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iPad webcam accessory spotted in the wild

iPad webcam accessory spotted in the wild

I have never heard of a company called PhotoFast but it has an interesting accessory for the iPad that is the first of its kind I have seen. The accessory is called the PhotoFast Webcam for iPad and it looks like any other webcam you would connect to a computer.

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Parrot AR.Drone officially launching at E3 2010

Parrot AR.Drone officially launching at E3 2010

Parrot kept telling us that their AR.Drone was set to launch in 2010, and after a while you start to wonder whether the iPhone-controlled quadricopter really is destined for shipping or was only ever likely to be (very cool) vaporware.  Now the French company promises to reveal all - including pricing and release dates - at E3 2010 on June 15th.

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Panasonic VIERA HDTV Skype arrives in US with $170 webcam

Panasonic VIERA HDTV Skype arrives in US with $170 webcam

Panasonic's Skype camera for the company's VIERA HDTVs has crossed over from Japan and arrived in the US.  Activated today on select VIERA CAST enabled Panasonic 2010 HDTVs, the Skype functionality allows for voice and video calls to be made direct from the TV itself, including SkypeOut and SkypeIn support and voicemail.

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OmniVision Takes Samsung’s Crown of World’s Smallest 1080p Camera

OmniVision Takes Samsung’s Crown of World’s Smallest 1080p Camera

All of these companies get passed around so much, from providing one thing to another, that it can be hard to keep up. Samsung, which just last month announced that they had the smallest 1080p camera module on the market, have now just been usurped. And, sure enough, it's from OmniVision, which probably got bumped out of the iPhone HD game by LG Innotek. It's a vicious world, the tech world, but we're happy that we're viewing it from the looking glass.

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FREETALK Everyman HD webcam for Skype users launches

FREETALK Everyman HD webcam for Skype users launches

Skype users can make voice and video calls if they want to and have the hardware needed. Those who like video calling with Skype, but want better image quality can now get a new Skype compatible webcam directly from the Skype Shop called the FREETALK Everyman HD webcam.

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IRIS lets you make eye contact online

IRIS lets you make eye contact online

It's very rare to find a webcam today that is on eye level with the person using it. That means when you make video calls or have video chat session you end up looking up to the person or down on them depending on where the webcam is located.

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Panasonic TT-CC10W Skype webcam for HDTVs hits Japan

Panasonic TT-CC10W Skype webcam for HDTVs hits Japan

It may look a little like Project Natal, but this lengthy webcam is actually Panasonic's Skype camera for their latest HDTVs.  The Panasonic TY-CC10W is intended to use with select Viera models, bringing 720p HD video and active noise cancellation audio to the sets for straightforward video conversations.

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1000’s of pics of students allegedly taken using webcams on laptops at Pa school

1000’s of pics of students allegedly taken using webcams on laptops at Pa school

In February, I mentioned that a school district in Pa had been accused of remotely activating the webcams on school issued laptops and taking pictures of students in their homes without the student or parents knowing it. More details have now surfaced in the case.

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Samsung 1.3MP and 2.1MP webcam sensors record up to 1080p HD

Samsung 1.3MP and 2.1MP webcam sensors record up to 1080p HD

Samsung Electronics have announced two new laptop webcam CMOS sensors, the S5K6A1 and S5K5B3, which the company reckons are good enough to grab real-time HD video at 30fps.  Intended for video conferencing and recording, the 1.3-megapixel S5K6A1 and 2.1-megapixel S5K5B3 chips also support a high-speed VGA mode for low-bandwidth connections.

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faceVision ships FVexpress Combo 720p video cam for Google Talk

faceVision ships FVexpress Combo 720p video cam for Google Talk

I am totally not the video calling kind of guy. I tend to pick my nose and burp at inappropriate times and you never know when I will make that "you are a moron face" when I am talking to people. Video would really betray my seemingly nice nature to the people who know me.

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Windows Phone 7 Tablet concept wants 3D calls [Video]

Windows Phone 7 Tablet concept wants 3D calls [Video]

We're still waiting for the first Windows Phone 7 series handsets to go on sale - something not expected until late in 2010 - but that hasn't stopped the dreamers among us wondering what larger devices based on the platform might look like.  Designer Umang Dokey reckons the most obvious application is an 8-inch tablet, complete with a capacitive touchscreen and dual-webcams for 3D chat, and he's put together the demo video to prove it.

Video demo after the cut

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000, HD-5001 and HD-6000 webcams get TrueColor auto-balance

Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000, HD-5001 and HD-6000 webcams get TrueColor auto-balance

Microsoft have outed three new webcams, each of which use the company's new TrueColor Technology for improved color balance and exposure.  The new range includes the LifeCam HD-5000 and HD-5001, intended for desktop users, and the LifeCam HD-6000 for Notebooks; each supports 720p HD video recording and auto-focus.

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