Review – 1440p Webcam – too good to be true?

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A generic looking webcam.

We’re all stuck on endless video calls now, right? So it behoves you to share your face in the highest resolution possible. Because your colleagues deserve to see your wrinkles. Most laptops have pathetic 720p webcams built in. Which is weird, because even the most basic smartphone has a front-facing camera capable of 4K photos.…

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Review: WiFi Endoscope

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Lights around a camera.

DO NOT PUT WIFI DEVICES UP YOUR BUM! OR ANYONE ELSE’S BUM! Right, with that disclaimer out of the way, here’s my review of the DDENDOCAM Snake Camera – a 2 metre long, endoscope style camera. People send me the weirdest stuff to review! Video Here’s me investigating my sink drain. Aren’t you glad you…

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Gadget Review – Nooie 360 Security Camera

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Nooie camera sat on a table.

The good folk at Nooie have sent me their 360 WiFi camera to review. Cost is usually £50 – but check the bottom of this post for a discount code. The design is gorgeous – and award winning. It’s a sleek unit and, surprisingly, feels nice in the hand. It can store videos on an…

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Review: PowerAdd 360 Camera

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Close up detail of the lens

After seeing my review of the LG 360 camera, the good folks at PowerAdd sent me their competitor to see what I thought. This sponsored post is a showdown between the two cameras. The PowerAdd is half the cost of the LG, but what’s the quality like? Tech Specs Before we dive in to the…

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LG 360 Camera Review

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A distorted image

I’ve just bought an LG 360 – at £150, it’s one of the cheapest dual lens cameras on the market. This an excellent bit of kit. Easy to use, impressive results, and an app which works pretty well. A single click button to take photos and videos, recording audio in surround sound, and perfect for…

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Review: Svpro 3D Camera – for Android and Raspberry Pi

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I’ve been sent a 3D camera addon to review – the Svpro SV-2560X3D-001 is a £65 stereo camera designed for Android. It will also work with a Raspberry Pi! It looks a little like a Microsoft Kinect – a single bar with two embedded cameras. The camera resolution is 720p on each lens. You can…

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Repairing the Sercomm RC8230 PTZ Camera

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I’ve been busy writing the definitive Sercomm Camera API documentation. (No, you need a hobby!) While doing so, I noticed that I couldn’t get my Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera to… well… pan! No lateral movement whatsoever. It’d move up and down – but its left and right movement was non-existant. I could hear the stepper motor whirring,…

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Y-Cam Knight SD – Review & Linux Guide

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This is a review of the Y-Cam Knight SD. I previously reviewed the Y-Cam S in 2009. I got this camera for a 30% discount thanks to Y-Cam’s social media team. Adjust your bias filters accordingly. Unboxing Linux Set Up To set the camera up, you need to use its internal webserver. So, how can…

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Watching and Simultaneously Saving Video in mplayer – is it possible?

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This is a question I’ve posed in the Ubuntu forums, but I haven’t found the answer yet. I’ve got a great little IP security camera – the Y-Cam. It’s Internet accessible, so it can email me photos of any suspicious behaviour. It will also stream video and audio to a number of devices – including…

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Olympus Pen QR Advert

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What’s this I spy from across Woking Station? Why! An advert for the Olympus PEN – complete with a QR code! The QR code is near the bottom, and has some explanatory text letting you know how to use it. There’s even a shortcode to get a reader. The URL that’s sent back from the…

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