Carl Zeiss optics and a 90-degree field of view are both traits of Logitech's new C930e webcam.
Logitech today announced what it claims is its most advanced webcam for businesses, the "Logitech Webcam C930e" (just C930e from here on out). The C930e touts some industry first features, including an extra wide 90-degree field of view, support for the H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 video encoding standards, and high-definition digital pan, tilt, and zoom, Logitech says.
The human race's march towards becoming disposable batteries for power-hungry robot overlords continues. A mere day after Intel announced a new project that hopes to bring senses, smarts and adaptable machine learning to robots, word's come in that M.I.T. has developed a program that can detect frustration in human smiles much, much more accurately than people can. That's right, your future robo-master will be able to outsmart you and tell when you're lying.
Built-in webcams are everywhere these days, some of which are better than others. Whether it's for integrated webcams or standalone models, there's still room for innovation, and Logitech is at the forefront of pushing through new technologies. The latest fad in webcam technology is Full HD 1080p support, one of a handful of features Logitech is introducing to business users.
Logitech is jumping aboard the pre-CES train with a couple of announcements of its own that just couldn't wait until the convention officially kicks off next week. One of the peripheral maker's new reveals is the Logitech Cube, a rectangular rodent you could say was conceived by thinking outside (figuratively) and inside (literally) the box. The second product is a Full HD webcam with support for 1080p video calling.
A computer science student at Stanford University has discovered a hole in Adobe Flash that could be used by an attacker to furtively enable the victim’s camera and microphone. The vulnerability is not in Flash itself, but the Adobe Flash Settings Manager page. More details about the vulnerability can be found after the jump.
Whether you're chatting it up with a far-away friend or, um, hanging out in a Google+ Hangout, we all know that webcams can supply tons of digital video fun. But did you know webcams can improve your health, too? Neither did we, at least not until we heard of a nifty project involving webcams, 60 office workers, and a research team from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Sit up and pay attention!
PC owners love Logitech for their gaming-focused keyboards, mice and badass racing wheels, but the company's no one-trick pony. For those of you who are more prone to chatting up strangers rather blowing them to jelly with a BFG9000, Logitech's newly unveiled C615 HD webcam might be right up your alley. Sure, its fold-and-swivel design makes the webcam look like the head of our future robotic overlords, complete with a cold, unblinking eye (Seriously -- just look at it), but it also makes it ideal for Skyping on the run.
A 27-year-old taxi driver was arrested this week after his half-naked mug was beamed through cyberspace via webcam on a stolen MacBook. However, it wasn't as easy as turning the pictures over to police. Joshua Kaufman, the man whose laptop was stolen was from his Oakland, California apartment, had to get a little creative with social networking in order to pressure police to take action.
Rent-to-own (RTO) retailer Aaron’s Inc. proudly claims on its website that over 55 million North American households swear by its name. But the company can now safely transfer one Casper, Wyoming couple out of its swear-by-us list to the swear-at-us list. Because Crystal and Brian Byrd are now suing the Atlanta-based firm for snooping on them using a “device and/or software” called PC Rental Agent that came pre-installed on the Dell Inspiron notebook they rented in 2010. Hit the jump for more.
Network solutions specialist D-Link says it's easy to check in and keep track of what's going on at your home with the company's new mydlink-enabled Wireless N Day/Night Network Camera (DSC-932L). With support for night vision, a built-in CPU, and Web server, D-Link is pitching its new camera as a complete day and night monitoring system for homes and small offices. It's also easy to install, D-Link says.