Archive for January 13th, 2010

Underwater Photography got easier with Underwater Scuba Mask Camera

Yes, it’s a Scuba diving mask that doubles as an Underwater camera. A diver can wear his/her mask, breathe underwater and take pictures at the same time. We all know that camera equipment is heavy and having to drag all that equipment with you underwater spoils the fun of taking beautiful underwater shots. With the Underwater Scuba Mask Camera you can now take underwater shots effortlessly and even make a video of life under the sea. Etronixmart an e-retailer is offering the Scuba Mask Camera for $116.99.

Etronixmart states that, “Even diving underwater 30 meters, you can take high motional video 1280×960. Underwater Scuba Mask Camera is designed for underwater sports, wearing comfortable, with excellent sealing performance and unique streamlined shape. It has Unique magnet switch control, indicating by motor shaking. What is more, this Scuba Mask Camera has tempered glass lens with strong antifog function, innovative mask design, wide view.”

Specifications of the Underwater Scuba Mask Camera include 4GB internal memory, 1 Megapixel Camera, Built-in rechargeable battery etc. To take pictures one will have to rub the silver ring around the power icon for a second to power the camera ON. And for two seconds to set the camera to make a video. This device seems very interesting and it would actually be great if it offered a higher resolution and greater picture quality. However, it does offer convenience and ease of use to the underwater photographer.

images from Etronixmart.com

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Smart People, Smart Ideas, Smart Communities at Lego Click

Lego has joined the race for Social Media Platforms. Facebook started as a social networking platform for students in various schools and gradually became one of the world’s largest networking platforms, Linkedin was specifically designed for professionals looking to connect and explore relationships with other professionals, Match.com was created to find dates online. Okay you get the picture every Social network has had a purpose and a target audience in mind. Like every other network Lego’s Lego Click is a community of creative intellectuals – people who come together to explore ideas and innovate.

Lego has been serving almost every country in the world and creating intellectual and innovative products for both children and adults. They started with the simple idea of Lego bricks and branched it out to many different dimensions – robotics, entertainment, education etc. Lego has revealed a Social Networking Platform called Lego Click .

Lego Click is an innovative interactive community where visual artists, creatives, entrepreneurs,  business men, tech geeks, innovators etc. are invited to share their ideas of future toys and products at Lego. Lego Click offers great potential for New Media professionals and artists dying to share their ideas with the world. The community at Lego Click covers almost everything being said about Lego on the web. They do this by pulling tweets from Twitter feed under the hashtag #legoclick, another part of the site shows all uploaded videos and photos about Lego.

Wired.com reports that, “The sections of LEGO CLICK are self explanatory, one pulls tweets from a Twitter feed with the hashtag #legoclick, one shows uploaded photos while another shows uploaded videos. The posts feed appears to be pulling in an RSS feed of anything mentioning LEGO. That seems a bit limiting, but then again – it is their house. Then there is a featured feed, which appears to be in house articles on LEGO.”

It will be interesting to note what new inventions and innovations come out of Lego Click. We will keep you updated with all news.

Image from Wired.com

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Kodak & National Geographic Team Up to show a world through photos

National Geographic and Kodak have teamed up to present a unique collection of photographs.  Some of these photographs have not been published before. The collection reveals 100 years of National Geographic photographs. This will be the first time that people will get a chance to dig deep into the National Geographic archive and view even some of the earliest photographs collected in the 19th century.

Bill Curtsinger – Antartica (National Geographic Collection)
Steve Raymor – Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia (National Geographic Collection)

National Geographic officials state that, “National Geographic and Kodak have partnered to present the ‘National Geographic Image Collection’. Take an unprecedented journey through more than 100 years of photography. These images represent the first time that people will be able to plumb the depths of National Geographic’s immense and ever-growing archive, from the earliest photographs collected in the 19th century to the cutting-edge work of today.”

Through this partnership Kodak and National Geographic are giving you the opportunity to buy these rare prints and hang them in your home or office. National Geographic and Kodak have put together a website powered by Mpix where this collection can be viewed. A number of printing and framing options are also provided on the site including Luster or Metallic finish. The prints can be viewed by clicking here.

Images from http://imagecollection.mpix.com

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