I woke up this morning, ate my breakfast and spoke some Spanish. I can’t even speak Spanish. I didn’t emerge from a dream or experience a medical miracle, I used Skype Translator. It’s a new app designed to translate your speech in real time, making it possible to hold a conversation in a language you don’t understand.I spoke with Maria Romero Garcia, a Spanish professor who has helped Microsoft test early versions of its Skype Translator software. We discussed everything from the weather to holiday plans, and Garcia’s work as a translator. ...
The Motion Picture Association of America has responded to Google's condemnation of Project Goliath, a secret and ambitious anti-piracy program revealed in leaked Sony documents. Yesterday, the search company said it was "deeply concerned" by the MPAA's efforts to push new content-blocking methods and help attorneys general build legal cases against Google, accusing the organization of attempting to "secretly censor the internet." But a spokesperson for the MPAA says these claims are disingenuous.
This cookie wants to take a bite out of you: A serious security flaw called Misfortune Cookie affects more than 12 million routers, modems and other "gateway devices" — as well as all the devices connected to them, from computers, smartphones and tablets to "smart home" devices such as toasters, refrigerators, security cameras and more.
Google knows that the next big platform war is going to take place behind the wheel, and it won't necessarily need Android phones as a Trojan horse. A new report says the company has plans to integrate its operating system directly into vehicles in 2015.
You might think that Citymapper is a pretty useful app to have in an emergency, but it’s nothing compared to Xavion: an iPad app that can take control of a small airplane and steer it to the nearest airport without any human interaction. Whether it’s engine failure, a fuel shortage, or the pilot is just too drunk to fly, Xavion will step into the breach for $199 a year, taking control of the plane via Wi-Fi and working out the nearest safe place to land.
Join CNET's Jeff Bakalar as he sat down with Russ Frushtick along with Giant Bomb's Vinny Caravella and Alex Navarro as they round up everything 2014 had to offer in gaming. The guys cover the highs, the lows and everything in between including a look towards 2015.>
CEO and founder of Cyanogen, a company that specializes in modding Android, strikes out at one of the largest and most popular Android hardware maker, claiming "Samsung couldn't build a good OS if they tried."
Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to an investigative report that revealed labor abuses at one of the company's Chinese suppliers, saying he's "deeply offended" by the allegations. In an internal email to UK employees obtained by the Telegraph, Jeff Williams, Apple senior vice president of operations, wrote that both he and Cook are "deeply offended by the suggestion that Apple would break a promise to the workers in our supply chain or mislead our customers in any way."