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Google Translate can now interpret signs and conversations in real time

Google is releasing a major update to Translate this week, making it much faster and easier to use the app for translating in-person conversations and printed text. The first big update is the inclusion of a feature called Word Lens, which comes from an app of the same name that Google bought last …

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Uber dodges 'covert' transport regulators by blocking mobile phones

"Covert" transport officials in Australia have been thwarted from penalising UberX ridesharing drivers, claiming their mobile phones have been blocked by the company.<p>Department of Transport authorities in Queensland have been conducting what they call "covert activity" to issue UberX drivers with …

Nintendo launching new 3DS model next month

Nintendo announced it will launch an updated version of the 3DS XL handheld next month that features more control options and built-in near-field communication (NFC).<p>The New Nintendo 3DS XL will be available for $199.99 starting February 13. It will be available in red and black. Nintendo is also …

'V' Is for Very

The rise of the shortest possible abbreviation and what it means for the future of English<p>Over lunch one day, a co-worker grumbled about something being "v. annoying."<p>It took a second for me to understand what the quick, consonant blip pre-adjective was, and when my brain processed it, I realized …

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