Liz Gannes

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Google Adds Video Hangouts to Gmail, as Expected

Google today added its distinctive group video chat Google+ Hangouts tool to Gmail, expanding on the email service’s existing video chat to add mobile support, screen sharing and silly effects. This move was expected. Both Hangouts and Google video chat are built in part with tools from an outside company called Vidyo.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus