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Monday, June 2, 2014

ALMOST REAL TIME TRANSLATION FROM SKYPE

Microsoft recently showcased a tool to break the language barrier

the tool is in a form of Skype update, the update enables user to do near real time translation by serving as an interpreter

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Most impressive is the speed – not quite real-time, but the translation is spoken almost as soon as you’re done talking.

The system uses a neural network-based speech recognition, which is then translated by Microsoft Translate (which powers Bing Translate) and the result is converted back to speech. You can read more about the system at Microsoft Research.

Skype Translator will launch by the end of the year for Windows 8 first as a limited beta.

By the way, Google has been working on a similar service with Google Translate since as early as 2011.

 

Link Courtesy : GSMARENA

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WHATSAPP RETURNS TO WINDOWS PHONE STORE

 

after disappearing for few days , WhatsApp is back on windows phone store

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although the exact reason for pulling it out of the windows phone store in still unknown. since then WhatsApp was working on fixing the issues and look like they are fixed now.

according to official change log

* Chat backgrounds
* Broadcast lists
* Privacy settings (settings > account > privacy)
* Media auto-download settings (settings > chat settings > media autodownload)
* Custom notification tones (Windows Phone 8 Update 3 required)
* Various enhancements and bug fixes

so click on the link below and update your version if you haven't

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Google Play store’s Site For Mobile

Google finally launched the mobile-friendly version of the play store website. Users will be able to use almost all the features accessible from the Play store application,

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New version of Website looks similar to app , which is not surprising , but the current version of the app shows that the space hasn’t been used efficiently, which may become a problem for the users with small screen devices although there are very users who use play store from the browser.

What makes the mobile version of play store different from the app is that it allows user to access the Device tab, which allows user to buy google devices like nexus 5 from the play store

Saturday, May 24, 2014

DISCOUNTED VERSION OF WINDOWS 8.1


Microsoft will be releasing a Lower cost version of their new Windows 8.1
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Although there is a catch, this version of windows will be only available to the OEM manufacturers and Internet Explorer with Bing will be the default browser/search engine combination. Microsoft will be trying to recover the revenue  lost in discount by the revenues of Bing ads. although these setting are changeable.
this  difference is pretty much the only difference in this version of the windows
For the OEMs this  version will cost $15 as compared to normal version which costs $50
saving $35 by manually changing the Search engine option sounds like a good deal

NVIDIA: NO MORE FOCUS ON SMARTPHONE


in an interview with CNET, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun revealed that they will not be focusing on the smartphone market.when their TEGRA 4i failed to perform as per their expectation. Jen-Hsun also said that Smartphone market is a cost oriented market and in order to compete. NVIDIA will have to compete on price
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With that NVIDIA’s CEO also said that they will now focus on Gaming market,with their Shield and Chipset for Car entertainment as a lot of companies  are working on a smart entertainment system.
it is still unknown whether NVIDIA will permanently leave the smartphone market

Thursday, May 22, 2014

FACEBOOK’S NEW SOUND RECOGNITION FEATURE FOR TAGGING


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facebook will soon launch a new audio recognition feature to tag the show or song that you are watching or listening . the feature will use your microphone to identify the media and will make it available so it can be tagged in the post on the newsfeed.
According to Techcrunch
Facebook built the audio recognition feature from scratch over the last year and it will roll out to iOS and Android users in the coming weeks. It’s an extension of the feelings and activity sharing option rolled out last year that lives in the little emoticon icon in the status composer. Facebook says 5 billion posts have used the options to share what you’re feeling (excited, tired), doing (Drinking coffee, playing basketball), or what media you’re enjoying. Soon that last activity type will be much easier to share thanks to the audio ID.
the feature has been developed using the APIs from Spotify ,Rdio And Deezer.although the licence permission stops them from showing video preview,so only the thumbnail ,episode number and title will be shown
users will be able to use application in few days