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Photos: Microsoft's eye on videoconferencing

No, it's not a Roomba with a police light on top. This is a 360-degree Web camera called "the Roundtable" that Microsoft plans to release next year. Previously known as "RingCam," it has been touted frequently in demonstrations by Microsoft Research.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...