How Bell Labs Almost Put a Videophone in Every Home

From the 1950s until the 1970s Bell Labs spent over $500 million developing the videophone. But the technology failed to achieve mainstream success. Why? Bill Hammack from the University of Illinois has a great video explaining the tremendous promise and eventual demise of the videophone as a standalone appliance in… » 6/17/14 5:30pm 6/17/14 5:30pm

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

LG's WiMax-enabled Phone Might be a Little Early

LG-Nortel seems to be a bit early on this one, but they've made what looks to be the first WiMax-enabled phone. It's a standard phone with a videophone built in, which is where the WiMax fits in. With a camera and a screen for seeing your caller, it doesn't look to be anything all that revolutionary. I don't think… » 4/24/07 7:15pm 4/24/07 7:15pm