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Windows Phone 8: Win8 Kernel and deep-hook Skype confirmed

Windows Phone 8: Win8 Kernel and deep-hook Skype confirmed

Spilled details on Windows Phone 8 "Apollo" have opened the floodgates on Microsoft's next significant update to its smartphone software, with more tidbits on the Windows 8 kernel based platform slipping out. Paul Thurrott confirms the shared kernel, along with the  multi-core processor support, sensor fusion, security model, network, and video and graphics technologies from Windows 8, though says Skype will remain a separate app rather than baked in at the OS level.

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FBI spyware not Skype responsible for spilling MegaUpload secrets

FBI spyware not Skype responsible for spilling MegaUpload secrets

FBI investigators may have infected MegaUpload's computers with spyware so as to monitor Skype and email messaging, it's been suggested, with sources within the Microsoft-owned VoIP company claiming it was not asked to turn over conversation logs. Multiple chat records were included by the FBI within its case against MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom and other employees at the file-sharing site, dating back as much as five years, though exactly how the US government acquired them is unclear. Sources within Skype tell CNET that no approach was made to them to release private logs.

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Chrome browser gets WebRTC baked in for Skype challenge

Chrome browser gets WebRTC baked in for Skype challenge

Google has released a dev-version of Chrome supporting WebRTC, the integrated real-time audio and video communications system that could see VoIP, video conferencing and even streaming gaming baked into the browser. "Instead of relying on custom, OS specific, proprietary plug-ins," the Chromium blog says of developers, "they can now easily build and maintain their apps using a few simple JavaScript APIs and have the browser do the heavy lifting."

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Logitech to offer new webcam tech for business users

Logitech to offer new webcam tech for business users

Logitech has announced that it is set to offer up some new technology for webcams that will make them work better for the business users out there. The new tech is intended to help the business world accelerate the adoption of videoconferencing and Unified Communications (UC) in the enterprise. According to Logitech, one of the reasons, UC failed in some enterprise situations was poor video quality and implementation issues.

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Is Skype the Windows Phone Wildcard?

Is Skype the Windows Phone Wildcard?

That Windows Phone lacks a Skype app is, like Apple's fixation on the word "Magical" and the rampant popularity of Justin Bieber, one of life's great conundra. Microsoft is desperately seeking "must have" apps to showcase its smartphone platform, and yet it already owns a VoIP company putting out what could legitimately be described as just that on iOS and Android. Delivering Skype for Windows Phone would certainly answer one great criticism of the OS, and cross a further reason off the wait-and-see list for many buyers. Still, it's the promised deeper integration of Skype into future iterations of Windows Phone, however, that could signal the turning point for the "third platform."

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Deep Skype integration promised in next-gen Windows Phone

Deep Skype integration promised in next-gen Windows Phone

Not only is a Windows Phone Skype app incoming, but Microsoft will "further integrate" the VoIP service into future versions of its smartphone OS, according to Skype CEO Tony Bates. Details on the nature of the deeper integration are still unclear, though the assumption is that - just as Android allows outgoing and incoming calls to be routed over either traditional mobile networks or via VoIP - Windows Phone will give users the option to choose the cheapest route for their calls, as well as presumably sync Skype contacts with the handset's address book and show presence status.

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Skype for Windows Phone coming soon says Microsoft

Skype for Windows Phone coming soon says Microsoft

There's been a bit of a tip from no less that Microsoft's own VP of products, Rick Osterloh, on what may very well be coming soon for their Windows Phone mobile platform: Skype! There are a select few applications out there that are so important that the very fact that they're being released on a new system is newsworthy, and Skype is certainly one of them. Microsoft recently acquired Skype (this past October) and has not been vocal about if or when they'd be creating their own version for Windows Phone made to run like a whip for your video chats galore.

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Samsung inTouch TV Hands-on

Samsung inTouch TV Hands-on

Just a short bit after we first reported on the Samsung inTouch camera we also got our first chance at a close-up encounter with the little beast. This camera is a Wi-fi enabled webcam-like device that allows you to turn your gigantic home television into a 720p conferencing station, fully integrated with Skype. This little device also allows you to browse the web and use YouTube on your television with ease. And what's best? It's doing so with Android!

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Samsung inTouch puts Skype on any HDTV

Samsung inTouch puts Skype on any HDTV

Samsung has launched the inTouch WiFi Skype camera, a Kinect-lookalike wirelessly-enabled webcam that turns a regular HDTV into a 720p video conferencing tool, YouTube player and web browser. The 3-megapixel fixed-focus webcam is paired with WiFi b/g/n and integrated microphone and speakers, while the inTouch itself actually runs a heavily skinned Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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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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