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Forget drones — Starship Technologies wants to deliver goods with six-wheeled robots 0:36

Former Skype co-founders are jumping on the delivery bandwagon with a fleet of terrestrial robots equipped to carry packages to customers over the last mile.

New Skype feature offers an easy way to chat without an account 0:43

Skype's just rolled out a new feature it describes as "a small change that will make a big difference," allowing users to invite anyone to join a chat regardless of whether they have a Skype account.

Microsoft reportedly tests an Android dialer app, may launch in December

Microsoft is apparently working on a new dialer app for Android. The app is currently being tested in India and worked on by the Skype team, adding different ways to call someone without using large amounts of data.

Skype Translator now available on Windows desktops

Last year, Microsoft made available to a small pool of ambitious testers Skype Translator. Today, that same translation tech can bring various cultures together globally with its consumer release.

Hello? Hello? Skype users unable to make calls due to technical issue

Microsoft has announced via the Skype Heartbeat blog that the communications service is being affected by a technical issue, and users will currently be unable to make calls.

Skype soon usable in Microsoft Edge without plugins

Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system and its Edge browser now allow for Skype calls without an additional plugin, thanks to a new API which makes VOIP over the browser easier than ever before.
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Chaplain services make virtual house calls, offer spiritual guidance via Skype

With the rise of telemedicine and other remote medical services, it was only a matter of time before someone decided that counseling would need to go digital. Now, patients can seek spiritual guidance by way of Skype,

Clip & Talk: a Bluetooth headset that tells your doctor when you’re sick

Clip & Talk is one of the most versatile Bluetooth headsets on the market, offering USB connectivity, emergency medical assistance, and a clip for quick access. Five of its seven models are available for less than $100.

Skype for Web beta gets global rollout

Skype for Web beta is now available to users around the world. The free software is compatible with most mainstream browsers and should prove useful if you usually use Skype on your mobile but want to quickly access calls and messages on a…
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Microsoft makes Skype for Web available to all users in the U.S. and U.K.

Skype for Web, Microsoft's browser-based version of the popular messaging platform, is now available to all users in the U.S. and U.K. It isn't without its limitations, though -- its video and audio messaging requires a plugin.

Updated: Skype crash bug fixed, download the new version now

An eight-character message will cause Skype to crash, and it will continue to do so every time you attempt to sign in. If you send the eight characters or receive them from a friend, you will be impacted by the bug.

Microsoft Wi-Fi may help you get connected when cellular towers are out of range

A leak revealed Microsoft Wi-Fi, a planned paid service that provides access to millions of hotspots domestic and international. It's a cross-platform service and appears to be a rebranding of Skype Wi-Fi.