David Pogue of the New York Times on something that makes the Flip camera’s death that much suckier:
But there’s a second part of the tragedy, too, something that nobody knows. That new Flip that the product manager showed me was astonishing. It was called FlipLive, and it added one powerful new feature to the standard Flip: live broadcasting to the Internet.
That is, when you’re in a Wi-Fi hot spot, the entire world can see what you’re filming.
Pretty awesome idea. But already easily done with an iPhone and the right apps1. Still impressive nonetheless. The Flip just couldn’t keep up with other multi-purpose devices.
(via Daring Fireball)
- And you wouldn’t need Wi-Fi [↩]