Full Frame is CNET News' new venue for showcasing large format photography, video and multimedia slideshows which tell the stories behind the technology. We will explore the people, places, and gadgets that pervade geek culture, providing a rich look at some of the best imagery from inside the tech community.
And you thought it was a problem when folks went into the locker room toting cell phones with cameras.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a fabric made of a mesh of light-sensitive fibers that collectively act like a rudimentary camera. The fibers, which each can detect two frequencies of light, produced signals that when amplified and processed by a computer reproduced an image of a smiley face near the mesh.
"This is the first time that anybody has demonstrated that a single plane of fibers, or 'fabric,' can collect images just like a camera but … Read more
Alas, we didn't spot the Sonogram Photo Cufflinks in time for Father's Day. But they'd still make a great little gift for proud pops-to-be, no matter the occasion.
As the name suggests, the cufflinks feature ready-to-wear images of your budding bundle. Sure, you could carry those early pictures in your wallet, but the cuffs make the shots readily viewable every time you shake someone's hand or gaze down at your wrists (which will likely be often).
The cuffs go for $65 a pair, and take about three weeks to arrive. You can send in a different … Read more
Although this laptop holder looks typical of any other run-of-the-mill bags, there is more to it than meets the eye.
The Skylark LTD. is designed and created by RedCamper's Maura Gramzinski. The first thing you'll notice is the use of photographic slides to furnish the front and sides of the bag. These slides are actual vintage images taken by Gramzinski in the past, and each picture is carefully chosen by her.
Other than the old photographs, the designer also sourced 1970s Read moreupholstery to make the Skylark LTD. The adjustable strap of the bag is modeled after a …
OEM manufacturer SilverPac has announced its latest digital photo frame, the SilverFrame, at the Computex tradeshow in Taipei, Taiwan. Before you brush this gizmo aside as "just another digital picture display," stop right there.
The 10.1-inch touch-screen-operated SilverFrame is probably the most advanced digital photo frame we have seen. It runs Windows CE 6.0 R2 with 512MB of RAM and supports Microsoft applications such as Windows SideShow and Live FrameIt. This means you can also surf the Web and access instant-messaging clients such as MSN.
As it is Wi-Fi-enabled, the SilverFrame (PDF) can view pictures and videos stored on social-networking sites such as Facebook, Flickr, and Picassa. It also has Bluetooth to receive images sent from your mobile phone, which can be stored in the 1GB onboard memory. As with most other digital photo frames, the SilverFrame has a multicard reader and micro USB/USB ports to import images from cameras.
According to SlashGear, the SilverFrame is on display at Microsoft's booth at Computex. But since SilverPac is just an OEM manufacturer, the company is now waiting for other firms to pick up the design.
Other noteworthy features: … Read more
Here's a new way to exhibit your photos, if not yourself in the buff. Photo Shower Curtain has a service that prints pictures onto shower curtains that you can hang in your bathroom. If you're wondering whether the ink will fade after a hot bath, the company says it uses a sublimation process that fuses the ink into the fabric itself and is so lasting you can even throw the curtain into the washing machine for a spin.
If you're interested, you'll need to send Photo Shower Curtain a high-resolution picture of at least 2,000 … Read more
Modern life demands a lot of juggling to keep everything straight. From finances, to social events, to keeping on top of your digital music, no one should feel guilty for needing a personal assistant. While it is not quite a secretary, MyLife Smart Organizer aims to bring as many disparate elements of life together as possible.
This download has a futuristic look of gray steel and 11 sleek icons that represent practically anything you might need to organize (business information, contacts, recipes, money, music, photos, personal records, and others). By selecting one of these icons, a list appears along the … Read more
Jim Marshall was one of the chief photographers at the Monterey Pop Festival and the original Woodstock. He took historic backstage shots of The Beatles' last concert. And he chronicled San Francisco's acid rock heyday.
Marshall was everywhere.
He shot more than 500 album covers over his 50-year career.
MarshallPhoto.com, his new Web site, offers 160 fine art images for sale. Sure, the prints are expensive. But if you have the bucks, I'm sure they'll be a great investment. Or try to find his terrific out-of-print book, "Not Fade Away: The Rock and Roll Photography of Jim Marshall.&… Read more
The BlackRapid R-Strap won the hearts of many photographers by offering a quick and easy way to access a camera slung across the body. Now the company has devised the RS DR-1 Double Strap, which lets you sling two shooters just like the cowboys of the Wild West.
The harness sits on the user's shoulders and the camera straps extend to both sides of the body. You'll have to use the FastenR-2 module (which is provided) to hook your cameras to the strap.
For photojournalists who shoot with two dSLRs with different lenses attached, the Double Strap is … Read more