Well, it’s not actually Skype, but it’s the next best thing. I acquired a Lenovo ThinkPad over the summer and have dedicated the laptop to my personal media projects. I do a lot with Skype and SoundCloud, as well as work for my employer via Adobe Audition. I outfitted the T42 with a camera purchased for a dollar at a garage sale: it’s become a workhorse for me, and I’ve discovered there are a lot of videoconferencing options out there…

Conor Dougherty has filed an article on the NY Times bits blog: “Google is playing with a new technology that it hopes will help people find more reliable medical information. It’s called a doctor.

  • LINK to the Bits Blog Article

The service involves Google’s “Helpouts” product — where people can search for experts and talk to them over video — a trial program in which people who are searching for symptoms like pink eye and the common cold can video-chat with a doctor. The company is working with medical groups including Scripps and One Medical, which are ‘making their doctors available and have verified their credentials,’ according to a spokeswoman.”