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    How tech is gearing up for online holiday shopping
    Estimates are that shoppers will do $79 billion worth of shopping online this Christmas season in just the U.S., 15 percent more than last year, begging the question of how online shopping sites are going to keep up with the growing volume. One...
  • Free new app brings party chat video to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
    Free new app brings party chat video to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
    Video group chat is an awesome feature for families and for business colleagues. But until now, free versions of video chat software have been limited to two-party calls, like FaceTime. Well, a new, free app for iPhone and iPad has just been...
  • Skype
    Skype turns 10!
    Skype is a feature-packed communication tool that has revolutionized how people around the world interact. It has brought millions of people together—even when they are far apart. It’s remarkable that 1.4 trillion minutes of voice and...
  • The evolution of chatting
    Infographic provides details on the evolution of chatting
    Throughout history there has been continual development of various forms of communication. Technological advances has allowed individuals the ability to share a message or speak with someone that is far away. According to an infographic released...
  • WhatsApp
    The iOS version of WhatsApp is set free, more or less
    The insanely popular instant messaging app WhatsApp has gone free in the App Store -- sort of. In a move that had beentelegraphed some time ago, there is no longer a $0.99 cent charge for the app, but don't think you are getting away scot-free...
  • Infographic outlines the pairing of singles for Chatroulette
    Infographic outlines the pairing of singles for Chatroulette
    Chatroulette is known as an online chat platform designed to randomly pair members from throughout the world, allowing them to communicate via webcam. The infographic released by Chatroulette Sites on Wednesday, June 19 outlines who uses...
  • Hangouts
    Google promises fixes for missing Hangouts calling, SMS features
    As you might have expected, those moving from Google Talk in their Gmail account to Google's new Hangouts found some gotchas. Among the missing-in-action functionality are SMS messages (both incoming and outgoing), the ability to set your...
  • Third-party chat clients out-message SMS for the first time
    Third-party chat clients out-message SMS for the first time
    For some time, we've discussed how text messaging is a cash cow for wireless carriers. The message itself rides on top of the control channel, so it basically costs nothing for the carrier. What then, of a new report issued Mondaythat said...
  • Gluten-free faces
    Gluten-free Faces
    Patients, who need to live gluten-free for whatever reason, already suffer from a certain social isolation, especially during events, where food is offered. In order to help them to get to know people with the same problem, there is now a gluten...
  • Computer love
    Dating and you in 2012
    Traditional dating is anything but a tradition now. Dating has become like a fossil, a dinosaur bone buried deep in the bellows of the Earth, only to be rediscovered and studied. Who were those archaic creatures that used to see courtship as an...
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    Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days of jail time in Rutgers webcam case
    A New Jersey judge sentenced 20-year-old Indian-born Dharun Ravi to a 30-day jail term on Monday, bringing the Rutgers webcam spying case to its apparent close. Ravi was also sentenced to 300 hours of community service, three years of probation,...
  • Enrique Iglesias Livestream Chat - 9/16 @ 6:10pm ET / 3:10pm PT
    Enrique Iglesias Livestream Chat - 9/16 @ 6:10pm ET / 3:10pm PT
    Before Enrique Iglesias heads out on his Euphoria Tour presented by MetroPCS and Huawei with Pitbull and Prince Royce, he will conduct an intimate live chat with fans. The Livestream chat starts at 6:10 pm ET / 3:10 PT today, September 16, 2011,...
  • Facebook Video Chat
    Facebook gets more social: launching video and group chat today
    Social networkers around the world can rejoice today as Facebook has announced it will be adding video chat and group chat to its extensive list of features. Mark Zuckerberg himself was on hand to announce the new features as well as Skype CEO...
  • Skype
    New Skype update allows video calling for select Android phones
    The select and few – Skype is great for making voice calls by using the Internet. Residents of San Francisco can literally call relatives or friends nationally or overseas for the price of free.With the latest Skype update, users can also...
  • Instantbird
    Mozilla’s Instantbird: Receive instant messages from all sources in one window
    See multiple IM accounts in one window – For fans of instant messaging in San Francisco and around the Bay Area, it is typical for users to leave open two or more windows on their computer monitors specifically dedicated to IM sites such as...