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Skype to Offer Translations

| Thursday Dec 18, 2014
Skype is getting a translator. For the first time, people who speak different languages will have their conversations translated in real time through the online-calling service. CNET's Bridget Carey joins CBSN with the details.

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Google Unveils Top Search Trends for 2014

| Dec 17
The 14th annual list of top trending searches is out, with the late Robin Williams coming in at number one.

LA Mayor Plans 7,500 Police Body Cameras in 2015

| By Tami Abdollah | Dec 17
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer, making LA's police department the nation's largest law enforcement agency to move forward with the technology.

Traffic App Enrages Neighborhood Residents

| By John Rogers | Dec 15
When word spread that the explosively popular new smartphone app Waze was sending more cars through their neighborhood in a quest to shave five minutes off a daily rush-hour commute, residents were angry and ready to fight back.

Identity Theft Victims Face Months of Hassle

| By Brandon Bailey | Dec 15
It's up to victims to clean up their credit histories and recover stolen funds. On top of lost time, money and emotional energy, victims face the frustration of rarely seeing anyone pay for the crimes.

UK Airspace Manager Calls Glitch Unprecedented

| By Danica Kirka | Dec 15
An unprecedented computer systems failure touched off the recent mayhem that caused delays and canceled flights for thousands of passengers, the U.K.-based air traffic management company said Saturday.

IllRideWithYou: Aussies Offer Support to Muslims

| By Jill Lawless | Dec 15
Some Australian social-media users have sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege stretches on, offering to accompany anyone who felt intimidated on public transit.

Phones Offer Standout Features, But What Do You Really Need?

| By Anick Jesdanun | Dec 13
The novel features in these phones aren't going to be necessities for everyone (especially at these prices). But if you're in need of that particular feature, you're going to love it.

Spanish News to Vanish from Google News Globally

| By Alan Clendenning | Dec 12
Google News in Spain will shut down on Dec. 16 - several weeks before a new Spanish intellectual property law takes effect Jan. 1 requiring news publishers to be paid.

'Driving While Black' Apps Give Tips for Police Stops

| By Steven Dubois | Dec 12
Avoiding any move that could make officers think you're reaching for a gun is just one of the tips "Driving While Black" offers. And despite its attention-grabbing name, the common-sense advice it offers applies to motorists of all races.

Google Hangouts App Lets Friends Track Your Location

| Dec 12
Convenient, or just plain creepy? The updated app will even prompt you to share your location on a map. CNET tech reporter Bridget Carey joins CBSN to discuss.

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