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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.


Skype Translator Hands-On: Close, But No Babel Fish

When Skype announced its real-time translation program back in May, most of us seized on the sci-fi-ness off it all — Star Trek’s universal translator, Babel fish, etc. But the technology is very real, and has been for years, just it separate pieces. Skype Translator is is the commercial culmination of those efforts, bringing all those things, like speech recognition, automated translation, and machine learning, into one program.


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.


Skype Lets You Send Doodles Now (If You're On Windows Phone)

Skype’s latest update includes a new drawing feature, so you can send your friends doodles while you video chat them. The feature is debuting on Windows Phone, and Skype hasn’t announced any plans to bring it to iOS and Android.


Skype's New Group Video Messaging App Takes A Late Cue From Snapchat

Skype Qik is a solid video messaging app that would be a guaranteed hit if Skype could go back in time and release it a few years ago. Skype Qik lets you take 42-second videos and send them to friends off your contact list, creating an impromptu video message relay that disappears after two weeks.


Microsoft Is Officially Killing MSN Messenger Once And For All

Ever since Microsoft acquired Skype, it’s been slowly but surely pushing those last MSN/Windows Live Messenger clingers-on into its brave new, Skype-based world. And now China, the last MSN Messenger stronghold, is finally getting the boot, ending the messaging service’s 15-year run once and for all.


How Skype Translator Learns Language From Social Media

When Microsoft and Skype revealed Skype Translator in May, everyone displayed awe and wonder at a service that could finally traverse the language barrier. The premise was that the Skype Translator app would convert speech in real time allowing fluid conversation between speaking partners with different lingual tongues.


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