Skype Video Conferencing Group Calling Update

My daughter mentioned to me last night that she and some friends tried to make a multipoint video call using Skype, but, had to sign up, and pay for, Skype Premium to do so. They used ooVoo instead.  (NOTE:  ooVoo when I last looked at it rocks!) I looked this morning…..and here is the scoop:  Skype multipoint is NO LONGER free.  Rats! Now you have to … Continue reading Skype Video Conferencing Group Calling Update

Mirial Connects iPad 2 to H.323 and SIP

UPDATE: August 24, 2011:  Mirial is now part of LifeSize. Got an email from Mirial telling me that they now support the connection of iPad 2 video conferencing to standards-based H.323 and SIP videoconferencing systems such as Polycom, Lifesize, and Cisco / Tandberg (I’m sure Mirial too…..but they left themselves out…). From what I can gather, Clearsea is set of applications (and hardware) that include … Continue reading Mirial Connects iPad 2 to H.323 and SIP

DotXXX URL’s Coming Soon

Sorry ’bout that.  Just reporting the news on the technical front.  And, hey, like we are all innocent here…duh.  🙂 The Washington Post reports that yesterday the Internet naming authority has approved the use of the .xxx suffix. “On Friday in San Francisco, the California nonprofit that oversees Internet addresses gave the green light to the virtual red-light district. The vote comes after several years … Continue reading DotXXX URL’s Coming Soon

AT&T To Cap DSL Usage

` I was surfing this morning and came across this bit of disturbing news from the good folks at Mashable (and also at Broadband DSL Reports). AT&T will cap DSL users to 150GB (I assume Bytes…not bits) and Uverse users to 250GB per month.  If you go over that cap more than 3 times you will be charged $10 for every 50GB over. I sent … Continue reading AT&T To Cap DSL Usage

VGo Robotic Video Conferencing

  Here is another robotic video conferencing device.  VGo. In the video they call it: “Robotic Telepresence”…how errrr, interesting.  Gotta love those Marketing folks…gettin’ the buzz words down.  🙂 I will try to get the VGo at AltamontCowork to test (the others (Giraffe, and AnyBots, have failed to remain in touch or get me a unit….).  I REALLY would like to test one of these … Continue reading VGo Robotic Video Conferencing

Future of Video Conferencing from Corning

Got this Youtube link in an email this morning….although it is a Corning glass “infomercial” it shows us (at least partly) how video conferencing might evolve in the near future…using glass. VERY COOL. We already have videoconferencing on mobile smartphones, and on large walls in conference rooms, so the vision put forth by Corning, although very well done and interesting, is, at this time, just the … Continue reading Future of Video Conferencing from Corning