Google Duo Supports Multipoint Conferencing

I've used Google Duo to connect one-on- one in the recent past and it worked great. I saw a news article today that said Google Duo now supports up to 12 people on a videoconference. Not sure if that is accurate (FYI....in the past the statement 12 people on a videoconferencing could mean 2 with … Continue reading Google Duo Supports Multipoint Conferencing

“Temi: The Personal Robot”

Did a search for robotic videoconferencing this morning and TechyMike.com popped up! Ignoring that guy, I moved on and found a link to the "Temi Personal Robot". Intrigued, and needing to catch up with the latest technology now that I am back, I visited the Temi web site. Here is a video to show what … Continue reading “Temi: The Personal Robot”

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 … Continue reading Vidyo and Stampede Introduce Drone Based Video Conferencing

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

Diversify Your Telephone, Cell Phone & Internet Services

Although a rare occurrence, yesterday we lost AT&T Wireless service to our cell phones. This made me think about diversity of communications in the home. Every time I go to pay our Comcast bill I am told that by adding telephone service (and more recently a home alarm system) I can "save money" over what … Continue reading Diversify Your Telephone, Cell Phone & Internet Services

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 … Continue reading Beam: Robotic Video Conferencing

“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 … Continue reading “The Next Communication Revolution” circa 1996