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Welcome to the business page, a blog where I'll take you behind the scenes of greater Rochester's fast-changing economy. My name is Ben Rand, and I intend to introduce you to some of the personalities, concepts and events that make news in business here. I've been a business reporter for eight years in Rochester and a journalist for 18, working in four states. I grew up in Pittsford, but moved away after college for about a decade. My wife and I live in Irondequoit with our two children.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Kodak Wi-Fi Camera

More than a year ago Kodak introduced the world's first WiFi digital camera, allowing users to e-mail images without first going through a PC. It took longer than expected to get to the market -- hey, that's technology -- but the camera is taking a beating this week from CNET, one of the more popular technology web sites.

CNET put the EasyShare-One on its list of the 10 worst technologies for the second quarter of 2006. EasyShare-One was named the "worst camera surrounding a good idea.;" CNET notes that while the wireless transmission works well, the camera struggles from "bad menu navigation, murky backgrounds, purple/pink halos."

It's at least got good company. Also meriting CNET's derision: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for trying to popularize the Segway scooter by using it in a polo match (Worst New Sport); and "X-Men: The Official Game" video game (Worst Game Based on a Movie.)


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