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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.

Video demo after the cut

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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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Scosche iClops iPod/iPad webcam and Optoma Neo-i pico-projector dock incoming

Scosche iClops iPod/iPad webcam and Optoma Neo-i pico-projector dock incoming

The market for iPhone accessories is huge, but it's also 99-percent full of nasty cases we wouldn't want anywhere near our shiny Apple hardware.  However, glancing through iLounge's preview of 2011 products and two stand out: the provisionally-titled Scosche iClops webcam, which gives camera-free iOS devices a 2.1-megapixel CMOS of their own, and the Optoma Neo-i pico-projector iPhone dock.

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Notion Ink Adam production prototypes spotted [Video]

Notion Ink Adam production prototypes spotted [Video]

We're still waiting to see a video demo of the new Eden multitasking system which Notion Ink has developed for their Adam tablet, but until then we'll make do with some shots of tooling prototypes straight off the Chinese production line.  The new hardware is functional - as you can see in the video after the cut - and there's even a comparison shot between Adam and a Nokia E63 to put its thickness into perspective.

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