:n/e/t/surf: SMSGoogle fête les 10 ans de son traducteur
Voilà 10 ans que Google a lancé son service de traduction gratuit en ligne, permettant d’interagir avec des gens, des lieux et des cultures au-delà de (presque) toutes les barrières linguistiques. C’est une des plus merveilleuses technologies qui existent, parce qu’elle est universellement utile et accessible. Il suffit de se connecter sur la page web de Google Traduction ou de télécharger l’application Google Translate sur son smartphone.
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textually.orgHow Much Do Your Text Messages Contribute To Global Warming?
All carbon footprints are about bang for buck. So it's: How much does text messaging do for our lives? Against: What's the impact? NPR reports.
When we wrote this a few years ago, we estimated that the carbon footprint of all the world's text messages to be 32,000 tons of CO2e per year. By now, it will have grown quite a bit, but 32,000 tons is still a tiny figure for all the world's text messaging.
3DPrintingCES 2016 3D printer wrap-up
This year at CES, essentially all of last-year’s vendors were back with new or enhanced products and, more importantly, lots of industry application examples. In addition, not just new printer vendors, but a growing ecosystem of material providers and service bureaus showed up.
Extreme Tech reports on some of the most interesting new developments and provided some updates on a few of the vendors from last year.
The Good DroneDrones that catch other drones by shooting nets at them
Michigan researchers develop a drone that can shoot a net to capture other drones
Authorities are still figuring out how to deal with rogue drones. Shooting them down or disabling them can be very hazardous, since a downed drone could fall in the wrong place, or in an extreme case could contain explosives. Some manufacturers, meanwhile, are building firmware into their drones that prevents them flying near airports or near the White House. The Telegraph reports
Researchers at Michigan Technical University has come up with another solution - a drone that can shoot a net to capture other drones.