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Photo Stats Turns iPhone EXIF Data into Beautiful Infographics 9th Aug 2011

Photo Stats Turns iPhone EXIF Data into Beautiful Infographics

Photo Stats is an iPhone app that neither edits your photos nor organizes them. Instead, it makes cool infographics that let you know a lot more about your photos.

You all know about EXIF metadata, but I bet that the only time you ever look at it is to quickly check which camera or lens you or another photographer used, or to find out if such a noise-free picture was really taken at ISO 3200.

Photo Stats makes that info a lot more friendly.

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Standardized Specs Make 3-D TV Viewing Easier, But Not Prettier 6th Aug 2011

Standardized Specs Make 3-D TV Viewing Easier, But Not Prettier

The good news: Starting next year, the 3-D glasses you get with your 3-D TV may be compatible with displays made by other major manufacturers as well.

The bad news: They’re still hopelessly ugly.

Sony, Samsung and Panasonic have rallied together to support the “Full HD 3-D Glasses Initiative” and will use Xpand brand 3-D glasses for their active shutter sets starting in 2012.

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Syncomatic Automatically Beams Photos from iPhone to Mac 2nd Aug 2011

Syncomatic Automatically Beams Photos from iPhone to Mac

Can’t wait for iOS5 to bring you Photo Stream, the service which automatically sends photos snapped with your iPhone to your other iOS devices or even your computer? Well, Syncomatic is here to give you a taste for that auto-syncing action right now.

Syncomatic is an iPhone app which runs in the background and talks to a companion app running on your Mac. Using a mystery mix of network info and location information, Syncomatic will detect when you are near your computer and then send any new photos and movies to it.

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‘Miniature’ Industrial Juicer Ideal for the Home 30th Jul 2011

‘Miniature’ Industrial Juicer Ideal for the Home

If you are the head of a family of very thirsty Oompa-Loompas, a race of people who — unknown to many — require several gallons of fresh orange juice a day, along with pounds of carrots and even the odd pumpkin, to keep their orange color*, then you might want to take a look at the Citrocasa Fantastic. It’s a trimmed-down version of the orange-squeezer familiar from a million airports, malls and cafes.

It works like this: A reservoir of fresh fruit runs through a tubular cage and into the maw of the machine. There each orange is split with a blade and fed into a series of rollers which force the sharp, acidic juice from its fleshy home.

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2X Telephoto Camera-Phone Lens Is Ready for Its Closeup 27th Jul 2011

2X Telephoto Camera-Phone Lens Is Ready for Its Closeup

Photojojo’s new add-on cellphone camera lens will double, yes double the focal length of the lens you have on there already. Like the wide-angle and macro lenses it joins in the lineup, the 2X telephoto snaps onto a tiny magnetic donut that sticks to your phone, surrounding the camera like the attractive washer it is.

Not only will the lens pull things closer, it also adds an almost ridiculous amount of vignetting around the edges of your photographs, making them look like they were shot through some kind of Lomo-branded toilet paper tube.

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ICam Concept Lets iPhone Control Camera’s Brains 24th Jul 2011

ICam Concept Lets iPhone Control Camera’s Brains

Finally, somebody has invented the camera I have always wanted. Or at least, Turkish designer Zeki Özek has invented the camera tech I have always wanted.

Ozek’s iCam is a way to integrate your iPhone with a proper camera. The camera would have a cutout in the back into which the phone slots, hooking into the camera’s brain via the familiar 30-pin dock connector. The phone’s screen takes the place of a dedicated LCD, and photos are recorded direct to the iPhone’s internal storage.

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Thunderbolt Display Almost Turns MacBook Air into iMac 19th Jul 2011

Thunderbolt Display Almost Turns MacBook Air into iMac

Last, and probably least, in today’s deluge of new Apple products is the Thunderbolt Display, a new 2560 x 1440 LED monitor with Thunderbolt connectivity. The 27-inch screen hooks up to MacBooks, just like the existing Cinema Display, but the addition of the speedy Thunderbolt I/O, it almost turns into an iMac.

The monitor has three cables. One plugs into the power socket on the wall, one sends power to your MacBook’s MagSafe port, and the third hooks into the mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt port.

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HTC ‘Facebook Phone’ Craves Your Status Updates 13th Jul 2011

HTC ‘Facebook Phone’ Craves Your Status Updates

Facebook has always maintained it is not working on a phone. And while it’s not exactly an official Facebook phone, the HTC Status is as close as you’re going to get to one.

The entire device screams “Facebook” in functionality, form and aesthetic. To begin with, there’s the most obvious social feature: A Facebook-branded “F” button located at the lower-right corner of the phone, dedicated entirely to updating your status (hence the name of the phone).

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Texting While Driving Still Kills, But It’s on the (Slight) Decline 10th Jul 2011

Texting While Driving Still Kills, But It’s on the (Slight) Decline

By Jacqui Cheng, Ars Technica

Look around on an average day, and distracted driving—especially as it relates to cell phone use and texting while driving—might seem to be more common than ever. In reality, however, the frequency of drivers using cell phones or texting may be declining, according to a 50-page report put together by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Despite this, people using gadgets while driving remains a safety concern—especially when it comes to texting.

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Aluminum Keyboard Disguises iPad as MacBook Air 4th Jul 2011

Aluminum Keyboard Disguises iPad as MacBook Air

Keyboards all come down to feel. Buying one without trying it first — unless there is a good returns policy — is probably foolish. But that doesn’t stop me wanting to send $50 to the M.I.C Store right this minute.

The keyboard in question is the Aluminum Keyboard Buddy Case for iPad 2, a keyboard very similar in concept to the ZaggMate case.

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