Archive for the ‘Photo’ Category

Asuka Tripper V Photo Storage Viewer

May 21, 2007

“This is the Asuka Tripper V Photo Storage Viewer, hot off the production line in Japan. It’s got an 800 x 480-pixel screen and is JPEG, RAW, MPEG-4, MP3 and AAC compatible, as well as MP4s, so it’s not just a gizmo for serious photographers.We’ve featured both the Canon and the Epson P-5000 before but, at around $660 for 160GB storage, the Asuka is cheaper and roomier (with the Epson, you get half the storage for the same price.)”

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How An Innocent Photo Could Land You In Jail

May 15, 2007

“Three-year-old Sarah M. is either a toddler in her birthday suit playing in the garden, or a nude temptress with a sultry look who requires protection from the culprits who took this photograph — her doting parents.This is the fix we’re in, now that computers have opened the barn door on kiddie porn. The FBI has issued blanket requests to photo processing labs and computer repair shops in some cities to be on the lookout for pictures of kids in compromising positions, urging them to call the authorities whether they’re sure or not about a picture’s legality. The big national chains that have photo processing labs — Costco, CVS, Rite-Aid, and Wal-Mart — have company policies that compel them to notify the police about any criminal activity they see in customers’ photos. And when children are involved, they’re more than willing to err on the side of caution.”

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