Feeds

Panasonic pitches portable Skype screen

Take up your PC videocall and walk

SANS - Survey on application security programs

CES 2012

Panasonic showed off a handheld Skype tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last night.

Panasonic Skype Communications Device

It only exists as a prototype, and you might think that folks' smartphones and tablets will do the job of video calling equally well, but Panasonic thinks punters will want a Skype gadget they can set down anywhere in the home.

The unit comprises a 7in-ish screen, speaker, mic and webcam built into a thin frame with an integrated stand. The notion is that this is a moveable Skype screen rather than a use-on-the-move device. You can put it down anywhere: on a shelf, the dining table, beside stand, and so on.

Panasonic Skype Communications Device

Panasonic promised the gadget would tie into Skype conversations being conducted on a TV or PC, allowing you to step into another room without having to interrupt the conversation.

It's claimed to be dead easy to use. "Just turn it on and the system does the rest," Panasonic executives promised.

Panasonic Skype Communications Device

What they didn't say is when the device will come to market. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Mainstay ROI - Does application security pay?
In this whitepaper learn how you and your enterprise might benefit from better software security.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.