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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?
Students at the Technical University in Berlin are developing a new digital photographic device that takes panoramic view pictures covering all angles. The device is in fact a soft padded ball with 36 integrated cameras. To take a picture, the ball needs to be thrown in the air. At the highest point, the ball takes one picture.
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.