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Google’s Tone Chrome extension transmits between computers via sound

19/05/2015

The appropriately named Tone is a new Google Chrome extension that can transmit URLs from a tab on one computer to another computer (...)
The appropriately named Tone is a new Google Chrome extension that can transmit URLs from a tab on one computer to another computer within hearing range. It’s a little like Apple’s Airdrop in concept — the idea that machines can exchange information easily and quickly in close proximity if both machines have the extension installed — even a bit Chirp-like. A Google Research Blog post by interaction researcher Alex Kauffmann and software engineer Boris Smus talks about Tone’s creation. Tone grew out of the idea that while digital communication methods like email and chat have made it infinitely easier, cheaper, and faster… This story continues at The Next Web The appropriately named Tone is a new Google Chrome extension that can transmit URLs from a tab on one computer to another computer within hearing range. It’s a little like Apple’s Airdrop in concept — the idea that machines can exchange information easily and quickly in close proximity if both machines have the extension installed — even a bit Chirp-like. A Google Research Blog post by interaction researcher Alex Kauffmann and software engineer Boris Smus talks about Tone’s creation. Tone grew out of the idea that while digital communication methods like email and chat have made it infinitely easier, cheaper, and faster… This story continues at The Next Web
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