Instant photos are back with the Polaroid 300 Instant Analogue camera

There's been lots of movement in Camp Polaroid this year, what with the appointment of Lady Gaga as creative director of the brand. Now we're finally seeing some new kit to go along with the Paparazzi popstar in the shape…

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Gerald LynchInstant photos are back with the Polaroid 300 Instant Analogue camera

CES 2010: Final Thoughts

The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Final Thoughts

CES 2010: Day 2 Round-Up

It may have gotten off to a dull start thanks to the lacklustre showing from Microsoft, but CES 2010 today threw up some really nice surprises. Keep an eye out for the Light Blue Optic's Light Touch here in today's…

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Gerald LynchCES 2010: Day 2 Round-Up

TECHNOLOGY DEATHMATCH: Camera phone shutter clicks vs no camera phone shutter clicks

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Not your traditional Technology Deathmatch today but when I saw this post on Wired last week my hackles were raised to the point of crowbaring the issue into my regular Monday feature and, well, here we are – cameraphones: should they have to make a sound when the shutter is released, or shouldn’t they?

See, the deal is that it’s already the case in Japan and they’re looking to make it so in the States after Republican Congressman of New York, Peter King, asked for a new bill to force all mobile phones sold in the US to have no option of a silent camera click. The idea, of course, is that you can’t then take photos of people…

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Daniel SungTECHNOLOGY DEATHMATCH: Camera phone shutter clicks vs no camera phone shutter clicks

Thwart persistent paparazzi with these infrared sunglasses

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If you’re finding the pressure of fame is getting to you, and you’re constantly being pestered by men with long lenses, these infrared sunglasses could be the thing for you.

A bit of DIY (or, if you’re rich and famous enough, you can get your butler to do it) turns a big pair of shades into eye-wear that effectively blinds digital cameras. They work by mounting two infrared LEDs into the frames, and running wire along the arms to two button batteries…

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Andy MerrettThwart persistent paparazzi with these infrared sunglasses