This week on the Gadget Lab podcast, the crew talks video chat, cameras and of course, more iPhone rumors.
Staff writer Mike Isaac went to Facebook HQ this week to check out the social giant’s latest announcement — Skype video chat integration. Basically, you can video chat with any of your Facebook friends without launching the Skype program — all of the chatting occurs inside of the browser window. It’s a pretty cool innovation, even if Google+’s “Hangouts” group video chat feature stole some of its thunder.
Next up is reviews editor Michael Calore with a fancy new digital camera, Olympus’ Pen E-P3. Our reviewer gave it high scores for its fast shooting speeds, built-in flash and full 1080p. Plus, it’s quite pretty to look at.
Finally, our Brian Chen weighs in on two of the major cellular carriers. Verizon finally ended its unlimited data plan for new customers, leaving Sprint as the last of the big four U.S. networks to offer a limitless data plan. Speaking of Sprint, there’s also talk of a Sprint-carried iPhone in the works, according to an analyst’s speculation.