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Amazon Unveils New Devices For The Home, Including Astro The Robot

E-commerce giant Amazon launches a rolling robot called Astro, as well as a slew of new devices for the home…

4 weeks ago

Zoom Settles ‘Zoombombing’ Lawsuit, Pays $85 Million

Video conferencing giant Zoom to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit over data sharing, security and 'zoombombing' issues

3 months ago

WhatsApp Adds Voice And Video Calling To Desktop App

Bigger screen time. Facebook's WhatsApp messaging service has finally added voice and video calling capabilities to its desktop version

8 months ago

WhatsApp Challenges Zoom With 50 Person Video Calling

Serious video conferencing move by Facebook. Desktop users of WhatsApp will soon be able to add up 50 people on…

1 year ago

WhatsApp Rolls Out Eight-Person Group Video Calls

Blow to video conferencing systems? Latest version of WhatsApp allows for eight-person video calling, and it is encrypted

1 year ago

Coronavirus: British Courts To Adapt With Video Calling

With a temporary pause on new jury trials in British Crown Courts due to Coronavirus pandemic, Justice ministry says video…

2 years ago

Microsoft Updates Privacy Policy To Admit Listening To Voice Data

Err yes, we do sometimes listen. Microsoft admits it does collect voice data for Skype and Cortana services

2 years ago

Microsoft Staff Listen To Some Translated Skype Calls – Report

Another day, another privacy scare, as Microsoft contractors sometimes listen to translated Skype calls

2 years ago

Skype To Lose SMS Connect Feature In August

Ability of Android users to receive and respond to SMS messages in Skype to be phased out next month

2 years ago

Landline Usage Continues To Plummet

Use of landlines fallen by 50 percent in past five years as people increasingly use their smartphones

3 years ago

Microsoft Extends Life Of ‘Classic Skype’ After Backlash

'Customer feedback' persuades Microsoft to backtrack and extend support for Skype 7.0...for now

3 years ago

Microsoft Forces Upgrade As It ‘Retires’ Skype Classic

Skype classic holdouts are told to upgrade to version 8.0, as Skype 7.0 heads to the knackers yard

3 years ago

Microsoft Touts Progress Of Teams Chat App

Slack now has some competition, Microsoft claims, as usage of its enterprise comms app Teams nearly doubles

4 years ago

Google Offers UK Free Phone Calls Via Home Speaker

Who needs a phone? Google offers free UK telephone calls via Home and Home Mini smart speakers

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: AOL Instant Messenger (AIM)

Long before Skype or WhatsApp achieved their domination, AIM was the pioneer of instant communications (IM)

4 years ago

Tales In Tech History: Vonage, The VoIP Pioneer

Vonage beat Skype to market but struggled to match the global reach enjoyed by its VoIP rival

4 years ago

Microsoft’s Skype Loses Belgian Appeal Over Customer Data

Microsoft unit fine upheld and is ordered to hand over customer data relating to criminal investigation

4 years ago

EE & Huawei Achieve 2.8Gbps In UK’s First End-To-End 5G Test

EE claims to have taken a major step forward in being the first UK operator to launch 5G in lab…

4 years ago

EE Balloon-Powered Helikite Delivers 4G & Wi-Fi To Snowdonia Biking Event

EE says Helikite test shows potential for on-demand 4G coverage in remote areas or during natural disasters

4 years ago

‘Major’ Vodafone Rebrand Suggests Confidence Has Returned To Newbury

ANALYSIS: Vodafone's rebrand is one of the biggest in its history as it looks to move on from a couple…

4 years ago

Up to £645m To Be Reinvested In Superfast Broadband As Government Targets 98 Percent Coverage

As much as £645m will be handed back to local councils to extend superfast broadband coverage to 98 percent of…

4 years ago

IT LIFE: Duncan Gooding, TalkTalk Business COO

TalkTalk Businesses' Duncan Gooding talks about his career in IT, the shift to IoT and cloud, and his own hopes…

4 years ago

IT LIFE: Chris Martin, Powwownow CTO

Powwownow CTO talks about his career in IT and why he's excited about AI

4 years ago

Skype For Desktop Gets Redesign & Mobile App Features

Skype is given a lick of paint, GIF support and easier media sharing as Microsoft looks to replicate the mobile…

4 years ago

London Eye Gets Free High Density Wi-Fi To Attract Tourists

O2 W-Fii claims to have installed the world's first high density wireless network on the London Eye

4 years ago

Openreach Starts Removing BT From Its Brand

Openreach will remove BT from its logo, vehicles and equipment by 2021 as part of phased rebranding

4 years ago

Government Hopes £16m University 5G Network Will Make UK A World Leader

Government ups commitment to 5G development with academic testbed targeting a 2018 end to end trial

4 years ago

There’s More Life In 4G As EE, Qualcomm & Sony Show Off Commercial Gigabit LTE

Commercial gigabit LTE is now live in the UK in Cardiff and London's Tech City as the foundations of 5G…

4 years ago

Three ‘Go Binge’ Eliminates Data Charges For Video & Audio Streaming

Netflix, Deezer, TVPlayer and SoundCloud won't cost you a thing and Three says other services can sign up too

4 years ago

Arqiva Buys More 5G Spectrum To Boost London Fixed Wireless

Arqiva buys more 28GHz spectrum as it prepares for trial with Samsung in London this summer

4 years ago