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Skype for iOS update brings unlimited free video messaging, unending joy

Earlier this month, Skype brought its video messaging to nearly every major platform. Now, the outfit updated the iOS version of its app to lend a hand with the video snippets. The latest version of the software for Apple's mobile gadgets carries free unlimited messaging of the moving picture type. ...

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

The pillars of elementary education in the U.S. — reading, writing, math — have remained the same for a long time. Now another skill set is increasingly coming into focus: Computer programming. This week, I tested two new mobile apps, Kodable and Hopscotch, that are aimed at teaching young children the ...

Tobii And Synaptics Partner On Ultrabook Prototype With Eye Tracking Tech

You will gaze at your computer, and your computer will gaze back. That’s the inevitable path of progress in interface design, as evidenced by ongoing projects from companies like Leap Motion, Umoove, pmdtechnologies and more. Now, Sweden’s Tobii Technology is taking a step forward with its own approach, via a ...

GeForce 314.14 beta optimized for Tomb Raider, SimCity,more

Gearing up for this month's hottest games, Nvidia has unleashed a new beta driver to help ensure that you have a smooth experience. The GeForce 314.14 beta brings better performance and compatibility across no less than four upcoming releases including Tomb Raider (out tomorrow), SimCity (also due tomorrow), StarCraft II: ...

Daylight will use Unreal Engine 4, procedurally-generatedmaps

Independent game developer Zombie Studios officially announced their next big project called Daylight during the DICEsummit last week. So far, so good, but the really interesting side of the story is that Daylight will use Epic's Unreal Engine 4 and leverage the engine's dynamic lighting and blueprint features that allow ...

Pioneer XDJ-Aero review: a DJ controller that loves music, hates physical formats

Pioneer has enjoyed a fairly tight grip on the upper-end of the DJ market, but if you step out of the professional DJ booth, and into the bars and bedrooms, the competition starts to heat up. So when we heard about the XDJ-Aero and its curious new WiFi ...

China chooses Ubuntu for a national reference OS coming in April

China's government and people have historically been friendly toward Linux, although not quite on the level of a new deal with Canonical. The country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is teaming with Canonical to create Ubuntu Kylin, a variant of the regular Linux distribution that would serve ...

Windows 8 Mail app gains desperately needed features, breaks Google Calendarsupport

As promised, Windows 8 and Windows RT's native productivity apps have finally received some update love. Although severely spartan in both design and features, Mail, Calendar and People now boast a number of new tricks which aim to make your out-of-the-box Windows 8 (and RT) experience slightly more enjoyable. Thankfully, Microsoft's ...

Leap Motion gesture controller arrives May 13, initial app lineupdetailed

We’ve kept our eye on Leap Motion’s gesture control system ever since the company first unveiled the tiny device less than a year ago -- and apparently so have “hundreds of thousands” other people among developers and early adopter who’ve pre-ordered it. Today, the San Francisco-based announced it will begin ...