Polaroid Tipped to Show off Android Cameras at CES 2013
Polaroid has been having a very difficult time over the last few years competing in the camera market. Rumors are surfacing that claim Polaroid will be showing off a new compact camera system at CES 2013 that runs the Android operating system. There are a several cameras on the market from other manufacturers that use Android, but this would be a first from Polaroid.
Claimed specifications for the Android camera turned up in Russia. The specifications say that the camera is called the Polaroid IM1836
and has a 3.5-inch screen on the back that supports touch. The camera is supposed to zoom from 10-30 mm in have a pop-up flash.
Other features include integrated Wi-Fi and an 18-megapixel sensor. Integrated Wi-Fi and the Android operating system means that the camera should be able to upload the photos you take the image sharing sites on the go.
Interactive album stream...There’s an old saying that the minute the drummer starts writing songs, then a band should call it quits.
But Hyde & Beast started primarily because two drummers started writing their own material. Dave Hyde (of Futureheads fame) and Neil Bassett (of Golden Virgins) paired up a couple of years back to work on a joint album, released under the snappy Hyde & Beast moniker.
Well received, the two took time out earlier this yea ... Source: Clash Music
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If all famous lives come down in the end to the lead sentence in an obituary, James Garner was put on Earth to play Jim Rockford, the life-sized private eye hero of "The Rockford Files." There was more to it, of course, before and after, on big screen and small. (You may remember him most fondly from "The Great Escape," "The Americanization of Emily," "Grand Prix," "Support Your Loca ... Source: The Columbian
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1 day ago, 8:00am CDT
James Garner, who was found dead over the weekend at age 86, was no one-trick pony. You might've remembered him from "Maverick," or his Oscar-nominated "Murphy's Romance," or his Polaroid commercials with Mariette Hartley. But for many of us, Garner will forever be associated with one role: Jim Rockford on "The Rockford ... Source: Today MSNBC
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Jul 21 2014, 2:20pm CDT
mpicpp (3454017) writes with news of a notoriously abused (basically "method of displaying images on a machine") software patent being declared invalid. From the article: The ruling from last week is one of the first to apply new Supreme Court guidance about when ideas are too "abstract" to be patented. ... The patents in this case describe a type of "device profile" that allows digit ... Source: AppleSlashdot
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Jul 18 2014, 7:05pm CDT
The most litigious "patent troll" in the US has lost a major case after the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found its patent was too abstract.
The ruling from last week is one of the first to apply new Supreme Court guidance about when ideas are too "abstract" to be patented. In the recent Alice v. CLS Bank case, the high court made clear that adding what amounts to fancy computer language to patents on basic ... Source: Ars Technica
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Jul 17 2014, 8:49am CDT
See this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Robert Hamfor The Brooklyn PaperMelaena Cadiz just can’t wait to get on the road again.
The singer-songwriter lives in Greenpoint, but loves to travel — a passion she shares with her husband, Polaroid photographer Mikael Kennedy. So when Cadiz embarked on tour in support of her latest album “Deep Below Heaven,” she decided to combine all of their passions into one project, playing he ... Source: Brooklyn Paper
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Jul 16 2014, 11:00pm CDT
London musician Aleksander Kolkowski is giving new life to a dying musical format—by turning it into an even older format. His idea: repurpose the compact disc to play like its musical predecessor, the vinyl record. “I’m taking the optical digital back to analogue,” he says. Using a modified Wilcox-Gay Recordette—a 1950s home stereo and recording device—Kolkowski cuts grooves into a CD, making it playable on a turntable. The re-engineered CD plays at 45 rotations per ... Source: The Atlantic
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Jun 30 2014, 5:49am CDT
If you’re taking a summer road trip, you can’t do it without first loading up your iPod with summer driving music. This list could be endless, but here are a few of my personal favourite summer driving songs to get you started:
Len – Steal my Sunshine
One hit wonders are great for summer road trips! Everyone knows the words and the happy melody will help you stay chipper when people are cutting you off.
The Sugar Hill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
For our hip-hop fans out there, there isn’t a ... Source: Driving Canada
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Jun 23 2014, 7:26am CDT
Look who's still havin' a little fun—and looking damn good while doing so—after all these years."Inventors of the #selfie at it again. #ThelmaAndLouise," Susan Sarandon tweeted Thursday alongside dual photos of her posing for a selfie with cinematic BFF Geena Davis. On top, a pic from the 1991 film where they shot that now-iconic Polaroid picture, Louise in her signature driving scarf and cat-eye sunglasses and Thelma's red curls flying, that ended up playing a ... Source: Oh No They Didn't!
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Jun 20 2014, 12:08pm CDT
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