It’s easy to forget that one of the greatest discoveries of modern science began with a field trip. An inquisitive undergraduate at Cambridge University with a fascination for the natural world was given an opportunity to leave the classroom and set sail. This voyage from England to the shores of South America resulted in the theory of natural selection and catapulted the amateur naturalist, Charles Darwin, into the history books.
We can all recall participating in field trips of our own during our school years. Those bumpy rides at the back of museum-bound yellow buses may have helped us identify with Darwin’s bouts with seasickness, but our destination was most likely some place across town and not the exotic Galapagos. New technology, however, is helping resurrect the adventuresome spirit of Darwin, offering children access to learning opportunities not just around the block but around the globe.
Who was first? Others have called out Polycom for making this false claim. While Vidyo was both first to demo multipoint video conferencing on a mobile device (January 2010 in Paul Otellini’s CES keynote (provide link)) as well as deliver multi-party videoconferencing on a smartphone and tablet, the real issue for enterprise decision makers is not about who is first, but about who can deliver a complete solution. With the memory of Steve Jobs still in sharp focus, I’m reminded that it is not about a specific product, but about delivering for the user the most satisfying effortless experience.
While VidyoMobile makes it possible to participate in unbelievably high quality multi-party video conferences over the broadband mobile network while you’re barreling down the highway, only do so from the passenger seat! Texting while driving has become a significant road hazard and is responsible for countless accidents—and texting has very limited engagement. Just imagine how … continue reading
Another video conferencing FIRST was announced today: The FIRST video conferencing service that lets business users engage in HD room and desktop video conferencing VIA THEIR SMART PHONES AND TABLETS. We’re talking about enterprise-grade, multi-party, TV-quality video conferencing on your smart phone or tablet!
Today marks the beginning of one of Europe’s most important IT conferences: the 2010 LeWeb conference in Paris. This event brings together some the world’s most influential IT entrepreneurs, press, bloggers, investors, and visionaries and provides a forum for discussions about the latest trends and debates on the Internet ecosystem. Vidyo will be at the conference and will make sure to report anything of interest about the future of IT.
If your life is anything like mine, you may find yourself longing for a personal assistant. Someone who can off load mundane tasks that consume time but aren’t core to your daily objectives. Of course such a luxury is not in most of our household budgets, but what if your smart phone were truly smart enough to perform this role?