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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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Genius launches FaceCam 3000 with headset

Genius launches FaceCam 3000 with headset

We can be honest in that webcams are really rather boring. They all do pretty much the same thing. This new webcam from Genius is interesting though because it comes with a little singe ear headset. The headset looks like a Bluetooth headset that you would use for your smartphone. The headset will let those of you who like to video chat will have very good audio quality.

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Mount Everest webcam is world’s highest

Mount Everest webcam is world’s highest

Curious as to what's happening at the top of Mount Everest? Tune in to the world's highest webcam and you could find out for yourself, without having to strap on heavy-duty boots and goggles. The Mobotix M12 camera was installed by Italy's Ev-K2-CNR scientific committee as part of a Nepalese government project, running on solar power at the top of the 5,675m high Kala Patthar summit.

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Finally, a fully positive Viral Video

Finally, a fully positive Viral Video

There's a video out there this weekend, folks one called "Webcam 101 for Seniors", one that if you haven't already seen, you're sure as heck about to. It features a couple of United States citizens by the names of Bruce and Esther Huffman who unknowingly captured themselves in a video attempting to make their computer's webcam take a photo. While this at first may seem like any other "fail" sort of video that'd make those in the video feel embarrassed beyond belief, this complete accident is making the Huffman's smile as well. It's a joy for me to publish such a story, especially since this whole story started when the now senior Bruce Huffman was paid 5 cents to make his most impressive and professional monkey face when he was eight years old.

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REETI PCBot tracks users, squirts video and blushes [Video]

REETI PCBot tracks users, squirts video and blushes [Video]

In the robotics world, silicone rubber can be either used for disturbing evil, such as the slug-like Elphoid P1 humanoid cellphone, or for bug-eyed good, like French firm Robopec's endearing REETI. The desktop companion is both a PC, a webcam and a telepresence 'bot, capable of streaming live video from his webcam eyes, responding to touch thanks to various embedded sensors, and making facial expressions.

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TouchPad Introduces webOS Video Calling, Integrated Seamlessly with Phone Calls

TouchPad Introduces webOS Video Calling, Integrated Seamlessly with Phone Calls

Although this feature has been a staple for a couple other notable mobile OS groups for at least several months now, webOS has today introduced video calling, and it looks pretty darn nice. We're live at the HP / webOS event today learning all about the new devices and the new OS: webOS 3.0, which will be running on each of them. In the middle of a talk about using the TouchPad with the new Kindle app, HP introduced not only the ability to use the tablet as a telephone, but the swiftness in switching directly to video chat at the touch of a button.

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