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There are many ways to communicate to the outside of free or low cost.
Every time there are fewer excuses for not talking with friends or relatives abroad. Although Skype is still the king of free or cheap calls over the Internet, more and more applications and many programs that allow it. To complete, smart phones have advanced so that is also common to make international calls free or low cost from the iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Windows Mobile and Nokia. Here, we present some of the most popular and recommended by experts to communicate with the world.
124 million in skype was the number of Skype users in the second quarter of 2010, each month. They talked about 95 billion minutes.
Is a free application that allows voice and video calls to other fring users and Skype anywhere in the world, and also integrates instant messaging.
It also makes free calls to any smart phone (3G and Wi-Fi). It is available in stores applications iPhones, Android, and Ovi.
For international calls to landlines and cell phones are not smartphones, Fring charged 1 cent per minute.
Yahoo Messenger: www.messenger.yahoo.com
With this program, which is bottom of the page, calls are free PC to PC between Yahoo contacts. It also works for mobile phones with Android. If it’s between computers, all you need do is add the contacts you want and click the ‘Call’ button.
There, also, the option to receive calls on your computer. Yahoo Messenger, as most applications for Internet calling, where calls are charged from the computer to a landline phone or abroad.
Can make free calls, chat and send pictures, messages and music to your contacts who are online in social networks such as Messenger, Yahoo, Gtalk and Skype. Works for PC and Mac and is discharged from the page above. Also available for mobile phones and download is free, but its creators warn that uses wireless Internet connection, so “provider fees may apply. If you’re not using Wi-Fi, we recommend you get a flat fee (unlimited) data provider, “explain. It also lets you share your location and displays your contacts on a map.
Google Voice: www.google.com / voice
Used to make international calls at low cost (and free within the U.S. only). Works for computers, also for iPhone, Blackberry and Android by downloading a free application.
By signing up, Google gives users a personal phone number and lets you attach the phone in your home and work, so when someone calls to those numbers associated with the program forwards the call to the number of Google Voice. It’s like having all the phones in a single number. For now, works in America but will expand to other countries.
View a tutorial of how google voice on the page http://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html
Allows free calls to other Skype contacts all over the world and it not only works for computers, mobile phones also. So you can download the free application for iPhone and Android and voice and video call using the 3G network or Wi-Fi. To call, contacts must be connected, but there is also the possibility to leave a voice message. Like other programs, Skype also has the option to call international cellular phones and with prices from 2 cents per minute.
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The materials being developed by Microsoft will run on Windows and, inter alia, are aimed at the development of future applications for the Windows operating system. These applications, in line which would provide Kinect, encourage the control computers with gestures and voice.
Kinect users have shown from the beginning his interest in the possibilities of the device. Since its release in November last year, there have been many developers, researchers and study centers have experimented with Kinect.
Applications have been developed since the creation of virtual reality systems to connect the device with other platforms such as Nintendo’s Wii console.
Microsoft has supported since the beginning of the investigation as a peripheral, and now the company goes a step further and has decided to publish the codes and tools for working with Windows environments Kinect.
The multinational considered Kinect possibilities are endless and that the step is giving help to revolutionize the way people interact with technology.
To configure this application will need your phone number as well as with Skype and can call at no cost to your contacts who have this same application on the iPhone, iPod or iPad.
Viber this for free on the App Store, only spend money when making calls to phone numbers, but as we say if you have installed Viber friends can make free calls as in the case of Skype.
They say they are working on a version for Android and Blackberry, so probably in the future, users can also call these devices. It integrates with your contacts, you just have to activate it with a code that you send them by SMS. No need to create users and passwords, and appreciated. To understand, is how WhatsApp that SMS is for free, but with this program you can talk. You hear a lot better than a phone call, as happens with Skype, even if you listen a little late, but not to make the call uncomfortable.
The news that this application exists has spread like wildfire. So much so, that Viber already No. 1 in the free downloads. We found a few drawbacks, but many have used to make free calls.
The relations between science, technology and society can be interpreted in various ways, although it is becoming increasingly clear need for society to be present in government and in the control of techno-scientific activity. It is therefore important that the techno-scientific education aims to increase education of the citizens that enable them to understand, manage and participate in a world where science and technology are ever more present.
Undoubtedly, the approach of Science, Technology and Society (CTS) is particularly suitable for promoting education conducive to learning techno participation, bringing new meaning to concepts such as literacy techno accepted, science for all or dissemination of scientific culture . In this context, the simulated cases CTS, developed in recent years in the Ibero-American initiatives in relation to educational innovation and teacher training, are a significant proposal to direct education towards learning techno participation as a central element citizenship education. This paper presents the results of a project developed in 2003, which experienced several cases simulated in more than 40 secondary school Spanish classrooms. In this project involved more than 800 students and more than 30 teachers, coordinated development experiences in their classrooms.
Today not discussed the importance to society of science and technology. Whatever thedeterminants of economic development of countries and quality of life of people, is as responsible for the transformation of the natural environment and changes in the forms of human life, science and technology are on government agendas and NGOs. The discussion does not focus, therefore, the importance of science and technology inshaping the present reality and future. What is at issue is, rather, the objectives, funding,evaluation mechanisms and control, and in general, on decisions affecting the direction and governance of techno-scientific activity.
A team of researchers and computer scientists at the University of Newcastle, England, has developed a number of gadgets and electronics to improve the quality of life of older people, especially those with dementia or similar diseases.
The work includes a GPS, the location of the elderly in shopping malls or public places, kitchen accessories and other items of dailyuse. By Pablo Javier Piacente Scientific Trends. A team of researchers and computer scientists at the University of Newcastle, England, has developed a number of gadgets and electronics to improve the quality of life of older people, especially those with dementia or similar diseases.
Research has bases in Newcastle, Aberdeen and Nottingham, and is directed by Professor Paul Watson, Director of the North East Regional e-Science Centre, one of the research centers that depend on the School of Computing Science at the University of Newcastle.
According to a report published in The Journal and a press release of that university, the program is funded by the British government, as part of an ambitious general who has the support of companies Microsoft, IBM and Philips and whose central purpose the use of new technology to improve the quality of human life at all stages of their existence.
The idea is to ensure the inclusion of all people on digital life, especially children, elderly and disabled, who are the neediest. In this context, the research conducted by Watson develops a basic theme for the elderly. Worth mentioning that according to statistics, by 2050 there will be more people over 65 years under 16 in the UK.
In order to meet the needs of older people, the devices show created a simple design and an intuitive interface, as for example in GPS location technology designed to maintain independence in the mobility of elderly people with varying degrees of dementia .