Apple TV and the quest for cableApple shows interest in creating a cable box, Sony won't back out of the e-reader battle, and Google helps you translate text with a snap of a photo.
Tech is the language of love my friends. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNET updates. There's lots of buzz about a report from the Wall Street Journal saying that Apple's working on making its own cable box replacement. You could think of it as a blend between light TV recorded shows in streaming choices -- Apple TV. The report says Apple has not made any deals with cable providers but. Has talked with Time Warner also least Apple was granted a patent for a cable box earlier this week. But Apple's not the only one with a one tackle Microsoft has been working on making Xbox-360. -- here mean entertainment device. And it already has made partnerships with some cable providers what we all love them as just one box that does it all smoothly with one easy search -- for all night and on demand that provides. And the streaming choices from subscription services. Yes one box to -- the -- then that'll be the day. Sony's new touch screen. 130 dollars it doesn't have any -- -- tech perks like a good little late but they did add some social features. Also made it easier to download books and improve the battery life. -- for Sony for hanging in there probably will be more popular overseas -- that in the US but glad to see they're still around. Also for some reason -- the black version it's a free copy the first Harry Potter but. The Google+ -- on handwritten IOS has been updated at least she joint broadcasts it hangouts on air. From your mobile device it's also -- -- -- use hang -- -- phones and tablets because before that would be a chat service with adults on. -- -- reports of Google gift card's been spotted in the wild. The -- