Google’s Translatotron translates speech directly to speech.

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in News | No Comments
Google’s Translatotron translates speech directly to speech.

The first-of-its-kind translation tool taps AI to directly convert speech from one language into another while retaining the voice of the original speaker, Google says. By CORINNE REICHERT, May 15, 2019. Translatotron skips the usual step of translating speech to text and then back to speech again. James Martin / CNET Google has announced Translatotron, […]

Google Maps turns on Incognito Mode to stop tracking you

Posted by on May 8, 2019 in News | No Comments
Google Maps turns on Incognito Mode to stop tracking you

Keep where you’re going and where you’ve been a secret. By Dara Kerr. May 7, 2019. Keep your travels under wraps. Screenshot by Jessica Dolcourt/CNET You’ll soon be able to stop Google Maps from tracking you. The tech giant announced Tuesday that it’s introducing a new privacy feature to its mapping app, called Incognito Mode. […]

Tesla’s autonomous robotaxi fleet might be closer than you think

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019 in Automotive, News, Robotics | No Comments
Tesla’s autonomous robotaxi fleet might be closer than you think

Elon Musk seems to think that our autonomous future is just a year or two away — but how close are we really? by KYLE HYATT 23 April 2019 Imagine looking at a pair of Model 3 headlights coming towards you on a road with nobody behind the wheel. Weird, right? photos:Nick Miotke / Roadshow […]

Apple’s 15 worst flops of all time, from AirPower to Bendgate to the Newton

Apple’s 15 worst flops of all time, from AirPower to Bendgate to the Newton

Unforeseen glitches, lower-than-expected sales, design fails — it doesn’t always go right for Apple. by Clifford Colby, April 2, 2019 Last week, Apple did something it rarely ever does: the company canceled an already announced project. Specifically, AirPower, a wireless charging pad that would power up the iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods all at once. After 18 […]

Amazon reveals Prime Air drone capable of 30 minute deliveries

Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Robotics | One Comment
Amazon reveals Prime Air drone capable of 30 minute deliveries

By Nick Lavars on December 2, 2013. As early as 2015, your Amazon purchases could be dropped at your door within 30 minutes courtesy of unmanned aerial drones. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed plans for the delivery service Prime Air (an extension of Amazon Prime which guarantees two-day shipping) in a 60 Minutes interview on […]

How to restore iOS 7 from an iOS 6 iCloud backup

Posted by on Apr 28, 2018 in Mobile technology | No Comments
How to restore iOS 7 from an iOS 6 iCloud backup

By Brian Burgess on November 25, 2013. Apple’s new devices this year all launch with the new iOS 7 mobile operating system. It’s definitely a new look, and some of the settings and features that you’re used to have changed. If you’re moving from an older device running iOS 6, here’s how to restore your […]

Logitech gets into the game with PowerShell Controller + Battery

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in Electronics, Games | No Comments
Logitech gets into the game with PowerShell Controller + Battery

By Darren Quick on November 20, 2013. In just five years, Apple has established iOS as a major gaming platform. Games is the most popular category on the App Store, with over 175,000 of the 975,000+ apps currently available falling within it. Although many games are designed specifically for touchscreen input, there are still plenty […]

Joby introduces GoPro-friendly actioncam mounts

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Electronics | No Comments
Joby introduces GoPro-friendly actioncam mounts

By Ben Coxworth on November 19, 2013. While GoPro has become the best-known name in actioncams, Joby’s GorillaPod is likely the most popular “do-anything” tripod out there. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, to hear that Joby has just announced three new products, designed specifically with the GoPro HERO in mind. First up is […]

Coin combines multiple cards in one Device

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018 in Electronics | No Comments
Coin combines multiple cards in one Device

By Ben Coxworth on November 14, 2013. Although things like NFC-enabled smartphones are making this less of an issue, the fact is that most of us still carry around a wallet full of credit, debit, loyalty or other cards that we routinely have to rifle through. That’s why the Coin was invented. It’s a single […]

Disney creates tactile touchscreen feedback for virtual 3D objects

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Computing | No Comments
Disney creates tactile touchscreen feedback for virtual 3D objects

By James Plafke on October 7, 2013. Whereas touchscreens are one of the easiest interfaces to manipulate, their biggest downfall is the lack of tactile/haptic feedback. While you don’t need resistance or vibration when scrolling up and down a mobile webpage, tactile feedback would make games, touch keyboards, and a host of other uses much […]