Stuff's "News" now a year old?

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 23-Jun-2007 07:29

I couldn't help but notice this story on Stuff today which talks about HP's new Digital Cameras with a slimming function which can apparently look like you weight 10 pounds less. The story even made the editors picks and currently appears on the front page.

That's all fine and dandy but what's so newsworthy about these cameras? HP announced them at the CES in January 2006 and these cameras have been available in the US and UK markets since September 2006. A quick Google search shows a lot of blog posts and reviews from around September and October 2006 of these cameras with most people saying the feature is average at best. Here's a couple of links describing the feature back then - Macworld gadget blog   and this blog post which has a few funny comments.

How can Fairfax possibly class a rehash of a 9 month old product release as news?





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Comment by juha, on 23-Jun-2007 08:29

That question should be looked into, definitely, but the last line is what had me scratching my head...

"Hewlett-Packard Australia said it did not sell digital cameras in the Asia-Pacific region.


Comment by taniwha, on 23-Jun-2007 16:18

It's from The Press -- things move slower in the South Island.


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