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Google Starts Rolling Out Duo, Its Super Simple One-To-One Video Messaging App

Android/iOS: Earlier this year, Google announced a couple of new messaging apps (like it does every year, it seems). One of them is a one-to-one video chat app called Duo. Now, it’s finally rolling out to users.


Perfectly Light Your Video Chats With This DIY LED Laptop Frame

Video: The glow from a laptop screen doesn’t look flattering on anyone’s face, especially if you’re having a video chat in a dark room. This bright LED frame you can build for cheap will make sure you’re always lit to look your best no matter where you are.


Live Like Marty With This Real Life Back To The Future Tech You Can Actually Use

In Back to the Future II, Marty arrived in the future on October 21st, 2015 — which just happened to be yesterday. It seems we’ve created an alternate timeline, because we didn’t get all of the awesome stuff Marty’s future did — but we did get a lot. Here’s the future tech we still have in this timeline.


Ask LH: How Can I Improve The Quality Of Skype Calls To My Girlfriend?

Dear Lifehacker, my girlfriend travels a lot for work which means our interactions are often limited to Skype. Unfortunately, the video quality is usually quite poor. Is there a way to improve the video without buying a new laptop or expensive webcam?


Google Hangouts Finally Gets Its Own Dedicated Home Page

Today, Google Hangouts got the biggest feature it should have had four years ago when it launched: A dedicated homepage with a simple web address. Now, in addition to all the other ways to access hangouts, you can visit it at its own headquarters.


Facebook Messenger Video Calls Now Work In Australia

Facebook launched a video chat feature for its Messenger app last month, but it wasn’t available to Australian users. Today that has changed, with the feature enabled down under.


Australians Can't Make Video Calls On Facebook Messenger Yet

iOS/Android: Facebook’s latest enhancement to its Messenger app allows you to make video calls, adding to the existing text chat and voice call features. However, like so many Facebook enhancements, this isn’t being rolled out as a worldwide release, and Australia is not on the list of the first countries getting the feature.


How To Make Sure Your Voice Calls And Audio Chats Are Crystal Clear

Whether you’re talking to family on Skype or Hangouts, or you’re playing multiplayer games and need your teammates to hear you, there are a few simple things you can to do make sure your audio comes through clearly. Here are a few things you can do to make sure you’re heard.


MegaChat Is A Browser-Based, Encrypted Voice And Video Chat App

Mega has been on our radar for secure file storage ever since the file storage phoenix rose from the ashes of MegaUpload. Now, the company has created MegaChat, which it bills as a secure alternative to Skype, offering browser-based voice and video chat.


Skype Video Chat Is Coming To The Web

Today, Microsoft announced that it plans to bring Skype to the web. While other chat services like Facebook Messenger and Hangouts have been web-based for a while, Skype has lagged behind — until now.


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