7 Things You Can Do with a Smart Camera

Back Up Your Photos

1. Back Up Your Photos

Backing up your photos is the best way
to guarantee you’ll never lose them. And with a Wi-Fi–enabled camera, backing them up is a snap. Simply turn on the Auto Backup feature on any Smart Camera and your shots will be wirelessly transferred to your PC.

If your computer has Wake on LAN functionality, it will receive the photos even if it’s turned off. When the transfer’s complete, your camera can even tell the computer to shut itself back down. Not connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot? You can still send pictures: Smart Cameras support Wi-Fi Direct and can connect directly to other Wi-Fi Direct–compatible devices that are within range. If your computer is not equipped with Wake-on-LAN, simply turn on your PC when you get home and the backup will proceed automatically.

Philips Turns Pane of Glass Into a 3D TV

Philips has launched a new line of TVs called DesignLine, and they're definitely very different from most other TVs on the market.

Aiming to create an "object of desire" rather than just another TV, Philips' designers have created a TV that looks like a seamless sheet of glass with a black gradient.

And when we say "seamless," we mean it: there is no stand, no visible frame (when the TV is off), and the TV is meant to simply be leaned against the wall.

Nikon D7000 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS Digital SLR

When it was announced in September the D7000 took a lot of people by surprise. Although a D90 successor had been on the horizon for some time, what wasn't expected was how close in specification terms the new camera would turn out to be to the D300S. In some respects, in fact, the D7000 actually outguns its (supposedly) semi-pro cousin, and offers a compelling upgrade option to both D90 and D300S owners, whilst nominally sitting between the two in Nikon's current lineup.

HP 5210 HD Webcam Review

In my line of work, the webcam is an invaluable tool. Channeling my journalistic-Scorsese, I can conduct video interviews, reviews and how-to videos. I’ve been getting along just fine, using the variety baked into my current laptop of choice. I grumble here and there about their knack for jerky play when recording video calls, clunky software utilities and poor resolutions. My love-hate relationship is perhaps, why I don’t own a webcam on my more gamer-obsessed desktop computer. Sure, it would be nice to sit the “Mini Warden” on my lap for video calls with her “Nani” in WA. And I’ve been wanting to do more video how-tos on my workbench–an easier endeavor indeed, with a reliable camera. SIGH! These were high cost dreams in the past–at least for the level of satisfying smooth and even playback for which I would aim.

BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone New Comer

After months of hype, hearsay and hesitation, BlackBerry finally came forward with the official launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform earlier this year. While the QWERTY-packing BlackBerry Q10 won’t be available for a little while yet, the touchscreen-only BlackBerry Z10 is now available through a number of carriers around the world. For the purposes of this review, we got our hands on the Telus version in Canada, but it should be fundamentally the same as the Z10 sold by other wireless providers internationally.

New Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Concept Flashes 8-Core CPU And 16MP Snapper

The beauty about concept phones is they push the limits of imagination, which is exactly how the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 render came out - packed with specs that exceed the supposed muscles that the Galaxy S4 will flash this week.

All the hit ingredients are present - a 1080p screen display, an 8-core processor and a gorgeous body-make that invites more than a second look - and we have to thank for allowing us a near-true mock up of the upcoming Samsung phablet, which experts said would rollout on Q3 2013.

As we wait, let us relish the latest Note 3 render that Concept Phones said is the product of an artist's rich imagination, who goes by the name Master Nexus.
New Samsung Galaxy Note 3

New Samsung Galaxy phone might be controlled by your eyes

Samsung's next Galaxy smartphone might be controlled by nothing more than the user's eyes, according to a new report in advance of its March 14 unveiling.

"Eye scrolling" will do things like scroll down a page of text when the user's eyes have reached the bottom of the screen, according to a New York Times report.

Quoting an unnamed Samsung employee who has used the phone, the Times said the Samsung Galaxy S IV, the next generation in its popular Galaxy S line, will be more heavily geared toward new software than a physical reboot of the Android-based device.

The Samsung Galaxy S III has a
The Samsung Galaxy S III has a "Smart Stay" feature that uses a camera to tell when the user is looking at it