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Digital photo frames just don't have the buzz that they once did. A couple of years ago, they were *the* holiday gift to give. Now, just about everyone that needs or wants one has one, so the hype surrounding them has died down. But now, companies are trying new tricks to market old devices. Pandigital's new photo frame is joining AT&T's network, with the Pandigital Photo Mail 8" Digital Photo Frame being one of the few digital frames that can download photos over the air as long as you can get AT&T reception. The wirelessly-connected digital photo frame displays photos emailed directly... Read more...
This 3D bandwagon is showing no signs of stopping, and no signs of slowing down really. ViewSonic is the latest company to hop onboard, with tons of new 3D gear to share. The general idea with the company's latest stash is simple: they want to give consumers more ways to actually create 3D content, particularly since so little of it is readily available now to enjoy on those nice, shiny new 3DTVs. The 3DV5 Pocket 3D HD Camcorder has a 2.4" 3D LCD, which doesn't require glasses to see. It can capture both 3D and 2D video, and it can then play that content back instantly on a typical PC/notebook,... Read more...
The digital image frame craze was biggest a few years back; it was "the" must-have holiday gift, and ever since they've dwindled in popularity. We see them coming out less and less, because they have reached a point where it's hard to innovate beyond where they currently are. But Panasonic's newest frame actually is rather enticing. The MW-20 is slim device that looks a lot like the Sony Dash, and aside from being a digital photo frame, it's also a multi-media system. Unlike most frames, this one has a built-in stereo sound system that's compatible with the iPod touch and iPhone, and it can play... Read more...
We've seen digital photo frames shifting their feature set over the last few months in particular; it used to be that a large screen, maybe a Wi-Fi module and a few card slots made a decent frame. Now, it's not a standout frame without something really radical--something like a printer, or something like a live data connection with AT&T. T-Mobile's Cameo frame sparked this idea around a year ago, but that one barely took off. It has all but moved off of the radar screen, but we think more of that had to do with the odd selling situation than anything else. First, you had to be a T-Mobile customer... Read more...
We're guessing you went ahead and took care of most of your holiday shopping yesterday, but if you're anything like us, you'll stumble across a few people here and there that you still need to buy for. If you end up in that scenario, a digital photo frame is always a safe bet. It's kind of like the modern day fruit cake, but way more functional. The Intouch IT7150 is a stylish, useful choice, as this digital frame not only shows slideshows but also streams Internet radio stations wirelessly and gives users the ability to watch videos and receive RSS updates. Thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi module,... Read more...
The digital photo frame has obviously run its course and made its splash, but rather than choosing to fade away, it looks like frame makers are deciding to spruce things up. Sony is the latest to join the trend of adding new functionality to digital photo frames, with this one in particular gaining a printer (much like Seiko Epson's Colorio). The DPP-F700 falls into the company's S-Frame line, and as expected, it somehow crams a digital frame and a printer into a single device. The all-in-one device allows users to display slideshows on the 7-inch display (which has a WVGA 800 x 480 resolution)... Read more...
It's almost the holiday season--do you know what that means? It probably means that you'll be giving at least one digital photo frame away as a gift, even though that person either a) won't use it or b) will re-gift it soon after. For whatever reason, these frames have become the "fruitcake" of the digital era, largely because they've remained unchanged since they launched years ago. CEIVA, however, is looking to make a difference in the largely boring arena of digital photo frames.The company's new Pro 80 Digital Photo Frame is definitely different than the rest, boasting not just simple slideshow... Read more...
Um, okay? Just when we thought the digital photo frame market was hitting rock bottom in terms of innovation, Seiko Epson (of all companies!) swoops in to show us why we're wrong. For years now, the digital photo frame has become a low-rate item used to gift strangers at Christmas when you don't know what else to get. It was once a cutting-edge technology, but a lack of innovation in the sector has caused it to fall flat.Seiko Epson is evidently eager to spark things back up, with its new Colorio Me printer actually doubling as a digital photo frame. This is just one example of the outfit hoping... Read more...
Digital photo frames have definitely fallen off the map. Just a few years back, these were the hottest gifts out there; today, they're mostly an afterthought. The reason? Frst off, we don't think people actually use these things nearly as much as they think they will when eying one in the store. Secondly, they've hardly evolved since debuting. A digital frame today looks just like a digital frame from two years ago, but that's starting to change with the introduction of Sony's latest. The limited edition S-Frame (model number DPF-D72N/BQ) thumbs its nose to this so-called recession by plastering... Read more...
Digital photo frames have been gaining traction in the market for years now, and with prices on them continually spiraling downward, more and more of 'em are being used as gifts and whatnot to decorate the modern home. Rather than just joining the herd, Toshiba has decided to spice its latest digital media frames up a bit with Wi-Fi and widgets. What more could you ask, right?The company's new trifect, which are features in House Beautiful Magazine's Kitchen of the Year, take the digital photo frame to the next logical level. By having Wi-Fi built in, these can remain connected to the 'net so long... Read more...
IBM and Business Partners Collaborate to Further Mainframe EducationNew Scholarship Program Supports Increased Channel Demand in Mainframe Computing ARMONK, NY - 03 Oct 2008: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is collaborating with Business Partners and universities to launch a jointly developed scholarship program for students focused on furthering mainframe education. The new program is designed to support increased demand in education and training in mainframe and large enterprise computing.The new initiative -- called the IBM Destination z Enterprise Computing Scholarship Program -- will... Read more...
With all the talk of cellular handsets and multi-function devices these days, it's hard to believe that there is still even a market for land lines or VOIP services but of course you know better than that.  What's perhaps more interesting than just plain old VOIP telephony and video services like Skype, would be the ability to provide access and functionality for a host of all the various media types; voice, video, text, photos, and interenet services.  This is obviously what any traditional Telephony company has to compete with, when... Read more...
As data centers grow and their power bills approach the market value of the hardware and software platforms that are employed within, several companies including IBM are aiming to trim down their power expenses and to implement new “green” technologies. In fact, data center energy consumption reaches $2.7 billion per year in the U.S. and $7.3 billion worldwide. And the costs are only rising. That’s why IBM has taken matters into its own hands and has managed to revise the old concept of the mainframe computer and adopted it into a new, highly efficient processing machine. “‘The cost of energy,... Read more...
IBM was out yesterday with a new blade chassis they are aiming towards small to medium size businesses. (SMB) The idea is to allow businesses that have previously needed a room full of separate servers to integrate them all together and handle the ever-growing list of different essential business computing applications like anti-virus, firewalls, email, data recovery,and all the many other caches of ones and zeros that make the modern information-reliant business run. Along with SMBs, which IBM defines as 1,000 employees or fewer, the new product could appeal to large retailers or... Read more...