Ten gadgets we (and the world) forgot

Posted by , 07 December 2008

TV video phones – here’s grandma. She still alive?

TV video phones – here’s grandma. She still alive?

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  • Introduction
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    Sony MiniDisc – thanks, but no thanks

They were meant to put you in distant relatives’ front rooms, but the first video phones introduced in the early 90s had such a puny frame rate that it was a bit like talking to a photograph. Two decades later, webcams are doing just as bad a job of it.

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