Microsoft launches two new LifeCam webcams


Microsoft has announced two new webcams: the LifeCam Show and LifeCam VX-5500.

The LifeCam Show is a thin, mirrored webcam that attaches easily to a notebook or desktop PC via clip, or can be positioned on an 11-inch tall desk stand.

It offers two megapixel video recording and eight megapixel stills camera, plus built-in noise-cancelling microphone with echo-cancellation.

The lower-spec LifeCam VX-5500 comes with switchable coloured faceplates — red, white, or blue. It captures 640×480 video and 1.3 megapixel stills, and also the same style microphone as the Show…

Win a pair of LifeCam VX-3000 webcams with Microsoft and Tech Digest

With V-day behind us and all these new couples swarming the streets of Britain, exchanging saliva like it actually tastes of nice things like Laughing Cow triangles, it’s understandable you want to get on with finding a partner for yourself. Last week Tracey Cox and Microsoft gave us some tips on successful online dating, whilst using a webcam, so to help you get started, we’ve collaborated with the big ‘Soft to give one lucky Tech Digest reader a pair of LifeCam VX-3000 webcams.

That’s one for you, and one for your favourite online buddy, allowing you ample screen time together, with 640×480 video calls and 1.3-megapixel photos, face-tracking, video effects, and a built-in microphone with noise cancellation.

See under the jump for more details…

Microsoft and sex expert Tracey Cox's top tips for hot webcamming action this V-day

Microsoft and sex/love expert Tracey Cox have teamed up to express their worry over those indulging in a spot of internet dating whilst webcamming this Valentine’s Day – use protection, they cry!

To support the launch of Microsoft’s new range of webcams – the VX-7000, VX-6000, NX-6000 and NX-3000 – Tracey and her heaving bosoms want you to know that you should always…

Check what’s in view

People will make assumptions about you simply by looking at the things you own, so make sure everything in view sends the signals you want to send. If you’re keen to promote a certain image – like be seen as intelligence, for instance, make sure a pile of books are in view. If you want to be seen as artistic, put a painting directly behind you.

Along with…