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D-Link's Nightvision Baby Cam Can Play Lullabies for Restless Kids

When you can't be there in person to help soothe a restless toddler, or you're just trying to teach them to sleep through the night, D-Link's new Wi-Fi Baby Camera will let you keep an eye on little ones when you're away, or don't want to intervene. Read More >>

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Inside the Murky World of Webcam Hackers

There's a horrible and growing trend in the darkest corners of the internet: using Remote Administration Tools, hackers are increasingly taking control of webcams around the world. Read More >>

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Microsoft Patents Depressing Kinect-Based Audience Monitoring Tool

Microsoft has applied for a Kinect patent that uses its posh webcam to count the number of people in a room, just in case there's any confusion as to whether your entire family watching Evil Dead counts as an illegal public screening. Read More >>

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Around 5,000 People Work on Webcam Sex Streams in the UK

The rise of video sharing sites and resulting flop of physical porn sales has led to a change in how porn stars work and deliver their, er, material, to the masses, with an estimated 5,000 people, most of whom we'd assume to be ladies called Sindy, working on live porn webcam streams in the UK. Read More >>

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Webcam Timelapses Used To Automatically Model Cities in 3D

The ability to see maps in buildings and landscapes in 3D makes following along considerably easier than with just 2D. So researchers at the University of Washington have made generating 3D models of a given location dead simple using custom software and nothing more than a webcam timelapse video of the spot captured on a sunny day. Read More >>

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Logitech's Wi-Fi Webcam Turns Your MacBook Into a Broadcast Studio

Built-in webcams have been a standard option on Macs for the past six or seven years. So it seems a bit odd for Logitech to release an external webcam that's designed exclusively for Apple hardware. But if you're tired of your camera being stuck above your display, the Broadcaster Wi-Fi Webcam will give you a new angle on recording. Read More >>

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These Simple Tips Ensure You Don't Look Like Crap On a Webcam

Gone are the days when video chats were limited to tiny pixelated windows that had you stuttering through conversations with a friend. High quality webcams and broadband connections mean you can now chat in high-definition, so why not do everything you can to look fabulous on camera? Read More >>

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The World's Smallest 4K Camera Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

4K resolution video will be the next big technological leap as far as film and television goes. But it doesn't take a massive, expensive camera like the RED Epic to shoot 4K resolution video. In fact, Point Grey's Flea3 webcam—equipped with a Sony Exmor R sensor—is up to the task but is hardly bigger than an inch in any direction. Read More >>

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A Morph-Like Webcam That Can Be Any Shape You Need

Writing about a new webcam feels as pointless as writing about a new calculator — everybody already has them built into every device they use. But if you still need one, Hercules' HD Twist should fit your 8 year old laptop. Read More >>

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British Crematorium Live Streaming Funerals

Progress! Those that are too ill or just plain unwilling to make it to the crematorium to send off their loved one, friend or arch nemesis, can now watch from the comfort of their own home, thanks to Stafford Borough council. Read More >>

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Watch a Woman See Her House Getting Robbed Live Via Webcam

When someone has a constant live webcam feed set up in their home, it's usually a good bet that it's for something super pervy or really, really paranoid. But then there's that one-in-a-big-number chance that it's actually useful, like when this lady perchanced upon some dudes robbing her house and called the emergency number. Read More >>

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