Skype Officially Coming to Kinect, Windows Phone, Xbox Live

Rumored by Reuters last night, Microsoft this morning confirmed that they are buying Internet voice talk and video service Skype for $8.5 billion. They also confirmed that the service will "support" devices like the Xbox, Kinect and Windows Phone and that it will be connected to Xbox Live and other Microsoft communities. … » 5/10/11 10:15am 5/10/11 10:15am

A Psychoactive Drug That’s Spread Through Unprotected Sex with Men

You're a nefarious supervillian and you want to transform this city into a hive of mind-controlled minions. But you also need the element of surprise. Two new scientific studies offer a possible solution: behavior-changing proteins in sperm! [io9] » 3/17/11 1:20pm 3/17/11 1:20pm

How to Ditch Slow Wireless Speeds and Go Completely Wired in Your Home …

Wi-Fi provides a convenient way to connect the computers in your home without the hassle of wires, but Wi-Fi is also slow and unreliable compared to a wired connection. Here's how to go wired where it counts. [Lifehacker] » 3/17/11 12:20pm 3/17/11 12:20pm

FarmVille, Mafia Wars & CityVille Get Their Own Currency

Social games maker Zynga moves one step closer to world domination, minting its own currency, the zCoin. In short, play games like FarmVille, FrontierVille, Mafia Wars, Zynga Poker and more, earn zPoints, cash those in for zCoins and grab exclusive items from RewardVille. The move comes months ahead of Facebook's… » 3/14/11 7:40pm 3/14/11 7:40pm