FAA proposes record $1.9M fine against drone operator for ‘unauthorized’ flights

A Chicago-based drone business is facing a hefty $1.9 million fine from the FAA for alleged unauthorized flights in airspace over New York City and Chicago, with some of the incursions apparently taking place close to busy airports.

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Google Translate now works inside apps on Android Marshmallow

Google Translate now works inside apps on Android Marshmallow

Translating words and phrases on Android is about to get a lot easier: Google has announced that it’s integrating translation features into individual apps with the roll-out of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

When Marshmallow arrives on your phone – or if you’re buying one of the new Nexus devices with it preinstalled – all you then need to do is install Google Translate on your handset and you can access translation options from inside your favourite apps.

Whether a particular app supports the feature depends on its developer, but Google says it’s made the integration very easy to add. Apps like TripAdvisor, WhatsApp and LinkedIn are already on board, Google says.

Talk like a native

Presumably all of Google’s own apps will soon be updated to access this tool in Marshmallow as well. According to Google’s GIF-laden blog post, you simply tap the button to the side of the usual cut and copy options when text is selected on screen.

Whether you want to browse Twitter in a foreign language or make sense of what your Spanish cousins are trying to say, the new capabilities should come in handy in a host of different situations. 90 languages are supported from the off, Google says.

“More than 500 million people translate over 100 billion words a day on Google Translate,” writes Barak Turovsky from the Google Translate team. “With updates like this one, plus features like conversation mode and instant camera translation, we’re making Translate available anywhere you need it.”

Building Web Applications With Make


Most web developers use a build tool of some sort nowadays. I’m not refering to continuous integration software like Jenkins CI (a very popular build system), but the lower-level software it uses to actually acquire dependencies and construct your applications with.

Building Software With Make

There is a dizzying array of options to choose from: Apache Ant (XML-based), Rake (Ruby-based), Grunt (JS-based), Gulp (JS-based), Broccoli (JS-based), NPM (JS-based), Good ol’ shell scripts (although no real orchestration around it). The build tool I want to look at in more detail here though is the granddaddy of them all: Make.

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When it comes to our data, we trust Google more than we trust the government

When it comes to our data, we trust Google more than we trust the government

We trust Google, Apple and Microsoft more than the government when it comes to our personal data, techradar’s own survey has revealed.

The survey, which collected 3,563 responses, revealed that 31% of people trusted the government least with their data, with only Facebook beating it for “least trusted” with 33% of the votes.

Google was considered least trusted by 10%, with Apple and Microsoft at a surprising 5%.

61% of the people surveyed said they also could not live without certain apps, and yet, ironically, Facebook and the Facebook-owned WhatsApp topped the survey’s list of most used social media platforms. Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em.

Meanwhile, the UK is the least trusting, and Asia the most trusting, when it comes to personal data.

Apple, Google and Microsoft were rated the three most trusted brands, with 33% saying they trusted Facebook the least – and 39% saying they didn’t trust any brand at all.