Polaroid

 
  • Polaroid's taking its instant biz digital

    [photopress:polaroid_zink_w606.jpg,full,center] Polaroid is staying in the instant photo biz with the ZINK printer. Keep it in your pocket, and when you’ve got an image you want to print, just send it to the tiny printer from your camera to have a regular-sized, sticky print in just under a minute. If you’re old school, you can shake it while it comes out. It connects via USB or… Read More

  • Digital imaging finally kills off the last Polaroid plants

    [photopress:polo.jpg,full,center] One of the unfortunate aspects of the so-called digital revolution is that older, analog technologies get left behind. With digital cameras, Polaroid photos are being replaced. Digitals are more instant, and usually look better, though there’s something about the primary colors and blurry edges of a Polaroid that will always rule. Those days are soon to… Read More

  • Top 10 product failures

    Here’s a great list comprised of tech and food failures from the last 50 or so years. I don’t even remember some of these things, but I’m sure the old farts in the audience will be able to tell me what they were. What’s Betamax? The IBM PC Jr.? WTF?! Hop on over and check them out and leave your thoughts in comments. Maybe I’ll learn something today. Is there anything… Read More

  • The Futurist: From Lucky-Goldstar to LG, or… Brands That Change With The Times

    The Futurist: From Lucky-Goldstar to LG, or… Brands That Change With The Times

    Biggs and I were talking shop awhile back and I mentioned that it was as if, sometime in the past decade, LG and RCA had a Freaky Friday-like switcheroo. As anybody over the age of 10 likely recalls, RCA used to be an omnipresent CE brand—especially in TVs. And LG? Let’s just say those letters didn’t always stand for “Life’s Good.” Rather, the… Read More

  • Zink Pocket Printer Holds Promise

    Zink Pocket Printer Holds Promise

    Zink is using a new kind of printing technology utilizing crystalized-ink embedded in paper. The result is a heat-activated printing solution that will create quick, great looking photos. Zink’s first product is a small pocket printer that is about the size of a deck of cards and is priced to sell for less than $100. The printer will easily connect to a mobile phone or a computer to print… Read More

  • CES 2007: TeleNav, Trimble Outdoors And Polaroid's ClickFree Products

    There are a few more products from CES I wanted to fill you in on. One I met with before CES (TeleNav), one I missed my meeting with (Trimble Outdoors) and the other was a spur-of-the-moment thing (Polaroid’s Media Backup Drives). TeleNav makes GPS solutions for mobile devices. (Trimble does, too, for that matter.) TeleNav’s big announcement for CES was that it’ll have the first… Read More