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.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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