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Google Translate app update adds Word Lens

Google Translate app update adds Word Lens

Google has announced a significant update to its Translate app for mobile users. The updated app gets several new features for Android and iOS users including a feature called Word Lens. Word Lens is really cool because it allows users to take a picture of text and get a translation for the text in 36 languages. That means if you are in a foreign city, you can do things like snap pictures of street signs and see what they mean.

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Microsoft Surface and PayPal Here team up for point-of-sale solution

Microsoft Surface and PayPal Here team up for point-of-sale solution

Microsoft Surface and PayPal Here have teamed up to create a new point-of-sale solution for small businesses and sole proprietors that need a convenient way to get paid by customers. Microsoft and PayPal Here note that many businesses have realized that tablets allow them to interact with their customers and untether from the cash register. Microsoft says that in the past this meant that the business needed two devices.

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Disney Beachbot draws in the sand

Disney Beachbot draws in the sand

This cute little robot looks like a turtle with a big orange shell and it is designed to do something fun at the beach. The Beachbot is designed to draw large scale art in the sand as it rolls around under its own power. The robot was designed by a team from ETH Zurich and the Zurich division of Disney Research.

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Land Rover bringing a pair of luxury diesel SUVs to the US

Land Rover bringing a pair of luxury diesel SUVs to the US

Land Rover has been offering SUVs in the US for a long time now and they are typically gasoline burners. In Europe Land Rover has a slew of SUVs that are diesel powered but doesn't typically offer that diesel power in the States. That is changing with Land Rover announcing that it will be bringing a pair of luxury diesel SUVs to the US.

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Alfa Romeo unveils 4C Spider

Alfa Romeo unveils 4C Spider

Alfa Romeo has rolled out a new version of its sexy sports car called the 4C. When the 4C first launched it was a coupe only and the new version of the car is a Spider. It is a targa top more than a full on convertible with a roof section that appears to be made of cloth of some sort that can be removed when you want to let the sun in. A carbon fiber hard top is available as well.

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Infiniti Q60 Concept details offered at Detroit Motor Show

Infiniti Q60 Concept details offered at Detroit Motor Show

We've seen all of the teaser shots of the Infiniti Q60 sports car concept and seen the official images unveiled of the car. At the Detroit International Auto Show Infiniti is offering up lots of details about the Q60. One of those details is that the car has clear intent for production. That is no surprise, we said once before that the concept looked as if it were ready for production.

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