TechBits: no-computer chat (06.06.12)

{} {} Many people use their computers to chat online with far-away friends. {}This week, the Tech Guy has two devices that that the computer out of the picture.

{} {} Biscotti connects to your TV through HDMI, and your network by wi-fi. {}It lets you video chat without having to sit in front of your computer's webcam. {}It has an HD camera, and shows your chat in widescreen on your TV. {}The person you're chatting with must have either another Biscotti, or Google Talk.

{} {} The NetTalk Duo Wifi lets you use your regular phone to chat over the internet. {}It connects to your network by wi-fi, and provides unlimited calling to the USA and Canada. {}International calls require an additional fee, above the $30 yearly account.