Communications

Innovation Microsoft Accepting Testers for Skype Translator

The company's real-time beta service running on Windows 8.1 could make the world more openly connected

Design Neglected Spaces Strategically Redesigned to Foster 21st Century Creative Thinking

No Right Brain Left Behind and Green Dot Public Schools convert an uninspired, underused public library into a modern space fit for 21st century learning

Home Microsoft's New Operating System To Control The Smart Home

The tech company's new software lets apps control electronics and household appliances.

Advertising Shawn Parr: Could A Kickstarter Fund America?

If America is turning into a multi-national corporation on the road for destruction, will its citizens be willing to bail it out?

Work Shawn Parr: Why Distance Can Make The Startup Heart Grow Fonder

The CEO of Bulldog Drummond shares the story of a successful startup whose founders live in two different locations.

Retail Ross Martin: How Millenials' Use Of Tech Is Changing Marketing [PSFK 2013]

Ahead of PSFK CONFERENCE 2013, Ross Martin of Viacom and Scratch discussed how technology is breaking down the boundaries between brand and consumer.

Syndicated Intel IQ: How Social Media And Technology Influence Your Vote

Our perceptions of politicians have altered with each new wave of communications technology.

Technology World's First Made-To-Order Phone Can Only Call Two Numbers

OwnFone’s spartan interface features just enough buttons to cover the no-nonsense basics, such as getting in touch with 'favorite' contacts.

Advertising Microsoft Will Expand Skype To The Web No App Needed [Headlines]

The tech company is considering making its service available anywhere on the internet.

Technology Send A Sweet Message With A DIY Chocolate QR Code [Video]

A romantic, homemade and tech-savvy way to say, "I love you."

Technology Make Free Calls To LinkedIn Contacts Using Your iPad

Hookflash app hopes to change the way we interact on the professional social networking site by making it social on multiple levels.

Innovation Siri, Meet Your Talking Tech Ancestor, The Furby [Video]

In a lighthearted take on cross-generational communication, the late-90's talking toy meets the advanced iPhone assistant. Will they get along?

Gaming & Play Sony Buys Out Ericsson For $1.5 Billion [Headlines]

The deal will enable better integration between smartphones and other devices and benefit the music label, Playstation, and movie studio.

Design Co-Created Iconography Helps Depict Complex Notions Within Urban Communities

Iconathons - organized by a collaboration between Code for America and The Noun Project - invite graphic designers, public issue experts and civically-minded individuals to jointly develop symbols that clearly communicate civic issues.