Facebook quietly rolled-out a new inline translation feature last night. The service, which uses Bing Translate, allows users to translate public Facebook Page content, like comments, into their own language.
31 of the world's largest record labels, including EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner, are collectively seeking almost $3 million (€2.1 million) in damages from YouTube video conversion website TubeFire. TubeFire is one of many websites that offer a YouTube conversion service, allowing its users to watch YouTube videos offline and on virtual any device.
A novel service, 1DollarScan, launched in the US last week and builds on the successes of their Japanese counterpart Bookscan. 1DollarScan scans and digitises books, documents and photos for as little as one dollar.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of world's worst nuclear disaster. In the early hours of April 26 1986 a series of explosions and a resulting chemical fire released large amounts of nuclear matter into the atmosphere over of much of Europe from Chernobyl's number 4 reactor.
Following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan which crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant it is surprising to hear that over 50% of the radiation we are subjected to come from Radon Gas which occurs naturally in the ground. And as we approach the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl we look at our exposure to radiation.
Google’s Earth satellites have photographed a singular plea for help from the people of the tsunami stricken town of Minamisanriku, Japan. The SOS messages was written in the grounds of the Shizugawa High School’s football field after the tsunami hit the village early on Friday
Following NASA's release of images of tsunami struck Japan Google Earth has released before and after images of the earthquake and tsunami. The images show in more detail than NASA's the widespread and catastrophic damage the natural disaster has had on Japan and its citizens
NASA’s Earth Observatory has issued a map documenting the number of earthquakes, foreshocks and aftershocks that have rocked Japan this week. According to NASA the tsunami that resulted from the 8.9 magnitude quake occurred 24.4 kilometers (15.2 miles) below the seabed, 130 kilometers (80 miles) east of Sendai. The earthquake was preceded by a number of smaller foreshocks which began on March 9, including one that measured 7.2 on the Richter scale.
The Nintendo 3DS handheld gaming device has reportedly sold out within 24 hours of its release in Japan on February 26. According to Andriasang, more than 400,000 units were sold in the first day alone, effectively accounting for all available stock.
Smartphone users are becoming more concerned about their privacy when using geolocation apps, according to a survey released by Microsoft this week to coincide with Data Privacy Day. The survey found that users have a host of concerns for their privacy when using location based phone apps Some 84% of respondents said that they fear such applications could be used to help unknown people steal personal information or identities.
Chirpstory is essentially a Twitter curation tool that enables users to compile and share collections of tweets on specific topics. The tool allows curators to easily pick and choose tweets to include on a particular topic, and to build a continuous, coherent narrative from these.