Star Trek Universal Translators On Their Way

Yet more technology (like these real tractor beams) that seems inspired by the wonderful Star Trek Universe. It seems Microsoft have started developing a Universal Translator-esque system that outputs translated text in real time…in the voice of the speaker. Obviously, speech-to-text recognition software isn’t exactly brand new – Siri has become quite an established example […]

Google Tells Execs to Take a Hike

We’ve heard lots of tales of staff at tech companies being allowed to use “breakout rooms” with all manner of beanbags and foosball tables to promote creative thinking. But most companies would draw the line at spending your working day going off for a hike. Not Google, where two executives are among those who’ve been […]