Latest Tech News – 5 November

by Tiago


  • ESPN and Microsoft get together for Xbox Live

ESPN has reached an agreement with Microsoft to release TV shows and complete games on the Xbox 360 gaming system. The content will be available at the “online entertainment network” also known as Xbox Live.

While ESPN has been in iTunes since last year, the time has come to reach a new audience with Xbox users. Some of the TV shows and full-length games that will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace include NCAAA college football games, Summer X Games, episodes of ESPN shows such as “World Series of Poker” and others.

– TV shows go for $2 in standard definition, or $2.40 for HD quality
– full-length games (not live) start at $3 for the “low quality” versions, or $4.50 for HD

  • Google Translator gets better

In other web-tech related news, the Google translation service offered in the Language options that can be seen on the main Google page, has become better by introducing a new feature that lets users suggest a better translation. As you can imagine, this is very useful when translating sites from Korean or Chinese to English, because right now the final result is very poor.

Depending on the number of people that contribute to this “free service”, the recent addition can become pretty useful. On the other hand, I don’t know what happens after suggesting a better translation for a sentence because I just tried to do so, and I only got a “thank you” message. Try it yourself and if you’d like share the results on the comments.

Source – Reuters

Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer

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