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The social influence on movies, arts, and business

He’s best known for movies such as The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, and 500 Days of Summer. But Joseph Gordon-Levitt was talking about social technology when he spoke at the opening of IBM Connect in Florida. His website, www.hitrecord.org, allows artists, musicians and filmmakers to collaborate with each other, wherever they are in the world.

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IBM Connect: Making business smarter, and more social

Sun, sea… and smart technology. Next week, the Lingo24 team are heading to Florida for one of the leading technology and business conferences of the year. IBM Connect brings together business leaders, IT managers and developers from around the world. It offers a wealth of insight into the latest trends and innovative software.

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Is Google Translate sexist?

We all know automatic translation programmes aren’t perfect. But as with humans, the mistakes they make can be revealing. In some cases, they aren’t even mistakes – but just a choice of words that shows a particular bias.

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How is technology changing the translation industry?

Once, a translator’s most vital tool was a good dictionary. But technology is rapidly changing the world of translation and localisation. Google Translate handles a million books’ worth of text a day – roughly the same as all human translators do in a year. And smarter software is having a big impact on how linguists work.

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Breaking down borders in technical communication

The spa town of Wiesbaden in Germany is best known for its natural hot springs and historic buildings. But for thousands of technical writers, translators, and marketing managers there’s another major attraction – the world’s biggest industry conference in October.

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The home and office of the future

Dancing robots, eye-activated televisions, ultra-thin tablets, super-connected homes… it can only be IFA 2012, the world’s biggest consumer goods showcase. The Berlin trade fair gives a glimpse of the future of technology and how it could change our lives in the next few years.

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