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Google’s AR translator turns Japanese into English in real time

Google has made it easier than ever to read Japanese: all you need is a phone. Using the Google Translate app’s camera feature, users can point their phone at a bit of Japanese text and see it on their screen in real-time, only with English where the Japanese text previously existed. In that way, it

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Leaked Google Pixel 2 renders show new design with glass back

This year’s expected Google Pixel 2 smartphone has leaked online. Renders of the device, leaked on Chinese website Anzhuo show a new design, with thinner bezels on the top and bottom. Further, the company seems to be using glass on the back this time, instead of metal, while the frame around the device seems to

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Indian Railways launches new IRCTC Rail Connect app for Android

Indian Railways has launched new IRCTC Rail Connect app that will replace the previous IRCTC app that was launched back in 2014. Indian Railways E-ticketing System caters to over 10 lakhs passengers daily (comprising 58% of total reserved passengers), said Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launching the app. Previous IRCTC app doesn’t allow booking between

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Nougat’s notification system is now a requirement for Android device makers

If you are an Android handset maker, you no longer can mess around with the operating system’s notification features. That is what was discovered in the latest update to Google’s Compatibility Definition Document for Android, with the new requirements made for smartphones that use Nougat 7.1.1. While there was no indication that any of the

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Google Now’s “OK Google” voice search is a virtual assistant that provides you with what you need to know, when you need to know it. Whether you’re checking the weather, setting reminders or searching for flight information, Google Now is there to help hands-free. Here we have a list of 100 useful Google Now voice commands, all of

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