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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?
French consumer product company BIC has launched an educational tool for primary schools which combines the new BIC Tab tablets and BIC Connect software. The 10-inch rugged tablet, developed in collaboration with Intel, is meant to teach school children about handwriting and digital technology. Teachers use a laptop to communicate wirelessly with the tablets. The solution will be launched with approximately 100 preloaded exercises and software to allow teachers to create assignments. Children can access the internet under their teacher's control. The equipment can cost anywhere between 6,000 to 20,000 euros depending on the number of tablets supplied.
Dutch foundation Skyway is busy spreading its famous ‘Sencity‘ party events all over the world. These popular parties bring deaf and hearing people together – through top performance musicians, vibrating dance-floors, aroma and visual-jockeys, sign-dancers and even sign-rappers.