The term "webcam" (a clipped compound) may also be used in its original sense of a video camera connected to the Web continuously for an indefinite time, rather than for a particular session, generally supplying a view for anyone who visits its web page over the Internet.
Some of them, for example, those used as online traffic cameras, are expensive, rugged professional video cameras.
offers the simplest, easiest and most, um, well-rounded way to meet face-to-face from anywhere.
Easy to start and easy to join from your desktop or i OS 9 device, you'll notice something different right away: video bubbles. Or with PRO or BUSINESS, up to 10 people can jump on in. is all about breaking down the barriers to communication.
Two devices with the same software initiate a connection, you wait for the video to load, and if you're lucky the connection is good enough for a conversation to happen at a close to real world cadence.
The technology surrounding video chat has changed in amazing ways, but the act of starting that conversation and having that conversation remains mostly the same.
Scammers must be licking their lips at a low-cost way of getting in your face.
Facebook has just announced its video chat service, though it’s officially named Video Calling.
Presumably that gives it a bit more cachet than a mere “chat” service.
When sent to a remote location, the video stream may be saved, viewed or on sent there.
Unlike an IP camera (which connects using Ethernet or Wi-Fi), a webcam is generally connected by a USB cable, or similar cable, or built into computer hardware, such as laptops.
A webcam is a video camera that feeds or streams its image in real time to or through a computer to a computer network.