The new real time translation feature in Skype is beginning to roll out in a preview program. Those who are a part of the preview program will be able to use Skype Translator beginning today in English and Spanish. With the feature, users speaking to each other in different languages won’t have to worry about not understanding each other. Translated audio appears as text or sound for receiving users.
News broke yesterday that some savvy scientists at OpenWorm managed to map a worm’s mind (all 302 neurons of it), create a computer-generated copy, and give it a robot body. This renewed my hope that I’ll one day live in full consciousness and self-awareness in a cyborg body, living happily forever after like some sexy 30-year-old more »
Acer probably didn’t need to go the extra mile this holiday season to end up high on shopping lists, but they wanted to do it anyway. After all, it’s a time of giving, and the Taiwan-based PC manufacturer, alongside Best Buy, offers up a discounted touchscreen Aspire E5 laptop and Iconia Tab 8 slate.
Sad to see Google and LG’s “classic” Nexus 5 go? Maybe this piece of joyous news will help turn that frown upside down. The Nexus 9 is now available from T-Mobile with 4G LTE connectivity. Beautiful, delicious, speedy 4G LTE.
It’s been a fairly bumpy ride to market for Intel’s 14 nanometer Haswell die shrink, aka Broadwell, but at long last, Core M-based laptops and convertibles have started making their way to store shelves in the past few months.
Even with Chromebooks on the offensive, and Microsoft more focused than ever to reverse the fortunes of struggling Windows PCs, finding a decent sub-$400 laptop remains no easy feat. Especially one capable of squeezing every drop of productivity out of Windows 8.1 with a touch-enabled display.
We weren’t expecting much from Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals Christmas promotion so close after Redmond’s wicked Black Friday sales, but a third into this celebration, the entry-level Asus Transformer Book is sold at a pretty big discount.
Investigations into the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack are still taking place, and many of the early findings point to the involvement of the North Korean government. Some details, such as the physical source of the hack, appear to have been verified, but it remains difficult to point a finger at North Korea.
LG’s G Pad 7.0 hasn’t been the easiest sell these past few months, even with 4G LTE support and a relatively reasonable price tag. But don’t act too surprised if you end up receiving several copies of the low-cost, low-end Android slate as Christmas presents.
Google and HTC’s hot new Nexus 9 is a must-buy for tablet power users this holiday season, no question about it. But for those unable to afford it, it sure would have been nice if Big G kept the OG Nexus 7 2013 around.
Who said the gadget purchasing craze has to end just because the days conventionally viewed as the biggest of the holiday shopping season are behind us? We know, we know, if you spend anything extra, you may end up living in a box on the street after New Year’s.
For all its Nexus 6 availability struggles, Google appeared to handle things quite differently on the N9 front, making the search giant perhaps feel a little less pressured to get its ducks in a row. Unfortunately, it seems no predicament comes alone, and so we’re catching wind of the first alarming Nexus 9 distribution woes.