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Protecting Online Photos

Stories abound of pictures being ‘borrowed’ from online family albums or Facebook for various fraudulent purposes. There was the Massachussetts mother who found their child’s photo on a Craig’s list adoption scam and numerous cases of… Continue

Added by Michael Whalen on September 1, 2009 at 11:23am — No Comments

Create a unique gift....a photo album to share with friends and family

Unibind now makes it possible to create an instant 4x6 photo album at home with the MyBook Collection kit. The kit is complete with a book cover, 2 end sheets and a free mailing envelope for mailing. You can print your photos on any type of paper, and easy to assemble – just staple, peel and stick! There is a large variety of colors, themes and designs to choose from to fit any occasion – showers, anniversaries, vacations, honeymoons, pets, children… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on June 22, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Gaga Over Google

A dear friend of mine has often been quoted to say "If only Google could run this country, we'd be golden". And who could argue with that? The plethora of free products and simplified technologies that Google offers has rocked my mama-world in more ways than one.

First of all, Google Reader (along with iGoogle) changed my life. I went from clicking on dozens of blogs each day to having them display easily and accessibly in a tiny little box on my iGoogle home page. This alone saved… Continue

Added by Leigh Steele on March 10, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Member of the GigaTribe? Digital Photography Part 2

What to do with all those digital photographs? Sure, you want to look at them now and then. Sometimes you want to print them out and put them in photo albums the old-fashioned way. Other times you want to view them as a slideshow on the computer or TV. Or you purchased new digital pictures frames from vendors like Digital Foci and you enjoy a rotating cornucopia of memories. But at some point you want to share… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on February 9, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Digital Foci: Time to Replace Those Old Pictures on the Walls with Digital Picture Frames

It happens just about every time I step into someone’s home or office.

“Those your kids?” I ask as I look at the frames on the wall (or desk).


“Cute, what are they, like seven, eight?”

“Oh no, those pictures are really old. Maggie just graduated from High School and Steven is the starting quarterback on the team.”

The conversation ends with a few puzzled looks and polite banter about how… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on February 5, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

You Gotta love Gigatribe-FREE file sharing software

Version 3 is now available - FREE and secure file sharing software with no limit on size and number of files to share photos, videos, music with family and friends. You decide on what to share and with whom in a fully encrypted P2P environment with selected Gigatribe members. There are no files to upload, no size limitations and user scan share files and folders and file transfers can be resumed if the user goes offline. Features include: recently shared filed are color coded ; shared files can… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on October 22, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Heading to the beach or taking a safari?

The Samsung TL320 ultra-wide angle lens 12 mega-pixel compact digital camera is a pocket favorite. With a 24mm ultra-wide angle lens, this rugged camera has a 3” screen with a high resolution, easily viewed indoors and in direct sunlight. The features makes this camera special – wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom and high-definition video recording with a cradle to view your videos and photos on HDTV. For easy use, the automatic controls make it… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on July 20, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

With ROCKET LIFE-cool personalized gifts

If you are looking for a program to make personalized gifts – mugs, teeshirts, photo albums, this one is fun, compared to other tedious programs like Kodak and Snapfish. With an upcoming Fourth of July celebration, we found this program to make fun mugs for the occasion for our guests. The program is simple, easy to use, with simple creative tools to organize and upload images off your computer, with the ability to crop and edit. And the best… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on July 1, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

A Trip Planned with an iPhone

In December, my family of four headed out on a spontaneous two week road trip from Arizona to Washington. We packed the mini-van, strapped our two young daughters in their car seats, and hit the pavement to California. We had little plans, no overnight arrangements besides the first night in L.A., and limited funds.

But what we did have was two trusty iPhones at our sides. For two weeks, we tapped buttons on our phones that helped us navigate the Pacific Coast Highway (Maps app),… Continue

Added by Leigh Steele on February 12, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Trender Awards Finalists Announced

Below are the finalists for the Trender Awards. The Trender Awards were created to honor gadgets and services that are not only cool, novel, and improve people's lives in some way, but also have appeal to everyday folks.


At final count we had almost 100 products or services for consideration. More than half of these products Trender Research has already covered or are from companies with which we have… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on February 19, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Take the iMac Test Drive

Just released: The all-in-one iMac? This I had to see and headed to my local store today in NYC to learn more. As an artist, I always wanted a Mac. After a friendly greeting at the door, a staff member listened to my queries, and led me through the Apple experience knowing I was a longtime PC user.

