Items tagged with Webcam

What appears to be the first mass-produced 3D web camera looks like a friendly robot. It's actually two cameras that record, according to Hammacher Schlemmer, "slightly differing images" that are then put together as a stereoscopic image. It even comes with five pairs of 3D glasses (those funky cyan/red glasses that used to come in comic books) so you can invite your friends over to watch your 3D movies. The webcam only works with PCs that run Windows XP or Vista (it seems likely that later versions will run on Windows 7), via a built-in USB cable. The two cameras record video at 800 x 600 resolution, 15 frames per second, and can focus up to 12 inches away. OK, so it's not going to look good... Read more...
Microsoft may not be the first vendor you think of when looking for a new webcam, but sure enough, the company has just introduced a new one. The LifeCam VX-2000 is the newest member of the growing LifeCam family, and priced at under $30, it's apt to fit most budgets. It transmits VGA video and possesses a built-in microphone, and apparently Microsoft has arranged for this thing to work easily with any broadband-connected PC. Designed for video calling and video chatting, the webcam packs a 1.3MP sensor and auto-adjusts for low-light condition. It'll ship next month for $29.95 and will arrive with a three-year limited hardware warranty. In related news, the company is also introducing three new... Read more...
MSI StarCam Flip Webcam Taipei, TW - Worldwide high-end graphics card and professional motherboard brand-manufacturer, MSI International, today unveils the company's flagship StarCam Flip webcam. With a built-in glass-lens with a "true" 2.0 megapixel high quality sensor and highly sensitive USB microphone, MSI StarCam Flip ensures the best image and communication quality. MSI StarCam Flip is the world's first webcam that has PenPower business card recognition software's exclusive authorization. Additionally, its unique hinge design and auto-macro lens help the user manage large numbers of business cards with ease. MSI StarCam Flip webcam helps you take the first step for creating a successful... Read more...
MSI's spent the bulk of its time of late pumping out new graphics cards and drool worthy notebooks. We have to say, it's latest product is somewhat of a letdown in comparison to those other items, but it's still interesting to say the least. The flagship StarCam Flip webcam handles all the typical webcam tasks -- video chats, quick mugshots, etc. -- but it also includes something that most rivals dont't. Read for this? A business card reader.Believe it or not, the USB-enabled device not only includes a 2MP sensor, a high quality microphone and a flexible neck, but it also scans business cards. MSI claims that this is the planet's first webcam that has PenPower business card recognition software's... Read more...
Perhaps it's a bit difficult to fathom, but a technology that was originally developed for "homeland security and defense purposes," is now being unleashed in a consumer product that will let you remotely see what your pet is up to while you are away from the house. San Diego-based, Avaak, today officially announced its first general consumer product, the Vue Personal Video Network, a "wire-free video system." The Vue Personal Video Network ($299) comes with two wireless, Lithium-Ion battery-powered cameras, four magnetic camera mounts, and a base station, which Avaak refers to as a "gateway." Setting up the Vue couldn't be easier: After you plug the gateway into your home router, you bring each... Read more...
ASUS Announces World’s First 24” LCD Monitor with Integrated Video Conferencing Capabilities -- ASUS MK241H combines real-time communication with high definition 1080P display to deliver the ultimate interactive user experience -- FREMONT, CA (MARCH 12, 2008) - Designed for users who insist on watching high definition (HD) content on a PC while enjoying real-time video communication, ASUS, worldwide leader in open architecture products and notebook design and manufacturing, today launched the new MK241H LCD monitor. Touted as the world’s most versatile 24” wide screen LCD monitor, the MK241H features native High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) support for full HD 1080p video playback and... Read more...
Don't we all love it when clever people take stuff that's right off the shelf, or better still, in hand, and show us how to use it in innovative ways? Simple Help outines a cheap and easy way to set up your own motion detecting security system with detailed, step by step instructions. You don't need much: 1. a PC running Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP (the software is untested on Windows 95 and NT, but should work) 2. a webcam (or two, see advanced) 3. Dorgem - an open source (free) webcam utility. To upload images 'off-site' (in case someone steals your computer) you'll need an FTP account. See the Advanced section when you're done the initial setup. Most everyone has the equipment... Read more...
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