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Skype's real-time translator now speaks Italian and Chinese

Microsoft has been trialling its Skype Translator software that automatically translates voice calls between people, and it’s getting a language update today. While the initial version only supported English and Spanish, today’s update brings Italian and Chinese (Mandarin). "As you can imagine, …

Taplet Extracts Still Photos Right From Your Videos

It seems far-fetched — until it’s not. Sometimes you actually want to pull a still image out of a video.<p>Taplet, which was released today, is a free app for iPhone that lets you either shoot a video or pull in a previously shot video from the Camera Roll. Record or upload any iPhone, GoPro or …

Lollipop is making its way to the Sony Xperia Z3 Dual, Z1, Z1 Compact and Z Ultra next week

In what seems like a continuous rollout as of late, Sony just announced earlier today that a number of devices should be getting the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the near future. Alongside the Lollipop update for the Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet, Sony has also announced that the Xperia Z3 Dual, Z1, …

Apple, Google and Microsoft grilled over Australian tax avoidance

Apple, Google and Microsoft have faced an Australian Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance on Wednesday.<p>The tech giants have given evidence to …

HTC's bigger and better One M9+ launches in China

HTC clearly gets China's obsession with large-screen phones. Following the plastic 5.5-inch One E9+, the company is back with the metallic M9+ which, as you can tell from the name, is essentially the M9 on steroids. We've already seen most of the specs in an earlier leak, with the most notable …

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Hackers who breached White House network allegedly accessed sensitive data

Russian-government hackers who reportedly breached the White House's computer systems late last year gained access to sensitive information, though US officials said at the time that they hadn't, according to a story published Tuesday by CNN.<p>Officials had previously said the White House breach, in …

Twitter’s stock price rises after Google buyout rumours – not for the first time

Market watcher’s unsubstantiated rumours of a Google takeover of Twitter leads to stock price rise, but is an acquisition likely?<p>Rumours that Google is looking to buy Twitter propelled the social network’s stock price to a 4% rise on Tuesday, but this isn’t the first time it’s happened.<p>Reports from …