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Creative Live! Cam Notebook Ultra

Creative Live! Cam Notebook Ultra

Creative has released a total of 4 new Webcams all of which are Plug n Play capable, have integrated microphones, and as far as webcams go, look pretty attractive. The most interesting is the Creative Live! Cam Notebook Ultra which claims the ability to take up to 5MP still images.

Ping Pong Webcam from Brando

Ping Pong Webcam from Brando

This gadget single-handedly makes me weep for the human race. Yes, I saw Balls of Fury, yes it was absolutely hilarious, but I think a ping pong webcam is just too, too far.

CES 2008: Toshiba demo Spurs Engine – PS3 Cell CPU in Qosmio laptop

CES 2008: Toshiba demo Spurs Engine – PS3 Cell CPU in Qosmio laptop

Toshiba have taken the Cell CPU usually found in a Sony PS3 and put it into a concept Qosmio G45 laptop, giving the machine a total of six processors (the original Core 2 Duo is still there, plus the four 1.5GHz synergistic processing elements in the Cell) and the ability to perform high-complexity visual tasks in real-time.  The system is then able to upscale 640 x 480 video to 1080p via heavy-duty image processing in a mere three hours (whereas a normal Core 2 Duo machine would take 24), use the onboard webcam to recognise and translate hand gestures to control the laptop, and even trawl through stacks of video identifying common faces and building playlists from recurring actors.

 

CES 2008: WowWee unveil Rovio web-controlled webcam & creepy Mr Personality robot

CES 2008: WowWee unveil Rovio web-controlled webcam & creepy Mr Personality robot

Set to be bothering the ankles of CES explorers this year are two new 'bots from the WowWee stables: the slick, beetle-like Rovio and the frankly disturbing Mr Personality (shown after the cut).  The Rovio, capable of being controlled from any internet-enabled device thanks to its WiFi b/g hookup, has a built-in movable VGA webcam complete with sound, and can stream live footage across the network to wherever you are in the world.

 

Ustream links families for the holidays

Ustream links families for the holidays

Nothing is more important than family during the holidays. It’s often a time of depression for people who are without someone dear to them. We all need hope, family and love around this time and that includes the soldiers who are out there fighting and can’t be with us at home.

The Missile Launcher Webcam

The Missile Launcher Webcam

Alright, so I wrote up the Steampunk webcam yesterday and thought I had found the webcam of my dreams. I however, had a bit of a change of heart, I've decided I'd much rather have a webcam that can shoot at people.

The Steampunk Anglepoise Webcam

The Steampunk Anglepoise Webcam

I always enjoy admiring anything steampunk, however, the price of such items is more than most of us can afford. This webcam is different enough to set it apart from the usual boring types and is affordable enough for anyone to snag.

The webcam features driverless installation and can take 1.3 megapixel pictures direct from the cam. It runs at a resolution of up to 640x480 pixels at 30fps.

Gigabyte M704 UMPC yet another addition to what seemed to be a stale market

Gigabyte M704 UMPC yet another addition to what seemed to be a stale market

First we get hit with the new Asus offering, and now Gigabyte has a new UMPC too, looks like things are popping in the UMPC market again. Sadly it looks like this will, for now, only be available in Taiwan.

But if you are still interested, it has a 1.2GHz VIA Esther ULV C7-M processor, a 7” LED backlit LCD with a 1024x600 resolution, and a 40 or 60GB HDD with Windows Vista. It weighs a mere 780 grams.

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