From its wood casing to its cardboard back, the 8-by-10-inch Ceiva picture frame doesn't look much different from any other. But this version from Ceiva Logic (310/887-6799, http://www.ceiva.com ), with a flat-panel LCD, is a bit more high-tech. The $249 Ceiva plugs into your phone line and downloads pictures sent to your personal Web-based photo album. Ceiva's simple interface has only two buttons--one to control the screen's brightness, and one that lets you set the ten pictures stored on the frame to stay in a fixed display or to rotate. All you have to do is sit back and cringe at those shots of Aunt Tillie at last summer's family reunion.
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