It's hard to get too invested in new products from Google. The company has built a reputation for developing interesting and useful projects, only to abandon them when they cannot commercialise them or lose interest. So, when they released Duo last year I didn't really bother with it too much. But they seem to be getting serious about Duo - their video calling challenger to Skype and FaceTime.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
In Back to the Future II, Marty arrived in the future on October 21st, 2015 -- which just happened to be yesterday. It seems we've created an alternate timeline, because we didn't get all of the awesome stuff Marty's future did -- but we did get a lot. Here's the future tech we still have in this timeline.
Facebook launched a video chat feature for its Messenger app last month, but it wasn't available to Australian users. Today that has changed, with the feature enabled down under.
iOS/Android: Facebook's latest enhancement to its Messenger app allows you to make video calls, adding to the existing text chat and voice call features. However, like so many Facebook enhancements, this isn't being rolled out as a worldwide release, and Australia is not on the list of the first countries getting the feature.
Mega has been on our radar for secure file storage ever since the file storage phoenix rose from the ashes of MegaUpload. Now, the company has created MegaChat, which it bills as a secure alternative to Skype, offering browser-based voice and video chat.
Android/Web: Previously mentioned video calling service Gruveo took the wraps off a major update today. It now includes Android support that lets you talk to others without having to install an app first..
As remote working environments become more common, the interview process often involves never meeting your recruiter in person -- instead, you'll do the interview over email or video chat. And because the medium is different from talking face-to-face, you need to adapt and use new strategies to ace that interview and land the job.