Polaroid http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/reviews en-GB Polaroid’s Socialmatic instant camera has Android super powers http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/ces-2014/polaroid-s-socialmatic-intanst-camera-has-android-super-powers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> That’s right – Polaroid has added Android brains to its photography arsenal </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/polaroid-socialmatic.jpg?1389381916" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Polaroid has revealed the Socialmatic &ndash; an Android-infused camera with a built-in ZINK printer for instant on-the-go photo gratification.</p> <p>Its two cameras - a front-facing 14MP affair and a 2MP one for selfies - capture shots which can then be manipulated with effects and filters from the Google Play store to your heart&rsquo;s content.</p> <p>Once your photos have been well and truly hipster-fied then you can print out an honest-to-goodness physical photo with the in-built printer or virtually share your snaps on whichever social network you like.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/ces-2014/polaroid-s-socialmatic-intanst-camera-has-android-super-powers/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/ces-2014/polaroid-s-socialmatic-intanst-camera-has-android-super-powers/news#comments CES 2014 Polaroid Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:19:27 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1430985 at http://www.stuff.tv Feast your eyes (and your wallets) on Polaroid's £600, 50in 4K TV http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/ces-2014/polaroid-unveil-4k-tvs-ces-cost-less-600/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The only thing instant about it is the desire it evokes in you to put down your money </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Polaroid 50GSR9000 4K TV" alt="Polaroid 50GSR9000 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/polaroid-4k-tv-01.jpg?1389620313" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Polaroid? Weren&rsquo;t they making instant cameras way before hipsters spoilt them for the world? You&rsquo;re not wrong, but they&rsquo;ve moved on to TVs too.</p> <p>It&#39;s brought its latest televisual efforts along to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014" target="_blank">CES</a>&nbsp;&ndash; and has grabbed headlines with its&nbsp;50GSR9000 4K TV, which is set to retail for a mere US$1000. That&#39;s &pound;607 in real money.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ultra HD for pennies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The budget 4K TV packs three HDMI inputs, but lacks smart TV features. And while the image is pin-sharp from the front, viewing angles are limited. The design is pretty basic, too &ndash; a bulky, plasticky frame surrounds the screen. Still, at this price you can hardly complain; you&#39;re getting 4K TV for a fraction of the price of rival sets,&nbsp;bringing Ultra HD within the reach of ordinary buyers for the first time.&nbsp;</p> <p>Now, if only there was something to watch on it; sadly, as it isn&#39;t a Smart TV, you won&#39;t be able to watch&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2014/how-netflix-going-bring-4k-streaming-your-tv/news" target="_blank">Netflix&#39;s streaming 4K shows</a>&nbsp;on it.</p> <p>If that&rsquo;s still too steep for you, Polaroid has also taken the wraps off a non-4K 50in set that comes with a built-in Roku Streaming Stick and HDMI outputs for just US$600.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - the biggest news so far, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature">2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Polaroid 50GSR9000 4K TV" alt="Polaroid 50GSR9000 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polaroid-4k-tv-07.jpg?1389620313" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Polaroid 50GSR9000 4K TV" alt="Polaroid 50GSR9000 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polaroid-4k-tv-05.jpg?1389620313" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Polaroid 50GSR9000 4K TV" alt="Polaroid 50GSR9000 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polaroid-4k-tv-03.jpg?1389620313" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Polaroid 50GSR9000 4K TV" alt="Polaroid 50GSR9000 4K TV" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/polaroid-4k-tv-06.jpg?1389620313" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/ces-2014/polaroid-unveil-4k-tvs-ces-cost-less-600/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/ces-2014/polaroid-unveil-4k-tvs-ces-cost-less-600/news#comments 4K CES 2014 Polaroid TV Wed, 08 Jan 2014 05:21:19 +0000 Will Findlater 1430641 at http://www.stuff.tv Right idea, wrong time: the tech that turned up too early http://www.stuff.tv/apple/right-idea-wrong-time-tech-turned-too-early/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft&#039;s iPad, Sega&#039;s Kinect and how Apple nearly invented the World Wide Web </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Apple Newton MessagePad" alt="Apple Newton MessagePad" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/apple-newton-messagepad.jpg?1379828371" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Technology isn't just about having bright ideas. It's about having those ideas at the right time. Time it right and untold riches await - but turn up too early and you'll end up as a footnote to someone else's success story. Here are ten technologies that could have been contenders...