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16 Places to Visit Via Webcam That Are Prettier Than Wherever You Are

You probably tape up your own webcam. That’s just good, if a little paranoid, personal security. Others don’t tape up their webcams. In fact they want you watching them and visiting locales you might never get to visit, or viewing vistas you haven’t seen in a decade. So sit back, chill out, and tune into these spectacular real-time sights, all from the comfort of your computer. Read More >>

technology
This 4K Webcam Will Show Your Every Flaw to Your Fans

Webcams aren’t quite the must have accessory they were in 2010. Now every laptop and tablet has a camera on the front, ready and willing to broadcast your multitude of chins out onto the internets. But the webcam fattening the bezel of your laptop has some pretty severe limitations, ranging from lack of flexibility to quality. If you’re a serious streamer, or addicted to Skype, you’ll need something more. Logitech thinks it’s made that something. Read More >>

porn
Facial Recognition Software Can Find Your Dream Webcam Sex Performer

A business operating in the thrilling webcam sex industry has come up with an interesting way of selling its, er, products, by letting users use facial recognition tools to track down a sex performer who looks like someone you know or like, or hate and want to see shamed. Read More >>

security
FBI Director Says You Should Cover Your Webcam With Tape

Do you cover your webcam with tape or a sticker? Mark Zuckerberg does. It’s used to guard against hackers who might want to peek at your or your environment through your devices. And now the FBI Director has come out defending his own use of tape on his devices. Read More >>

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Windows Update Breaks Millions of Cameras and People Are Pissed Off

Microsoft’s first big Anniversary Update for Windows 10 went live earlier this month. With it came improved pen performance, new Cortana features, and an all around better Windows. Two weeks later, it’s become clear that the Anniversary update has some big problems. First, some users were plagued with a system-wide freeze after logging into Windows, and now Paul Thurrott reports that the OS is killing certain webcams. Read More >>

internet
Jennicam: Why the First Lifecaster Disappeared From the Internet

Exactly 19 years ago today, a 19-year-old woman name Jennifer Ringley started streaming photos taken from her dorm room and inadvertently invented lifecasting. Then she disappeared from the internet. Read More >>

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Three Uses for Your Webcam That Don’t Involve Video Chat

If you own a laptop, you probably own a webcam too. But what you may not realise is that it has plenty of potential outside of Skype, FaceTime, and the other chat apps you've been using it for. Here are three alternative uses to consider, all made possible with free software your webcam's built-in tools. Read More >>

cameras
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 >>

porn
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 >>

gadgets
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 >>