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DIY Project Glass makes Google’s AR vision real

DIY Project Glass makes Google’s AR vision real

Google may be saying Project Glass is still "years away" but that hasn't stopped DIY versions of the AR headset by others inspired by the eye-catching demo video. Now, we've seen plenty of ironic parodies of Google's wearables - including what might happen if Microsoft waded in - but augmented reality developer Will Powell actually took the time to make a functional version, using a pair of Vuzix glasses, a custom-crafted UI, and Dragon Naturally Speaking for voice recognition. Check out the demo video after the cut.

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Qbo robot dons ASUS 3D sensor crown for intelligent autonomy

Qbo robot dons ASUS 3D sensor crown for intelligent autonomy

Open-source robot project Qbo has gained a new set of sensors, in the shape of a custom ASUS Xtion tiara that allows the 'bot to 3D map his environment, autonomously navigate and - most importantly - avoid obstacles. While Qbo already has twin HD webcam eyes and four ultrasonic sensors (two up front and two on the back), adding in the Xtion Pro Live sensor bar augments the robot's awareness of its environment, layering 3D on top of the 2D mapping it was already capable of recording.

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Dropcam HD Review

Dropcam HD Review

Webcams aren't new, and WiFi isn't new, but it's taken a while for WiFi-enabled video streaming cameras to come down to a level where remote home surveillance is reasonably affordable. Dropcam's second-gen offering, the Dropcam HD, is a compact webcam with integrated wireless network connectivity, together with a suite of online and smartphone apps that all link up with the company's cloud-based backbone. We've been under the watchful eye of the Dropcam HD; check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Logitech to offer new webcam tech for business users

Logitech to offer new webcam tech for business users

Logitech has announced that it is set to offer up some new technology for webcams that will make them work better for the business users out there. The new tech is intended to help the business world accelerate the adoption of videoconferencing and Unified Communications (UC) in the enterprise. According to Logitech, one of the reasons, UC failed in some enterprise situations was poor video quality and implementation issues.

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Dropcam HD WiFi camera promises 60 second setup

Dropcam HD WiFi camera promises 60 second setup

Dropcam has revealed its latest wirelessly-connected webcam, the Dropcam HD, promising straightforward setup, HD picture quality and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're spying on somebody. The company's first in-house hardware design, the Dropcam HD is little bigger than its lens, coming with a removable, posable stand and hooking up to your home or office network via WiFi.

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Samsung SmartCam streams to iOS and Android

Samsung SmartCam streams to iOS and Android

Samsung has joined the increasingly crowded WiFi IP security camera market with the new Samsung SmartCam at CES today, a 1.3-megapixel webcam with integrated WiFi b/g/n and ethernet. The company is pushing the ease of use of the SmartCam, with WPS for easy network connections - with a compatible router - along with mobile apps for Android and iOS devices so that you can log in from your phone or tablet.

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Samsung WiFi Baby Monitor uploads your kids to YouTube

Samsung WiFi Baby Monitor uploads your kids to YouTube

Samsung wants to help you look at children - preferably your own - with the new WiFi Baby Monitor, a compact wireless-enabled IP webcam that's designed to let cautious parents keep a streaming eye on their offspring. Fitting a 1.3-megapixel camera into a 3.15-inch diameter, 1.25-inch thick puck, the Samsung WiFi Baby Monitor streams direct to your laptop, smartphone, tablet or any other internet-connected browser.

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Samsung inTouch puts Skype on any HDTV

Samsung inTouch puts Skype on any HDTV

Samsung has launched the inTouch WiFi Skype camera, a Kinect-lookalike wirelessly-enabled webcam that turns a regular HDTV into a 720p video conferencing tool, YouTube player and web browser. The 3-megapixel fixed-focus webcam is paired with WiFi b/g/n and integrated microphone and speakers, while the inTouch itself actually runs a heavily skinned Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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TP-LINK TL-SC4171G WiFi IP Camera Review

TP-LINK TL-SC4171G WiFi IP Camera Review

Burglars rummaging through your holiday gifts; cats shedding hair on your favorite jumper; your in-laws pulling up in the drive - sometimes it would be nice to have another set of eyes, just in case. TP-LINK can't graft extra eyeballs into your face, but its TL-SC4171G Pan/Tilt Surveillance Camera can give you real-time video monitoring with nothing more than mains power and a WiFi network. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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