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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with \"Insert Coin\" as the subject line. Assuming you're not getting through the day with a bounty of fuel cell-powered gadgets, you've p

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We've officially gotten ahead of ourselves. Millions of Americans -- and billions of people around the world -- have now entirely ditched landline service in favor of wireless, and for perfectly good reasons: wireless is more functional and entertaining, its uses stretch well beyond voice alone, an

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A new plan by the FCC to keep the Universal Service Fund stocked in anticipation of the coming August exemption for DSL providers will likely lead to higher VoIP bills for consumers. The agency has ruled that companies like Vonage and SunRocket who offer Internet telephony services must now pay 7% o

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Fusion Telecommunications of Dubai has just entered the already crowded VoIP market with a beta version of its SIP-powered Efonica service. Registered users can chat amongst one another for free using standard telephones connected to an analog phone adapter or dial POTS lines on the cheap, with call

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Dear Ma Bell,We've been together for a long time, but we think it's time for us to take a break up. It's just... we met someone else; someone who will hook us up with free long distance. But don't worry, we'll give you a call sometime next year when we're looking for faster internet.In today's How-

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If you're not too worried about being on the Fed's wiretap-this-VoIP-line list, Intel's making it a little easier to get your internet telephony on with their new 600SM PCI phone adapter. Not too different from the usual kind of POTS-to-VoIP gear you'd see from Vonage, et. al., but this one adapts t

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Qool's had a few arbitrary devices over the years, but we definitely had to look twice at their SkyQube and SkyQube². It's apparently still early on in development, but the box gives you calling every which way possible, often using Skype as a call conduit: USB to PC audio / Skype, Skype to PO

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