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Skype joins telyHD for HDTV video chat in your living room

Skype joins telyHD for HDTV video chat in your living room

It's time for a paradigm shift in video chatting, all you gigantic television owners, as telyHD is now working with Skype to bring the most popular video chatting platform to the living room on your HDTV, right where it aught to be. Right now telyHD already uses 720p HD video and high quality audio, and with Skype integration you'll be able to connect with anyone that has Skype available on their own device: this including everything from home computers to laptops to smartphones! There's no need for a computer aside from the telyHD set-top device on your end, and there's no monthly fees! Set this monster up in 10 minutes and you're on your way to chatting with grandma halfway across the world in full high definition!

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Xbox 360′s LIVE cable TV attack detailed

Xbox 360′s LIVE cable TV attack detailed

Microsoft has detailed its challenge to cable TV, with a roadmap of Xbox LIVE streaming content for the Xbox 360 including Hulu Plus, Netflix and the BBC, as well as the Kinect-powered voice control that will be used to bypass the traditional remote. Beginning as part of the Xbox LIVE Dashboard update for the 360 that rolls out tomorrow, the dozens of TV channels, streaming services and other content providers will join gaming and other internet services on the console. More details of content deals after the cut.

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NVIDIA releases GeForce 290.36 Beta Drivers for Batman, Battlefield 3, MW3, Skyrim

NVIDIA releases GeForce 290.36 Beta Drivers for Batman, Battlefield 3, MW3, Skyrim

It's time for an update for all you gamers out there playing any of the newest round of ground-breaking NVIDIA-powered PC games, this GeForce 290.36 Beta Driver release correcting bugs and adding features you might never have known were there in the first place! NVIDIA lets us know that players of Batman: Arkham City, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, should certainly update to this newest driver set, and Battlefield 3 as well as Crysis 2 will receive fixes for tiny broken bits like the "random appearance of triangular artifacts" in the former game. Grab it now!

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VDIO revealed as ex-Skype founders Netflix challenge

VDIO revealed as ex-Skype founders Netflix challenge

A new Netflix competitor, VDIO, is in the works by the same team originally responsible for Skype, and is currently in closed beta within the UK. Spotted by, and then confirmed to, GigaOm, VDIO is the handiwork of Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, the duo behind streaming music service Rdio and, according to the company, " is run by a team with experience from Skype, Napster, Microsoft, TV Guide, and Apache."

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Microsoft finalizes Skype deal, promises “ubiquity of experience”

Microsoft finalizes Skype deal, promises “ubiquity of experience”

Microsoft's acquisition of Skype has been finalized, bringing the VoIP service under the software company's wing in a deal worth $8.5bn. Skype CEO Tony Bates will now be president of the Skype Division at Microsoft, but in a separate blog post reiterates that the new owner "is committed to the ubiquity of the Skype experience" and that "communication across every device and every platform will remain a primary focus."

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Skype for iPad Released Today [Update: Yanked!]

Skype for iPad Released Today [Update: Yanked!]

Finally all of you Skype lovers out there can bring Skype to the fullest with the Skype for iPad app released just today on Apple's App Store, available for download now for free. This version of Skype is built specifically for iPad, able to call, video call, on instant message anyone back and forth using Skype's easiest to use interface yet! Skype Credit will work as well, allowing users to call mobile devices as well as landlines for what Skype Software notes are "really low rates." You can join Skype from your iPad or sign straight into your account, whichever applies to you.

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News Corp drops bid to purchase BSkyB

News Corp drops bid to purchase BSkyB

News Corp has been working to purchase the British pay-TV company BSkyB since last year. New Corp has now dropped its bid to purchase the British company after all three main political parties in Britain teamed up to call on Rupert Murdoch's company to cease its bid to buy the company. The loss of the deal is seen as a major blow to News Corps plans for expansion in the UK.

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Skype adds video calling support to Android app

Skype adds video calling support to Android app

If you are an Android packing Skype fan, a new update for the Android app is available now. The update adds in a key feature that a lot of people have been wanting for a while now. The new feature is video calling. The app will let Android smartphone users make video calls between Android devices, between Android and iPhone users, and directly to PCs, Macs, and TVs. The app also supports all the other features you expect from Skype.

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Samsung D9500 75-inch Smart TV eyes-on

Samsung D9500 75-inch Smart TV eyes-on

How big is too big? When you're Samsung and you're thinking about making a splash in the world of 3D Smart TVs, then 75-inches is a good place to aim for. The company announced its D9500 earlier this week, and we spent some time playing with the super-set at the Korea World IT Show today. Make no mistake, this is a big TV with some big abilities.

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