It seems that Google might have a lovely new offering for us soon: A web-based VoIP client. According to CNET, we’ll be able to access this client through our Gmail inboxes to make and take calls on the spot.
Today in Redmond, Microsoft Research demoed the Translating Telephone. It does exactly what it says it does, and as you can see – well, hear – from this video, it was awesome.
I’m ashamed to admit I was surprised someone had the videophone figured out as early as 1910. I also need to apologise to that old crazy guy in the park—your Prohibition-era webcam stories may have been true after all!