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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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Cisco’s Android Cius slate gets sub-$1,000 price tag

Cisco’s Android Cius slate gets sub-$1,000 price tag

While manufacturers are clamoring - Samsung aside - to undercut Apple's iPad with their own Android tablets, Cisco seems content to milk their enterprise customers for all they're worth.  A developer FAQ for the Cisco Cius has leaked to CrunchGear, revealing that the company expects the 7-inch Android-based webconferencing slate to come in at under $1,000 when it arrives - in limited numbers - by the end of 2010.

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The Daily Slash: October 4th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 4th 2010

It's the first Monday of October, and right now we're just about ready to wrap up the night. First up, as we take a look at stories from around the Web, we learn that Skype has just appointed a new CEO for the company today. And then, as usual, we'll wrap up the daily happenings from around the R3 Media Network. So, hopefully you had a good Monday, and welcome to The Daily Slash.

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Webcam Created by MIT Grad Student Can Tell if Your Heart is Healthy

Webcam Created by MIT Grad Student Can Tell if Your Heart is Healthy

Finding out if your healthy or not usually entails a doctor's visit, or two, but thanks to a grad student at MIT, the process could get a lot easier. Ming-Zher Poh, the grad student, has made it possible for an every-day webcam, with some slight modifications, to tell how healthy you, and your heart are, just by looking at you. There's no need to hook yourself up to any machine, or test your blood. Just look at the webcam, and you'll have your result displayed to you.

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