Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 16th Aug 2010 06:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I've seen it so many times in the movies and TV: a person wakes up in this futuristic world, walks by his kitchen, and a computerized voice is telling him that someone is calling him. But instead of picking up a receiver, the call is actually a video-call, and his TV is used for the conversation. If you put 2 and 2 together, this is not really that futuristic. Having a camera attached on your TV, and a VoIP SIP or Skype connection with it, is not mad science. So why don't we already have this on our TVs?
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I don't have a TV
by error32 on Mon 16th Aug 2010 08:43 UTC
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2008-12-10

But I use QQ to do the video chatting thing with my girlfriend in China. I could not care less about talking to other people using video, so the one proprietary client is no problem for me.
I think most people are still happy using voice only because it means they don't have to care about what the other party sees. I for one would not want to take a video call when I am just out of bed...

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