Put on your blue work shirt and get that last cup of Breakfast Blend out of the office Keurig, because it's Christmas, dammit. Zoom.us is more than happy to shift your holiday paradigm by helping your family enterprise interface outside the box. It hosts perfectly serviceable video conferences for free and allows you to conference in as many as 15 users. It works on any device over any network and can pump in HD video to empower your family into a streamlined, best-of-breed benchmark holiday conversation that won't require bleeding-edge tech beyond your family's skill set.

If any of that sounded like a reasonable human interaction to you, we'd suggest you jump on Zoom.us immediately. Your family may not understand a word you say, but this nimble, client-based solution will at least let them see your face while you're saying it.

-- Written by Jason Notte in Portland, Ore.

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