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Polaroid is finally back with a digital camera that develops instant pictures. The innovation comes from the Zink ink-less technology: its water-resistant paper contains crystals that turn into cyan, magenta and yellow-coloured dots when heated. Once you click, you can develop your 2x3-inch picture in less than a minute. The camera costs $160 and the printing paper is anywhere between $15 to $25.
Why it matters
People who could be curious about instant photography but are hesitant about spending money on it might be tempted by the fact that you can use it as a regular 10 megapixel digital camera. But in the age of Instagram and retro photography, how can Polaroid break through?
The start-up slowbizz.com is a new music social network, which aims to bring together music fans willing to host small concerts in their homes with talented artist willing to perform in such settings. The artists receive 150 Euro, free accommodation, a meal and will also be driven to their next gig.
Oya is a small but growing German magazine about sustainable thinking and living. It touches various subjects like alternative currencies and economies or how citizens can create their own products rather than buy everything.