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Skype Just Fixed The Single Most Annoying Thing About Notifications

Skype just announced a great new feature that should be part of every single app, plugin or digital service you use: When you’re actively Skyping, the app’s notifications will only go to the device you’re currently using. Why didn’t this kind of setup become a universal standard, like, five years ago?


What's The Generic Word For Skype? Videophone? Video Chat?

As technologies evolve, so does the language we use to describe them. Radio used to be called wireless telephone. Some people used to call the internet the catenet. But what do we call it when you’re talking with a person via video link? Is it videophone? Video chat? Skype?


Skype To Launch Star Trek-Style, Real-Time Language Translator

Microsoft just demoed an awesome new feature for Skype that will actually let you speak to people in other languages — in real-time — by doing all the translating dirty work for you.


Skype Exorcists Are Scam Artists, Say Traditional Exorcists

The internet is no stranger to long-distance religious rites, and Skype in particular has been a haven to those looking for a blessing from out-of-state (or across the globe, at that). Still, online spirituality does have its limits, which is unfortunate for Evangelical Christian Reverend Bob Larson. Because according to the religious powers that be, his Skype-based exorcism practice is just another, run-of-the-mill internet scam.


Toshiba Has An 8-Inch Windows Tablet You'll Actually Want To Buy

Small Windows tablets are awesome in theory, but the ones we have seen so far haven’t been anything to write home about. Thankfully, Toshiba has a new 8-inch Encore tablet, running Windows 8.1. We’ve been hands-on, and it’s pretty rad.


Skype Says It Can Support Holographic Video Calls

For decades, we’ve been waiting for oh-so-futuristic hologram technology to make the leap from Star Wars movies to our living rooms, and it hasn’t. But it sounds like it’s right around the corner after Skype announced that it had developed 3D video chat technology in the lab.


New Software Makes Skype Chats Way Less Awkward

Everybody who’s ever done a video chat has felt the frustration. You call your pal using Skype or whatever so that you can see their face and they can see yours, but whoops you’re not even looking at each other. You’re looking at the screen so your eyes are slightly off-centre. Annoying! But maybe not for long.


Travelling Around The World With Skype Actually Looks Kind Of Fun

Sure, we would all love to travel around the world and do stuff but then life, work, money and excuses get in the way. So why not try to do what comedian Mark Malkoff did? He Skyped with 162 different countries, travelling the world with technology.


Why The Hell Are The Xbox One's Best New Features Behind A Paywall?

You don’t buy a Big Mac and pay extra for special sauce. You don’t buy an iPhone and pay extra for FaceTime. So why in the hell is Microsoft putting some of its most heavily promoted Xbox One features behind an idiotic Xbox Live Gold paywall? Because it can. But that doesn’t mean that it should.


Why Doesn't Skype Protect You Against Eavesdropping?

Skype has long claimed to be “end-to-end encrypted”, an architectural category that suggests conversations over the service would be difficult or impossible to eavesdrop upon, even given control of users’ internet connections. But Skype’s 2005 independent security review admits a caveat to this protection: “defeat of the security mechanisms at the Skype Central Server” could facilitate a “man-in-the-middle attack” (see section 3.4.1).