Category Archives: VideoConferencing

Desktop Videoconferencing: History and Future

I gave my last presentation on videoconferencing in 2009.  Here are the slides. I remember when I talked about “mobile videoconferencing” in the last 2 slides, that I might have been pushing my luck with prognostication.  Looking back, I am very glad I did, because, now, in 2018, mobile videoconferencing is seen in almost every movie, TV show, and in

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Vidyo and Stampede Introduce Drone Based Video Conferencing

OK, this video is COOL!   I was the Chief Technical Office for the TeleCon conference many years ago….these videos gave me MAJOR nostalgia.  Makes me want to get back in there and do it!  🙂 —- — Here is the Press Release: Stampede and Vidyo Introduce Drone Based Video Conferencing Solution at InfoComm 2015  InfoComm – Orlando, Fla ,

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The Woz and Stan Lee Use Video Conferencing to Plan Comic Con 2016

How far has videoconferencing technology come in the past 25 years? Pretty far, but, it sure has taken a long time. The culture has finally caught up with the technology. Watch the YouTube video below as Stan Lee and Steve Wozniak decide to have Comic Con 2016 in the San Jose Convention Center, March 19 and 20, 2016. The value

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Beam: Robotic Video Conferencing

I started seeing robotic video conferencing devices appear around 2010. I wrote a few blogs on the HeadThere Giraffe, AnyBots, and VGo  (see my blog entries here) and even watched an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” which featured Sheldon using a “nice virtual presence device” to meet the Woz. Despite the fast early start for these new products, and not

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“The Next Communication Revolution” circa 1996

Way back in the Dark Ages (1996) I wrote about the path I thought video conferencing needed to go to become ubiquitous: Videoconferencing technology needed to be “easy-to-use”….by anyone. This is 2015, has my vision come true?   You can download the whole, very short, article here (the next revolution) but, I will re-type it below so Google sees it

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Cool Pet Technology

Is your pet a GEEK?  If so (or if not), check out these cool technology items for your pets….and you. —– PetChatz (http://www.petchatz.com/) True to TechyMike’s technical expertise, I just had to lead off with this pet technology gadget.  Video conference with your pet…and give them a treat!  And you can do that all from your Android or iPhone smartphone.

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