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Stay in touch with your cat over Skype

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As far as communicating by video call goes, we’ve seen a lot of ingenious and fantastic ways that people use Skype. And this one is definitely one of them. We spoke to Claire Anzai, a student at Ochanomizu University, Japan and discovered the inspiration behind the Itaneko project, an ingenious way to play with your cat … Read more

Skype and Metro Wines share a taste for success

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Travelling to France, Italy or Napa Valley to sample the world’s most renowned grands crus is certainly a highlight in any wine enthusiast’s life. But what if travel isn’t an option? John Kerr and Gina Trippi, owners of Metro Wines in Asheville, North Carolina, have the solution: Skype. Metro Wines, a small wine shop with … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on contaminated Navajo water

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Lack of access to clean water isn’t just an issue in the developing world. In New Mexico, tens of thousands of Americans living in the Navajo Nation do not have access to clean or running water. During the Cold War, decades of uranium mining on Navajo lands resulted in the contamination of the water sources … Read more

100,000 hours over Skype: ¡Felicidades!

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It’s been a few years since we checked in with 121 Spanish, an online Spanish language school where teachers tutor students over Skype. Just this past month they hit an impressive milestone: 100,000 hours of classes over Skype! Craig Jull’s school has come a long way since its founding in 2006. Now with over 1,000 … Read more

The dress of your dreams brought to you by Skype

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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

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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

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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

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