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Google’s Hangouts to Go High-Def

File this under “pretty cool”: Google announced Wednesday that it plans to bring high-definition quality to its Hangouts video chat product. The company first plans to introduce HD to its live “On Air” Hangouts, while rolling HD out to the public at large in the coming weeks. Caveat, from Google+ engineering honcho Chee Chew: “HD hangouts require an HD-capable webcam, more bandwidth and more processing power than standard definition.”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik