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TechBits: Biscotti revisited (12.19.12)

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    A company previously featured in TechBits is back- as an example that it's possible to be a leader and a follower in tech at the same time.

    Biscotti makes a unit that sits on top of your TV, and allows you to video chats with friends and family without having to be in front of your computer's web cam.

    Other companies are now making similar devices.  Logitech has one that uses the same concept, but incorporates Skype compatibility.  The problem is that the unit is large, and may not fit well on top of some TVs.

    Biscotti is also taking a cue from other devices.  Many companies have come out with cloud cameras, which attach to your network, and allow you to monitor what's happening at home from the web or a mobile app.  Biscotti added a similar feature in its software- but for most people, they're likely to only see the area where they usually sit when they're chatting online.

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