</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/garymarshall" title="View user profile.">Gary_Marshall</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sega&#039;s Kinect </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You plug it into your games console, it watches you move and it turns your wavy arms and kicking feet into killer kung-fu moves. No, not Kinect: Sega's 1993 Activator, which Destructoid called "the crappiest game peripheral ever made". The idea was sound but the implementation wasn't: your $80 didn't quite deliver the full-body tracking the ads implied - your movements were mapped to basic up, down, left, right, A, B, C and so on&nbsp; - and it was bulky, ugly and a pain to set up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ql-UZv3AS-E" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Seiko&#039;s smart watch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Samsung's <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-gear/samsung-galaxy-gear/review">Galaxy Gear</a> is a very old idea: Seiko was making smartwatches such as the RC-1000 back in 1984. The RC-1000 was little more than a very simple PDA that you could control from a PC, but then again the Samsung Galaxy Gear doesn't do very much either.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1n40eueB2Gg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple&#039;s premature iPhone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The MessagePad Newton was the iPhone a decade too early: battery technology was primitive, with early models sucking triple-A batteries dry in the blink of an eye; today's bright, capacitive touchscreens were many years away; and wireless connectivity and mobile broadband were yet to deliver on their promises. The Newton was a nifty tool, but it arrived too early to be the world-conquering monolith that 2007's iPhone would become.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/w3FuTpWbmCQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The other USB </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Firewire, Apple's version of the IEEE1394 high speed serial interface, was designed to offer super-fast connections between devices. However, while it was early to market in the late 1990s, some odd decisions - three different kinds of connections and, from 2002, two different standards (for example Apple offered Firewire 800 in its higher-end Macs but limited consumer models to the slower Firewire 400) - made it easy for USB to catch up and ultimately overtake it.</p> <p>USB 2.0 overtook Firewire 400 in the speed stakes, and the 2008 USB 3.0 standard eclipsed Firewire 800 completely with performance measured not in megabits, but in gigabits.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xP5aLoRozt8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sir Clive&#039;s BMW i5 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In 2013, car fans are getting excited about a zero-emissions vehicle powered by electricity - but in 1985, they were chortling at exactly the same thing. We're the first to admit that 2013's BMW i5 is a much faster, safer and sexier vehicle than the Sinclair C5, but Sir Clive's ahead-of-its-time invention remained the world's best selling electric vehicle until 2011.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/l5N937V8ZOw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> O2&#039;s iPhone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It looks like a child's toy now, but the O2 XDA (2002, also known as the HTC Wallaby) felt pretty groovy at the time: it managed to combine a colour PDA with a proper phone, web browsing, email and a touch-screen interface, and it was solid enough that you could use it as a weapon to bludgeon your enemies to death. 2005's XDA IIi was a veritable cornucopia of connectivity: three-band GSM, GPRS, Bluetooth, MMS, SMS, Infrared and 802.11b - but reviewers slammed the Windows Mobile operating system, which was far from intuitive. 2007's iPhone ground Windows Mobile into the dust.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/g7mnLGSQWdo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Polaroid&#039;s Vine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Short, sharp video clips are everywhere thanks to services such as <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vine-co-founder-six-seconds-video-felt-perfect-and-it-still-does/news">Vine</a>, but Polaroid got there decades before: its Polavision came out the same year as Star Wars (1977) and enabled you to record quick video hits. Unfortunately it came out just before Betamax and VHS did the whole video thing much better.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/QLXfhMI7B5Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Powerline networking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you've encountered powerline networking - moving data via your home's electricity cabling - you've probably seen it in the form of HomePlug, but while the HomePlug Powerline Alliance has been around for 13 years the CEBus standard was developed a full sixteen years earlier. Unfortunately it wasn't very quick: average data transfer speeds were around 7Kbps. Today's Powerline kit (pictured) is almost 1,000 times faster.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Powerline networking" alt="Powerline networking" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/netgearpowerline.jpg?1379828371" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apple almost invents the World Wide Web </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bill Atkinson's Hypercard, which came out in 1987, was the first commercially successful hypermedia system. It organised data into cards which you could navigate around, or browse, and data in one card could be hyperlinked to data in another. Its very versatility made it hard to market, but a system based on very similar principles was unveiled four years later and did pretty well. That one was called the World Wide Web.