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Skype's newest app will translate your speech in real time. Microsoft’s Skype software will start translating voice calls between people today. As part of a preview program, Skype Translator makes it possible for English and Spanish speakers to communicate in their native language, without having to learn a new one. It sounds like magic , but it’s the result of years of work from Microsoft’s research team and Skype to provide an early working copy of software that could help change the way the world communicates in the future. Skype Translator Preview works on Windows 8.1 or preview copies of Windows 10, and it works by translating voice input from an English or Spanish speaker into text and translated audio. An English speaker will hear a translation from a Spanish speaker, and vice versa. A big test for Skype Translator in the real world Microsoft is marketing Skype Translator as a tool for schools, and the company tested it out with students in the US and Mexico.

Verge Video Archives: I Typed Text With My Thoughts (Top Shelf, Season 3, Ep. 1) Hydro Mousse Liquid Lawn | Official Site. Arm Knitting Tutorial: How To Arm Knit a Blanket. All right, it’s official: I’m hooked on arm knitting. Or maybe “un-hooked” would be a better word for it, since arm knitting projects require no hooks, no needles – nothing but yarn and your two arms. I made up this blanket in about an hour over the weekend, and I can’t wait to share it with you! In fact, I was so excited about my arm knitting work in process that I already shared a sneak peek on Instagram. Here’s the finished blanket: 3 Skeins of Yarn – I used Lion Brand Homespun Thick and Quick in the color Pearls You won’t be using all the yarn (unless you’re making a really large blanket, of course). To thicken the blanket, you’ll be using three strands of yarn as you go, that’s why you need three skeins.

You may have caught our post a few weeks back with a video tutorial for learning arm knitting. Arm knitting is a large, chunky weave. Let’s jump right in! I watched five different arm knitting tutorials to learn how to do this. Now, let’s cast on the first row. About Adrianne Google+ 15 Apartment Space Saving Ideas. The cost of living in an urban city means we often have less space to play with than our suburban friends. Thankfully designers have found awesome ways to make better use of the space we have. Check out the 15 examples to make sure that you don’t waste any space in your apartment. 1. Stair Storage These awesome drawers are part of a New York studio apartment project by Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture and was completed in 2009. Source 2. This home fitness cupboard is part of a set of furniture created by the designer Lucie Koldova in 2009. 3.

This amazing all-in-one modular furniture set has been designed by the Swedish design team from Matroshka. This set can allow you to build a living area that quickly converts your dining area to a workable double bedroom. When packed down the whole set packs down to just under 13 sq feet. Source 4. This creation was put together by POINT Architecture who had to create this space for a competition in Turin, Italy. Source 5. Source 6. Source 7. Source 8. 9. 41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer - 1. Cover the springs of your trampoline with sliced up pool noodles as an extra safety precaution. 2. Save your pinecones for bedding, which will keep pups and cats out of your plants. 3. Perfect for your garden graffiti wall. 4. Attach one side to the house and the other side to a pole or tree, then slide the curtains across for shade. 5. 6.

See how they did this here. 7. Get more info about how they did this here. 8. 9. Your solar lights will likely get weathered and cloudy over time. 10. Or you can buy them at a nickel apiece here. 11. 12. 13. 14. It’s a heady process that involves technical-grade chemicals, but think of how MAGICAL your summer nights will be. 15. 16. 17. See how this was made using just lumber and a bucket or galvanized tub. 18. Fill the pipes with soil and plant succulents on top. 19. Watch the instructional video here. 20. Get the directions here. 21. Get the DIY here. 22. Get the full instructions here. 23. Get the directions here. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.

DIY Outdoor Seating. We finally finished our outdoor seating! Here's the before and after photo. When I first learned about this awesome cinderblock and wood outdoor seating on Curbly, I was so amazed at how simple and ingenious this design was. We followed this tutorial Cinderblock outdoor project. I instantly had to give it a try! We used Behr Paint in Island Oasis HDC-MD-09 for the cinderblocks. You can easily buy a cushion and be done with it at this point. I hope you have fun creating your own outdoor seating! 41 Creative DIY Hacks To Improve Your Home. 33 Insanely Clever Things Your Small Apartment Needs.

31 DIY Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome This Summer. While you’re impatiently waiting for summer to just GET HERE already, start planning your outdoor space. 1. Set up a movie theater. Directions here. 2. They’re also called truffula flowers, inspired by Dr. 3. Get the directions here. 4. Get the directions here. 5. They’ll catch the light on a sunny day. 6. 7. Get the directions here. 8. Directions here. Here’s a very cool personal fire pit you can make for less than $25. Get the full tutorial here. Perfect for s’mores night. 9. Get the directions here. 10.

Get the full tutorial here. 11. This one cost $200 to make and took up 100 square feet of space. 12. Get the directions here. 13. Turn the tent into a pillow-filled reading nook. 14. 15. Get directions here. 16. Home Depot sells the whiskey barrels for $30, and Bed Bath and Beyond sells the glass tops for $9. 17. 18. Get the full instructions here. 19. Get more information here. 20. Get more information here. 21. 22. Get the tutorial here. 23. Get the directions here. 24.

Get the directions here. 25. 26. Living Cube. The Living Cube by German designer Till Koenneker is a clever structure, combining all those elements we usually struggle to find space for in a tiny apartment. It houses a walk-in closet, ample media storage, and serves as a loft bed. Here is how designer describes it: “I moved into a apartment studio without storage room. So I made a minimalistic cube design with a shelf for my vinyl collection, my TV, clothes and shoes.

On the cube is a guest bed and inside the cube is a lot of storage space.” The carpentry work was done by Remo Zimmerli of Holzlabor. Photography by Rob Lewis.