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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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Google Translate Update May Save You A Lot Of Money

Your smartphone is about to become your best friend when traveling abroad, even if you don't want to shell out big bucks for an international data plan. An update to the Google Translate app, announced Wednesday, will add the ability to translate printed text by aiming your phone's camera at it -- …

How to fend off those toxic people

Most workplaces have some emotionally toxic people who create unpleasantness for colleagues. And no matter how competent we are at dealing with the idiosyncrasies of others in the workplace, toxic people – folks who are overly negative, irrational or needy – can drive us to distraction, our skills …

Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’

From somebody suffering hypothermia on the set to Prince’s taskmaster methods, some of the more interesting bits from a new history of the movie, …

Sony Xperia Z3: 5 Reasons Why You Need To Buy One

As part of an ongoing buying guide for confused shoppers this holiday season, I’ll be summing the best of the latest handsets. Knowing which handset to buy this year means selecting from a number of excellent devices, this is what this guide is for – you can read Tuesday’s Galaxy Note 4 guide here. …

How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

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BlackBerry will pay you money to ditch your iPhone

In a marketing campaign I can only assume is some kind of meta-parody designed to go viral, BlackBerry is offering a so-called “Trade-Up” program designed to get iPhone owners to jump ship to the new BlackBerry Passport.<p>From December 1 until February 13, disgruntled iPhone owners can “upgrade” to …

5 Things to Know About the Ferguson Decision

The grand jury in Clayton, Mo., has returned its decision: It won’t indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Here are five things you need to know about the ruling.

China's Google will launch a smart bike later this year

What's the next hot connected gadget category? Forget watches, we're thinking <i>bikes</i>, judging by the overwhelming interest in crazy, innovative new models like Teague's 'Denny' e-bike. Chinese search giant Baidu is all over that with the Dubike, a non-motorized bicycle equipped with regenerative …

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See What You’ll Look Like In 20 Years

Disagree? Well in 20 years, you can prove the software wrong.<p>I always hoped to be a silver fox. But I’m a pug. I guess people like pugs.<p>I’m looking at my face in 20 years–myself at age 52–because for whatever self-loathing reason, I was compelled to take part in this strange “Futureself” …

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The Only Way To Save Samsung's Dying Mobile Business

• <b>Samsung's smartphone shipments were down 8.2% on a year-over-year basis last quarter, according to IDC.</b> It was the only top-5 smartphone shipment that saw a contraction in smartphone shipments.• <b><br>The decline in phone shipments hit Samsung's bottom line.</b> Its profits were down 60% last quarter. That was …