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The Ultimate Adult's Guide to Snapchat

Before I begin, apologies are in order. To the 310 million monthly active Snapchat users, many of whom are in their teens and early 20s: Sorry, but …

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Google Translate gets in-app translations on Android, offline mode on iOS

Google is launching an update to its Translate apps for iOS and Android today.<p>There are three main parts to today’s announcement: offline support for iOS, Tap To Translate on Android, and Word Lens support for Chinese across platforms.<p>With this new version, the Translate team is bringing offline …


Chinese Cops In Italy? Joint Patrols Aim To Ease Chinese Tourists' Jitters

In Rome's vast Piazza del Popolo, two uniformed men try to help a German tourist with directions. And, as is all too common in Rome, instructions get lost in translation.<p>But it's the men's uniforms that leave the woman more perplexed. The cops assisting her are not Italian. They're Chinese.<p>They're …


High-tech devices take cheating to new level in Thai schools

BANGKOK (AP) — Glasses with embedded cameras and smartwatches with stored information seem like regular spy equipment for the likes of James Bond, but for three students applying to medical school in Thailand, they were high-technology cheating devices.<p>Bangkok's Rangsit University canceled its …


Spotify has a clever plan to make more money from 'superfans'

The session was set up by Spotify, but it wasn't part of a traditional contest or lottery. The set-up was part of a larger plan Spotify has to help artists use data to identify their most passionate fans. And this push has big implications for the future of making money as a musician, Spotify's Jim …