TowTruck: a service for websites to collaborate in real-time

TowTruck is a service for your website that makes it surprisingly easy to collaborate in real-time.

TowTruck is incredibly easy to set up on your site.  All you need to do is include a couple lines of JavaScript and your site has TowTruck tools enabled.

When a user comes to your site, they’ll be able to activate the TowTruck tool and send a link to a friend to start collaborating on the web site.

TowTruck has collaboration features like cursor-mirroring (allowing you to see your friend’s cursor on the screen in real time), collaboratively editing forms and text, browsing through the site, and both text and real-time voice chat.

More info at: https://towtruck.mozillalabs.com/

Software Enables Avatar to Reproduce Our Emotion in Real Time

A virtual character produces the same facial expressions as its user. It makes a video game, chat, or an animated film both fun and fast. Faceshift, an EPFL spin-off, launches its software on the market today. http://www.faceshift.com

Skype and Windows Live Messenger are coming together

Skype and Windows Live Messenger are coming together. Update to Skype, sign in with your Messenger ID and your contact list and the IM feature will be there.

Find out more here:

Download the new Skype update and move from Windows Live Messenger (WLM, a.k.a. MSN) to Skype:

Windows Live Essentials (Messenger) 2011 Released!

I had the beta version before and now I have installed the full Essentials 2011 which have been just released.

If you are using the new Windows Live Messenger (WLM aka MSN) it can be a bit confusing and you could get a “WOW WTF IS THIS?!”-moment. Don’t worry there is a button on the upper right corner that will change the look back to the old style, without all the social stuff:

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Download Live Essentials 2011
(it’s possible that the website above is still showing you the beta version, just wait and try again some time later)

Download Live Essentials 2011 (Offline installer)

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