I was impressed with the sleek design, aluminum surface, 24” display (1680x1050 resolution) and a smaller keyboard with 2 USB ports for mouse and camera devices. The display comes with a stand,… Continue

Added by Ellen Veden on May 14, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Calling Speakers for OTT Video Executive Summit New York-- Novermber 11, 2014

Save the Date!

I am pleased to announce the next OTT Video Executive Summit will take place on November 11, 2014 in New York city. Check out the new web site and check back frequently for updates: See photos and testimonials from the recent Boston event.

Call for Speakers:…


Added by Brian Mahony on May 29, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Sennheiser, Amulet Devices, and Joby -- Gadget Accessories Bad and Ugly (Part 2)

Getting out all our negative vibes in our latest chat about gadget accessories…

The Bad

It could be Murphy’s Law of trade shows, but I was pretty disappointed with the new Sennheiser HD 800 headphone speakers. Sennheiser claims “more than 60 years of ingenious headphone engineering has been applied into the new HD 800” but… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on February 17, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Pass the OTT Video Popcorn: Popcorn Hour Podcast

In the latest in our podcast series on IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) video, we speak with Alex Limberis, COO of Syabas, otherwise known as “Popcorn Hour”. Alex knows a thing or two about digital media, as he was formerly the go-to guy driving Microsoft’s strategy for integrating Windows Media with just about every device that could fit it, including high-profile wins getting WM… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on July 30, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

2.0 in the College Classroom

As faculty members scramble to adopt 2.0 technology their students have already mastered, questions crop up surrounding how faculty should integrate the new mediums into their traditional three roles of teaching, research and service.

First off, it should be noted that all faculty are not equal. Some have managed LinkedIn and Facebook accounts as long as their students. Some of the first adopters have kept a finger on the pulse of modifications and updates as they've come down the… Continue

Added by David Fields on June 26, 2009 at 9:40am — No Comments

CES Last Gadget Standing Winners: Eye-Fi Video Card and HeartMath emWave Personal Stress Reliever Get the People's Vote

I did not get a chance to be at this fun people's choice type award event, but I wanted to give the winners of the Last Gadget Standing competition some ink. The Eye-Fi Video Card won the live event based on CES attendee voting and HeartMath's emWave Personal Stress Reliever (PSR) won first prize based on the online voting.

The Eye-Fi is an SD card with Wi-Fi built-in that allows users to wirelessly… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on January 14, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Netflix Gets Social

Netlfix announced this week that it is linking up with Facebook to allow users to tag and rate its content and share it with friends. This allows Facebook users to share their own catalog of favorite movies like they do with just about everything else on the social network, from photos to the plethora of annoying “25 Things About Me” quizzes. This is big news for Netflix, since it increases its online “street cred” and provides a viral advertising… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on March 27, 2009 at 12:37am — No Comments

Facebook…What is it not?

One day I was surprised to receive a message, via Facebook Mobile, from my father, “I just wanted to see where you are spending so much of your time.” It suddenly dawned on me many people, like my father, a key player in a large telecommunications company, have developed technology skills yet are clueless when it comes to the modern phenomenon of Facebook. Driving strategic Web 2.0 trends in leading technologies and industries, Facebook has been an integral part of everyday culture whether… Continue

Added by Jessica Steele on January 18, 2009 at 5:09pm — 1 Comment

Me and my cell phone

My cell phone is a wonderful gadget with so much hidden potential. The truth is, though, I only know how to make calls. I don't even have phone numbers programmed into it! The good news is I have a great memory for numbers so if I've called you once chances are I can remember your number. I guess my phone is a camera too but only by chance have a snapped a shot of my kids when I've managed to hit the "take picture button". I feel as if I'm confessing some embarrassing secret but I just am not a… Continue

Added by Kirsten on January 18, 2008 at 2:34pm — 1 Comment

Reminder: Trender Award Submissions Due Friday

Apply now for the first annual Trender Awards- Best of 2009! The Trender Awards were created to honor gadgets and services that are not only cool, novel, and improve people's lives in some way, but also have appeal to everyday folks.

The deadline is January 30th and the application process is simple. Simply complete the form below and send an email to me with this information ( I have already… Continue

Added by Brian Mahony on January 26, 2009 at 10:34pm — No Comments

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