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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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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