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Internet Connected Picture Frame

  Posted on Thursday July 20, @04:36PM Pacific
Net Devices Ceiva is a digital picture frame that has the power to load its own pictures directly from the Internet. At first, the new Ceiva digital picture frame looks, feels and acts like a traditional wood picture frame. Plug it in and you'll discover that Ceiva is anything but traditional. Ceiva can receive pictures directly from the Internet. With only two switches on the back of the frame, the device does not require the user to interact with any software or operating system. In addition to sharing photos of friends and family, Ceiva customers can now select from a range of branded content customized and delivered daily to their digital picture frame. The new services include extended local weather forecasts provided by The Weather Channel's Weather.com; daily winning lottery numbers provided by Lottery.com; horoscopes provided by Eugenia Last; and daily comics including Ziggy, Bizzaro, and Real Life Adventures. Ceiva currently retails for $249 for the frame, plus a monthly service fee of $7.99.

 
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    Re: Internet Connected Picture Frame

    by John Noakes on Sunday July 23, @07:02PM
    A Great step for home automation, a person could later incorporate a home messageing feature, that notified owner of phone messages, appliances in need of maintanence, etc...
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    • Re: Internet Connected Picture Frame

      by Joseph Haas on Monday July 24, @10:01PM
      That's a good point, however is a picture frame really the device that should be doing all that?Looking at Ceiva's web site, I think their real product should be this great little desktop device that brings you all this information and *also* acts a picture frame. The focus on this being a "picture frame +" seems to minimize the (for lack of a more appropriate word) coolness and usefulness of the Ceiva frame.
      It won't be long before these type of internet connected devices dominate our lives, and this seems to be the first real practical (however expensive) one.

      IMHO :)
      Yohaas

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