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Just as humans are capable of communicating with each other verbally, what if PCs could do the same thing? That's sort of the idea behind Tone, a Chrome browser extension cooked up by Google that, at this early stage, is pretty rudimentary but also interesting. In its current state, Tone can broadcast the URL of the current tab to any machine within earshot that also has the extension installed. What's the point? Google argues that the simple concept of sharing has become more complex than it needs to be during this day and age of digital devices. Email and chat exist and are great for long distance sharing, but as far as Google is concerned, such solutions are overkill when you're looking to... Read more...