera stands out as one of the smallest, most compact SLR models on the market with the same 10.2 megapixel image processor as its predecessor.

Some nice features in the D60 that can’t go unnoticed include the Retouch Menu for in-camera editing of images and the Stop-motion feature that lets you string together a number of still JPEGS to create a stop-motion animation. A fast shooting mode brings the ability to shoot 100 JPEG stills at 3 frames per second, which is pretty fast but still a little behind the 12.2 megapixel Canon Rebel with 3.5 fps.

Fashionable Fujifilm FinePix Z10fd

Posted in Digital Cameras,Fujifilm by Chris Weber on July 26th, 2007

Fujifile FinePix Z10fd digital cameraThe 7.2 megapixel FinePix Z10fd from Fujifilm combines technology, a thin frame and some new colors to make what they are calling a stylish and sophisticated point and shoot digital camera.

This upgrade to the Fujifilm Z5fd comes in five loud colors of Wave Blue, Wasabi Green, Hot Pink, Sunset Orange, and Midnight Black and is slim enough to take with you just about anywhere. It has 3x optical zoom, a 2.5″ LCD on the back and a 54MB internal “reserve tank” to give you a few extra pictures when you memory card is full. Speaking of memory cards, this Z10fd will take SD/SDHC media cards in the same slot as the xD cards, so now you can take photos onto a media card that will actually work in something else you own.

Kodak’s EasyShare Easy on Price

Posted in Digital Cameras,Kodak by Chetz on March 8th, 2007

Kodak Easyshare C763 digital cameraKodak’s new EasyShare C613 and C763 digital cameras won’t hurt you too much in your wallet, purse or murse, whatever object you happen to call your own.

Priced at $120 and $180 respectively, the two models have nice and big LCD screens on their backs (2.4-inch and 2.5-inch, again respectively, with a maximum of 640 x 480 video resolution), decent ISO and good resolutions (6.2 Mpixels for the C613 and 7.3 Mpixels for the C763.)

Each has four flash modes (anti red-eye, auto, fill in and no flash), USB 2.0 connections, self timers and good maximum/minimum resolutions (3072×2304 max for the C763, 2848×2134 for the C613.) The C763 can take 15 frames per second and runs off of a Lithium Ion batter while the C613 doubles it and requires two AAs. Unfortunately there isn’t any image stabilization but for this price point, slim …

Photos and Video with Instant Replay Binoculars

Posted in Outdoors by Darrin Olson on October 28th, 2006

Bushnell Instant Replay BinocularsThe Bushnell Instant Replay Binoculars allow you to use them as you would regular binoculars, watching outdoor wildlife, football games or whatever. What makes this a pretty cool gadget is that you can take 3.2 megapixel digital photos through the binoculars, and you can actually record motion video through them as well.

The Instant Replay Binoculars are just like it sounds. You can be recording events as they happen and as you see them through the binoculars, and then save them and reply them or the photos on the 1.5″ pop-up LCD screen mounted on top.

The binoculars have 32MB of internal memory for storing video and pictures, and it has a compact flash slot for adding additional memory. The binoculars themselves have 8x magnification and a 32mm lens, and is powered by 2 AA batteries. Some additional stats on the Instant Replay Binoculars …