February 2009 Archives

Do We Really Need a Set-top Box?

February 25, 2009 11:09 AM | 2 Comments

Have you noticed this new trend of "connected TV"?

It showed up at CES in full force, with every TV manufacturer out there having its own version of a television that connects to the internet - showing YouTube videos, latest news, stock market tickers or even your collection of photos out of Flickr or Picasa.

Chris Albrecht at NeeTeeVee  questions this evolution step:

How much of the Internet do you want on your television?

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Video Roundup: Video Conferencing Hype

February 18, 2009 7:47 AM

I'll be placing here links once in a while of news items and blog posts that I find interesting and are related to visual communications.


If you have items you'd like to feature here - just email me at [email protected].

Here's a first batch:

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I've meant to write about downloadable VoIP Clients for a long time now, but didn't quite know how to tackle the issue. I finally wrote about it on my VoIP Survivor blog, stating I don't see the value of having downloadable VoIP clients in mobile application stores. However, there's an additional aspect that needs to be tackled, and that is video.

I'll start by quoting Morten Hjerde on the fragmentation on development platforms:

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Apple is Patenting iContact

February 3, 2009 9:34 AM

If there's anything I like about Sagee it's the amount of interesting links he sends out on twitter (and via email).

Last week he sent this one out: apparently Apple has filed a patent on a camera that is "hidden" behind a display screen.


If there's anything that makes video calling weird it's the fact that you simply can't keep eye contact.

Before you jump in with your hundreds-of-thousands-of-dollars worth telepresence conferencing system equipment, I ask you to think about people like me for a second.

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  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/00IYxJELxYh5QX0y9j2UEPZHoTE63GMy#a7928: Web Based TV is the future. No set top box. read more
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