Skype

NHL coach gets fired during a Skype chat

Definitely a crappy way to find out that you've just been fired, professional hockey coach Ralph Krueger got canned after connecting on a Skype call with the team's general management.

Health & Fitness

Who will rule the post-texting world? In search of the ultimate messaging app

The age of the messaging app is upon us. You’ve got text chat, voice chat, video chat, one-on-one or in groups, with the ability to share files, photos, or even live video footage. The question is – what’s the best messaging app around?

Mobile

Skype starts Outlook.com integration, video voicemail comes to Windows desktop beta

Microsoft is rolling out Outlook.com with Skype integration to UK users and plans to roll it out to the U.S. and Germany in the next few weeks. Skype's video voicemail service was also updated.

Computing

Move over, Hologram Tupac: Microsoft’s working on 3D holographic avatars for Skype

A new job listing for a Microsoft engineer cites that the company is working on a telecommunication system that offers users the chance to create an interactive, holographic body double to use via Skype.

Computing

Durex classes up the wearable tech space with “Fundawear”

If you thought Skype and Facetime had broken technological barriers in phone sex, wait until you see app-controlled vibrating underwear.

Cool Tech

Best Windows 8 Apps

Don't know which Windows 8 apps to download to your new touch laptop? Check out our list of the cream of the crop for both productivity and entertainment on your Microsoft gadget.

Computing

Microsoft under fire after student uncovers Chinese surveillance of Skype

The online conversations of Chinese Skype users are being monitored, says one American graduate student – and he can even give you a list of the words and phrases that are likely to cause alerts to be sent if they were included.

Social Media

Sick of having an ocean between you and your beloved? Get married on the internet!

Finally, long distance couples have a way of getting married without having to be together in one place. Proxy marriages are legal, but only in some states.

Social Media

Hold the phone! A third of all calls made are over Skype

A new report from Telegeography shows Microsoft subsidiary Skype racking in a third of all calls made globally, marking an impressive milestone for the company as it celebrates its tenth anniversary.

Mobile

Life and Tiles of a Win8 Convert: A soy latte, a Lumia, and a crazy bum with a shopping cart

In the ninth edition of The Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert, Andrew is just trying to test out some of the synchronization features of Windows 8 when he gets in a tussle with a crazy old man at a coffee shop.

Computing

Skype for iPad update: Auto reconnection of dropped calls, add cash to account and more

Skype has rolled out an update to its iPad app. New features include the automatic reconnection of dropped calls and the ability to add cash to your Skype account from within the app.

Mobile

Life and Tiles of a Win8 Convert: It’s lonely without Google

Converting your devices is one thing, but when we had Andrew switch to a Microsoft life, he had to go all the way. In this "Life and Tiles of a Windows 8 Convert," he details what it's like to live without Google's services, and it's no walk in the park.

Mobile

‘Open Letter to Skype’ demands Microsoft come clean about user privacy

In an "Open Letter to Skype," more than 100 Internet activists and digital rights groups have demanded that the Microsoft-owned VoIP service become transparent about user privacy.

Web

Microsoft may look to Skype to power voice chat on the next Xbox

A new rumor suggests that after spending $8.5 billion acquiring voice over IP giant Skype in 2011, Microsoft may hope to see a return on its investment by tasking the firm with control of voice chat in the successor to the Xbox 360.

Cool Tech

Microsoft Messenger to shut down March 15 and will be replaced by Skype

Bid Microsoft's Messenger a farewell on March 15. That day marks the first day that Skype officially replaces the instant messaging client.

Web