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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?
‘U2 3D’ was launched in Turkish theatres last month. The concert film featuring Irish rock band U2 is the first to be shot, produced, and screened exclusively with both 3-D and digital cinema technology. The film has received positive reviews, with many critics stating that viewing the 3-D effects was actually better than going to a live concert.
McDonald’s Sweden has just finished its Pick an’ Play operation. The concept was simple. It allowed passers-by with a Smartphone to challenge each other to a game of ‘Pong’ on a giant screen in Stockholm. An international brand choosing to make us famous (and a free dessert to the winner).