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  • Sony CMU-BR100 Skype camera and microphone unit review
    Televisions 3 out of 5

    Sony CMU-BR100 Skype camera and microphone unit review

    By 25 January 2013

    The sky's the limit with Skype. You needn't restrict the virtual face-to-face call system's use to a computer or mobile device - or perhaps you don't happen to own either - as many of the latest smart TVs have a Skype app built in. In tandem with the...

  • Microsoft LifeCam Studio review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Microsoft LifeCam Studio review

    By 24 January 2013

    A 1080p webcam sounds a little ridiculous doesn't it. But of course, webcams aren't just for video calls, they're for recording your thoughts to YouTube, presenting a video podcast or lip-syncing to Carly Rae Jepsen. They are, in fact, cheap camcorders...

  • Logitech C270 webcam review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Logitech C270 webcam review

    By 23 January 2013

    Those of us in our thirties, and older, will remember how much it used to cost to buy something that could make video. And of course, those same people remember how hard it was to handle, edit and share that video. Now, for less than £20 you can have...

  • Professional tips for video calls: camera work
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    Professional tips for video calls: camera work

    By 22 January 2013

    As part of our expert tips for making better video calls for Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, today is the day of that most fundamental piece of equipment that is your webcam. More specifically, we need to uncover some basic skills when it comes...

  • Logitech TV Cam HD review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Logitech TV Cam HD review

    By 21 January 2013

    Since the telephone first rose to prominence there has been chatter about the video phone. BT tried it years ago before there was even broadband - and before there was even ISDN - and it was always a flop. But it didn't fail because people didn't want...

  • Robot takes place of sick child in US school
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    Robot takes place of sick child in US school

    By 4 October 2012

    A seven-year-old boy too sick to attend school is keeping up with lessons and his classmates by sending a robot in his place.  The VGo robot - or “Roboswot” as it has been dubbed - uses a webcam to give Devon Carrow-Sperduti a virtual presence in...

  • Samsung InTouch brings Skype and Internet to your TV
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    Samsung InTouch brings Skype and Internet to your TV

    By 9 January 2012

    Fancy Skype on your TV? Well come March you could have just that with the Samsung inTouch TV accessory. Basically it'll sit on top of any HDTV you might have lying around and enable you to view and be viewed by your Skype buddies. And it's not only Skype...

  • Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 takes Skype 1080p Full HD
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    Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 takes Skype 1080p Full HD

    By 5 January 2012

    Logitech has announced the first Full HD webcam for Skype users, promising to offer 1080p video for when you fancy seeing granny in glorious high-def. The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 captures full-HD 1080p video for connecting with friends using Skype...

  • HD webcam fun with the Logitech C615
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    HD webcam fun with the Logitech C615

    By 14 June 2011

    Chances are that if your laptop is still working well, a lack of a HD webcam isn't likely to entice you into upgrading - even if it would mean entry to the HD video calling club (the coolest club in town). But there is another way in, one that doesn't...

  • APP OF THE DAY: WebCamera (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: WebCamera (iPhone)

    By 21 March 2011

    Monday signals the start of another week's worth of App of the Days here on Pocket-lint and, as such, we've been scouring the Android Market, looking in the App World, checking out the Marketplace and also casting our eye on Facebook to see what's new...

  • Miniature house webcam makes you look like a giant
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    Miniature house webcam makes you look like a giant

    By 22 February 2011

    This webcam accessory is a touch of creative class, as it's been designed to fit over a webcam of the built-in variety in order to make you look as though you're an extra from Land of the Giants. Spotted on Super Punch, we're not sure whether it would...

  • VIDEO: Chatroulette used for The Last Exorcism viral campaign
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    VIDEO: Chatroulette used for The Last Exorcism viral campaign

    By 20 August 2010

    For anyone who regularly uses Chatroulette, the service is now becoming a rather dangerous place. This, however, is not down to viruses or privacy risks, but the risk of messing your trousers after a rather innovative advertising stunt. The social video...

  • VIDEO: Minority report computer becomes reality
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    VIDEO: Minority report computer becomes reality

    By 4 July 2010

    Remember that scene in Minority Report where Tom Cruise uses his hands to swipe and swish his way through a number of images? Well, what if we told you that not only is that computer system real and ready to use, but that it might be in your home within...

  • Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcam review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 webcam review

    By 21 June 2010

    It was a stroke of luck that the Microsoft LifeCam HD-5000 dropped through onto the doormat of Pocket-lint Towers, just as the Chat Roulette phenomenon of 2010 was hitting the Internet. However our interest soon wore off as the fifth male member in a...

  • Logitech goes HD webcam mad
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    Logitech goes HD webcam mad

    By 10 June 2010

    Clearly under the impression that you can never have too many webcams, Logitech has announced four of them onto the unsuspecting public. All four are HD devices featuring Logitech's Vid HD for HD video calling and Fluid Crystal tech for "crystal clear...

  • Auto Smiley turns your real smiles into :)s
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    Auto Smiley turns your real smiles into :)s

    By 24 March 2010

    A coder named Theo Watson has developed a bit of Mac software called Auto Smiley that uses your webcam to monitor your face while you're typing. If you smile, it'll then automatically insert a ":)" into whatever you're writing. It uses openFrameworks...

  • Typeface generates a font from your face
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    Typeface generates a font from your face

    By 17 March 2010

    A designer called Mary Huang has concocted a rather nifty bit of software which allows anyone to create a font unique to them, using the proportions of their face. It's called Typeface, and uses a webcam and some facial analysis software to determine...

  • Microsoft launches LifeCam HD-5000 and HD-6000
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    Microsoft launches LifeCam HD-5000 and HD-6000

    By 16 March 2010

    Microsoft has just dropped us word of a pair of webcams that it'll be making available within the next couple of months. The LifeCam HD-5000 and LifeCam HD6000 both come with what the company is calling "TrueColour" image processing. That promises better...

  • Y-Cam Knight SD wireless security camera review
    Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Y-Cam Knight SD wireless security camera review

    By 24 February 2010

    In 2008 it was reported that there were around 4.2 million security cameras in the UK (via Channel 4), which means around one camera for every 14 people. Trouble is, unless you live in a major city those cameras aren't pointing into your house or office...

  • "Hunk" painting car pink with nail varnish live on Web
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    "Hunk" painting car pink with nail varnish live on Web

    By 22 January 2010

    You might well ask why, as indeed I am, but a Welshman is attempting to paint a Fiat 500 pink, live online, using tiny pots of nail varnish to try and get a Guinness World Record, as well, of course, as gaining some publicity for Fiat's new, limited edition,...

  • Star Trek Enterprise webcam launches
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    Star Trek Enterprise webcam launches

    By 15 January 2010

    This novelty webcam will let you talk to your trekkie mates whilst staring lovingly at the Enterprise NCC-1701. Compatible with Skype, MSN and other popular chat software, on both Macs and PCs, its Communicator compatibility is not clear at this stage....

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - digital cameras
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    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - digital cameras

    By 3 November 2009

    2009 has seen the digital camera arms race continue at an ever increasing speed. With Canon announcing that its profits were down over 80% in the fourth quarter of last year and the rise of the cameraphone, one might have thought it was going to be a...

  • Liquid Digital Solutions aGent V5 webcam   review
    Online 3 out of 5

    Liquid Digital Solutions aGent V5 webcam review

    By 3 November 2009

    The first thing that strikes you about the agent V5 is just how good looking it is. In a world where many webcams are black plastic, the V5 is lovingly wrapped in chrome, so it jumps out as a premium looking product. Out of the box it has that Mac look...

  • Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD webcam announced
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    Creative Live! Cam Socialize HD webcam announced

    By 21 October 2009

    Creative has announced the Live! Cam Socialize HD web cam that comes complete with "enhanced" Live! Central 2 software. It's designed for video chatting on the likes of Skype, Yahoo and MSN, and for recording video in high def to post on social media...

  • Five ways to enjoy 3D right now
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    Five ways to enjoy 3D right now

    By 22 September 2009

    Just because the broadcasters and TV manufacturers insist on spending years around board-room tables deciding how they're going to deliver 3D to our homes, it doesn't mean that we have to wait to get our fix of stereoscopic images. So, while their coffee...