Simplicam gives Dropcam a run for less money

Arcsoft is a company you’ve probably never heard of, but you’ve likely got some of its technology in your pocket. For the past two decades it’s made imaging tools, including ones that stitch together panoramic photos and detect when people are smiling to get a perfect group shot. That’s ended up in smartphones, and in cameras from Nikon and Canon, but Arcsoft has never actually made something of its own. That’s changing today with a home-monitoring camera called Simplicam, which is arguably the closest anyone’s come to unseating Dropcam with its price, feature list, and ease of use.

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