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You simply attach a coded sticker near the photo, scan it with the Story Teller and then record your message. To play back the message associated with the photo, just place the Story Teller back over the sticker.

Perhaps you’d like to identify all the people in a group photo, explain how each one fits into the family history, identify the occasion of the get-together, or add additional information about certain members of the group. Maybe you’d like to record the memories of a special trip while they’re still fresh in your mind.

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However you use it, the Story Teller comes with over 500 special stickers, so you can share a lot of family stories alongside those treasured photos, preserving family history for the next generation. You can also back up your recordings to your computer via USB.

Product Specifications

  • Bring your photo albums to life in a whole new way
  • Record personalized messages to elaborate on the pictures you take
  • Simply attach a coded sticker near the photo, scan it with the Story Teller and then record your message
  • To play back the message associated with the photo, just place the Story Teller back over the sticker
  • Comes with over 500 specially coded stickers
  • You can also back up your recordings to computer via USB (included)
  • Requires 3 x AAA batteries (not included)


As we talk about new gadgets for 2010, last month Panosonic introduced the first world's lightest Full-HD Camcorder called HDC-SDX1.
The camcorder ultra-compact body that weighs under 0.41 lbs, a 35.8mm wide-angle lens*2, 23x Intelligent Zoom and can also double as a Web camera with built-in capabilities for Internet video calling.
HDC-SDX1 camcorder can do the following:- Read More

- Capture HD video content.

- Serves as a Web camera and microphone allowing for users to connect with online video chat programs such as SKYPE.

- You can also make video calls over the Internet to enable easy visual communication.

- Users can directly upload video clips to YouTube™ or Facebook® without having to launch a browser.
- Supports pple© iFrame video format for smooth and easy loading and editing of image data using a Mac®

As quoted from Senior Product Manager Chris Rice "We do our best to provide products that adapt to the ever-changing world of technology and this model does just that – it's a camcorder that shoots high-quality video, using its incredible zooming capabilities and advanced optical technology – while providing consumers with the ability to make video calls from a computer."

The Panasonic HDC-SDX1 also features a newly-developed HYBRID Optical Image Stabilization system (O.I.S.), an image stabilization system that provides optical and electrical hand-shake correction. This system specifically helps when zooming, making it possible to record beautiful videos. In addition to the HYBRID O.I.S. system, the SDX1 provides even more powerful hand-shake correction with O.I.S. Lock. By pressing the O.I.S. Lock button on the LCD monitor, the blur detection sensitivity is maximized and other camera movements are detected and corrected.

The Panasonic HDC-SDX1 will be available in black in September 2010 with a suggested retail price of $499.95. For more information on Panasonic camcorders, please visit www.panasonic.com/dvc.

XextremeKey USB driveLaCie has solved your problem of data loss due to flash disk damage. The XtremKey Flash Disk is made to survive any hash condition.
LaCie announced their LaCie XtremKey, which is a USB flash drive housed in the sturdiest shell of the era that will survive all sorts of tortures including water, drop, extreme temperatures, pressure and many others.

The flash disk is able to resist water, pressure, and it’ll be working well at 333 feet deep under the water. And some more it’s able to survive extreme temperatures as low as -58 degree Fahrenheit (-50 degree Celsius) and as high as 392 degree Fahrenheit (200 degree Celsius). Read More

The LaCie XtremKey is also claimed to be strong enough to withstand pressure from 10-ton truck rolls over it, thanks to the Zamac material that makes up its shell – the kind of metal alloy composed of Zinc, Aluminum, magnesium and copper.

Starting August 2010, XtremeKey will be available in capacities ranging from 8GB to 64GB, with the 8GB priced at $50.

Get your dollars ready!

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Intel and Google appear close to announcing a deal with Sony for Internet-enabled TVs at a Google developer conference this week in San Francisco.

The deal would help Sony to differentiate itself in a challenging and highly competitive marketplace for television sets. Last week, Sony reported pricing pressure on its Bravia LCD televisions, contributing to a half-billion-dollar loss in Sony's consumer products and devices division.

Intel has been actively gearing up for the past year to provide both silicon and software to Internet-enabled TV ventures, according to Eric Kim, SVP and GM, digital home group, Intel Corporation, speaking at a May 11th investor presentation. Read More

On the silicon side, Intel has an order backlog of one million units of its second-generation "System-on-Chip" (SoC) Intel Atom CE 4100, which entered production in December 2009. Customers include France Telecom and other major service providers, cable operators and IPTV operators to be announced.

On the software side, Intel has developed a consumer electronics (CE) operating system based on MeeGo Linux. The OS will support legacy CE middleware, including various systems developed by broadcast and pay-TV providers around the world, as well as fully-capable Internet applications including HTML5, OpenGL, and Adobe Flash 10.1. "When vendors say, 'We support Flash,' it usually means Flash Lite," said Kim. "We provide the performance headroom to run Flash without any constraints."

Intel's previous software framework, Widget Channel, was developed in conjunction with Yahoo! to enable developers to build small applications to enhance the viewing experience.

With the reported deal, Google, along with its developer community, would have a prime position to provide applications and content optimized for the Intel framework. In addition, the delivery channel opens up new methods of delivering user content, presenting contextual advertising, and gathering user information.

However, Intel's Kim was careful to point out that the latest generation of smart-TV technology was intended to complement existing networks and providers rather than attempt to replace it entirely. "We thought it was important to embrace the broadcast legacy infrastructure," said Kim. "These players invested billions into infrastructure, and they're not going to throw it away."

HP drops Windows 7 from 'Slate' tablet, will use WebOS variant Less than a week after computer maker HP agreed to purchase the struggling smartphone maker Palm $1.2 billion in cash, sources are noting that it will be removing Windows 7 from the Slate tablet, instead choosing to use a WebOS variant, arguably the best smartphone operating system available.

Sources say HP was not happy with the overall performance of Windows 7 on their unreleased tablet, saying the OS was too power-hungry. Additionally, a Windows 7 license will bring up the price of any final Slate product, and now that HP owns WebOS, the move makes sense. Read More
And other sources say how HP is set to drop the Intel processor used in the tablet, which would completely kill off any chance of Windows 7 being used.

The Slate, in its original state, would have run on Windows 7, would have been $549 at its cheapest, and had an 8.9-inch 1024x600 multi-touch screen. Additionally, the tablet had a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, 1GB RAM, SDHC slot (with support up to 128GB), two cameras, a USB port, a SIM card slot, and five-hour battery life.