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The way we take and view photographs has come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days of slide projectors and film negatives. Now, clever tech companies are creating new ways to adapt and modernize old technology. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports in this Tech Minute.

Like a lot of us of certain age or older, you might have boxes and boxes of old photo negatives stored somewhere in your house. Professionally scanning them is expensive in taking through strip after strip to find the right image is time-consuming. The Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner might just be the gadget we've all been waiting for. Currently, it's a Kickstarter project and production but the idea is that the $60 device attaches to your Smartphone to read the negatives. Take a picture on your phone and now you've captured the frame digitally to do whatever you like. Transfer to a hard drive or share via your social networks. The scanner should be available sometime this spring. The Ipico is a clever device that essentially turns your iPhone into a projector. Snap it on to your phone and load your media of choose whether it's videos from your photo library, Youtube clips or even movies from iTunes. The Ipico sells for $130 and is available from the website beabigshowoff.com. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com for CBS News.

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