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Have you ever been lost, needed to use the restroom, or wanted to order a drink in a foreign country, but did not speak the native language? You may never need to struggle with language illiteracy again. New York-based company Waverly Labs has announced the Pilot, the first smart earpiece which translates between users speaking different languages. The translator was invented by founder Andrew Ochoa who said he had the idea for it “after meeting a French girl” and wanting to communicate with her clearly. Ochoa stated, “It's the dream, you know? A life untethered, free of language barriers. It's... Read more...
Microsoft's Surface 2 tablet just received FAA Authorization to be included in flight bags used by pilots in commercial aviation. In recent months, the airline industry has actually embraced newer technologies in a big way, paving the way for handheld use during taxi, takeoff, and landing. Plus, Apple's iPad has found a home in select flight bags as well, cutting out weight and modernizing the pilot playbook. Microsoft's no stranger to the airline world, as it recently partnered with Delta in order to install Windows Phone devices on Delta flights to handle food purchases and the like. This week,... Read more...
You'll recall that Microsoft has removed the "kill switch" in Windows Vista, meaning that users of suspected counterfeit copies will nagged rather than losing functionality. Microsoft is about to launch a pilot program for Office, with similar nagging notifications."Consumers will receive a pop-up dialog box alerting them that their Microsoft Office software is not genuine," said Cori Hartje, the director of Microsoft's Genuine Software Initiative, the company's anti-counterfeit operation.According to Hartje, the new OGA notification system will display a pop-up the first time each day a user opens... Read more...