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When his son Austin was born on Monday, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr wasn't able to be there in person, so he turned to Apple's FaceTime video chat as the next-best option.

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Carr landed with his team in Los Angeles, Calif., on Monday, only to learn that his fiancee was in labor, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. As he rushed back to the airport to fly home to his partner in Dallas, Austin was born.

But the 27-year-old football star said he was able to witness the birth of his first son as it happened, and be there virtually for his significant other, thanks to Apple's FaceTime via his iPhone.

"I saw everything I needed to see," he said. "I saw it all. Technology is wonderful these days. Sometimes you can't control what's going to happen. You've just got to go with the flow. I made the most of it."

The Cowboys cornerback spent two days away from the team with his wife and newborn son in Dallas. Thursday, he returned to practice with the Cowboys, who are gearing up for the National Football League's preseason.

In 2012, Carr signed one of the biggest contracts in the league for a cornerback, agreeing to a five-year, $50.1 million deal with the Cowboys. Last year, he recorded 53 tackles and 3 interceptions.

Just this week, Apple introduced a new advertisement touting the fact that "everyday, more people connect face-to-face on the iPhone than any other phone." The minute-long television spot shows people using the video chat feature in a number of unique ways, including blowing a kiss, communicating via sign language, or sending live video from a remote location.
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I wonder how MS & Samsung are going to copy this¿
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Carr landed with his team in Los Angeles, Calif., on Monday, only to learn that his fiancee was in labor, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. As he rushed back to the airport to fly home to his wife in Dallas, Austin was born.

But the 27-year-old football star said he was able to witness the birth of his first son as it happened, and be there virtually for his wife, thanks to Apple's FaceTime via his iPhone.

"I saw everything I needed to see," he said. "I saw it all. Technology is wonderful these days. Sometimes you can't control what's going to happen. You've just got to go with the flow. I made the most of it."

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Mmm... Sounds like it will be interesting when they all get together...

...Wonder if the NSA was watching too?
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I wonder how MS & Samsung are going to copy this¿

It's not IF, it's WHEN.

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The app is iGyno I believe. 1biggrin.gif
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I wonder how MS & Samsung are going to copy this¿

 

Apple invented video chat now, too?

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The app is iGyno I believe. 1biggrin.gif

LOL

This certainly raises a whole 'nother set of opportunities for Candidate Weiner... Steady there, big fella 1biggrin.gif
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It's not IF, it's WHEN.

Copy what? Facetime? you mean video calling which has existed for years before the iPhone and all smartphones, iOS and Android can run Skype.

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Apple invented video chat now, too?

Nope, dont think so. In 2004, Nokia released a phone capable of something truly innovative. The Nokia 6630 became Nokia’s first video calling mobile phone, and while at this point in Nokia’s history the video calling was only achieved through the main camera at the back, it was the Nokia 6680 that launched in 2005 that made video calling more user-friendly.

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Don't show Tony Romo this.  He has enough trouble with interceptions.

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I wonder how MS & Samsung are going to copy this¿

Ballmer is requiring all his employees to get busy in the bedroom so they can start shooting the Microsoft Skype commercial in 9 months.

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Ballmer is requiring all his employees to get busy in the bedroom so they can start shooting the Microsoft Skype commercial in 9 months.

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Copy what? Facetime? you mean video calling which has existed for years before the iPhone and all smartphones, iOS and Android can run Skype.

I'm pretty sure they meant copy the situation for their commercials.
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I'm pretty sure they meant copy the situation for their commercials.

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Wonder who was filming?
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Microsoft paid $8.5 billion to acquire Skype.

Google doesn't provide any telephony/IP bridging solution for Android, but Android licensees are now paying $$$ for Microsoft patents, so their users might as well use Skype.

Never mind that Skype is not free/open software but instead a proprietary black box. Android fans only care about open on occasion. (see also Adobe Flash, Google apps)
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Google doesn't provide any telephony/IP bridging solution for Android

 

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Pretty cool.

