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A New Device Can Translate Speech In Real Time

Say “hello,” “bonjour,” “konichiwa” and “salaam” to a wearable device called “ili” that translates your speech in real time. It looks like a USB flash drive, hangs around your neck and works without an Internet or cellular connection. You could be thousands of feet in the air or stuck in a subway, and ili will still work.

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Nearly half of parents say they snoop through their teen’s phone

Untag that sweet bong-rip, Chad: American parents keep close tabs on their kids’ digital lives, a new survey finds. Nearly half say they go through their teen’s cell phone history, while a majority check web history and social media accounts. The survey, which was run by the Pew Research Center, collected responses from parents of teens ages 13 to 17. All told, 1,060 parents answered the survey.

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3D Printer Fills Gaps Onboard U.S.S. Harry Truman

Life at sea is full of improvising. Ships can only carry so much stuff, and can’t easily go to a warehouse for spare parts, so when something is broken or doesn’t quite work right, the crew has to find a solution with what they have on hand. With a 3-D printer on board, that improvisation becomes really easy, as the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman are finding out. One of two U.S. Navy ships deployed to the Middle East with 3-D printers, the utility of the device seems immediately apparent.

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