gHome Replaces Your Landline with Google Voice for Only $5 a Month

Replacing your landline with Google Voice is light years mo' better than paying monthly dues to a telco, we already know that. But there's always been a certain tradeoff in whether you're paying too much money or doing too much work for a Google Voice landline. gHome is a $5/month service (cheap!) that is easy to… » 3/08/11 4:36pm 3/08/11 4:36pm

Creative Wi-Fi inPerson Video Phone Looks Promising

There's little to no official detail available on this Creative Wi-Fi Video phone, called the inPerson, but the FCC has both pictures and the manual available for just anyone to peep through. The specs look beefy: VGA video at 2Mbps, "excellent low light performance," a wide-angle lens, dual microphones, Wi-Fi,… » 12/19/07 1:49pm 12/19/07 1:49pm

Cisco's HD Video Conferencing Impresses Robert Scoble

Retailing at $80,000 for one screen and $300,000 for three screens, Cisco's telepresence technology simulates the act of actually being there, which is way better than traditional teleconferencing. The whole setup is backed by a supercomputer, three plasma screens with 1080p/30FPS video, and is SIP based, running over… » 10/23/06 7:10pm 10/23/06 7:10pm

UTStarcom F3000 WiFi VoIP Phone Works With SIP, Not Skype

The UTStarcom F3000 WiFi Phone doesn't work on Skype, but it does the next best thing, SIP. It supports SDP, RTP/RTCP, RFC2833/inband DTMF, and supports the G.711 and G.729 codecs. Both these codecs are higher quality codecs than standard landline phones, which means there's actually a benefit in using VoIP other than… » 9/06/06 3:00am 9/06/06 3:00am

3Com 3108 Wireless VoIP Phone Does SIP Not Skype, Clears FCC

This Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) compatible VoIP phone from 3Com is probably not targeted toward a mainstream audience. Sure, SIP is the de-facto open source VoIP protocol used in VoIP projects like Asterisk, but how many "regular people" do you know are willing to go and set up an Asterisk system in their… » 8/17/06 8:05pm 8/17/06 8:05pm