It's a very chilly 20 degrees here in New York with a light snow blanketing the floor (which will soon turn into a dirt slushie), but you could've fooled Canon. It just released a new version of its "Selphy" dye-sublimation printer, the CP780. It's designed to connect directly to a digital camera to print anywhere outside the house--a picnic, Easter egg hunt, birthday party, etc.
SanDisk's SlotMusic strategy puzzled me at first. I didn't understand why anybody would pay almost the same price as a CD for an easily misplaced microSD card with lower-quality audio. The release of the $19.99 SlotMusic player, which is basically an MP3 player capable of playing these cards, changed my opinion a little bit. But I suggested that the real strength would come in curated cards containing, for example, a selection of songs from the Billboard charts. Given that a regular album cost $14.99 on this format, I figured that a curated card for the same … Read more