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Microsoft Translator Can Now Translate Text From Images

Isn’t it just annoying when you go away on Holiday or spot something and sit there for five minutes wondering what the text even says? Microsoft is looking to make it a little easier on us…

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Microsoft Populates Skype With Helper-Bots

Your Skype chats could just get a little bit smarter thanks to Microsoft’s new array of assistive helper-bots. These bots were on show at Build 2016, where Microsoft demonstrated how Cortana, as well as a number…

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Hungry? Don’t Worry! The Delivery Robot Starship Is Here!

It gets late, you could go to the kitchen and cook a nice warm meal but every bone is your body is crying out to sit down and play one game, watch one more movie or…

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Google Hangout is Going Peer-to-Peer

Google hangout is used for work and personal use, often fighting against Skype for dominant market use. With tweaks and improvements over the horizon, the next change is going to be fundamental to how Hangouts will…

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Skype Hides Your IP in Effort to Protect You

We’ve all heard or seen about Swatting, but for those who haven’t let me explain its principle. Normally it happens when you find someone online, usually in the process of streaming a video or even them…

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French Prime Minister Denies Tor and Public Wi-Fi Ban Demand

Earlier this week, leaked documents revealed that French police were pressuring President Francois Hollande (pictured above) to ban the Tor browser and to block public Wi-Fi in a state of emergency. Hollande’s Prime Minister, however, has…

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Microsoft Apologies For Skype Outage and Offers Compensation

The Skype service is an essential component for many internet-based companies to communicate with industry contacts and share ideas via conferencing. Additionally, the software is a tool to help family members stay in contact across vast…

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Skype Receives a Universal Translator

Skype has just made it easier for people from all over the world to understand each other by introducing an advanced Universal Translator. Similar to the translator seen in the renowned Star Trek series, the system…

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Skype Plagued by Network Connectivity Issues

The Skype client is currently experiencing a whole range of connection issues and sporadically showing contacts as offline. Skype has released a statement surrounding the network hiccups and clarified: “We have detected an issue that is affecting…

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Microsoft Announces Skype Business Preview for iOS and Android

We’ve heard that Microsoft plans on killing the old Lync app for business chat and meetings and integrate everything in Skype, namely Skype for Business. In a blog post, Microsoft today announced that it just released…

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Say Goodbye to Metro Skype App

Microsoft says that the Metro version of Skype is not that popular and it won’t continue with it. All users will be moved over to the Desktop version next month, having the Metro service close on…

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Microsoft’s Surface Hub Aimed at Enhancing Your Workplace Productivity

Microsoft has always been dedicated towards business solutions and it now shows us that once again with its big brand new Surface Hub touch screen. The company aims to make your workplace more productive and interactive…

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Skype for Web Rolls out in New Beta Version for US and UK Users

Have you ever been to an internet café or wanted to Skype a friend or family member from a shared computer? It is really frustrating when you try to use it and you see they don’t…

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These Eight Characters Crash Skype

Users have found a rather interesting bug in the popular voice and video calling application, Skype. The problem (now fixed in an update) caused skype to crash when you sent “http://:” via an instant message. Once…

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Video Chat App Renders in ASCII Text

  Video chatting online has become pretty good over the years. Two people can have quite a normal conversation with each other, from the other side of the planet. However, there’s some people who think this is just…

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Leaked NSA Documents Suggest Skype Traffic Surveillance

Leaked documents from the US National Security Agency (NSA), provided by Edward Snowden and published on Sunday by German newspaper Der Spiegel, show that the NSA has full access to traffic over Skype. That includes voice…

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Kim Dotcom to Launch Secure Video Chat Service

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has announced plans to release an encrypted, in-browser video chat service through his Twitter account. The service, called MegaChat, will also integrate high-speed transfer of large files, through Dotcom’s Mega sharing software. Mega…

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Skype Releases Preview of Translator App

Microsoft has today released a preview version of its Skype Translator app. The app uses a technology the company demoed some months ago now, where Sype has the ability to translate speech in realtime. The app…

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Wire: The New Skype Rival Backed by Skype Co-Founder

A new upstart has entered the instant messaging arena, positioning itself as more than just a chat service. Wire, pitched as a thoroughly modern messaging app, is supported by Skype co-founder Janus Friis and developed by…

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Barclays Announces Video Banking

Barclays has announced that from 8th December, a select number of its customers will be able to talk directly to banking staff at any time of day. The service will allow customers to speak face-to-face with…

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Microsoft Sends First Invites for Skype for Web Beta

A beta version of Skype for Web, a clientless iteration of Microsoft’s messaging service for use as a web application within your internet browser, has been released. Since all video call, voice call, and instant messaging functionality…

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Microsoft Announces $199 Work & Play Bundle

In a bundle surely to top all bundles, Microsoft is throwing together four of its subscription-based products and services into one $199 package. The “Work and Play” bundle includes Office 365 Home, Skype Unlimited World and WiFi,…

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MSN Brand Relaunched

While the MSN messenger has taken it’s last breath, MSN as a brand is still alive and kicking. Microsoft has just announced the relaunch of the MSN brand into a more mobile and cloud orientated service.…

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MSN Messenger Finally Takes Its Last Breath

For most of the world the MSN messenger, or Windows Live Messenger, has been history for a while now after being shut down in April 2013 in favour of Skype, or even longer if you’re like…

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Live Voice Translation in Skype Might Come to Windows 8 Devices This Year

The language barrier is one of the most common problems encountered even today. Most modern and free translation programs, whether text-to-text, speech-to-speech or even speech-to-text give users a basic tool to understand and slide through the…

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Coolermaster, Speedlink & TteSports Budget Headset Head-to-Head Review

Introduction If you’re on the market for a new headset, chances are you’ve got more than one option on your shopping list, you’ll be looking for the best return on investment and you’ll want to find…

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SWAT Team Called in to Tackle Call of Duty Player

There have been a number of times when we have heard about Call of Duty players taking things a bit too personal and getting too frustrated when they get shot or Pwned in-game by another happy…