Google Helpouts will offer Hangout video guidance for pretty much anything

Real experts telling you face-to-face, sort of, what you need to know. That's what Google's Helpouts will offer and isn't that what the internet is all about?

Google Helpouts is still in the sign-up phase right now but when it's live you will be able to connect, via Hangouts, with experts in these categories: Arts and Music, Computers and Electronics, Cooking, Education, Fashion and Beauty, Fitness and Nutrition, Health and Counselling, Home and Garden.

Some will charge for guidance and some will be free. And if you think you've got what it takes you can sign up to be an expert too.

All payments must go through Google Wallet and will be charged a pretty steep fee of 20 per cent. But with real doctors on here too (after rigorous credential checks by Google) we'd be tempted to pay rather than slogging it to the sickness incubator that is our GP's office.

We'll be revealing more details on this as they break, but as yet Google hasn't set a release date.