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Obihai OBi100 – Google Voice To POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service)

DIY, Electronics, Home Appliances, Home Automation, Home Improvement
September 2, 2011 3 Comments

I’ve been on the look out for a device that can leverage Google Voice *and* offer up a POTS port that can be tied into my whole house Panasonic telephone system (Hybrid-PBX) as a CO line.  The search is finally over — Obihai’s OBi100 does exactly what I need for less than $50 and NO monthly fees!    I ordered the OBi100 from Amazon for only $43.99 when it arrived the setup was easy and was up and running within 30 mins. If you were to base the sound quality on looks alone, you’d suspect it’s terrible, however, it’s not! I couldn’t perceive any notable sound quality differences from my landline service and there were no issues sending or receiving faxes over the line either. This little device is a must have for any Google Voice user! If you have any questions feel free to post in the comments.

– Obihai:
What is it?
– Obihai: How to use it with Google Voice
– Buy now via AMAZON: OBi100 VoIP Telephone Adapter and Voice Service Bridge

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Microsoft Bing (Formerly Kumo) Search Engine

May 28, 2009 6 Comments

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Microsoft is publicly showing off its new search engine, formerly code-named Kumo, now known officially as Bing. The revamped search tool has several new features, including a left-hand navigation pane for moving among different types of searches, category breakdowns for search results, and bringing some information directly into the results page.

CNET NEWS – How Microsoft’s Bing came to be

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Google Wave, the new Twitter!?

May 28, 2009 No Comments


Seriously, Google is going to take over the world!  As they announced today at Google I/O a new communication service called Google Wave  which is “equal parts conversation and document, where people can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.”

You can see screenshots of the service and check out details of the API.  I guess we will be seeing this compete/intergrate with Twitter once it’s made available later this year.

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