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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 …

Photographer's Incredible 14-Year Quest to Document the World's Oldest Trees

For the past 14 years, San Francisco-based photographer Beth Moon has journeyed to almost every continent in a quest to document some of the world's biggest, oldest, and rarest trees. Using the criteria of immense size, great age, and notable history to select her subjects, Moon tracks down …

Mark Zuckerberg Posted A Facebook Status Asking Users To Give Him Ideas For New Year's Resolutions

In a Facebook status, Zuckerberg — with a "feeling reflective" tag — posted:<p>He got a lot of suggestions from users, including planting a tree for every new Facebook user and naming the tree after the user (one commenter suggested that everyone just plant their own trees.)<p>Someone else suggested …

3 Steps to Create MAGIC in 2015

The new year is here. It is a point in time where many of us stop, reflect on the past year and see what changes could be made in the new year to make the next year better than the previous one.<p>Here are three steps to consider if you want to create MAGIC in the new year.<p><b>Step 1: Commit</b><p>Time seems to …

Australia shares start new year higher in light trade - BBC News

DRAGHI: The Eurozone Is Facing A Growing Price Stability Problem

"The risk that we do not fulfill our mandate of price stability is higher than six months ago," ECB chief Mario Draghi was quoted as saying by German financial newspaper Handelsblatt.<p>Eurozone inflation slipped to 0.3 percent in November, an alarmingly low level that the ECB warned could drop even …

Lil Wayne Is the Best Rapper Alive, So Why Did His 2014 Suck?

The ups and downs of the best rapper alive.<p><i>Photo by Ryan Muir</i><p>Last week, Lil Wayne—who is, lest we forget, the flagship of the mighty, mighty Cash Money Records empire, which is a record label/fictional empire ruled by a grown man who chooses to call himself “Baby,”—issued a string of tweets that …

Malaysia, Thailand hit with epic flooding; threat of landslides loom

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even by Malaysian standards, this flooding is epic.<p>Neighborhoods turned into islands surrounded by a sea of murky brown water. Streets doubling as rivers. Cars swept away and toppled over.<p>The flooding has forced more than 132,000 people to evacuate, Malaysia's official Bernama news agency …

The extreme weather and climate events of 2014 in 13 photos

It's been a rough year, meteorologically speaking, on the Blue Marble.<p>We've seen record heat, record snow, record flooding, record drought, rising …

The white stuff FINALLY arrives in the Alps: After blizzards cripple Britain, now skiing tourists in France get stuck on the roads in the one place where snow should be welcome

• <b>Some Alpine resorts were enduring one of the worst starts to their season in recent memory</b>• <b><br>Snow has finally arrived after a blizzard swept across the</b> …

Las Vegas Might See a Rare Snowstorm on New Year's Eve

Las Vegas, the gambler's paradise in the desert whose average high sits at or above 100°F for three months of the year, is getting ready to see a …

Frozen Britain – in pictures

Temperatures dipped to -8.7C in Northern Ireland and weather warnings for ice were put in place in the east Midlands, as widespread frost greeted many areas of the UK this morning

Temperatures Dip to 48 Degrees Below Zero in Brutal Western Cold Snap

The frozen, icy hellscape that rang in 2014 across the eastern United States returned for an encore in the west during the year's waning hours. …

7 more bodies recovered from AirAsia crash, 16 total

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — More ships arrived Friday with sensitive equipment to hunt for the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 and the more than 145 …

Just like its phones, tablets and set top boxes, ‘leaked’ Xiaomi laptop looks exactly like an Apple MacBook Air (Updated)

Xiaomi has definitely been growing fast in emerging markets, but until now the company has focused mostly on stealing as much of Samsung’s Chinese smartphone market share as it can. According to Gartner’s most recent numbers, the company rose in Q3 to take a spot in the world’s top 5 smartphone …

Samsung's new 360-degree speakers look like friendly robots

A week ahead of CES 2015, Samsung has given us a glimpse of two new pill-shaped speakers it'll show off at the event. The speakers, which resemble a sleek cross between Eve from <i>Wall-E</i> and a <i>Portal</i> turret, can project sound in a 360-degree radius. Samsung says the effect, made possible with the …

Obama Won't Rule Out Re-Opening US Embassy In Iran

President Barack Obama is open to the idea of opening an embassy in Tehran within the final two years of his term.<p>"I never say never, but I think these things have to go in steps," Obama said when asked about the prospect during an NPR interview published Monday.<p>Obama, who recently moved to …

AirAsia QZ8501: Indonesia reveals pilot's final call

<b>Indonesian officials say they are sending teams to investigate reports of smoke on an island in the area where AirAsia flight QZ8501 has gone missing.</b><p>The multinational search for the plane has entered a third day, with the operation area now widened to cover 13 zones over land and sea.<p>The Airbus …

Fabulous At Every Age: The Little Black Dress

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New Mixtape: Gucci Mane ‘East Atlanta Santa’

Guwop may be sitting behind bars, but that didn’t stop him from dropping a brand new Christmas themed mixtape. His productivity from jail is more …