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Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time

Microsoft’s Skype software will start translating voice calls between people today. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate in their native language, without having to learn a new one. It sounds like magic , but it’s the …

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Streamfully Turns Web Links Into Personalized Content Previews

Startup General Cybernetics is offering an unusual twist on the web browsing experience with a new product called Streamfully.<p>Once you install the Streamfully extension for Google Chrome, you can start hovering over links that you see on the web, then Streamfully will display previews of the page …

Get a BlueSync OR3 portable Bluetooth speaker for $19.99 shipped

Now that Mother's Day is out of the way, we can focus on the <i>really</i> important gift-giving holiday: Father's Day! (I kid, I kid. Love you, Mom!)<p>Seriously, though, what dad wouldn't love a Bluetooth speaker that can accompany him to all his favorite haunts? Garage workshop, backyard hammock, master …

Palantir iOS app listens to you play video games, offers tips on the second screen

Apps like Shazam and Zeebox can listen to songs and TV shows and identify what's playing or what you're watching, but until now the tech hasn't been used much for gaming. A companion application for <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> could change that. The Palantir iOS app (named after the networked …

The iPhone concept that will make you fall in love with skeuomorphism

Since the very beginning of graphical user interfaces, real-world objects have been used as visual metaphors to represent computer-based interactions. That's the premise behind the name of the Windows operating system and terminology like 'desktop,' 'folders,' and 'newsstand.' Turning that idea on …

iOS 7 downloads causing network outages at several school campuses, activation server failures

As noticed by BusinessInsider, Apple’s release of iOS 7 today is causing havoc for the networks of several college campuses and other schools where a large number of iOS device users are attempting to download the new OS. Some schools, including Ohio University, is even urging students to delay …

Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you

It's hard to remember life before we were bombarded with notifications throughout the day on all manner of devices, for everything from Twitter replies to earthquake alerts in Japan. With very few exceptions, though, these all have one limiting factor in common: you're relying on someone else's …