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Microsoft Translator Can Now Translate Text From Images

Isn’t it just annoying when you go away on Holiday or spot something and sit there for five minutes wondering what the text even says? Microsoft is looking to make it a little easier on us…

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The BBC Implements HTML5 to iPlayer

I think we can all say that Adobe Flash Player is very much being knocked to its knees in recent months, from endless, and I do mean endless, vulnerabilities which put countless users at risk to…

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Windows 10 Cortana Only Works If You’re American?

The launch of the much-anticipated operating system from Microsoft occurred at midnight two days ago. I installed it onto my laptop yesterday and so far, I have to be honest, I’m not overly keen. The OS seems…

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4Chan Anon Developing Emoji Programming Language

Emojis, a collection of ideagrams born out a unique brand of shorthand born out of the electronic communications, has fast become the universal language of the internet, so was only a matter of time before the…

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WebAssembly Hopes To Increase Browser Speed Up To 20X

Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox and Safari. These are the five big names when it comes to web browsing, and each of these comes with both their own strengths and their weaknesses. Engineers at Google, Microsoft,…

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You Can Now Learn Klingon Online

Have you ever been asked “Dargh DaneH’a’?” and not known how to respond? Well, help is here, as free language-learning resource Duolingo is now offering online courses teaching Klingon. For those who thought that Star Trek’s…

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Indiegogo Toy Aims to Help Teach Children How to Code

A lot of companies have been struggling to release something that will help children how to code. The use of apps and toys have been the most obvious choice for them in order to make coding…

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Google Translate Bringing Real-Time Speech-to-Text Soon

Google is developing an updated version of Translate to offer real-time detection and translation of spoken word, according to the New York Times. The update is planned for the Google Translate Android app, but there is…

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Harvard Academics Build Robot That Teaches Kids How to Write Code

Harvard researchers have built a $10 robot that has been designed to teach children how to write code. The small AERobot can be connected to a computer via USB and programmed in a specially modified language…

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Northern Ireland Government Website Displayed Users’ Information in Public Searches

In an example of truly terrible website design, a site set up by the government of Northern Ireland to encourage people to learn the Irish language, has been temporarily shut down after it was revealed that users’ private…

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Oxford Dictionary Adds Douchbaggery, Adorbs & Many More to Its Collection

The Oxford English Dictionary has done well to avoid many of the new words that litter our vocabulary these days, but as our language is ever evolving and changing, so as the terms that need to…

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13 New Languages Added to Gmail Covering 94% of the World’s Internet Population

Google has announced it has added 13 new language support for its Gmail service, which previously had support for 58 languages, summing up the service’s language support to a total of 71 languages now. The company…

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Modified Version Of “Google Now” Available In Any Android Supported Language

Up until now, Google Now app could be used only when the device is set to English US and would not allow non-English users to use the application in their native language. However, Sletmo from XDA has…