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Google Babel project aims for real-time translation in phone calls

Google Babel project aims for real-time translation in phone calls

Remember Google Babel? It was the rumored name of what is now called the rebranded Google+ Hangouts. However, Project Babel still exists, and it deals with language translation. Google is working to turn phones into "universal translators" of sorts, so when you talk into the phone in one language, the person you're calling will hear a real-time translation in their native language.

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FEAR Online official, beta sign-ups happening now

FEAR Online official, beta sign-ups happening now

The popular horror-themed first-person shooter series FEAR is back, and this time it's going free-to-play. Aeria Games has announced FEAR Online, an online, free-to-play approach of Monolith's horror FPS series. FEAR Online will take the singleplayer aspect of the game and turn it into an online multiplayer experience.

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Apple Developer portal breach credited to security researcher

Apple Developer portal breach credited to security researcher

If you've been wondering why Apple's Developer portal was down for a few days, blame it on a security breach. Apple announced yesterday that their dev center was hacked into, but no personal information was accessed, thankfully. So who's behind the intrusion? A security researcher is taking the credit.

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iWork iCloud public beta rolling out today: here’s what you’ll get

iWork iCloud public beta rolling out today: here’s what you’ll get

What was once a private beta meant only for developers is now trickling out into the public. For those who signed up to be invited to the public beta of iWork for iCloud should be getting them now. Apple originally unveiled the new cloud-based office suite at WWDC last month, and now the software is ready for a public chewing as the company looks to get feedback before an official launch.

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iOS 7 beta 3 reportedly arriving July 8

iOS 7 beta 3 reportedly arriving July 8

We've already seen two betas of iOS 7 that have arrived for developers, the second of which came with significant improvements as far as bugfixes are concerned. The second beta only came out earlier this week, but it's always nice to think ahead, right? That's why we're gearing up for the release date of the third beta for iOS 7, which is said to land on July 8.

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Facebook details Android app beta program

Facebook details Android app beta program

Google announced a new setup during I/O that would allow developers to launch a beta app testing program through the Play Store and it looks like Facebook has become the latest to get that up and running. Facebook has only recently announced the beta program, which is open to all who want to participate. Aside from the announcement of the beta program, Facebook has also shared some details on how they plan to update moving forward.

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AOL Reader arrives in private beta, sets sights on RSS competition [UPDATE]

AOL Reader arrives in private beta, sets sights on RSS competition [UPDATE]

As Google Reader slowly comes to a close and other developers pick up where the search giant left off, AOL looks to be joining in on the fun with an RSS news reader of their own. The former dial-up internet behemoth launched what they're creatively calling AOL Reader, which is in private beta currently.

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Apple TV iOS 5.4 beta includes iTunes Radio, Conference Room mode

Apple TV iOS 5.4 beta includes iTunes Radio, Conference Room mode

With the announcement of iOS 7 last week, Apple showed off a handful of new features coming to the new mobile OS later this fall, including Control Center and an entirely new design that aims to be a flatter design than past iterations. While Apple TV was left out of the discussion during the event, it seems Apple will be including some of the new features with the latest Apple TV beta.

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New Dropbox beta adds iPhoto imports, screenshot sharing

New Dropbox beta adds iPhoto imports, screenshot sharing

Dropbox's latest experimental build brings some nifty features to the cloud storage service. Users will be able to easily share screenshots, import photos using iPhoto on OS X, the ability to send outside files straight to Dropbox, and faster upload speed for files. This merely just an experimental build, so some of these features may not see the light of day.

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Facebook for Windows Phone enters beta, brings high-res photos and Timeline

Facebook for Windows Phone enters beta, brings high-res photos and Timeline

The connection between Microsoft and Facebook is becoming tighter as Microsoft has announced what they're calling the Facebook for Windows Phone Beta app program. This marks the first time that the Facebook app for Windows Phone will enter into an extensive beta program, but it will allow users to submit bugs and feedback to improve on the app.

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Google rolls out Chrome Office Viewer Beta, enables in-browser file viewing

Google rolls out Chrome Office Viewer Beta, enables in-browser file viewing

There are some universally annoying things the average Web surfer will encounter from time-to-time, and while the list is mostly made up of pop-up advertisements that bypass your ad-blocker, one of them is direct-file links to things like PowerPoint and Word files. Clicking one of these files results in it being downloaded and opened by the application, a potentially slow and usually unwanted action. Google aims to solve this problem with the launch of Chrome Office Viewer (Beta).

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Nintendo launches beta Miiverse online

Nintendo launches beta Miiverse online

Nintendo announced via a tweet on Wednesday that Miiverse can now be accessed online, giving users access outside of the Wii U for the first time and showcasing Nintendo's tentative trip into the social networking sphere. Nintendo is hailing this as a beta move, and so users should expect to see things shift around as it is refined and finalized.

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