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EMFscTOazS0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft&#039;s iPad </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>There's a sad irony to the damage the iPad is doing to Microsoft's Windows business, because Microsoft was in the tablet market first. Nine years before Apple unveiled its tablet computer Microsoft had manufacturers making Tablet PCs, portable devices with touchscreen interfaces. They bombed for several reasons - price, Microsoft trying to cram an entire desktop operating system into a tablet; touchscreens that wanted pens, not fingers; bone-headed internal squabbling that meant Office didn't work properly; and battery, touchscreen and wireless tech that wasn't quite up to the job of all-day mobile use. Every time somebody buys an iPad, Steve Ballmer sheds a tear.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/s0ieg6P-rF8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Apple BMW Lists Microsoft O2 Polaroid Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:10:50 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1426906 at http://www.stuff.tv Polaroid Z2300 shares pics online and in print http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-z2300-shares-pics-online-and-print/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What other company offers a 10MP snapper that lets you print pics out immediately? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Polaroid-Z2300-Black_0.jpg?1364399988" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4681.jpg?1364399988" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Good old Polaroid, who started with the Land Camera in 1948, is still ploughing on with instant development. The Z2300 snapper lets you print your pics instantly and share them online.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/news-nugget/polaroid-z2300-shares-pics-online-and-in-print </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-z2300-shares-pics-online-and-print/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-z2300-shares-pics-online-and-print/news#comments Polaroid Z2300 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:47:45 +0000 Luke Edwards 421757 at http://www.stuff.tv The Polaroid SC1630 – the first Android camera http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-sc1630-%E2%80%93-first-android-camera/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is it a camera, is it a phone? Whatever it is, you can play Angry Birds on it if you feel like it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/polaroid-sc1630-android-camera_0.jpg?1367576542" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1668.jpg?1367576542" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Look at the Polaroid SC1630 from the back and you'd be forgiven for thinking it's just another average Android phone. Turn it around it a little, though, and the truth will out – this is no phone at all, it's the world's first Android camera.</p><p>The SC1630 Smart Camera comes packing a 16MP CCD sensor with 3x optical zoom lens, face and smile detection and 18 scene modes. A Smart Album feature can arrange pics by date, location and people – and of course there's on-board editing, too.</p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/ces/news-nugget/the-polaroid-sc1630-%E2%80%93-the-first-android-camera </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-sc1630-%E2%80%93-first-android-camera/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-sc1630-%E2%80%93-first-android-camera/news#comments Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:42:05 +0000 Stephen Graves 419396 at http://www.stuff.tv Retro chic – Polaroid Swinger (1965) http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/retro-chic-%E2%80%93-polaroid-swinger-1965/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your £20 eBay bid on this bestselling instant snapper </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="345" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/polaroid-swinger-retro-chic_0.jpg?1364401333" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2652.jpg?1364401333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>What’s the story?</strong></p> <p>If you went out and spent £13 on a camera today you’d come back with a snapper more suited to propping open a door than taking photos. Back in 1965, however, it’d bag you a Swinger – one of the best-selling cameras of all time. </p> <p><strong>Why should I want one?</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/retro-chic/retro-chic-%E2%80%93-polaroid-swinger-1965 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/retro-chic-%E2%80%93-polaroid-swinger-1965/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/retro-chic-%E2%80%93-polaroid-swinger-1965/news#comments Polaroid Sun, 11 Sep 2011 11:09:56 +0000 Sophie Charara 417806 at http://www.stuff.tv Video preview – Polaroid PoGo 3x4 http://www.stuff.tv/pogo/video-preview-%E2%80%93-polaroid-pogo-3x4/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Polaroid&#039;s supersized its PoGo instant printer, swapping 2x3-inch size prints for more traditional full 3x4-inch snaps </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/196870b11mn_0.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="440" height="76" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/194370c3cbli_342.jpg?1364403883" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Polaroid's instant prints are truly iconic and while Polaroid's attempt to incite a bit of nostalgia with the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Video/Polaroid-300-instant-camera-review/">Polaroid 300</a> is applaudable, it's just not the same. The Pogo 3x4 addresses this issue somewhat, by delivering full size prints the old skool way. </p> <p>But to put that retro spin on your pics, you'll need the assistance of Polaroid's Android app, which lets you slap a border on photos before beaming them off to the printer and turning them into tangible memories. