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Dropcam Echo adds audio to easy wireless security webcam

Dropcam Echo adds audio to easy wireless security webcam

Dropcam has introduced its latest internet-connected security camera, the Dropcam Echo, which takes their first model and throws in streaming audio support.  The Dropcam Echo hooks up via WiFi to your home or business router and automatically starts streaming video to the company's site; you can log in via a regular desktop browser or via the iPhone or iPad apps.  Meanwhile there's basic DVR functionality for reviewing older recordings.

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Eken M001 Android MID gets battery boost hack, video call webcam [Video]

Eken M001 Android MID gets battery boost hack, video call webcam [Video]

Eken's M001 Android MID certainly had promise - a bargain price tag will do that - but the end result, particularly dire battery life, left us cold.  Still, that's nothing a little elbow grease, soldering and time investment won't address, and that's just what Carnivore from the Slatedroid forums has done.  His M001 now has a USB hub, two new full-sized USB ports, 8GB of integrated storage and - most impressively - a total 5,200mAh of battery good for 7-12hrs of runtime.

Video demo after the cut

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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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