Japanese NTT Docomo unveiled augmented actuality glasses which might be in a position to translate menus and indicators in actual time.
The corporate, which confirmed off the gadget at a Japanese gadget honest, says the glasses might be prepared when foreigners descend on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics.
The glasses work by overlaying somebody’s native language onto unfamiliar textual content. This may very well be particularly priceless in Japan, which does not at all times have translated menus at the prepared.
The glasses do extra than simply learn, although: In addition they have a facial recognition operate that may decide an individual’s id and job title from a smartphone listing.
Google Again in Highlight Over UK Taxes
Current information present that Google paid US$55 million in UK taxes in 2012 on gross sales of almost $5 billion to British costumers.
Google is the poster youngster for company tax avoidance, no less than in the UK, the place these information are positive to boost eyebrows. British lawmakers have grilled execs for designating neighboring Eire — which has a decrease company tax fee than the UK — as its official European gross sales base. In Could, Margaret Hodge, chair of the public accounts committee, instructed Matt Brittin, Google’s northern Europe boss, that Google’s conduct on taxes was “devious,” “unethical” and…watch for it… “evil.”
Tax avoidance was a significant
of final summer time’s G8 summit. It was held in the UK.
Nokia Regains Entry to Indian Accounts
Nokia stated Monday that it had regained entry to its Indian financial institution accounts after tax authorities there froze the firm’s accounts final week.
Authorities reportedly froze all of Nokia’s Indian property — together with its factories — to make sure that the firm may pay its future tax invoice, which is predicted to be 9 figures lengthy.
Microsoft bought Nokia’s cellphone unit in September. The frozen property will not have an effect on the Microsoft deal, anticipated to be accomplished early subsequent 12 months, a Nokia spokesperson stated.
Nokia has been working in India for almost 20 years. Even so, in January Indian officers
a Nokia manufacturing facility to recuperate what they claimed was $500 million in again taxes. Over the summer time, earlier than its cellphone unit was acquired by Microsoft, Nokia despatched a
to India’s commerce ministry threatening to go away the nation due to its tax insurance policies.
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GTA On-line Launch Overwhelms Servers
Rockstar, the firm that produces the Grand Theft Auto online game sequence, warned that there is perhaps a glitch or two with the on-line model of Grand Theft Auto V.
Positive sufficient, regardless of having purchased extra servers to deal with the anticipated load, Tuesday’s launch of GTA On-line overwhelmed the firm’s capabilities and reportedly locked out various customers.
GTA V logged greater than
in gross sales inside three days of its Sept. 17 launch.
The web model of the recreation, obtainable free of charge with the console model, permits as much as 16 gamers to work together concurrently.