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postheadericon Kodak Pulse email-to-photo-frame system down for days, millions of memories trapped in the cloud

We definitely know quite a few people (including this very editor!) who bought their parents Kodak Pulse WiFi photo frames over the holidays, since they seem like a perfect way to share pictures without any fuss — you can just email the frame directly. Unfortunately, it seems like this cloud service has a dark, dark lining: Kodak’s backend email servers have been down since at least Christmas Eve, rendering the Pulse’s most interesting feature essentially useless. What’s worse, that status display above is more or less buried on the Pulse web site, so it’s not even immediately clear that the problem is on Kodak’s side — and when things turn back on we’re guessing more than one Pulse owner will find tons of duped photos on their frames from multiple email attempts, since the system doesn’t confirm email receipt. We’ve heard a few anecdotal stories about email photo delivery slowing down / stopping during previous high traffic periods, so you’d think Kodak would have sorted this out by now, but we guess not — we’ll let you know when the company tells us about a fix.

Kodak Pulse email-to-photo-frame system down for days, millions of memories trapped in the cloud originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Kodak Pulse email-to-photo-frame system down for days, millions of memories trapped in the cloud

We definitely know quite a few people (including this very editor!) who bought their parents Kodak Pulse WiFi photo frames over the holidays, since they seem like a perfect way to share pictures without any fuss — you can just email the frame directly. Unfortunately, it seems like this cloud service has a dark, dark lining: Kodak’s backend email servers have been down since at least Christmas Eve, rendering the Pulse’s most interesting feature essentially useless. What’s worse, that status display above is more or less buried on the Pulse web site, so it’s not even immediately clear that the problem is on Kodak’s side — and when things turn back on we’re guessing more than one Pulse owner will find tons of duped photos on their frames from multiple email attempts, since the system doesn’t confirm email receipt. We’ve heard a few anecdotal stories about email photo delivery slowing down / stopping during previous high traffic periods, so you’d think Kodak would have sorted this out by now, but we guess not — we’ll let you know when the company tells us about a fix.

Kodak Pulse email-to-photo-frame system down for days, millions of memories trapped in the cloud originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:13:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Rollei goes 3D with Power Flex 3D point-and-shoot, Designline 3D photo frame

There may still be some camera makers resisting the 3D trend, but that’s getting to be an increasingly dwindling lot — the latest to jump into the game is Rollei, the 90-year old German manufacturer, which has just announced its new Power Flex 3D point-and-shoot and accompanying Designline 3D photo frame. As you can see above, the camera looks fairly unremarkable expect for that second lens, and the specs are also pretty much in line with some similar 3D point-and-shoots, including 720p video recording, 5 megapixel still images, and a 2.8-inch LCD ’round back that promises to let you see your images in something resembling 3D without the need for 3D glasses. The photo frame also apparently uses the same sort of no-glasses 3D, but thankfully packs a larger 7-inch screen — check it out after the break. Still no word on a release over here, but both the camera and photo frame will be available in Europe next month for €300 (or just under $400) apiece.

Continue reading Rollei goes 3D with Power Flex 3D point-and-shoot, Designline 3D photo frame

Rollei goes 3D with Power Flex 3D point-and-shoot, Designline 3D photo frame originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:59:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon DIA Parrot digital photo frame by nodesign is not a digital photo frame

How do you a frame a digital photo without framing it? That’s the mind-bending question considered by Parrot and the nodesign agency, and the “mysterious object” known as the DIA Parrot is their answer. Just what is it? We’ll let Parrot explain.
What is striking is its 10×4 inch high resolution screen. Dismantled, deconstructed, disconnected from the frame as if there was nothing behind, this screen is transparency, is light. The picture, your photo, appears through this “light box” in a brand new aesthetic dimension…

“The photo frame designed by Jean-Louis Frechin is very mysterious,” continues Henri Seydoux. “Jean-Louis was smart or ‘crazy’ enough to dismantle the LCD screen we get used to, and the result is quite simply magical. We don’t see where the photo comes from… It is simply there, on this transparent and half-dismantled screen… It is prestidigitation!”

Look for it to set you back $500 when it launches in February. You didn’t expect a brand new aesthetic dimension to come cheap, did you?

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DIA Parrot digital photo frame by nodesign is not a digital photo frame originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 18 Dec 2010 10:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon Sparkpad platform revealed by way of FCC, could make your wildest photo frame fantasies come true

A visit to Sparkpad’s website gives you little more than a “coming soon” teaser, but not all is lost, friends: new filings in the FCC’s database today are letting the cat out of the bag. We’re still not sure exactly how this stuff is going to be sold, but Sparkpad’s products are looking a bit like a Bug Labs for larger displays, seemingly allowing hobbyists and companies without massive R&D budgets to throw together Linux-based interactive products that run on photo frames ranging from 7 to 10.4 inches — and if that’s not big enough, there’s also some sort of option for remotely-operated displays of 15 inches and larger. The devices can be programmed using Flash, the Lua language, or — coming soon — using the Android SDK, making for a pretty versatile setup. Interestingly, Sparkpad’s manual points out that this is the platform used by the iGala touchscreen photo frame from a couple years back, so we’re guessing that the company is just now looking at opening up the underlying platform to all comers. Anyhow, yeah — if you’ve ever dreamed of programming your own DreamScreen, Sparkpad might be the way to roll.

Sparkpad platform revealed by way of FCC, could make your wildest photo frame fantasies come true originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 09 Dec 2010 12:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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