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iPad Cam-Case concept sets sights on big-screen FaceTime

iPad Cam-Case concept sets sights on big-screen FaceTime

Apple's decision to omit a webcam from the iPad is even more frustrating when you consider the number of people playing with FaceTime on their iPhone 4 smartphones, and so Chet Rosales' Cam-Case concept seems mighty topical.  Intended to not only protect the Apple tablet but add a rotating webcam for front- and rear-facing video use, it would also make the iPad easier to hold by virtue of its rubberized edges.

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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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