Social Media


Is Facebook moving away from a mainly private social network?  Until now, there wasn’t an easy way to embed Facebook status updates, posts, or your favorite photo/video of the moment into other news websites or blogs.  Well, today that all changed.  Facebook wants to branch out into more “live” web events - think Twitter-esque.  Only a handful of [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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Ever daydreamed of being a character in your very own comic strip? Now with Canon's new Pixma Comix App on the Canon U.S.A. Facebook page, you can do just that, for free. Use six images (either uploaded or already on Facebook) to embarrass yourself, friends, or family for many years to come in a printable [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Most people my age and older have heard of Polaroid instant cameras, although they went out of style once digital photography became mainstream. Recently, Socialmatic LLC announced that they have an agreement with Polaroid to market a new-age instant camera, the Polaroid Socialmatic camera. This camera brings the old style of printing out photos directly from [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News
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Call me old fashioned, but my daughter didn't have a Facebook account until she was 15.  Kids as young as 13 are allowed on Facebook, and there used to be (probably still are) some websites designed specifically for even younger kids.  Carnegie Mellon University and Web Wise Kids have worked together to create the BeSeen [...]

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Posted in: iOS, Kid Gadgets, News

Motionbox is a video-sharing site that offers better quality and more security settings than YouTube, and  – according to one customer – lets you share your personal videos with your family and friends but not “with the creeps of the world.”  There are three levels of service.  The free Basic level allows you to upload [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News

Sharing and Tweeting


Some of you may have noticed the two buttons that I recently added to the bottom of each review here on The Gadgeteer. Instead of assuming that you all know what they can be used for, I thought I would be proactive and explain them.  The two buttons / links are located at the end [...]