Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Just say no: Polaroid returns with an instant camera shaped like...the Instagram icon.
- "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" theme song prompts school lockdown.
- You should watch "Room 237," a fan theory documentary about "The Shining."
LAS VEGAS--Polaroid showed off the most colorful tablet making its CES 2013 debut: the 9.7-inch S9.
Not many details are known about the tablet but it sports a 1,024x768-pixel-resolution IPS screen and should be available by late spring 2013.
The tablet's design features an eye-catching red backside that houses a 5-megapixel camera and the oddly placed power button above it. Ports on the tablet include Micro-USB and Mini-HDMI. Internal storage capacity is unknown but the tablet has expandable memory via a microSD slot.
Pricing as well as other specifications have not been announced.
It this era of immediacy, it can be hard to remember the days when people would shoot a roll of film on a camera and then wait to get it developed before they even saw the photos. In a sense, before digital photography, the only instant pictures that existed were Polaroids.
Now, Polaroid is looking to change up the game again. It's opening several retail shops called Fotobars where people can bring in digital photos they have stored on their mobile devices -- including those in apps like Facebook, Picasa and Instagram -- and get them printed.
"There … Read more
Can't get enough of cameras this festive season? The folks at Photojojo have thought of a way to make photography a part of the holiday cheer with their very own Photojojo Tree Bling.
Made in Poland, these camera-inspired ornaments are made to look like miniature replicas of film-era single-lens reflex and Polaroid SX70 instant cameras. The trinkets are constructed from blown glass and furnished with a metallic top. Measuring just 3 inches tall, the ornaments are handpainted with glitter accents and topped off with silver trimmings. … Read more
Polaroid cameras used to be the coolest things. You'd huddle around a little square of weird photographic paper, waiting for the image to magically appear out of nothing. You just don't get the same thrill from capturing a photo on your smartphone. Until now.
I'm at the Kickstarter page for the Impossible Instant Lab, watching the pledge numbers rise in real time. Backers are jumping in on the $149 early-bird price (regularly a $229 pledge) for a device that turns photos from an iPhone into Polaroid pictures.… Read more
The Polaroid 7-inch Internet Tablet runs Android 4.0 and is currently available on Amazon for $120 and from Target for $130. The tablet houses a Cortex A8 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded to 32GB via the tablet's built-in microSD card slot.
It also includes a Micro-USB port and built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. The screen sports a low resolution of 800x480 pixels and a front-facing video camera.
The tablet is being marketed as a low-cost minimalist device used for Web surfing and e-book reading. Don't expect … Read more
It's funny how nostalgia and/or great design can make people empty their wallets. For camera buffs, one such luxury is an original Polaroid SX-70.
Toy camera and lens shop Holga Direct is now selling completely refurbished Polaroid Model One series SX-70 cameras. This particular version was manufactured from 1973 to 1975 and is in complete working condition and backed by a one-year warranty.
The camera is available by itself for $333.99, with two packs of film and an ND lens filter for $409.99, or, for $539.99, you can get the camera, film, filter, a flashbar, and retro case. … Read more
More than just a free photo-enhancement app for Android, Instagram connects its users to a photo-based social network that's more than 30 million users strong. With this powerful social functionality, the app makes it incredibly easy to not just polish and share photos, but also to keep tabs on friends through the built-in Instagram photo stream.
Start by signing up for Instagram with an e-mail address, username, and password. From there, you can link your account to your Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and Tumblr accounts. But don't worry, whenever you snap a picture, Instagram will still ask you which … Read more
Motorola has Droid RAZR deja vu (twice!) and Samsung's Ryan Bidan stops by to show off the Galaxy Note and explain why we should be excited about an Android-powered refrigerator.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 80
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