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Pope Francis likes mixing it up with the public, and has no problem using the internet to do so. To wit, he'll be hosting his second video chat on Google Hangout, a forum that's been popular with other public figures like President Obama for face time with the masses. The chat will be sponsored by...

February 4th 2015 at 10:03am 0 Comments
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Need to brush up on your cooking skills, but only have your iPhone close at hand? Don't panic: Google has quietly brought its Helpouts service to iOS. Much like the existing Android software, the iPhone-sized app (sorry, no iPad version) lets you schedule video chats with experts on topics ranging...

April 15th 2014 at 3:58pm 0 Comments
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If you're free at 3:00 p.m. EDT on September 27th and you're a fan of Shroud of the Avatar, why not stop by the game's latest Hangout of the Avatar broadcast. A quick blurb on the game's official site has all the details, including bits about the 30-minute running time and the VIRTUE-related questi...

September 24th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Word broke in late July that Google might launch Helpouts -- a Hangout-based video platform where folks could charge for lending assistance over video -- in about a month's time. Like clockwork, Mountain View's officially announced the platform, but it isn't a free-for-all just yet. Page and Co. a...

August 21st 2013 at 1:58am 0 Comments
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In the spirit of San Diego Comic Con, the White House is set to host a special geek-themed Google+ Hangout tomorrow, July 19th, at 12:00 PM ET to celebrate the geniuses pioneering real-life superhero-style technology. The event, part of its "We the Geeks" series, will cover recent innovations in m...

July 18th 2013 at 7:39pm 0 Comments
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If you have a smartphone connected to AT&T, you just got a bit more incentive to hop over to WiFi whenever possible. The new Google+ Hangouts app group video chat feature appears to be disabled whenever you attempt to connect via the cellular network. We tested the feature using a Verizon hand...

May 15th 2013 at 5:24pm 0 Comments