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Wearable translation device promises a science-fiction future, almost

A company called Waverly Labs is working on a wearable translation device that has captured people’s imaginations, generated plenty of buzz, …

Language

Researchers are using social media posts to predict pollution levels in China

That question inspired researchers at Rice University to come up with a solution.<p>Their answer involved analyzing the words used in millions of posts on Chinese social media to find out whether microblogging can double as a proxy measurement system for airborne pollution.<p>"Historically, China has …

DJI Mavic Drone

For a long time the conventional wisdom regarding cellphones was that they would just continue getting smaller and smaller. It seems like we’re in a …

Drones

Elon Musk's Mars metropolis: Insane but not impossible

Commentary: SpaceX has advanced a vision of a city built on Mars as soon as the 2060s, but a galaxy of technical, ethical, legal and other questions need to be answered first.<p>"The big issue with all missions to Mars is we don't want to create a situation where we are impacting future life-detection …

Boot Camp 6 lets you run Windows 10 on Mac

Mac users can now use Windows 10 on their OS X machines, thanks to an update for Boot Camp released by Apple this morning.The new Boot Camp 6 update is still propagating through Apple’s servers, but some users have found the update is available on Windows partitions in BootCamp.<p>Apple released a new …