 

But, um… He started out rushing to the airport to get home to his "fiancee", and landed to spend time with his "wife"… is there also a FaceTime wedding they overlooked here, or…? 1smoking.gif

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Unimpressive. If he had a ZuneRT he could have been video chatting and writing a spreadsheet!

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Apple invented video chat now, too?

 

Yes of course they did. Of course that's what they were saying. Of course you're super clever.  

 

 

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LOL

This certainly raises a whole 'nother set of opportunities for Candidate Weiner... Steady there, big fella 1biggrin.gif

 

What, you're only just now realizing the possibilities for live sexy-time? 1biggrin.gif

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Don't show Tony Romo this.  He has enough trouble with interceptions.

There's an old joke about Joe Garagiola when he was playing... Seems his wife was about to deliver and Joe stood at the foot of the bed in full uniform, smacking his catcher's mitt while yelling "put it right in here, babe".
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Ballmer is requiring all his employees to get busy in the bedroom so they can start shooting the Microsoft Skype commercial in 9 months.

Good one!
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What, you're only just now realizing the possibilities for live sexy-time? 1biggrin.gif

Well, I am 74 years old, widowed from the love of my life for 12 years -- so it really never entered my mind!
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Apple invented video chat now, too?

Reinvented.

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Wonder who was filming?

I assume the baby's father. 1wink.gif

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Ballmer is requiring all his employees to get busy in the bedroom so they can start shooting the Microsoft Skype commercial in 9 months.

The problem is that when it comes to almost every major Microsoft project in recent years, they've had a problem with performance.

There are going to be a lot of disappointed partners out there......
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Yeah... I'm just gonna skip this story.
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I assume the baby's father. 1wink.gif

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Nope, dont think so. In 2004, Nokia released a phone capable of something truly innovative. The Nokia 6630 became Nokia’s first video calling mobile phone, and while at this point in Nokia’s history the video calling was only achieved through the main camera at the back, it was the Nokia 6680 that launched in 2005 that made video calling more user-friendly.

 

Actually… there were some Japanese phones (not from Knock-ia) doing something like this in Tokyo in 2002 or 2003 (or possibly earlier) as I recall. A few handsets supported it on (I think) two competing carriers. The one that got the most attention at first was on DoCoMo, but they quickly realized what a bandwidth hog it was, and cut the service down to size. It went from full (albeit quite jittery) "video phone" to short vid-clips and something they called a "live photo" of the caller, which could be updated now and then during the conversation. It was probably most used for 'hot chats', and was fairly short lived. FaceTime really is the only widely embraced "video phone" out there so far that I know of...


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Well, I am 74 years old, widowed from the love of my life for 12 years -- so it really never entered my mind!

 

Touche… 1smoking.gif

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The problem is that when it comes to almost every major Microsoft project in recent years, they've had a problem with performance.

There are going to be a lot of disappointed partners out there......

 

The Blue Screen of Death… in the bedroom?

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The Blue Screen of Death… in the bedroom?

Blue Balls of Death?

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I'm not buying the story.  That woman in the picture doesn't look like she's just had a baby.  I don't see a baby on the screen.  And the fella in the corner window isn't the same as the guy in the jersey.  I'm calling FUD.

 

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Apple invented video chat now, too?

The usefulness of their tech, and how it enriches peoples lives.

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The problem is that when it comes to almost every major Microsoft project in recent years, they've had a problem with performance.

There are going to be a lot of disappointed partners out there......

Hoping to see his newborn instead watching 'doctors at work' because she flipped the camera over to the one on the back ¡
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Oh childbirth of your own kid. The most beautiful disgusting thing you'll ever see.

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Wonder who was filming?

I assume the baby's father. 1wink.gif

LOL... QFT.... More's the pity...
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Touche… 1smoking.gif

I think Dick just said he didn't. 1wink.gif
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Did the NSA get to watch as well?

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