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Anybots telepresence robot now shipping

Anybots telepresence robot now shipping

Anybots' telepresence business robots have now begun shipping, offering remote control of a balancing robot with two-way audio and video. Billed as a challenge to business travel, Anybots went up for pre-order back in July 2010; those customers will start to get their 'bots this week, while new orders will ship in March.

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Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 gets Mac support

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 gets Mac support

Logitech has added Mac support to its HD Pro C910 webcam, bringing full HD 1080p video recording and plug-and-play support for iChat, Photo Booth and FaceTime for Mac. Alternatively, Logitech's Vid HD app is also available for Macs, offering 720p HD video calls to other Vid HD users as well as those who have picked up the Google TV based Logitech Revue.

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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.

Video demo after the cut

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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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Cisco home telepresence tipped for Comcast/Verizon reveal next week

Cisco home telepresence tipped for Comcast/Verizon reveal next week

Cisco is tipped to be readying a telepresence device for home use, with partnerships with Verizon and Comcast suggested, according to sources talking to BoomTown.  The exact nature of the device is unclear, but it's believed to cost as low as $200 when "heavily subsidized" or $500 with fewer commitments.  Most importantly, Cisco is expected to be pushing their higher quality video than that of arch rival Skype.

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alessiTab Android home tablet to get €399 November release

alessiTab Android home tablet to get €399 November release

Alessi's Android-based alessiTab is finally approaching availability, with the L-shaped 10.1-inch capacitive slate set to hit Italian shelves in November.  designboom scored an invite to the launch event - held at designer Stefana Giovannoni's own home - to get a demo of the tablet, which packs 1GB of storage, a DVB-T digital TV tuner, WiFi b/g and an HDMI output.

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Looxcie wearable camcorder/headset lets you lifecast with Android

Looxcie wearable camcorder/headset lets you lifecast with Android

Our transition to Borg-like self-facilitating media nodes takes another geeky step, with Looxcie's eponymous headset-mounted Bluetooth camcorder.  Combining a regular Bluetooth headset with a 480 x 320 15fps camera, 4GB of onboard storage and a companion Android app that allows you to review and upload footage while on the move, Looxcie promises to help you share all those "wow, did you see that?!" moments those around you generally miss.

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Microsoft LifeCam Studio HD webcam launches

Microsoft LifeCam Studio HD webcam launches

Microsoft has all sorts of peripherals to its name with lots of mice, keyboards, and webcams to choose from. The company has unveiled its latest webcam called the LifeCam Studio that offers up to 1080p resolution and lots more. Microsoft says the camera is the next best thing to being there when you want to video chat with someone.

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Wild Planet Spy Video TRAKR gets reviewed: good for kids, great for geeks

Wild Planet Spy Video TRAKR gets reviewed: good for kids, great for geeks

What can we say, we're big childish geeks and we love remote-controlled gadgets that beam back video footage.  That's why Wild Planet's Spy Video TRAKR camera-enabled tank proved so appealing (in a Rovio sort of way), and why Hack A Day's review of the $130 toy is so interesting: turns out, Wild Planet left plenty of fun for mod-friendly geeks to enjoy.

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