video calls

  • Gruveo Brings Anonymous Video Calls To The iPhone And iPad

    Gruveo Brings Anonymous Video Calls To The iPhone And iPad

    Gruveo, a service that launched last year to allow for fast, anonymous video calling via the web, is now coming to mobile, starting with today’s debut of an iOS application. On the iPhone and iPad, the new app is less focused on anonymity, and more on being able to quickly call another person without having to go through a sign-up process or adding people to your contacts. Read More

  • Skype Building 3D Video Calls That None Of Us Will Likely Use

    Skype Building 3D Video Calls That None Of Us Will Likely Use

    Skype is working on a technology that will no doubt be impressive when used once and then promptly ignored for the rest of time – 3D video calls. The project was revealed in an interview with the BBC to commemorate Skype’s 10th anniversary (which makes me feel old), but it could be another decade before we see that project bear fruit. Read More

  • Now 75 Million+ Users Strong, Tango Expands Its Content Business With Avatars And Real-Time Filters For Video Calls

    Now 75 Million+ Users Strong, Tango Expands Its Content Business With Avatars And Real-Time Filters For Video Calls

    Mobile video chat app Tango is continuing its content push today, with the release of new freenium-based features to enhance the mobile calling experience: avatars and real-time filters. You may remember that Tango first started its content business with the addition of “Tango Surprises” a year ago – these are the cutesy animations used to decorate video call screens, for… Read More

  • The Video Phone Comes Of Age: One Fifth Of American Adults Have Made A Video Call

    The idea of video phone calls goes back to at least 1969 when AT&T developed it’s famous Picturephone which went nowhere (the concept was actually been kicking around a lot earlier). But now with Skype video calls on your laptop and FaceTime on your iPhone, video calls are finally gaining acceptance. A new Pew Internet survey finds that 19 percent of American adults have made some… Read More

  • Apple patent shows front-facing camera: Hello, video calls

    Oh, patents. They’re fun for about two minutes, then you realize that companies file patents for every cockamamy idea that R&D devises. (Also, to receive a patent, you don’t even have to prove that your idea actually works, which I learned while reading Michio Kaku’s book. It’s a nice thing to know when you see a product advertised on TV as holding U.S. patents… Read More

  • Logitech + Skype = Videocalls

    Remember how on G.I. Joe, or M.A.S.K. or pretty much every rad cartoon how they had giant wall sized screens they’d use to make videocalls to each other? And how, even though they couldn’t find him, they always seemed to be able to dial-in Cobra Commander? They were using Skype. Read More

  • Make Video Calls From Your Cellphone (If You Live in Canada)

    Marvel at the wonders of 3G! Up in Canada, cellphone provider Rogers will be the first carrier in North America to let its users make video calls. This high bandwidth activity is made possible by the company’s shiny new HSDPA network. Rogers also plans to use all this extra bandwidth (current HSDPA speeds range from 1.8Mbits/s to 14.4Mbits/s) to funnel to its subscribers the weekly top… Read More

  • Cingular Bets on Live Video

    Most people only use their cellphones to make voice calls, we all know this, it is fact. Cingular, however, thinks its come up with a way to entice people to use its 3G features in a new way: video calling. It’s not the video calling of the G.I. Joe wallscreen we’ve all dreamt about as kids, but rather phone-to-phone broadcasting of video, basically using the video camera on a phone… Read More