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    Translating ear buds and builder robots

    Life, James Hein, Published on 09/05/2018

    » Let's face it, technology is cool. Google is claiming that they will have translating ear buds you can use when you travel that will allow you to understand almost any language, instantly. Yes, it does sound like something out of a sci-fi book and I think they should name them Babel fish, but that name was already "stolen" from The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy series in 2012 that later became Bing Translator. The good news is that first versions of these may be ready for tourists in the very near future.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Building a company that lasts

    Life, Usnisa Sukhsvasti, Published on 22/02/2018

    » The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are not merely a global agenda or war cry for sustainable development that is being taken up by governments around the world. To move forward towards global prosperity, there has to be a balance and interaction between economic and social health. As such, business corporations have an equal responsibility and, increasingly, a need, to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations and management systems. It is not just a public-relations exercise, but a factor that will give them an edge, and also provide for long-term growth in a world where business no longer caters simply to a small circle of "customers" or "shareholders", but the wider target of "stakeholders".

  • LIFESTYLE

    Paying it forward

    Life, Published on 09/12/2016

    » A guide to charitable gift ideas that can make a real difference to the needy.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The future's made of augmented reality

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 27/07/2016

    » With more than 30 million downloads in less than a month since its release, calling Pokemon Go a social phenomenon is hardly an overstatement. An augmented-reality mobile game (AR) released earlier this month in some regions, Pokemon Go has made daily headlines around the world ever since its launch.

  • LIFESTYLE

    The selfless gift guide

    Life, Published on 21/12/2015

    » It's more blessed to give than to receive, especially when the presents in question can transform the lives of others.

  • LIFESTYLE

    A hot manuscript

    Life, Published on 12/01/2015

    » Critics are taken to task by artists, writers, chefs, architects, etc, for giving thumbs up or down to their finished products, without taking into consideration the time and effort they put into creating it. To which we plead guilty. Not that we are unaware of the work expended, but we regard it as irrelevant. The proof is in the eating.

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