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  • Web cam tilts, swivels, has 2GB of storage

    Web cam tilts, swivels, has 2GB of storage

    Good for those hard-to-reach places, this USB web cam rotates 360 degrees and can be angled up to 180 degrees. It's also got 2GB of built-in storage for good measure. Read More

  • Novo Minoru, the world's first and last red/blue 3D webcam

    Novo Minoru, the world's first and last red/blue 3D webcam

    Remember those awful movies where a 3D effect was effected by having two images, one red and one blue or green, and then you wore those dorky glasses to see the magic? Sure, nostalgia's great, but let's be honest, they were also terrible and made your brain hurt. Now you can have that special kind of headache in your very own home with this interesting but doomed device. Read More

  • New Samsung webcam sensor does 720p and more

    New Samsung webcam sensor does 720p and more

    Seeing that PC users on desktop and laptop are embracing both HD video and built-in webcams, Samsung has decided to put the two together in the obvious form of a HD webcam. Until now, webcams have been pretty much limited to VGA (640×480) resolution, which is fine if you’re playing Wolfenstein 3D, but it is the year 2008, we have flying cars and spinning skyscrapers, why not a nice… Read More

  • Review: Microsoft Lifecam Show webcam

    Review: Microsoft Lifecam Show webcam

    You’ll like it if you’re looking for a high-quality webcam with decent software, autofocus, and good low-light performance. But not if you’re a Mac user or you can’t justify spending $100 on a webcam for simple stuff like videoconferencing and short, quick videos. Full review (with video) after the jump… Read More

  • Sure, why not? Ethical, fair trade USB devices

    Sure, why not? Ethical, fair trade USB devices

    A company in Belgium called United Pepper is behind a line of USB devices that are assembled in a fair trade-certified factory in Vietnam. The devices include a USB webcam called Lili (seen above) and a USB hub called Oscar (seen here). On top of being made in a factory with fair wages and working conditions, the devices themselves are made from environmentally-friendly materials and packaged in… Read More

  • Review: IPEVO POV webcam

    Review: IPEVO POV webcam

    When it comes to buying a webcam, there seems to be two distinct product groupings. On the one end, you have inexpensive cameras that sell for between $20 and $50. These cameras often feature relatively low resolutions like 320×240 or 640×480 and are relatively simple to operate — you stick the camera on top of your monitor, fire up AIM, Windows Live Messenger, or Skype and then… Read More

  • Liquid lenses coming to webcams near you

    Liquid lenses coming to webcams near you

    For the “extremely small camera” sector, this could be a real boon. These liquid lenses are fixed in place within the camera, manipulated using electricity, and — well, I’ll let Varioptic explain it: It works much like the human eye, using electricity to alter the shape of two drops of liquid, to bend light, alter focus, and produce a miniature, yet powerful… Read More

  • Microsoft's LifeCam VX-5000: Fun webcams for people who like that sort of thing, like perverts and telemedicine purveyors

    Microsoft's LifeCam VX-5000: Fun webcams for people who like that sort of thing, like perverts and telemedicine purveyors

    The VX-5000 webcams are VGA-quality cameras that sit quietly on top of your monitor and include a Windows Live Call Button for bringing up your Windows Live contacts. Best of all, One-Touch Blogging lets you blog a blog to Windows Live Spaces blogs using the one-touch blogging for bloggers who blog software. It should cost $49.95 but and will be available in June. It’s quite small, so it… Read More

  • Hackers detonate fake nuke on live news; Czech Republic is so not amused

    Hackers are an annoyance usually, but sometimes they pull a funny or tricky prank, and then I must stand up and politely applaud. Sadly, they sometimes get caught. Such is the case of six ill-fated hacker types from the Czech Republic, who managed to sneak this fake nuclear blast into a news channel’s weather webcam. That is awesome. It’s a harmless prank, to be sure, but the group is… Read More

  • Logitech Introduces Carl Zeiss Webcams

    Logitech Introduces Carl Zeiss Webcams

    Logitech today announced two new webcams that each incorporate hot Carl Zeiss lenses. The QuickCam Pro 9000 (above) is true 2-megapixel cam intended for desktop use, while the QuickCam Pro for Notebooks incorporates the same features into compact and portable unit that includes a tripod. Both of the units carry a price point of $99 and should be available soon. I had the opportunity to look at… Read More