A free service that provides instant messaging, phone calling, video messages and video chatting with up to twelve other users. First released in 2007, ooVoo currently has more than 46 million registered users and is available as a platform-independent Web client as well as for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems and Google Android and Apple iOS mobile platforms.
ooVoo also recently released a Facebook app that functions similar to Google Hangouts, enabling Facebook users to take part in group video chats. While Facebook has its own video chat feature, the Facebook Video Calling app currently only supports one-to-one video chats.
- GridGain Big Data
An open source Java-based tool for real-time big data processing. GridGain is an alternative to Hadoop’s MapReduce that is compatible with the Hadoop Distributed File System. It offers in-memory processing for fast analysis of real-time data. The open source version can be freely downloaded or you can choose to purchase a commercially supported version. GridGrain […]
- Video Chat
Technology for conducting audio and video interaction in real time between users at disparate locations. Video chats are typically conducted via a computer, tablet or smartphone device (also called videophone chatting), and may involve point-to-point (or one-to-one) interaction, as in the case of FaceTime and Skype, or multipoint (or one-to-many) interaction, as in the typical […]
- Microsoft Surface Tablet
Surface is the name of Microsoft’s Windows 8/RT tablets that debuted in late October 2012. There are two versions of the tablet: Surface and Surface for Windows 8 Pro. Surface runs Windows RT for ARM processors and is 0.36 inches thick and weighs 676 grams. Storage options include 16GB and 32GB options with support for […]
- Amazon Silk
A split-architecture Web browser that taps into Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) cloud computing services to offer a faster, richer browsing experience. Amazon Silk made its debut on the Kindle Fire tablet computer, which utilizes Silk’s split browsing capabilities to take the processing load off of the Kindle Fire CPU for heavier browser processing tasks. These […]
- Chief River
A codename for Intel Ivy Bridge processors developed specifically for tablet, ultrabook and Mac laptop computers. Chief River processors are designed to succeed the “Huron River” Sandy Bridge processors used in earlier ultrabook models, and offer native support for USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. Additional requirements for Chief River ultrabooks include a minimum battery life of […]