Google has one of the best language translation technologies around, which they've continually improve it over the past few years. And now their Android app has the ability to support speech-to-speech translation in 14 languages.
The Aibo, Nao, Asimo, even Gundam—robotics are a national institution of Japan. However, robotics started there far earlier than most folks realize. Karakuri ningyo (roughly "mechanized dolls") go back to the Edo period (1603-1868).
Who knew the time would come when those cramped, awkward airplane bathrooms would be considered a luxury? Ryanair's latest 'nickel and dime' initiative has the airline removing all but one bathroom on their aircraft to make room for more sellable seats.
This is MACS 1206, a galaxy cluster 4.5 billion light-years from Earth. The photo was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope as part of a new broad sky survey. Can you notice something weird? Yes, some of the galaxies are distorted.
Google and Samsung have put their Ice Cream Sandwich and Nexus Prime Galaxy back on the table, confirming the announcement will go down in Hong Kong six days from now, on Oct. 19 at 3am London-time. You'll be able to watch the unveiling live at youtube.com/android.
Everyone's been talking about all the ways you'll be using Siri on your iPhone 4S. But obviously, the things you can do with it on other peoples' phones might be even more interesting. We love this idea from ScaryBear.
Nokia may have fumbled their way to smartphone irrelevance in recent years, but that doesn't mean they still can't make us drool over their other hardware. Their new Luna Bluetooth headset is tiny, colorful, and comes with a pod-like dock that's easy on the eyes. But it's the built-in NFC hardware that has us most excited.
Most puzzle games offer a limited toolset to solve increasingly complex problems. In Scribblenauts Remix, the dilemmas are relatively simple, and the only limits are your vocabulary and your imagination.
This is one of those wonderful "I'll never take that for granted again" videos. Graphic design firm DKNG Studios put up this super-speed video of the process behind their latest work — the bajillion tiny steps will blow your mind.
From Earth to Venus to Neptune to 1RXS J160929.1-210524, the Blackberry outage has left our blue marble and is now "impacting users on almost every planet", according to CNN reporting live from Uranus.
Finally! A decent game for Android. Rockstar's about the celebrate GTA III's 10th birthday and today they unveiled that GTA III would be making it to 'select new generation iOS' (read: iPhone 4S and iPad 2) and Android devices.
That BlackBerry outage that disconnected millions of people from their digital worlds? RIM held a call today to reiterate how very sorry they are. And to reassure its valued customers that it has absolutely no clue why BlackBerry imploded. Nice.
Richard Branson's Virgin Media has dresses itself in a new logo with the union jack making its first appearance, presumably to fall into line with the Virgin-branded aircraft line. According to Virgin, it's to celebrate its very-British-heritage, and comes at a time when the world's fixated on the UK thanks to the Olympics, the Diamond Jubilee, and Pippa Middleton's bum.
What do Brit's love best? If you said crisps and moaning about the weather, then Walkers is gunning for you with a bit of nifty packaging.