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John W Arthur

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

Google Translate Can Now Work With More Than 100 Languages

It’s incredible how much Google Translate has evolved over its decade of existence. It’s helped people translate numerous websites, understand what other people are saying and more recently started mediating conversations with foreign people in real time. Holidays in exotic destinations have become a lot more enjoyable thanks to Google’s translation service, particularly because the company has tried to cover ...

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The Biggest, Fully Functional Rubik’s Cube Ever

Even when they fit in the palm of your hand, Rubik’s Cubes can be pretty difficult to solve, but imagine having to pull it out of your garage with the help of a friend and some rope. If you have one of those in your possession, you might want to compare yours with what might be the world’s largest Rubik’s ...

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LG Has Teased the Public with an Always On Feature

It was a little strange that Samsung was trying yesterday to get exclusive rights on the phrase “Always On Display” in Korea, since a lot of smartphones are already using a feature that could be described like that. But our eyes are now open, as we see part of the motive that pushed Samsung to do this. It turns out ...

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Nintendo’s Quality of Life Program Has Been Put to Sleep Indefinitely

Towards the end of 2014, Nintendo surprised its fanbase with plans of developing an app that tracks sleep and fatigue levels, one that could help them optimize their down time. Surprisingly, however, Nintendo’s health project received no more updates ever since, until yesterday, that is, when the Japanese games company announced the Quality of Life program has been put to ...

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Adblock Fast Was Dropped from Google Play Store

Android users rejoiced too soon about Samsung’s updated Internet browser that allowed ad-blocking plugins. Seeing how difficult it is to get those on Android devices, the update was hailed by Samsung loyalists around the world. However, Google wasn’t really keen of this solution, and Adblock Fast was dropped from Google Play store only a few days later. Adblock Fast is a ...

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How Much Did Google Pay to the Brief Owner of its Domain?

For Sanmay Ved, last year ended with a surprising bang. Back in October, the Babson University student made headlines in the media after very briefly owning the main domain name of Google.com. So if you’re wondering what it feels like to own Google, Ved can give you a little of his insight. Thankfully for the search giant, Google was quick ...

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Live Streaming on Facebook Is Now Available

Live Streaming on Facebook Is Now Available

After a fair amount of building up tension with the help of several celebrities across the world, live streaming on Facebook is now available to everyone. Though you may find yourself a little amazed at the fact that no huge, right-in-your-face notification of the new addition can be found anywhere around the app. It’s not that often that these platforms don’t ...

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Google Cardboard is Officially a Hit: 5 Million Units Sold

Google Cardboard is officially a hit, topping at 5 million units shipped at only 19 months after release. While Facebook’s Oculus and Microsoft’s HoloLens went about virtual reality with all guns ablaze, Google decided in favor a simpler viewer for virtual reality content. And it seems to be working pretty well. According to Google, the company wasn’t expecting the Cardboard ...

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Cortana Can Now Make Sure You Keep Your Promises

Microsoft has been pushing Cortana, its smart digital assistant, with its Windows 10 update, and we’re not sorry. While the tech company seems to be still experimenting with Cortana’s applications around the new OS, some additional features are already surfacing. Starting this week, Windows Insiders is getting a new commitment option; you can already use Cortana to track your packages ...

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Is Google Developing Its Very Own VR Hardware?

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If anyone had any ounce of doubt left about virtual reality holding the key to the future’s ‘next big thing,’ the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 surely convinced them. Tech companies are determined to stake an early claim in the emerging market of virtual reality, and Google is getting right up there with the others. Or at least that’s the takeaway people ...

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