Facebook’s Messenger has recently started dabbling with chat bots, such as the one used by Uber to help you order a ride. Now, reports suggest that Zuckerberg & Co. may be about to open up such possibilities much more widely.
There’s something really awesome about seeing people react in real time to brush strokes on canvas. It’s like every single thing Bob Ross does, no matter how gentle and delicate, is as big as a major play in the World Series.
So you’re all excited to hop on a video chat with grandma, but the quality is less than desirable. The video is choppy, the audio echoes and cuts out, and you can barely see the person on the other end. Before you flip that table, here are a few things you can tweak to make sure you’re getting the best quality…
Whatever dumbass said April was the cruelest month had clearly never lived in a cold climate during February. This month is terrible, starting with Groundhog Day, which is both kind of mean to a groundhog and almost always a bleak reminder that winter is nowhere near over. Then there's Valentine's Day.
Skype for Web makes chatting face-to-face with your aunt easier by eliminating the need to download a pesky app.
Yesterday, we asked your to bare your souls to us by revealing the most embarrassing chat-related mistakes you've ever made. From accidentally sexting your loved ones to chatting your dealer during a presentation, you delivered.
You know what? It's Friday! Thank goodness! Let's all make like Diddy and Bjork and talk about anything and everything in this here Kinja, right here, right now.
I am a huge fan of what Google Voice can do. That's why I've been calling for a mercy kill, so that its best features can thrive in something other than a limp husk of a service. And now that Google is finally beginning to merge Voice into Hangouts, the process has started in earnest. This is very good news.
Last fall, BitTorrent (the company) announced and experimental plan to build a secure chat system using the protocol that's most famous for enabling file sharing. Today, we're getting our first look at the what will eventually become a finished product: BitTorrent Bleep.
This week I saw a demo of the best messaging system yet. One where SMS and non-SMS messages, all calls, come to all your devices automatically. It only had one major flaw. It's trapped on an iPhone.
Hello, good people of the internet. We've made it to the almost-end of yet another Friday at work; the time of week when the clock slows to a molasses-like pace as you wonder just how soon you'll be able to abandon your desk for the comfort of a barstool and a cold, cold beer.
Brace yourself Google Voice fanboys, your treasured service is probably not long for this world. But don't you worry; the sooner it's dead the better we'll all be.
We can argue about Android fragmentation and conflicting standards all day long, but you know what? Those fights are nothing compared to how broken your own digital life is.
Even if it's not quite as amazing as it could be, Google Voice does some wonderful things. That's what makes it hard to admit the truth: It's time for Google Voice to die.
In many respects Google Hangouts is impressive—it brings together Google's disparate chat options rather neatly—but you should think twice about using it if you rely on making Google Voice calls from your computer.
If you try and use Google's new Hangouts app for Android on AT&T's cellular network, don't expect to video chat—because you can't.