And you thought your curious canine was cute? Check out these two dogs who are actually howling to each other over Skype. What do you think they’re talking about?
Like any sports fan, this kid has a lot of heart.
Devastated when one of his favourite players Jeremy Lin wasn’t going to be returning to the New York Knicks (he signed with the Houston Rockets instead), five-year-old Niam was recorded on video having an emotional breakdown.
Soon after, the video went viral. And somewhere along the way, Niam’s heartbreak reached Jeremy. Seeing how saddened the child was, the basketball player arranged to speak with the youngster on Skype. Thanking him for his support and encouraging him to keep cheering for the Knicks, Jeremy also answered some of little Niam’s questions.
This kid is ridiculously cute and he sure seems to know his basketball. Maybe one day, he’ll be managing a team of his own!
Facebook announced today that they are adding video to their online chat program through a partnership with Skype and it’s available today.
Users who want to add the new feature must download a quick Java file by visiting the video chat page. A new video icon will then appear in chat windows that you simply click and it will connect you via video to that person. The idea behind the feature is to make it simple to operate and easy for non-technical users to participate in video chat. There is no need to create a Skype account as the feature works alongside your existing facebook account.
“No separate accounts, no separate websites to go to,” Philip Su said. “The download is small and easy.”
This feature appears to be part of a larger project happening at Facebook to compete head on with Apple’s Facetime video conferencing application, with rumours swirling about a new Facebook web application dubbed ‘Project Spartan’ that will be released for all mobile and tablet devices later this year.
The PlayStation Portable’s highly anticipated firmware update which will allow users to voice chat via Skype is finally here.
Firmware update 3.90 allows users in Europe and the U.S. with the Slim PSP to talk to other Skype users for free over the internet. Those wishing to talk to landlines and mobiles can do so by paying a monthly fee.
European users downloading the update will also have a Go! Messenger icon appear as well. Go! Messenger will not be functional until an update later in February, but will include instant messaging as well as voice chat and works with both types of PSP’s.
Once downloaded users simply set up their account then use the headset and remote control to operate the service in Wi-Fi hotspots.
Sony has finally put to rest much speculation by announcing that Skype, a Voice over IP service, will be made available on the PSP following an update which is expected later this month.
According to Gamasutra, the new feature will include a contact list manager which will allow users to view existing user and add new ones as well as see which of their PSP contacts are online and available to talk.
Skype users will be able to make free calls to other PSP’s and to PC’s and, for an added cost, will be able to make calls to landlines and mobiles via an assigned phone number. The new feature will only be available on the PSP Slim which was launched in September.