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Weekend tech reading: What to expect from 5G, Intel plans 7nm chips, abandoning your antivirus is safest says ex-Firefox dev

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Google Translate is about to get a lot better, thanks to Google's machine learning push Google CEO Sundar Pichai is offering a big new update that should affect anyone who's ever used Google's translation services.

"We have improved our translation ability more in one single year than all our improvements over the last 10 years combined," Pichai told investors in a quarterly call, after parent company Alphabet reported mixed results.

The Steam Controller Configurator's untapped power Back at Steam Dev Days 2016, Valve graciously invited me to share the stage in explaining the Steam Controller to developers: That talk was pretty general and big-picture, so I would like to follow it up with some more practical tips derived from my own experience adding native Steam Controller support to my own game, Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten, and explain some of the many benefits you can get from doing the same.

Satechi claims its USB-C Power Meter will stop bad cables from killing your gadgets Bad USB-C cables are an ongoing problem that plague the new universal port specification.

If a cable is drawing too much power, or is wired poorly, it can fry your laptop instantly, so getting this right is crucial.

Unfortunately, the best way right now to tell if a cable is dangerous or not is to see if Google engineer Benson Leung has tested the cable to see if it meets the proper standards for the USB-C spec.

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