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The good folks over at Skype have been mighty busy recently. In the last month (give or take a day) the company has announced integration with Facebook, launched a new version of its Windows client to support the social network, released an iPad-optimized version, and expanded Android support to...

August 8th 2011 at 12:35pm 0 Comments
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The latest announcement at the 2011 Cable Show comes from the seemingly unlikely pairing of Comcast and Skype, who have arranged to enable video calls through the cable box. All it takes is a camera, adapter and 'specially-designed remote' to turn HDMI-equipped Comcast boxes into Skype-on-TV mach...

June 14th 2011 at 6:48am 0 Comments
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The early days of VOIP calling required a lot of patience, as the half-second or more delay between you speaking and your conversation partner receiving often turned the convo into a start and stop mess. Those days are gone for voice, but we're right back there again when it comes to HD video calls...

August 30th 2010 at 11:04am 0 Comments
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Panasonic and LG won't be the only ones with Skype-enabled HDTVs, though we peeped it in the specs earlier, Samsung has officially announced its new 7000 and 8000 series televisions will also include access. Accessible through the embedded Samsung Apps service, it appears it will work with the...

February 25th 2010 at 3:56pm 0 Comments
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If you've been befuddled by the complexities in those corporately-geared HD videoconference systems, have a look at this piece. The EyeCrown system was designed for use in everyday homes with everyday high-speed internet connections; the kit contains a set-top-box and a camera, and thanks to some f...

November 18th 2008 at 7:44pm 0 Comments
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Polycom's been on the HD video conferencing bandwagon for quite some time now, but it's looking to make your droopy eyes and unkempt hair show up better than ever by bringing 1080p to its telepresence portfolio. Starting now, support for 1080p / 720p at 60 frames-per-second will be available on new...

October 21st 2008 at 6:28am 0 Comments
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Although Polycom just got around to shipping its HDX 4000 / 8000 HD video conferencing systems last month, you won't catch this firm resting on its laurels -- oh no. Instead, it's pushing out an entirely new series in its HD video portfolio, the HDX 7000. This one, which caters to small and medium-...

January 22nd 2008 at 1:11am 0 Comments
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Although Polycom just got around to shipping its HDX 4000 / 8000 HD video conferencing systems last month, you won't catch this firm resting on its laurels -- oh no. Instead, it's pushing out an entirely new series in its HD video portfolio, the HDX 7000. This one, which caters to small and medium...

January 22nd 2008 at 1:11am 0 Comments