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Microsoft's AI-powered offline translation now runs on any phone

Like many translation apps, Microsoft Translator has only used AI to decipher phrases while you have an internet connection. That's not much help if you're on a vacation in a place where mobile data is just a distant memory. Well, you won't have to sacrifice quality for much longer -- Microsoft has …

Apps

YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee is the most famous person you wouldn’t recognize in public

Brownlee’s YouTube channel MKBHD has amassed nearly six million subscribers — and big tech companies are paying attention.<p>Marques Brownlee likes the fact that he still has a bit of anonymity — despite having more than six million subscribers on YouTube and more than 2.75 million followers on …

Podcasting

Steam Sale Discounts The Witcher 3 And More Games

As always, Steam has a bunch of games on sale right now. The standout of the sale is the Witcher series. All three Witcher games, along with the expansions, are available at steep discounts. If you're going to play The Witcher, you'll probably want to start at the beginning. This series leans …

The Witcher

Password-free web security is coming to Chrome, Firefox, Edge

The nightmare of remembering passwords is, hopefully, finally coming to an end with support for two-factor options in browsers.<p>Passwords are problematic, and most people don't manage them properly. An alternative is coming to several major web browsers soon: Google, Mozilla and Microsoft are …

World Wide Web

9 Women Earnestly Describe What Makes a Good Dick Pic In Painstaking Detail

"I actually *love* dick pics that don't show everything. I'm way more attracted to a clothed boner than a naked one."<p>Look, we should all know by now that sending unsolicited dick pics is NOT OKAY. Full stop. Unless somebody has explicitly asked you for a dick pic or nudes, do not assume that …

Relationships

Gemini PDA review: We’ve come a long way since keyboards

The sun may have set on the phone-with-a-keyboard phenomenon, but there are still people who pine for physical keys. Armed with a deca-core processor, Android, all the wireless connections you need and slots for SIM and microSD cards, the Gemini ($599, by Planet Computers) is a refreshing …

IPhone 8

Duolingo overhauled its fluency system to make it harder for advanced users

Duolingo has begun rolling out a new update that will add more advanced lessons to each component of a language course. Called Crown Levels, users now have the option of sticking to a skill to “level up” before they move on to the next skill or finish all the courses then come back to a particular …

Language Learning

10 Hidden URLs to Help You Rule the Web

You’re probably used to bookmarking your favorite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top domains you’re familiar with—from …

Apps

Chrooma Keyboard picks up ‘Hydrogen’ update, ditches ads for new premium features

There are a lot of great third-party keyboards for Android, but one of my personal favorites has always been the colorful Chrooma Keyboard. Now, that keyboard has picked up a major update nicknamed “Hydrogen.”<p>Chrooma Keyboard was quite popular for a while, but it’s since fallen out of the spotlight …

Apps

Google Files Go: Everything you need to know

If you browse the Play Store, you'll come across a litany of optimization apps that claim to speed up your phone. More often than not, they're just …

Apps

New Google Glass smartglasses: Everything we know

Once just an element of science fiction, wearable tech is growing in strength with the release of smartwatches, smart patches, and other weird and …

Wearable Tech

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Nutrition

Facebook now lets you bulk-remove apps from your account

Lots of people use their Facebook account to log into websites, as a convenient alternative to usernames and passwords. But as the Cambridge Analytica scandal showed us, these apps can be privacy-harming nightmares with repercussions far beyond the digital borders of the world’s biggest social …

Apps

Google Search revamps movie lookup and comparison with new cards interface

Following last week’s Play Movies & TV update that made the app a centralized streaming directory, Google Search is boosting its own movie features. Thanks to a new interface, movies that are currently in theaters will be easier to lookup and compare.<p>Searching “showtimes,” “movies,” or other …

Google Apps

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

Privacy

Spaced Repetition Is an Effective, Science-Backed Way to Learn a New Language

You probably took a foreign language class in high school. Even after four years of learning Spanish vocab, perhaps the only thing you can still …

Language Learning

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Cloudflare launches consumer DNS service to speed up the internet

Cloudflare today announced its first consumer service product — an offering aimed at making web browsing more private. The company launched a new public Domain Name System (DNS) resolver service to protect users from spying while speeding up their experience on the web. And no, it’s not an April …

DNS

IFTTT updated with semi-adaptive icon and new sync option, plus more services added [APK Download]

Part of the reason that automation app IFTTT is so popular is how often it's updated to add useful new features and more third-party services. It …

Android News

‘It’s actually a nice and intimate moment’: 19 men and women talk facials – the kind involving semen

<b>I’ve never been a big fan of the sperm facial.</b><p>A few years ago, an ex-boyfriend of mine wanted to try it, and as the open-minded woman that I am, I …

Turn-On

Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you

The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look<p>Five things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook hearing<p>Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store …

Time I

Build your own PC inside the PC you built with PC Building Simulator

Considering we’ve got simulators for everything from driving a junker (x2) to moving into a neighborhood with a bunch of hot dads in it, I suppose it was only a matter of time until someone made a game where you assemble your own PC. It’s called PC Building Simulator, as you might guess, and it …

Repairs

World Video Game Hall of Fame 2018 nominees include Metroid, Half-Life and Minecraft

12 games are up for Hall of Fame status at The Strong National Museum of Play<p>This year’s finalists for induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, which is organized by The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, have been announced. Finalists include the original <i>Metroid</i>,</i> …

Retrogaming

Far Cry 5 Reviews Roundup: Here's What Critics Think

It's been over two years since the latest Far Cry game, Primal, was released, and nearly four years since Far Cry 4. Thankfully, Far Cry 5's release date is nearly upon us.<p>The latest in the series takes us to Hope County, Montana, USA, and it appears to continue the franchise's recent sillier tone. …

Far Cry 5

Nvidia just unveiled a terrifying AI supercomputer

Nvidia has unveiled several updates to its deep-learning computing platform, including an absurdly powerful GPU and supercomputer.<p>At this year's GPU …

Artificial Intelligence

Xiaomi aims high with Mi Mix 2S - Mobile World Live

Xiaomi took the wraps off its Mi Mix 2S smartphone, taking aim squarely at Apple’s flagship iPhone X.<p>At an event in Shanghai, Lei Jun, the company’s …

Artificial Intelligence

The All-New Frame.io

Frame.io has revealed details of a complete overhaul that will go live this summer. The all-new Frame.io has been re-engineered for speed with faster …

4K resolution

Android malware hidden in QR code apps infects 1 million users

• A new form of Android malware has been discovered in the Google Play Store by security researchers.<br>• Named Andr/HiddnAd-AJ, the malware remains inactive for six hours after being downloaded before bombarding users with ads.<br>• The apps were downloaded more than half a million times, though Google has now …

Apps

Killing the (Facebook) Messenger

<b>Q.</b> <i>How do I delete Facebook Messenger from my phone?</i><p><b>A.</b> Facebook Messenger, the company’s chat program, was spun out of the Facebook mobile app in 2011, before the social network removed the chat function from the main app in 2014. As with other third-party apps, you can remove it from your phone …

Apps

Far Cry 5 Makes Fun Of An Overused Ubisoft Mechanic

Many recent Ubisoft games have had you climb towers to unlock new sections of the in-game map. The company first used the mechanic in Assassin's Creed, before later bringing it to Far Cry and Watch Dogs, and even The Crew. Now, with Far Cry 5, Ubisoft has poked fun at itself and the mechanic.<p>During …

Far Cry 5