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Skype Translator Likes To Swear In Chinese

Skype Translator is an amazing feat of engineering, even if it isn’t perfect. But reports suggest that, in Chinese at least, it has somewhat of a potty mouth.


How Neural Networks Are Turning Human Brains Into AI

If you use Google’s new Photos app, Microsoft’s Cortana, or Skype’s new translation function, you’re using a form of AI on a daily basis. AI was first dreamed up in the 1950s, but has only recently become a practical reality — all thanks to software systems called neural networks. This is how they work.


Skype Translator Is Now Available For Everyone, No Invite Required

Skype Translator is one of those technologies that makes you stop and say “whoa, future.” A mythical service that can translate your speech in seamless real time, with accompanying transcripts, could eventually surmount the language barrier. But until then, we have Skype Translator, and it’s a great start.


An EU Court Decided That 'Skype' Sounds Too Much Like 'Sky'

The problem with words is that sometimes they can sound all too similar. An EU court has decided that’s certainly the case for Skype — which apparently sounds too much like the name of broadcaster Sky.


Use Skype And A Webcam To Keep An Eye On Your Home From Anywhere

Skype’s best known for video and audio calling, and even a bit of old-school instant messaging, but there are plenty of other uses for it. One of these alternative uses is to set up a free, instant access home monitoring system that you can launch from your office or your vacation whenever you like. Here’s how to set one up.


Do You Have Skype Sex? 

If you’ve been in a long-distance relationship, you probably know how much it sucks to live your life with the knowledge that you’ve finally managed to lock someone down for sex stuff but you’re just too far away to actually make genital contact. So what do you do? Skype? Snapchat? Confess!


Hackers Posed As Hot Girls On Skype To Steal Intel From Syrian Rebels

It’s kind of the oldest trick in the book. Catfishing is where you pretend to be someone you’re not online so that you can trick someone else into doing something. And based on a new report, this is exactly how pro-Assad hackers have been robbing intel from opposition forces: They have been posing as hot girls on Skype and stealing battle plans from the Syrian rebel army.


Mega Launches End-To-End Encrypted Audio And Video Chat

Kim Dotcom has launched a new audio and video chat service, which he hopes will provide stiff competition for Skype. It certainly has one major selling point up its sleeve: it offers end-to-end encryption for all communications.


Download Skype Translator Right Now, No Invite Required

Skype Translator is one of those technologies that makes you stop and say “woah, future.” A mythical service that can translate your speech in seamless real time, with accompanying transcripts, could eventually surmount the language barrier. But until then, we have Skype Translator, and it’s a great start.


Skype Will Now Work Straight From Your Browser Without Any Software

Skype for Web makes chatting face-to-face with your aunt easier by eliminating the need to download a pesky app. Skype’s wonderfully easy to use provided you’ve already got it on the device you’re using. Skype for Web makes it easier to get your chat on when Skype isn’t already installed. All you’ve got to do is go to Skype.com and login.


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