Canon has recently showed off a new prototype device dubbed the Cross Media Station. The device allows users to simultaneously download images or videos from and charge a camera that is placed on top of it. It can support up to three cameras at one go, allowing users to share photos and videos with other users, with features such as facial recognition allowing images that contain the same person to be grouped together. Photos can also be displayed on a HDMI-connected HDTV while the cameras are placed on the Cross Media Station, though they will need some sort of adapter, since integrating the technology into products will likely be a costly affair. The Cross Media Station is expected to be in the market in two or three years.
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