Emerging Technologies

Google says its new earbuds will be able to translate 40 different languages in your ear

Passengers use their mobile phones on a skytrain in Bangkok June 20, 2014. Thailand's telecoms sector is fast emerging as the first economic casualty of an interventionist junta in a country that has swung between democratic and military rule more times than any other nation in Southeast Asia. The government led by General Prayuth Chan-ocha halted an auction of 4G bandwidth last week after giving its blessings to the tender in May when it came to power. Telecoms analysts say the suspension could lead to $4 billion in investment and revenue losses in a sector that accounts for a tenth of Thailand's GDP. A prolonged delay could also cause mobile service disruptions. Picture taken June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (THAILAND - Tags: BUSINESS TELECOMS POLITICS) - GM1EA6N0GUP01

The Google Pixel Buds include the ability to live translate 40 languages with just the touch of a button or speaking a prompting phrase. Image: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

Patrick Caughill
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