Amazon is building a translation service for your sites and apps

Amazon is set to expand its Web Services range of offerings for developers with a new tool to translate their apps and sites into multiple languages, reports CNBC. When it launches, the new service will see Amazon go up against Microsoft and Google, both of which offer translation APIs to enterprise customers. Amazon already uses its own translation tech in-house to offer product documentation in various languages. The effort to build this out for developers is being led by Aron Levie, the co-founder of translation software firm Safaba, which Amazon…

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Learn the art of manipulating data with this serious MATLAB training for only $27

When engineers and mathematicians need to get down to some hardcore computer modeling and data visualization, MATLAB is one of the prime programming languages and environments of choice. Data analysis is one of the fastest growing areas of need in many businesses and MATLAB is at the heart of that analysis. So learn MATLAB from the ground up with this complete mastery bundle of courses. Right now, you can get these five MATLAB courses for only $27 (86 percent off its regular price) from TNW Deals. Across more than 250…

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Tone-deaf cop addresses real-life shooting while playing video games

This week, a Seattle police officer chose to talk about the death of a pregnant woman at the hands of his fellow officers … while livestreaming a video game. On June 18th, officers came to Charleena Lyles‘ home to investigate a burglary she reported. Lyles, a pregnant mother of four, was then killed in a scuffle with the officers. Some of the details of the case are unclear, but it’s known for sure three of her children were home at the time. It’s a deeply upsetting case that has raised troubling…

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What will it take to bridge Africa’s digital divide?

The digital divide —the gulf between those who have ready access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as computers and the internet and those who do not — does exist in Kenya and many parts of Africa. I got this key message during a media day in Kenya last week (16 June 2017) organized by Huawei Technologies, a technology solutions provider. Despite rapid growth in ICT, the digital divide is common in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the key reasons for this are accessibility and affordability. But the digital divide…

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Why the hell does Tesla want to launch a streaming music service?

Of all the things Tesla might want to busy itself with at this point in its journey, it’s apparently chosen an incredibly difficult – and possibly foolhardy – challenge: launching its own streaming music service. Recode reports that the electric car maker has met with numerous major labels with regards to building a service that it’ll make available in its vehicles. I’m still trying to figure out how this makes any sort of sense, and I can’t come up with anything. For one thing, the streaming market is saturated. There…

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