Microsoft is beta testing a version of Skype that will work from a variety of browsers, and which ultimately will alleviate the need for Skype app or plug-in downloads.
Despite ongoing controversy surrounding his tech inventions, Dotcom releases a beta-stage Web tool that provides users with end-to-end encrypted video and audio communication.
Chrome OS has been updated to include a beta version of Smart Lock.
The popular messaging app appears to have switched on its promised voice calling feature, with some users reporting the functionality appearing in the latest app build.
Two Firefox betas focus on media: enabling video streams to Chromecast and Roku via Android-based mobile devices and creating a free in-browser competitor to Skype on desktops.
Microsoft introduces an augmented-reality headset that NASA plans to use to roam a virtual Mars starting later this year.
Windows 10 on smartphones will look a little cleaner and behave a little better than before, but the biggest changes Microsoft made to its all-in-one OS come from the phone, not the other way around.
As Nexus 6 hits carriers, the latest Android update begins to arrive. Kindle e-readers and Skype also get updates, and researchers find sketchy ads for fake goods on Facebook.
This nifty system connects your Android phone to your computer's desktop so you can answer phone calls and reply to text messages remotely.
A Skype for Windows Phone update integrates the virtual assistant. You can make a call by saying. "Skype, get Mom on the screen," Microsoft says.