The updated app also comes with audio quality improvements, adding support for Skype’s wideband audio codec, SILK. This audio compression format was designed to better capture human speech and, Skype claims, it copes well with varying internet speeds. Judging by the demo in the video below, this means more depth to people’s voices and clearer sound overall.
Irish digital media supremo Dylan Collins’ digital brand aimed at kids, SuperAwesome, has struck a deal with the UK’s largest virtual world for kids, Bin Weevils, that will see SuperAwesome take over Bin Weevils’ ads system and acquire its sales and ad operations teams.
To mark the 1,000th anniversary of the pivotal Battle of Clontarf between the Irish forces of Brian Boru and the Viking army of Sitric Silkenbeard, a new army of Wiki editors and tweeters is being raised to re-enact the battle digitally.