Instagram is adding automatic in-app text translation

Instagram will soon start translating comments, captions posted alongside its pictures, and user bios. The image-sharing social network announced that it would be adding the feature in the coming month, automatically translating comments and descriptions to the user’s chosen language. Text will be machine translated from the original language to the language …

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Sony agrees to pay millions for abandoning Linux on PS3

Remember how Sony launched the PS3 with “OtherOS” support, so you could install Linux or whatever other PowerPC-compatible OS you could finagle onto your shiny new next-gen gaming system? And then remember how just a couple years later Sony discontinued support for OtherOS, with a new system update that removed …

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The Verge's home for orphaned robot babies

These are our robot babies. They are not pretty or intelligent and they lack skin. But they are our robot babies nonetheless. Please show them love and kindness. Do not upset the robot babies, because their knowledge and experience may one day be transferable to a larger, more powerful robot …

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Google Fiber to acquire gigabit internet provider Webpass

Google Fiber is acquiring San Francisco-based internet service provider Webpass. The news, announced in a press release this afternoon, means Google’s own fiber internet service now has a well-established commercial provider of gigabit internet to aid its continued expansion. Webpass, founded in 2003, focuses on providing businesses with ethernet-based fiber connections, …

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Facebook now lets you 'Like' 360-degree videos in virtual reality

Today, Facebook-owned Oculus announced the launch of 360-degree video reactions for the Gear VR headset. So now, when watching Facebook videos using Samsung’s virtual reality goggles, you’ll be able to choose between the social network’s standard series of reactions, including the like or one of the five new emoji reactions. When …

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