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The dress of your dreams brought to you by Skype

Third & Loom

It’s the most important decision of the most important day, of any woman’s life. That once in a lifetime moment that simply has to be 100% perfect. Third & Loom will make all your wedding day dreams come true — in fact, whatever the occasion, they’ll help to create a designer dress online, via the … Read more

870 miles to take a music lesson? No problem with Skype

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Distance is no problem when it comes to staying in touch these days. In fact, most people use Skype on a regular basis to stay in touch with their friends and family while they’re far away from each other. But, aside from its obvious uses, many people also use our technology in totally unexpected ways. … Read more

Artist Nolan Simon redefines digital art with Skype

Skype art

You’ve heard of oil paintings by the old masters, priceless watercolors and rare etchings coveted by highbrow collectors. But how about portraits painted over Skype video calling? Forget fusty auction houses, millionaire art enthusiasts and velvet ropes. This is digital art, but not as you know it. Detroit based artist Nolan Simon, recently embarked on … Read more

Skype Brings Meditation to the Masses

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Prayer beads, crystals, breathing techniques — and now video calling. The practice of meditation has been around since ancient times, but is now even more accessible than ever thanks to Trish and her colleagues at Sydney Meditation Coach. Meditation dates back 5,000 years, with early forms called “Tantra” featuring in ancient Indian relics and artefacts. … Read more

Skype and Josh Holland Welcome You to Your New Gym

Josh Holland workout

We’ve all been there and made the same excuses — you’re on a get fit mission, you’re raring to go, your adrenaline is pumping… but hmmm, on second thoughts… it’s a bit rainy outside — and it can always wait until tomorrow, can’t it? Now there’s no excuse with Skype — and especially when your … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the California Drought

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Severe drought conditions in California have resulted in the state enacting mandatory water conservation rules for the first time in history. However, the new water regulations do not apply to California’s agricultural industry, which consumes 80 percent of the state’s water supply. Since the drought has caused many of California’s surface water sources such as … Read more

The Art of Baby Whispering over Skype


We first met Ingrid Prueher, “The Baby Sleep Whisperer,” when putting together our 5 unique ways Skype simplifies your life post. Here’s an in-depth look at how she’s using Skype to help families get some much-needed rest.  Parents know the problem well: a newborn that simply won’t sleep. At a time in a new parent’s … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Environment

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From research and conservation to global warming and climate change, environmental issues are always front and center. In light of President Obama’s three-day tour of Alaska centered around discussing the impact of the changing climate, we’re giving you a chance to get your questions answered during this week’s episode of On The Line by sending … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Google Search that Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate


In July of 2014, senators Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, received a letter from the CIA director admitting the CIA had hacked into a computer network used by Senate committee staffers to research the CIA’s torture program. Initially, the CIA denied that the search of the Senate’s computer network … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis


According to the International Organization for Migration, thousands of migrants attempting to escape conflict and economic hardship in the Middle East and Africa have drowned this year in the Mediterranean Sea. As the crisis continues to grow in the face of government inaction, a private organization has been formed to aid migrants. The Migrant Offshore … Read more

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