Skype Goes Down In The World, Microsoft Works Frantically To Fix

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech

Microsoft's video-calling software Skype has gone down around the world and while Microsoft won't reveal what the problem is the tech giant is frantic...

Over-The-Top Is Coming to Take Your Voice

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

The tech giants are only just starting to recognise what they can potentially offer to their customers - and by offering their users new services they hope to tie them into their existing social networks.

Sky Call Up Skype on Trademark Dispute

Wayne Beynon | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Earlier this month the European General Court upheld a ruling in Sky's favour, deeming that Sky and Skype's respective brand names sounded too similar and may lead to 'customer confusion'. This is the latest in a 10 year legal battle over Skype's right to have the word 'Sky' within their name.

Why Email's Days Are Numbered

Jaan Tallinn | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jaan Tallinn

The truth is that email actually constitutes a very poor medium for modern communication. The intensity, frequency and sheer number of conversations required these days means that email cannot cope with providing the context required for effective conversation.

You'll Soon Be Able To Video Call In 360-Degrees

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Tech

Oculus VR has always said that its virtual reality headsets were about more than just gaming and watching movies. And once Facebook had paid $2 billio...

Why Do Hotels Still Charge for Wi-Fi? Enough Is Enough

Sarah Willingham | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Tech
Sarah Willingham

It seems as though these big hotels just assume that everyone is claiming on expenses so they can get away with charging guests to use their Wi-Fi. It is very arrogant and completely unacceptable.

Google Is About To Smash The Language Barrier... Forever

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

Google will reportedly unveil a real-time translation service for smartphones and tablets in competition to Microsoft's own Skype software which allow...

Microsoft Has Made The Translator From Star Trek

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

Microsoft has unveiled the first version of a program which can translate between conversations in English and Spanish in real time. Skype Translat...

One In Three Cat Owners Skype Their Pet.

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech

What's the point anymore? That's a thought that may pass your mind once you learn today's most depressing fact: one in three cat owners Skype their...

10 Incredibly Creative Uses for VoIP

Hilary Wardle | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Hilary Wardle

Cheap or free Voice Over Internet Protocol calls- commonly known as VoIP - have become hugely popular in recent years popularity thanks to the success of mass market services such as Skype.

Skype's New Translator App Will Let You Talk In Any Language

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Tech

Microsoft has demoed a Skype Translator app that can translate different languages in near real-time over video calls. The demo was shown at Micros...

Making Essential Technology Desirable

Juan Lobato | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

What makes us as consumers choose one brand over another? Is it the price? Is it the software? Or does it simply come down to our own preference? It is fair to say that we have, in today's society, become inundated with choices. The question is therefore; when it comes to technology, and more specifically 'essential technology', what makes a consumer choose one product over another?

Teenage Love in Digital Times

Dave Wallace | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Tech
Dave Wallace

Call me a Luddite but I remember the good old days. When you fancied someone and wanted to 'go out' with him or her you'd have to actually ask him or her out. i.e. pluck up the courage to talk to them in person. Yes, actually ask them verbally. This often meant you would soon have to meet their parents, or perhaps worse, their brothers and sisters. But things have changed.

Ian Watkins Dressed As Santa And Kissing Children In Chilling 2006 Video

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

A chilling video of Ian Watkins kissing children dressed as Santa Claus has emerged. As part of an episode of Channel 4's now defunct Popworld, the...

WATCH: Ian Watkins Hints At Sick Perversions In 2010 Lostprophets Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A video interview with Lostprophets, filmed in 2010, has re-emerged showing Ian Watkins hinting at his sexual perversions. During a live-streamed ...

The Emotional Challenge of Expat Life

Karin Sieger | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Often the issues of identity and loss become key, especially if expats frequently relocate to different countries and settings: Who am I? Where is home? How do others perceive me? Do I want to fit it, and how can I do that, without losing aspects of my identity, which are important to me?

Revealed: Graphic Skype Images & Online Messages From Ian Watkins To Fan

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK

A Lostprophets fan who claims she had a relationship with paedophile Ian Watkins has revealed Skype images and online messages she says he sent to her...

With Google Translate I Thee Wed?

Alan Dein | Posted 25.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alan Dein

I first met Bryan online nearly two years ago, during a series of interviews for a BBC Radio 4 series called Don't Log Off that has been on the air since January 2012. The concept of the show is to seek out people's stories from all over the world - not by traditional or conventional research methods.

How to Start Your Business on a Budget

Tom Raffe | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK
Tom Raffe

Starting a business can be expensive, but it doesn't need to be. If you're cash strapped you can get set up and ready to trade for much less than you think. Here's a few money-saving tips on how to start your own business on a budget.

The Promising But Precarious Microsoft Playroom

Charlie Morris | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Charlie Morris

Microsoft is sitting on an incredible array of technology properties. Of all the big tech companies, it has arguably the best set of toys in its living room to play with. Walk into the Microsoft playroom and you are instantly spotted by the Xbox Kinect.

Modern Interviewing Formats You Might Be Faced With

James Howell | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
James Howell

Gone are the days of sending off a CV and then waiting for the telephone to ring with the offer of an interview. Employers are starting to utilise modern technology when it comes to interviewing potential employees...

WATCH: Skyping People In 162 Countries

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Yes, yes - it may seem like an advert for Skype. But when the result is this charming, interesting and - dare we say - heartwarming, who cares? See...

'We Don't Need Your Democracy': The Return Of Amina Tyler

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK

A provocative new image of topless activist Amina Tyler has been published online. Earlier this year, the 19-year-old Tunisian became something of...

Is Skype A Threat In Fight Against Child Sex Abuse?

PA | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Child sexual abuse streamed live over the internet on services like Skype has been flagged as an emerging threat by experts. An increasing number o...

'Harry Styles Imposter Enticed Children To Perform Sex Acts Online'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A 45-year-old man is accused of posing as One Direction star Harry Styles in order to entice young girls into performing sex acts online. John Eas...