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Best Deals of the Week, August 15-19 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 15th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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50% off Vimtag VT-361 Pan&Tilt HD WiFi Video Security Camera with Night Vision - Deal Alert

This full-featured camera broadcasts over wifi allowing you to view from multiple mobile devices, and records to micro SD. Remote pan/tilt, 2-way voice, and night vision capabilities included.

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22% off Logitech C930e Business-Grade HD 1080p Webcam - Deal Alert

The Logitech Webcam C930e features the widest-ever field-of-view in a business webcam—90-degrees—perfect for face-to-face video collaboration and whiteboard presentations from any office. And it’s the first with HD 1080p H.264/SVC UVC...

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Citrix & LogMeIn complete complicated, tax-free sort-of merger

LogMeIn, the makers of the popular remote desktop software as well as IT security and other offerings, will become part of a Citrix subsidiary in the wake of a complicated, $1.8 billion transaction announced Tuesday by the two...

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Skype updates its Windows 10 app beta on desktop and mobile

Skype is bringing a new app to smartphones, computers, and tablets running Windows 10 on Monday, ahead of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update launch.

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During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV

In what could be another first for our connected world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call into a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a...

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Cisco patches serious flaws in router and conferencing server software

Cisco Systems released patches this week for several vulnerabilities in its IOS software for networking devices and the Cisco and WebEx conferencing servers.

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55% off Wansview Wireless IP Security Camera - Deal Alert

This unit feature Full HD, Pan/Tilt with Two-Way Audio and Night Vision. Averages 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.

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45% off Mini DisplayPort 1.2 to HDMI/DVI/VGA Adaptor - Deal Alert

This adaptor is 45% off and will connect Mini DisplayPort / Thunderbolt enabled devices to HDMI, DVI or displays.


Skype introduces free group video calling across iOS and Android

Skype announced Thursday that iOS and Android users in the U.S. and Western Europe can expect to start making group video calls from their smartphones and tablets in the coming week. 

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Microsoft buys technology from Event Zero to improve Skype for Business

Microsoft announced Wednesday that it has acquired the technology assets from Event Zero to improve the management capabilities of its Skype for Business VoIP product.

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Outlook for iOS and Android gets Skype call scheduling

People who need to cook up a video conference while on the go have an easier time ahead of them, thanks to new updates Microsoft announced to Outlook for iOS and Android.

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Cisco's Spark grows into a phone and meeting platform for the cloud

Cisco Systems is reinventing its collaboration tools from the bottom up, turning the lowly Spark text-messaging app into a cloud-based platform that includes videoconferencing and the core features of an enterprise phone system.


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Seller of melanoma detection apps settles FTC complaint

The marketers of Mole Detective apps lacked proof their products could detect melanoma, the agency says

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Facebook's could face regulation in India

An Indian government committee has objected to content and application providers acting as gatekeepers for Internet access

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EMC sells Syncplicity to focus on core storage business

Investment firm Skyview Capital plans to keep evolving the file-sharing system

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FCC says PayPal 'robocall' policy could break rules

FCC has told PayPal that it needs to take written permission from customers for telemarketing robocalls and robotexts

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