Google Talk Is Sending Messages to the Wrong Recipients

Well, this could be embarrassing. According to user reports, Google Talk appears to be delivering messages to the wrong recipients. » 9/26/13 5:18am 9/26/13 5:18am

Hell Yes! You Can Gchat in Outlook Soon

Here's some good, good news. Microsoft is adding Google Talk (which all of you just call Gchat) support to Outlook.com. Meaning, you can use Google's chat service right through Microsoft's beautiful new(ish) webmail page. Awesome. » 5/14/13 9:53am 5/14/13 9:53am

The Internet Was Really Shitty Today (But I Still Love It)

What the hell happened to the Internet today? Google Talk? Down. Twitter? Crashed. Messages? Completely awful. Chrome? Blowing up my laptop. The weather? Shitty. My hangover? Slight but smelly. That all made me very grumpy. » 7/26/12 5:00pm 7/26/12 5:00pm

AIM: The Reports of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Multiple outlets reported yesterday that AOL was potentially planning to kill off its AIM messaging platform. Today, the company has responded with a strongly-stated, albeit off-the-record, "Nuh-uh, not us." » 3/14/12 11:32pm 3/14/12 11:32pm

Droid Bionic Coming September 8th, According to New Leaks

Droid Bionic, where have you been? You've been teasing us since January, and now that you're finally coming, will people care or will you be out-shone by others who got to the party sooner and look at least as pretty? » 9/01/11 10:40am 9/01/11 10:40am

AIM and Google Talk Crossover Is Now Active (OMG IM BFFs!)

The Vulcan mind meld between AIM and your Gmail buddies is in effect—though it doesn't appear to have been officially announced. Sending a message to a friend on the other side is just as easy as we'd hoped. » 5/16/11 10:55am 5/16/11 10:55am

Google Talk for Android Gets Video Chat

Google is rolling out a new Android 2.3.4 update to Nexus S users in the next few weeks and other Android 2.3+ devices in the near future. What's the biggie upgrade? Google Talk for Android is getting video chat. » 4/28/11 5:16pm 4/28/11 5:16pm

Soon You'll Be Able To Make Phone Calls From Your Gmail Inbox

It seems that Google might have a lovely new offering for us soon: A web-based VoIP client. According to CNET, we'll be able to access this client through our Gmail inboxes to make and take calls on the spot. » 8/24/10 9:19pm 8/24/10 9:19pm

Gmail Chat Getting File Transfers Soon

Over at the Google Blog today they've announced new file transfer capabilities in iGoogle and orkut. That's fun! But what I'm most excited about is their promise of file transfer in Gmail Chat. » 3/29/10 4:36pm 3/29/10 4:36pm

Remainders - Stuff We Didn't Post (and Why)

Samsung's Bada Mobile OS to Launch in Early 2010...Google Talk Knows When You're on Android, and Likes It...California Passes New Efficiency Standard for TVs...Acer Ferrari Netbook's Tackiness Burns My Eyes... » 11/18/09 11:00pm 11/18/09 11:00pm

Gmail Finally Comes Out of Beta

Today, Google's pulling Gmail, Google Talk, Calendar and Docs out of beta. Not because of major new updates or anything, but to make business customers happy. But Google keeping it in an extended beta is the opposite of Beta Culture, the practice of releasing stuff that's not ready. [Google via TechCrunch] » 7/07/09 11:22am 7/07/09 11:22am

How To Send SMS Text Messages With Gmail's Chat

Google today rolled out a Labs feature that allows you to quickly send SMS messages via Gchat-perfect for continuing to antagonize your contacts with your witty links well after they leave their computer. » 12/11/08 12:45pm 12/11/08 12:45pm

First Android Release Will Have iPhone-Style Crippled Bluetooth, No…

Over on the official Android Developers Blog » 8/26/08 3:50pm 8/26/08 3:50pm, Googler Dan Morrill has news of what won't be making it into Android 1.0-a full featured-Bluetooth stack and data messaging via Google Talk API. Android 1.0 will work with Bluetooth headsets, but won't do other things like send files or link up to a , just like the iPhone.…

Nokia's Jeppe Web-Controlled Videoconferencing Bot Makes Meetings Even…

That is, if you're excited about the prospect of talking to a creepy joker-faced white beetle with eye holes as hollow as your soul when you're around the conference table. The folks at the Nokia Research Center's Smart Spaces lab are actually intending this design concept for home use, but I can see a lot more… » 8/11/08 6:20pm 8/11/08 6:20pm

iPhone Apps We Like: Palringo is First Official Multi-Client IM App

Palringo is a free multi-client instant messaging app for mobiles that hit the App Store over the weekend, and it's the first to officially support Google Talk/Jabber, on top of Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo, ICQ, iChat and Gadu-Gadu (if you're in Poland). You can also use it to quickly send photos from your camera or… » 7/29/08 12:50pm 7/29/08 12:50pm

Hands-On Google Talk for iPhone (Verdict: Stick with Installer.app)

Google's brand new Gtalk webapp for the iPhone is as crappy as I expected it would be. It has a nice design, and sending messages was easy, but at the end of the day it's still running in Safari—which means if you get a call you are signed out of chat. And unlike other web-based IM apps, Gtalk doesn't work in the… » 7/03/08 2:30pm 7/03/08 2:30pm

New Dev Leopard Build Has Google Talk, Finder Path View

The latest developer build of Leopard has a couple changes in the visual department that differentiates itself even from the WWDC build. Here are the notable changes: » 7/27/07 3:42pm 7/27/07 3:42pm

Rumor: Google Testing Outbound Calling from Google Talk?

If this found image is to be believed, Google is in the midst of testing a SkypeOut-like service with their own Google Talk. If you're not familiar, Google Talk is their IM and PC to PC calling app that's tied into other Google apps like GMail. » 5/24/07 8:00pm 5/24/07 8:00pm

Google Helps Themselves by Helping African Nations

Google has announced partnerships with both the Rwandan Ministry of Infrastructure and the Kenya Education Network to provide both institutions with Google Apps such as Gmail, Google Calander, Google Talk, and Google Docs. The governments and educational systems of the two countries will begin to freely use the Google… » 3/20/07 3:00pm 3/20/07 3:00pm

Google Talk Client Updated, Still Obscure

Google, whose entire product line seems to be in a constant state of beta, has upgraded its Google Talk client, trying to catch up with the rest of the instant messaging world with file transfers, voicemail and the ability to show contacts what music is playing on your PC. Undaunted by the fact that virtually no one… » 7/28/06 10:43am 7/28/06 10:43am