Skype, SMC Networks and FON have combined their technologies to create a phone that can make Internet calls through a computer. The phone can be used with any open Wi-Fi access point. The $159.99 package includes the SMC Wi-Fi Phone for Skype (WSKP100), FON's wireless router “La Fonera” and Skype Voicemail for a year. It also includes 500 SkypeOut minutes that enable calling outside the Skype network, augmenting free calls among Skype subscribers. Buying a SkypeIn phone number makes it reachable from any phone.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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