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Jennifer Bails /
No longer lost in translation  —  An increasingly globalized world became even smaller on Thursday when Carnegie Mellon University and German scientists unveiled technology that makes it possible to speak one language, yet be understood in another.  —  Although this speech translation system …
Byron Spice / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Let's talk!  The computer can translate  —  Stan Jou's lips were moving, but no sound was coming out.  —  Mr. Jou, a graduate student in language technologies at Carnegie Mellon University, was simply mouthing words in his native Mandarin Chinese.  But 11 electrodes attached to his face …
Discussion: we make money not art
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
The Extra-Large, Ultra-Small Medium  —  ON Monday morning, news networks were breathlessly covering two entirely different hurricanes.  The first blew off the screen in all its fury, droplets speeding by, stop signs spinning, palm fronds flying and strands of soaked hair clinging to correspondents' foreheads.
Discussion: IP Democracy
Richard Siklos / New York Times:
What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate  —  JOHN F. STREET, the mayor of Philadelphia, perhaps put it best at the announcement of a new corporate headquarters for the Comcast Corporation early this year: "As Microsoft is to Seattle and Coca-Cola is to Atlanta, Comcast is a symbol of Philadelphia's growth and innovation."
Tag Camp Day Two Notes and Podcast  —  The second and final day of Tag Camp was certainly interesting.  Like the first day, there were three formal channels of presentations, as well as a wide variety of informal discussions taking place in the main area.  —  The highlights of my day were …
Discussion: Software Only, HorsePigCow and DV Guru
Andy Oram / O'Reilly Network:
Control Freaks: Modding and the Clash with Law  —  Modding is childish and eccentric and deeply serious.  People are investing major chunks of disposable income and (astonishingly, in a flat-out work-obsessed society where no one has time) untold hours in modding.
Jonathan Riddell / KDE Dot News:
Free Remote KDE Desktops from  — offers free remote KDE desktops over NX.  Anyone can sign up to have their own desktop accessible from any computer with a network connection.  CosmoPOP uses KDE's Kiosk framework to ensure security for their system.
Discussion: and digg
Nick Bradbury:
OPML Validator Beta  —  It's great to see that Dave Winer is working on an OPML Validator - this is a big help to aggregator developers who wish to ensure OPML import/export compatibility with each other, so my thanks to Dave for investing his time in this.  —  I have to confess …
Discussion: Pito's Blog and Alex Barnett blog
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Blogniscient v. Memeorandum  —  Ben Ruedlinger's Blogniscient relaunched today with a completely new look and feel.  An old screenshot of the service is here.  —  Blogniscient is a blog news organizer that, like Memeorandum, uses a propreitary algorithm for determining what's hot in the blogosphere at any given time.
Discussion: Mashable*
Bill / Wander, Think, Repeat:
I know very little about Google or Googlebase (but I'm writing this anyway)  —  A tidal wave of speculation washes over the internet every time Google releases, comes close to releasing, or accidentally exposes, a project.  —  Case in point.  There is, apparently, something in the works called GoogleBase.
Discussion: ben barren and Susan Mernit's Blog
OnTheRun with Tablet PCs #1- Warner Crocker interview  —  OnTheRun with Tablet PCs is the podcast all about ink and slate and show #1 is the inaugural effort of James Kendrick and Marc Orchant.  This show features a special guest- the newest Tablet PC MVP Warner Crocker and covers a range of topics about the Tablet PC.
Tom's Hardware Guide:
The $500 Gaming Machine  —  The Budget Gaming PC Challenge  —  If you are like this writer, your passion for the latest and greatest technology is bigger than your wallet.  Let's face it, most of us can afford to fork over the occasional $50 for the latest game title …
Eric Mack On-Line:
Paperless challenge: here's the map  —  Several readers have asked me to share my planning map for my Paperless Challenge.  This afternoon, I created a MindManager map and dumped all of my current thoughts and ideas into it.  —  Here's the map.  —  Note, you will have to allow the Active-X control to see the MindManager viewer.
Evan Blass / Engadget:
GPS PRO Dog collar with SMS  —  We've seen a whole lot of crap that people can hang on their dogs, but rarely do we see a genuinely useful product like the GPS PRO Dog collar from Environmental Studies that helps your pet without humiliating her.  Simply strap the collar around your beloved's neck …
Discussion: Gear Live

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