As of iOS 7, users could select over 30 different languages for system-wide
use. Recent Apple job listings indicate that the company is trying to expand
their Siri language offerings, with positions open for engineers for
languages that are currently not supported by the Siri voice feature.
Language Career Listings
MacRumors first broke the news about the new Siri Language Engineer roles in
June 2014. These were eye-catching listings because the job postings address
ten languages that are not currently included in the Siri language support
roster. The full list includes: Arabic, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Thai,
Russian, Norwegian, Turkish, Brazilian, and Dutch. This is an extremely
important development, opening the iOS system up for further international
adoption and integration. Translating Siri is no easy task - according to the
job listings, localization engin... (more)
There seems to be a growing concern among researchers as to what effects
continuous exposure to the gamut of today's technology has on the developing
brains of children. According to a recent article written by Dr. Jim Taylor,
a professor at the University of San Francisco, these effects are complex and
may present benefits and hazards. Studies indicate that technology affects
the ability to pay attention and process material. Reading conventional books
enhances the ability to focus while improving comprehension, critical
thinking and problem-solving skills, along with increasing... (more)
If you're a real estate investor, you know how important it is to have the
latest figures and data at your fingertips. You probably have favorite
websites and newsfeeds to keep up as much as possible, but what you really
need is real data in real time. Enter S'moretgage, which was debuted at the
TechCrunch Disrupt NY in early May 2014. It's all about getting data to real
estate investors immediately, and reveres knowledge as the key player in
making sound investment choices.
However, it's not just about having quick access to this kind of information.
It's actually pretty challe... (more)
In late June 2014, scientists at the Japan National Museum of Emerging
Science and Innovation released two lifelike robots. These "humanoids" are
part of the highly acclaimed exhibition, "Android: What is Human?" Touted as
the most advanced human-like robots ever created, could these two innocent
robots be the first of robotic armies highlighted in Hollywood Films?
Designed to showcase the advancements made in robotics, museum curator
Hiroshi Ishiguro hopes the exhibition peaks the interest of the general
public while simultaneously stretching the possibilities of robot-human
The introduction of mobile devices rocked the e-Commerce world. Instead of
knowing that potential customers would use a laptop or desktop, those running
web-based stores had to begin to account for users with devices with screens
of all sizes; from smartphones, to tablets, to full-size monitors. In
addition, many of these devices lack keyboards or accurate cursor devices. As
a result, many started creating second sites made for mobile devices.
However, new techniques have supplanted this strategy, the most popular of
which is responsive design.
One Size Truly Fits All