Cisco launched ūmi on Wednesday, a video conferencing system for the living room that is big in bulk, price and bandwidth requirements.
It may appeal to some as a premium single-function product, but it faces stiff competition from smaller, far cheaper multi-function video conferencing rivals. Read more
Video conferencing may finally be set to go mainstream with Logitech and Cisco both set to unveil HD cameras linked to internet-connected living room TV sets next Wednesday.
With Skype HD cameras already being integrated with TVs and Microsoft due to offer video conferencing in its Kinect motion controller accessory in November, TV viewers will be getting used to being watched themselves. Read more
While the public has become alarmed at the levels of surveillance from technology such as Google’s Street View and security cameras, individuals can take comfort from the latest remote webcams designed for personal protection.
In the Personal Technology column in the FT’s Business Life section, we look at the new Logitech Alert range of indoor and outdoor video security cameras aimed at safeguarding homes and monitoring the well-being of occupants, such as babies and aged relatives. Read more
Pure, the market leader in internet radios in the UK, has just announced its British invasion of the US will begin with the launch of three models on July 1.
The subsidiary of chipmaker Imagination Technologies, in which Apple and Intel have a combined 27 per cent stake, gave me the US version of its Evoke Flow model to try out and its performance and features suggest Pure can give established players Logitech, Roku, Livio and Grace a run for their money in America. Read more