Most 3D technology doesn't seem to have really sparked users' fires, but the minds behind Skype aren't convinced it's time just yet to give up. Skype revealed a few days ago that they have actually been working toward officially supporting 3D video calls in the near future, once the "ecosystem of devices" is ready.
Today was Facebook’s big announcement, and for some it was big indeed. Facebook has announced multiple changes to the way chat works on the site. There is a new chat interface, support for group messaging, and video chat with Skype built right in.
PC owners love Logitech for their gaming-focused keyboards, mice and badass racing wheels, but the company's no one-trick pony. For those of you who are more prone to chatting up strangers rather blowing them to jelly with a BFG9000, Logitech's newly unveiled C615 HD webcam might be right up your alley. Sure, its fold-and-swivel design makes the webcam look like the head of our future robotic overlords, complete with a cold, unblinking eye (Seriously -- just look at it), but it also makes it ideal for Skyping on the run.
For those of you who don't mind walking on the beta side of software, there's a new version of Skype available, version 5.0 Beta 2. Among the handful of changes, Skype 5.0 beefs up its group video calling feature with support for up to 10 people. For it to work, however, everyone in the group needs to be running the latest beta release.
The new version also comes with a revamped UI that Skype says is "sleeker, neater, and crisper than before." Skype Home has been added, where you can keep tabs on your contacts' mood messages, set your own mood message, select a profile picture and receive account notifications.
Otherwise, most of the changes are internal. Skype says it managed to improve call quality when making group calls and squashed a number of bugs that mucked with stability.