Arik Hesseldahl

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Skype's Group Video Calling Restored

Just in time for Christmas, Skype say it has restored its group video calling feature. Still unrestored is the offline instant messaging feature.

Also still outstanding from CEO Tony Bates and his team is a full explanation about what caused Skype to fail for the better part of two days. He promises that will be coming early next week.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus