Living with a Chromebook for a week is like 7 minutes of heaven, then 7 days of hell

I just finished spending a week using the Chromebook Pixel as my main computer. While things started out pleasant enough, they quickly took a turn for the worse. Here are all the things I couldn't do on my Chromebook.

Now you can Skype straight from your account

Though available for preview in the UK the past few months, Microsoft officially launched Skype integration within today, making it available in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Brazil, France, and Germany.

Skype joins the Start screen club, will come pre-installed in Windows 8.1

Microsoft confirmed today that Skype will come pre-installed in Windows 8.1, making it instantly accessible to anyone buying a new Windows 8.1 PC or anyone updating to the new OS. Skype will take the place of Microsoft's Windows 8 messaging…

Zimmerman trial interrupted by comical barrage of Skype callers

After the Skype disruption during the George Zimmerman murder trial this week, it's clear that law schools should do a better job teaching future attorneys how to handle digital communication in the courtroom.

Free video messaging added to Skype for iOS

Skype for iOS received an update today that gives users the ability to send unlimited video messages. Previous versions capped messages at 20 and made unlimited part of the Premium subscription service. Call stability, improved photo…
Social Media

Hands on: Skype evolves into a Snapchat competitor with Video Messages

Feeling the pinch with plenty of competitors in the video messaging space, Skype has joined the game with its own take on video messaging.

Forget texts, send videos instead! Skype enables free unlimited video messaging

Skype announced today that it now lets all of its users (except Windows Phone) send unlimited video messages to other users, free of charge. Previously, non-premium members were limited to just 20 messages total.
Social Media

Our favorite hidden hacks to spice up your social networks

Bored of Facebook's emoticons? Tired of Snapchat's color palette? These hidden tips and tricks will take you into the underground, secret side of social networking features that you never knew existed.
Health & Fitness

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.

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…

Skype starts integration, video voicemail comes to Windows desktop beta

Microsoft is rolling out 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.

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.