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/imho/video-preview-polaroid-pogo-3x4 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pogo/video-preview-%E2%80%93-polaroid-pogo-3x4/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/pogo/video-preview-%E2%80%93-polaroid-pogo-3x4/news#comments PoGo Polaroid Wed, 25 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14970 at http://www.stuff.tv Polaroid 600 One camera gets revamp for limited reissue http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-600-one-camera-gets-revamp-limited-reissue/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Just last week black and white Polaroid film went back on sale thanks to the work of The Impossible Project. Now, the classic Polaroid 600 One camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1741306ddmn.jpg?1364406492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Just last week black and white Polaroid film <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Polaroid-film-to-be-back-on-shelves-this-week/14256/" target="_blank">went back on sale</a> thanks to the work of The Impossible Project. Now, the classic Polaroid 600 One camera is available on a limited reissue.</p> <p>The limited edition instant snapper has been designed by Paul Giambarba, described as "brand new and pimped to rock your analog world".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/stuff/polaroid-600-one-camera-gets-revamp-limited-reissue </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-600-one-camera-gets-revamp-limited-reissue/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-600-one-camera-gets-revamp-limited-reissue/news#comments 600 One Polaroid Mon, 29 Mar 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14294 at http://www.stuff.tv Polaroid film to be back on shelves this week http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-film-be-back-shelves-week/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Polaroid is making a comeback, and just over a year after its film was pulled from shelves, some will be back on sale by the end of this week.Owners o </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/16081016dmn.jpg?1364406512" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Polaroid is making a comeback, and just over a year after its film was pulled from shelves, some will be back on sale by the end of this week.</p> <p>Owners of Polaroid's SX-70 and 600 format cameras will be able to pick up black and white film this week, with colour film expected by the summer.</p> <p>It's all thanks to The Impossible Project, a group of 15 fans and investors who bought Polaroid's old factory and equipment when it closed its doors in 2008.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/cameras/stuff/polaroid-film-be-back-shelves-week </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-film-be-back-shelves-week/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-film-be-back-shelves-week/news#comments Polaroid Mon, 22 Mar 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14256 at http://www.stuff.tv Polaroid Two http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid-two/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Polaroid camera is back, and this time it’s digital. But does still have the same charm? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="709" height="454" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/polaroid-two_0.jpg?1364299599" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Polaroid camera and its self-developing photos have already cemented their place in the gadget folklore. But having been left for dead by the noughties, it’s returned in digital form as the Polaroid Pogo Two.</p> <p>A mash-up of Polaroid’s Pogo printer and a digital camera, the Two houses the close-to-witchcraft Zink technology so you print a digital snap in under 40 seconds. That’s virtually instant humiliation at a fancy dress party. </p> <p><strong>Heavy duty</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £230.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An expensive nostalgia trip, but the perfect camera for the impatient </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/polaroid-two </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid-two/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid-two/review#comments Cameras Polaroid Two Tue, 19 May 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12394 at http://www.stuff.tv Polaroid PoGo http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-pogo/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Polaroid’s 21st century answer to its eponymous instant camera prints straight from your phone without ink. But is it iconic enough to inspire its own song lyric? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="935" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/u_00733677.jpg?1364299830" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>These days, we want instant everything – instant coffee, instant messages and, of course, instant karma. Now, thanks to PoGo’s tiny portable printer, we can add photos to that list.</p> <p>In fact, the PoGo doesn’t even need ink cartridges, toner, ribbon or any of the normal gubbins that make printers score highly on the gadget annoyance scale.</p> <p><strong>Zero Ink</strong></p> <p>Using Polaroid’s Zink technology, the PoGo heats up the special thermal paper to develop each colour, meaning you never have to splash out on ink cartridges. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £100.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pro photographers won’t use it, but for quick convenient prints the PoGo is hard to fault </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/polaroid-pogo </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-pogo/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/polaroid/polaroid-pogo/review#comments Geek accessories PoGo Polaroid Fri, 01 Aug 2008 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 10565 at http://www.stuff.tv