• A 4K webcam for all your beyond-high-definition Google Hangouts

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:11 am

    4K technology looks like it'll be the next benchmark for high-definition video after the current 1080p standard. While most of us probably won't ever touch one of those television industry grade 4K cameras, you could potentially own this "affordable" 4K webcam.
  • Fate of webcam spies show courts take hacking seriously when nudity and showers are involved

    Posted September 14, 2011 - 11:46 am

    The aging script kid who used malware to steal photos, webcam images and blackmail victims gets six years for what judge calls "cyber-terrorism. Repair tech arrested for pwning webcams and conning victims into bringing them into the shower faces 12 felony counts.
  • Defending Facebook's excitement over its new (obsolete) video-chat service

    Posted July 7, 2011 - 2:19 pm

    ITworld blogger Peter Smith was disappointed the Facebook announcement this week, which turned out to be plain vanilla video chat, giving FB no credit for being able to get excited over 5-year-old technology. It's not just video chat, Peter, it's video chat from the cloud.
  • How many of us are being spied on through our laptops?

    Posted May 4, 2011 - 3:10 pm

    It's easy to treat the story about the Wyoming couple suing a PC rental chain for spying on its family through a rented laptop as an "offbeat" news item. It's not.
  • Review

    Reach out and TouchCam someone

    Posted December 3, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    If you are videoconferencing a lot (or you want to start making more video calls), the N1 offers an upgrade from the standard built-in Webcam.
  • Review

    5 security webcams for your home

    Posted June 29, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Security cameras aren't just for businesses and the exceedingly wealthy anymore. Now you can equip your home with cameras that are not only wireless but accessible for viewing via the web.
  • Webcam, Take Me Away!

    Posted April 27, 2010 - 9:00 am

    The 7 coolest G-rated webcams you're probably not watching.
  • Digital Gear: Webcam, handheld video camera go HD

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 9:18 pm

    Store shelves will host cool gadgets that could be good buys as the holiday season rolls in. Some new cameras, including the Flip MinoHD from Cisco Systems and LifeCam Cinema from Microsoft, are lightweight devices that can shoot high-definition video. Another portable device, TwitterPeek, is a unique mobile messaging device exclusively for Twitter fans. For Apple's iPhone, Shure has released new earphones that can control video and music.
  • Dell and IDC Say Videoconferencing Hot for SMBs

    Posted April 3, 2009 - 12:16 pm

    It's hard for me to think of business videoconferencing without imagining a vice president in front of his laptop wearing a shirt and tie but no pants. But IDC says 35 percent of all small and medium businesses will be using videoconferencing of some type this year. Dell's new Vostro laptops include Web cameras and software to make this happen. But do you believe one of three small businesses will really go Webcam happy?

  • Timewasters: Wild webcams, bailout game, weird gadgets

    Posted February 13, 2009 - 11:02 am

    Sure, you could be refinancing your mortgage at shockingly low rates, polishing up your resume, or doing actual work. But no. You're going to spend it here poking a panda.
  • Digital Gear: A new dimension to 3D

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 4:18 pm

    3D has come a long way since its introduction in movies decades ago. Sharper images and deeper resolutions have made 3D TVs colorful. 3D glasses have gotten sleek and expensive. And 3D technology has also made its way to webcams, binoculars and video games.

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