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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?
Waisda.nl (slang for ‘What is that?”) is a game created by Dutch broadcaster KRO that asks viewers to tag what is happening onscreen as they watch video material. Users receive points if they use the same tag as someone else, on the basis that this confirms the validity of the tag. The aim is to make searching for specific reference points in video material easier and more intelligent, thanks to this user input.
Intel is converting social media profiles into infographics using its ‘What About Me?’ tool, that provide not only statistics, but a snapshot of a person’s individual online social life broken out by topic, behaviour, and personality.