Adding a few much-asked-for features to its wireless SD card, Eye-Fi extends its eponymous product line to appeal to more than just point-and-shoot-equipped photographers. The new Eye-Fi Pro builds on the capabilities of last year's Eye-Fi Explore Video--photo geotagging via Skyhook Wireless' Wi-Fi location triangulation and camera-based Web uploads of photos and videos via Wi-Fi networks. To that it adds three key features: support for raw file transfers, the capability to connect directly to a computer via an ad-hoc wireless connection and selective file transfer. In addition, the company is surfacing a software feature--relayed uploads--which allows for transfers to … Read more
April Fools' Day passed with much angst over and little action from the Conficker worm, but that doesn't mean it's not a threat.
Joe Stewart from SecureWorks has put together an effective "eye chart" that sources its graphics from sites that Conficker would block. Click here to test the eye chart. If you can't see one or more of the images, you're either infected, or image loading in … Read more
Google has begun offering the first high-resolution imagery from the GeoEye-1 satellite it helped sponsor--but only as an optional layer in Google Earth for now.
"In the coming months you will start seeing stunning GeoEye-1 imagery blended into our database and viewable through Google Earth, Maps, and Google Maps for Mobile," said Dylan Lorimer, strategic partner manager; and Jacob Schonberg, associate product manager, in a Google Lat Long blog post Wednesday.
My headache started to go away as soon as I spotted this thing on Newlaunches.com. Called the Eye Vibrato, it's essentially an eye massager that fits on your head and soothes your tired peepers with settings that include heat, vibration, and light air pressure. And really, who among us weary cubicle dwellers couldn't use such pampering?
The nice thing is you could use the device whenever you needed it rather than having to wait for a massage therapist, spouse, sister, significant other, or random stranger to lay their healing hands on your head at their convenience.
The … Read more
There's a blurred line between challenge and opportunity.
Having lost his eye in a childhood accident and suffered a lot of pain, Rob Spense, a 36-year-old filmmaker, has decided to do something that'll put filming and seeing into just one eye, quite literally.
His work is called the Eyeborg project, and involves his friend Kosta Grammatis, a photographer/engineer, and a team of ocularists, inventors, and engineering specialists. The team is building a prosthetic eye that can capture and transmit video.
While the idea is simple, it's a great engineering challenge. For the project to be successful, … Read more
A company says it has made a virtual reality helmet that will give you sights, sounds, temperature, and even smell. Which makes us wonder if that's a good thing. Would you want to see movies with smell? We also talk about a new Internet TV box that's 50 bucks and carries major studio movies and TV shows. Is it the one?Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 923
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Eye-Fi, maker of memory cards that can automatically upload photos and video to the Web, announced Tuesday its two new video-uploading SD memory cards called Eye-Fi Share Video and Eye-Fi Explore Video.
These two 4GB cards are capable of uploading photos and video clips to more than 20 online photo-sharing and social-networking sites, such as YouTube or Flickr.
The differences between the two: the Eye-Fi Explore Video card can also automatically geotag photos and videos with location information about where the image was captured. It also offers hot-spot access at more than 10,000 Wi-Fi locations for photo and video … Read more
Eye-Fi's now ready to unleash its next generation of Wi-Fi SD cards on the point-and-shooting public. The Eye-Fi Share Video and Eye-Fi Explore Video cards, first announced at CES, extend the capabilities of their predecessors to support uploading video directly to YouTube and Flickr via Wi-Fi.
While it'd be great if the cards could upload from the increasing number of Flash-based camcorders, they still only work with cameras; according to the company, that's because they only transmit files found in the DCIM directory. Cameras have a single standard directory structures but camcorders don't.
Eye-Fi has to … Read more
On a recent trip to Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., I got a quick peek at one of the test rooms Google uses to track user interactions with its products. Gmail's product manager Todd Jackson told me it was just one of the many other user testing facilities the company had, and that collectively the testing had given the team important feedback of how people were using Gmail. Enough to change where entire features like user chat took up residence on a user's screen.
She's a writer, a blogger, TV personality, and comedian. She's a Jaquelyn-of-all-trades. But her name isn't Jaquelyn--it's Alison, with a Rosen afterward. We usually don't trust Natali Del Conte's guest recommendations, but we make an exception just this once and it pays off, because Alison truly does understand our brand of "juvenile" humor. This episode is all about milk jugs, printer ink, YouTube porno, sleep boning, and much more. I think Alison just won Dirty Birdy of the Month.
The 404 and Alison Rosen were designed to be together. In a platonic … Read more