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Facebook tests delivering tips about your location

The test of the location-based service will use Bluetooth beacons in some locations

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Nucleus aims to reinvent the home intercom

Tablet-like device is designed for video conferencing in addition to being a smart-home hub.

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How to choose the best video calling method

Much can be said over the phone or in email, but sometimes a face-to-face interaction is best. Joe Kissell outlines the best ways to do that with your Mac.

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Free videoconferencing tools: 5 creative ways they can help you get things done

Skype, GoToMeeting, and their ilk need not sit idly between meetings. Use the services to collaborate, train employees and more.

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Holograms, VR and telepresence: Experts herald the coming Gigabit Age

The widespread availability of Gigabit Internet connectivity by 2025 will open a brave new world of killer apps, according to the more than 1,400 experts who contributed to the Pew Research Center’s latest study.

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Bill Gates: Microsoft is developing a killer meeting-room app

A meeting-room app that configures itself automatically, can recognize participants, and can share documents as well as video feeds? Could be cool if it ever comes out.

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Highfive's $799 videoconferencing tool throws meetings to your TV

Highfive's $799 device connects to an HDTV and lets you "throw" a conference from a mobile device to the larger display. But it'll need that Android app (coming soon) to start making a real dent.

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Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source

The project aims to improve how open source software is developed and consumed

Key factors to consider when evaluating video conferencing

Simplicity, reliability, scalability and security are core considerations, but when it comes to questions about cost, take into account what you'll miss if you decide not to deploy.

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ZoomPresence review: DIY telepresence system is a struggle to set up

Zoom's low-cost telepresence tool has some nice features, but lack of documentation makes installation a hassle, and you have to gather all the hardware yourself.

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Adobe revamps Connect's collaboration features

The latest release of Adobe's business videoconferencing tool includes simpler screen sharing, expanded whiteboard capabilities, and deeper social media integration.

Google makes Hangouts more enterprise friendly

Google is looking to make your work day a bit more social and is taking its Google Hangouts into the business arena.

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Google makes Chromebox for Meetings more business-friendly

Google's improvements to its under-the-radar videoconferencing tool include SLA support, dial-out capabilities, personal calendaring, and more.

Is your network blind to video traffic?

5 tools to monitor and manage video in the enterprise

10 cool makerspaces to explore now

Got an itch to get your hands on a welding machine, laser cutter or 3D printer? We highlight intriguing public spaces around the country where you can tinker to your heart's content.

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Mt. Gox trustee leaves door open to revival of Bitcoin exchange

Investors meet the bankruptcy trustee, but get few answers

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Google reports a Q2 sales jump despite mixed ad results

While paid clicks rose, the cost per click dropped in the second quarter.

Google Shows Apple How to Buy a Music Service

Google bought Songza this week. The company makes a music app that competes with Pandora, Rdio, Spotify, Beats Music, iTunes Radio and other music services.

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10 videoconferencing tools for small groups

Take that meeting from anywhereSorry, telecommuters. The wonders of videoconferencing mean you’ll have to brush your hair and change out of your jammies, even if you’re working from home. Now your colleagues and clients actually want...

Verizon's videoconferencing offers virtual doctor visits via smartphone

'Virtual Visits' technology to be sold to health systems, employers

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