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Thursday, 28 Mar 2013

Google Translate for Android Adds Offline Support

Google Translate for Android Adds Offline Support

Android users will be pleased to know that the Google Translate app is now available offline for their mobile devices running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform and later, with support for fifty languages including French, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Slated for April Launch

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Slated for April Launch

Lenovo has recently announced on Twitter, that its business hybrid Ultrabook, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, is expected to reach US retailers in April. However, Lenovo didn't release any additional information regarding the unit's availability in other parts of the world.

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013

HTC Planning to Launch a Second Generation Butterfly

HTC Planning to Launch a Second Generation Butterfly

HTC will launch a second generation Butterfly smartphone to capitalize on the strong demand for devices in this particular market segment.

Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013

Samsung to Launch 5.9-inch Galaxy Note III in the U.S Later This Year?

Samsung to Launch 5.9-inch Galaxy Note III in the U.S Later This Year?

A report from Korea Times claims that Samsung is launching the next gen Galaxy Note in the U.S.

Monday, 25 Mar 2013

Apple Buys Indoor Mapping Firm WifiSLAM

Apple Buys Indoor Mapping Firm WifiSLAM

Apple has recently acquired WifiSLAM, a company that specializes in indoor mapping services, for about US$20 million. The only other tech giant which offers similar services (airports, shopping malls and sports venues, etc) is Google.

Friday, 22 Mar 2013

Apple's Jon Ive is Pushing for Starker and Simpler

Apple's Jon Ive is Pushing for Starker and Simpler "Flat Design" in Next iOS

Jony Ive, who has recently taken over Apple's Human Interface team, is said to be pushing for a simpler, "flat design" for the upcoming iOS.

Thursday, 21 Mar 2013

Piz Daint Supercomputer to be Enhanced with NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPUs

Piz Daint Supercomputer to be Enhanced with NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPUs

Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) is upgrading its Piz Daint supercomputer with NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPUs, with the assistance of Cray, the supercomputer company. After this upgrade, Piz Daint will be the first petascale supercomputer in Switzerland.

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013

Yahoo May Buy Stake in Video Sharing Site Dailymotion

Yahoo May Buy Stake in Video Sharing Site Dailymotion

There are unconfirmed reports circulating that Yahoo might be in talks to purchase a major controlling stake in video sharing site, Dailymotion. If the deal goes through, it would be Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer's first major acquisition since taking over Yahoo.

Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013

Google Maps Street View Takes to the Mountains

Google Maps Street View Takes to the Mountains

Google Maps Street View doesn't only include panoramic views of streets around the world, but also many interesting landmarks and sites such as the Grand Canyon. And being added to the list now are four out of the Seven Summits for those who love mountains.

Friday, 1 Mar 2013

Google: Motorola Devices Not Up to Their Standards

Google: Motorola Devices Not Up to Their Standards

Google admitted that Motorola devices aren't up to their standards in a telling press conference, a full nine months after their acquisition.

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