You've Got Face!

Freebie software lets you send your e-mail as a talking head. It's cool stuff, but will it be hot?

When I opened my e-mail the other day, a blond woman named Rachel appeared on my computer screen. She greeted me by name and started talking with great enthusiasm. Every now and then she stopped to smile at me or blow a kiss. I guess it detracts from the overall picture to say that the e-mail she was reading to me came from my brother. And that a lot of it was about the trouble he was having getting the phone company to install his high-speed Internet hookup. Still, it was pretty cool.

Rachel was there thanks to a new technology...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!