Website Review - EarthCam (thedailydom.wordpress.com)
f you like to watch the world go by then this website is for you. The site provides video streams from webcams dotted about in interesting places, from New York to Paris. The quality of some of the live video streams is excellent, especially if you have a fast internet connection.
In addition to the live streams, there are video and photo archives pointing out some of the interesting things that have been captured by the webcams. more... 8/30/2012
EarthCam Celebrates Its 16th Anniversary with the Premiere of Exciting New Webcam Locations in Times (prweb.com)
Today marks EarthCam's 16th anniversary and the milestone is being commemorated by the launch of fresh, interactive live streaming webcam locations in Times Square, New York. View the exciting new cameras at http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/.
This world famous location is visited by millions of tourists each year, and EarthCam's webcams at the “Crossroads of the World” continue to be some of the most popular cameras in their network. Broadcasting everything from the usual every day activity, which includes appearances by Elmo and The Naked Cowboy, to the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and New Year's Eve festivities, EarthCam's Times Square cameras have been a consistent go-to for virtual travelers since they initially debuted 12 years ago. more... 8/30/2012
Webcams Help Parents Keep Watch Over Their Babies During Hurricane Isaac (tnewsonline.com)
In May, Ochsner Medical Center installed a free webcam service in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), thanks to a generous donation from the Brees Dream Foundation, founded by Drew and Brittany Brees. These cameras became especially important during Hurricane Isaac, when many parents had to evacuate without their babies or were unable to visit the hospital.
The NICVIEW cameras allow a view into Ochsner's 42 NICU beds so parents can be with their babies virtually when they cannot be there physically. The NICVIEW web service allows those with a hospital-issued username and password to watch a secure, continuous video stream of their new bundle of joy. more... 8/30/2012
Isaac Storm Track live web cams: Keep an eye on Isaac, through live web cams around the country (wptv.com)
In our digital age, there are cameras everywhere. You can see live feeds from London to Japan and down to Australia. So it's no surprise that there are live cameras rolling when a storm hits.
With Isaac's approach to the southern US, Earthcam.com has put together a list of all its live webcams in it's potential destructive path.
Now you can watch live anytime as Isaac whips up huge waves, torrential rains and gusty winds. more... 8/27/2012
The world is one big webcam (ktar.com/)
The world is becoming one great, big, giant webcam. Webcams are tiny TV cameras connected to the Internet that are shared with the whole wide world forming growing matrixes of electronic eyes. These digital Cyclopic eyeballs are everywhere; it is possible to fly around the whole planet from a desktop computer courtesy of webcams.
Some cameras point to a backyard in Arkansas or a wooden sign in Memphis. One appears to be a porch with a bare bulb. In the night views from China, some will be just plain black. They don’t blink. They just stare. They are like a single cone or rod in a worldwide retina. more... 8/24/2012
Webcams in newborn ICUs a growing business (google.com)
Corey Harrington spent the first month of his life in intensive care 150 miles from home, but his parents could see him any time thanks to a webcam in the premature baby's incubator in Little Rock, Ark.
They couldn't be there because they had another young child to care for and the father had used up his leave during the final weeks of the complicated pregnancy. So instead, Brandi and Charles Ray Harrington of Bentonville, Ark., used the device to further a bonding process that doctors say is crucial.
The importance of feeling close to babies - for the babies as well as their parents - has transformed newborn intensive care units around the country. Instead of brief visiting hours, for instance, many allow parents 24-hour access. The next step in the process involves webcam technology that has had applications ranging from peering into eagles' nests to linking soldiers in war zones with their loved ones back home. more... 8/24/2012
YouTube Launches US Election Hub, Streaming Video (omglobe.com)
YouTube launched a 2012 “elections hub” Wednesday devoted to the November vote in the United States, which will include live coverage from the two major party conventions and other political news.
The Google-owned video service said this would be “a one-stop channel for key political moments from now through the upcoming US election day on November 6.” more... 8/22/2012
Streaming the Olympics: A game-changer for online video (fierceonlinevideo.com)
The numbers are in: The 2012 Olympic Games were not only the most watched television event in U.S. history, with 219.4 million total viewers and an average of 31 million viewers each day; they also set records for online viewing, recording nearly 2 billion pageviews and 159 million video streams of events during the Games.
If reports from independent research firms such as Pew Research hold weight, it's possible that eight out of ten Americans (about 78 percent) "watched or followed Olympic coverage either on television, online or on social networks." more... 8/15/2012
Keep An Eye On Every Corner Of The World With These Live Webcams (makeuseof.com)
Sitting around an office, lounging in an apartment or driving to work can often make the world feel pretty small. Sometimes it’s important to get some perspective and see the bigger picture – and what better way to ground yourself than by experiencing each of the world’s seven continents without even leaving your desk. more... 8/13/2012
Look into my eyes... using your webcam: How hi-tech hypnotherapist is treating busy clients over the (dailymail.co.uk)
A hypnotherapist has found an unusual way of taking care of her busy clients - by treating them over the internet.
Mary Beth Hazeldine decided to introduce hypnotherapy over the web as a way of helping people more quickly and conveniently.
The online service has been so popular since she launched it earlier this year, she now treats the majority of her clients using Skype or over the telephone. more... 8/10/2012