Skype's best known for video and audio calling, and even a bit of old-school instant messaging, but there are plenty of other uses for it. One of these alternative uses is to set up a free, instant access home monitoring system that you can launch from your office or your vacation whenever you like. Here's how to…
If you own a laptop, you probably own a webcam too. But what you may not realize 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.
Say goodbye to the rest of your day. Because after playing with this web app that turns your webcam feed into a realtime stream of ASCII art, you're not going to want to do anything else ever again.
Her name is Maîtresse Madeline. She makes bondage, domination, and sadomasochism videos (NSFW) for site Kink.com. And now she's going to charge a single person $42,000 for one hour of webcam sex, perhaps the most expensive private sex webcam session of all time.
How many webcams are there in the world? I have no idea. Millions upon millions. But the problem is that 99.99% of them are dull and boring, like watching concrete dry. (Although, perhaps, the very inner essence of webcams is to be repetitious and dull.) But take a look at the collection we've put together here: these…
Virgin Mobile’s YouTube page can—if you let it—use your webcam to tell when you blink and change the ads each time you do so. It's creepy, but kinda cool.
If you're one of those people who feel as if you're undeserving of love and/or enjoy torturing yourself for fun, here's something new to add to your self-mutilation bag o' tricks: watch a 24/7/365 Cockroach Cam. It's like watching a bunch of cam girls go about their daily lives only the opposite of that because those…
Nobody likes arriving at an empty coffee pot. Especially computer scientists at Cambridge University—which is why, back in 1991, a team of them invented the world's first webcam to keep an eye on coffee levels from their desks.
If you think cam girls—those flirty naked characters that plague porn site pop-up ads—are raking in easy money, you're right. If you think cam girls are bleakly stripping online out of desperation, you're also right. Peel away the sex and pixels and money and you're left with the cloudy truth about the Internet's…
It seems that there are some people that still just don't get it, so here's a photo to illustrate it. This image shows what the whole Google's skydivers-with-eyeglass-webcam demonstration is all about: antennas. Yes, it's a great demo for wireless Cisco routers and antennas.
In what has to be the most awkwardly adorable yet completely awesome wedding toast ever, the grandparents of Mike Bender (who've been married for 72 years!) delivered 5 tips, a few stories and a long kiss on how to make a marriage last. It's wonderful in every way.
Home Security products are expensive and created by developers that have no interest in making things easy for end users. Instead, pull that old iPhone out of a drawer and make it the spy cam you've always wanted.
The thrill of finding the perfect pair of jeans online usually lasts until just after they finally arrive, and you realize you chose the wrong size. But a Berlin-based startup called UPcload wants to make online shopping easier with a webcam, a CD, and your perfect fit.
We were excited to hear that the Statue of Liberty had been outfitted with some rad webcams in honor of her 125th birthday. Well Big Mother's eyes in the sky just went live and holy hell are they cool.
A Stanford computer science student named Feross Aboukhadijeh has uncovered a pretty major security hole in Adobe Flash, in which somebody could turn on your Mac's webcam and mic and save that video for whatever nefarious purposes. Oh good.
A national rent-to-own chain, Aaron's, is being accused of spying on customers without their knowledge. Apparently, they've been using rented computer's webcams to take pictures of people and a keylogger to snap screenshots of what they were doing. Um, that's kind of creepy.
Last June, Logitech's HD Pro Webcam C910 webcam had our Jason Chen all in a tizz over its 720p video calls and 1080p local-recording. There was one big flaw, however—it only worked with PCs. That's changed now, as Logitech's now supporting Macs. [BusinessWire]
The $100 Microsoft LifeCam Studio webcam has a 1080p sensor that's 2.2 times larger than a 720p webcam. It also has TrueColor, a tech that optimizes the image so your video stream look better to the other person. It's pretty good!