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Why I Became a Ghost Hunter

Ghost hunting is not just the stuff of fiction and children’s stories. Real life “Paranormal Investigators” are hard at work seeking the truth about phantoms, apparitions, disembodied voices and other mysteries. Paranormal investigator and national radio personality Spencer Hughes explains, “I work with a ghost hunting partner to track down ghosts and try to interact … Read more

Carving Skype Emotipumpkins

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In the week leading up to Halloween, Skype social fans voted on their favorite emoticons to be carved into jack o’ lanterns. Partnering with extreme pumpkin carver Tom Nardone, we used power tools and fire to carve up the (devil), (party) and (puke) emoticons! When he’s not in his shop carving, Tom told us that … Read more

Skype Is Everywhere – Even Oktoberfest!

Last month, Munich’s famous Oktoberfest opened its doors for the 180th time. On the first weekend thousands of lassies and lads came to visit and drank more than a million liters of beer and consumed 9 whole oxen.   The Munich Beer festival counts more than six million visitors every year, but since many Oktoberfest … Read more

Deaf Boy First Hears Mother’s Voice Over Skype

It was the moment of truth. Jenri Rivera, 7, stared deep into the laptop screen. He waved to his parents on the other end of a Skype video call in rural Guatemala. It was the first time he’d seen them in the months since he came to America. The new cochlear implant in his ear … Read more

Top 4 Dorm Room Decorating Tips

As a longtime resident of New York City, Pippa Lord knows a thing or two about living in small apartments. She also knows a thing or two about how to decorate a small space and transform it into a “home.” As the founder of the online magazine sousstyle.com, she strives for “the imperfect perfect” and … Read more

Celebrate Family, Brazilian-Style, on Skype!

In many countries, a newborn baby and mother are cloistered away in the maternity ward for days on end without seeing other family members. Sometimes, not even the father is allowed to see the baby. Not so in Brazil. In the largest country in Latin America, it is customary for many friends and relatives to … Read more

Top 5 Skype Study Hacks for Students

Skype has made in vastly easier to stay in touch with the people who are important to us. With a little ingenuity, Skype also makes studying and collaborating with other students a much more straightforward experience. We spoke with the experts (college students around the world) and came up with the Top 5 Skype Study … Read more

Skype Helps Take Fantasy Football to the Next Level

For football fans everywhere, the start of the NFL season means that it’s time for Fantasy Football! Last week, our Skype Correspondent Jason Zone Fisher hosted the #MSFTFootball Fantasy Football League draft with a little help from Skype. The star-studded roster included the likes of: NBA star Baron Davis, NFL Network’s Jenn Brown, DJ Skee, and actors Rich … Read more

War Veterans Movie Shows Power of Human Connection

“This is a small movie about a really big subject,” says Martin Papazian of his film LEAST AMONG SAINTS. Martin wrote, directed and starred in this story about an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who takes on a new mission: caring for a boy from a broken home back in … Read more

A Who’s Who of Most Interesting Skype Users

Fab, funny, royal, inspirational and worldly people have relied on Skype for personal, business and educational reasons. Check out some of the most interesting people who have used Skype over the past 10 years. Oprah Winfrey When the “Queen of Talk” used Skype to set up video calling for her series discussing Eckhart Tolle’s book, … Read more

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