The official kickoff to CES 2008 is still a few days away, but some companies are creating preshow buzz by making some early announcements, including Pharos. This morning the GPS manufacturer unveiled Pharos Trips & Pics, a geo-logger that brings GPS capabilities to your digital camera. Available later this month for $89.95, the kit includes a Pharos iGPS-500 receiver and a pocket-size battery unit that you take with you on your trip, allowing you to record such details as time, location, heading, and speed. You'll also be able to define how often you want the receiver to log … Read more
While there's a giant crowd of people waiting for Digg to unveil its pictures section, there are already several services available for browsing popular news by pictures, including Google News and AOL's Mgnet (coverage). There's also a smaller, more independent group of sites that have been created by fans of some of these sites who have created their own visual solutions. One of them--Reddit Media--has increasingly become so popular it's led to Digpicz (Digg in pictures), and now PicUrls--which is a play on words, and similarity to the popular aggregator PopUrls.
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Apple's original iPod becomes a Classic and gets a cosmetic touch-up; an upgraded, image-centric user interface; and a capacious new hard-drive option. View the latest full-size iPod in all its glory in this slide show.
As expected, today's Apple event at Moscone Center here in San Francisco was all about music--iPods to be exact, and lots of them. The least exciting of the bunch is the Shuffle, for which there is a simple color refresh, while the most dramatic is the new Nano, which is shorter and squatter than its predecessor and now supports video. On the full-size iPod side, the video version has been rechristened the Classic and comes with up to 160GB of space on board. And, last but not least, there's a phoneless iPhone, dubbed the Touch. Yep, that'… Read more
This application for iPhone lets users explore and vote on photos from Picli.com. Display options allow users to sort results to find the most popular or recently submitted photos. Once a photo is selected, you can add comments or vote to push it up the most-popular list.
iPhone Link: http://www.picli.com/iphone/override
Web site link: http://www.picli.com/about
The latest player from Creative, dubbed simply Zen, will replace the Zen Vision:M, adding the company to a growing list of MP3 player makers giving up hard drives in favor of flash memory. I got my hands on an engineering sample of the new player, and it's pretty friggin' sweet so far. You can see it in all its glory right here; either check out the slide show for still life, or click play on the video at rightto see it in action.
(You can also click the pic below for slide show goodness.)
The update to Digg yesterday brought with it a handful of tweaks, although notably absent was the much anticipated photos section. Keep in mind that you'll still find Digg saturated in photos, there's just not a bona fide section for them, or way to view pictures on-site. While confirmed on the official Digg blog that a special photo section is on track for October (two months from now), there's already a handful of sites to get your fix for photos made popular by real people. Here are seven of my favorites:
It's small. It's simple. It...looks like a pebble. But that name was already taken. Yes, I'm talking about the Creative Zen Stone, and I bet you have been imagining it photographed in a variety of compromising positions. Come on, now--don't be shy. We all like viewing the latest gadgets from every angle. After all, what good is Crave without some healthy imagery. Click the photo for a full slide show of the Creative Zen Stone.