Windows Live Translator Beta

Move over Babelfish, here comes Windows Live Translator.

It’ll do text translation as well as web page translation. One cool feature is called ‘Bilingual Viewer‘ where the returned web page can be shown side by side with the original. Once in this view you can switch target language, enter new URLs and basically navigate in one side which will render in the other as well.

Click the thumbnail, it’ll take you to the side by side view with EN & DE.

Live Translator

Web

Booth Babes, Some That Could Skin A Buck

I was browsing Field & Stream online and ran across their tradeshow analysis of the SHOT show in Orlando, Fl this year. SHOT is the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show, if you’re *really* interested and I think you’re not, you can read about the show in this press release or at the About page from shotshow.org.

Anyway, the F & S page had a SHOT show gallery of Booth Babes! To see more booth babes on Geeknews, it has it’s own category, we’re big fans of the Booth Babe profession.

Below is a sampling of the babes including a couple of odd ones like the two-headed deer and the Annie Oakley sisters. To see the full gallery of 14 pics, follow my lead to Field & Stream.

Enjoy.

Field and Stream Booth Babes 1

Field and Stream Booth Babes 2

Field and Stream Booth Babes 3

Field and Stream Booth Babes 4

 

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Just geeky

GOOG Tricked Users With Sponsored Links

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I’ve seen this one brewing on the back burner for a little while but it looks like it’s finally making progress through the courts, though today’s hearing was adjourned for another month. You may have heard of this case before regarding a couple of car dealerships and a trade magazine in Australia.

Internet Behemoth Google was accused Monday of misleading web users and misidentifying sponsored links in a court case brought by Australia’s consumer watchdog.

In what it says is a world-first action, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) alleges Google failed to distinguish between paid advertisements and “organic” results generated by the search engine.

Read more at E-Commerce Times.

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RoboFish Demo’d In Water

Fish

I’ve talked about the robofish efforts before, below is a video that any true geek would watch and pretty much have to agree that it could be summed in one word: Amazing.

The behavior is of the fish is still a little simplistic such as when it runs into the wall it may continue for a few more seconds to push against it before changing direction, but overall I’m very impressed with the rest of the fish’s behavior and natural mechanics.

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Science

The Girl For Me

 Another good comic from xkcd

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Entertainment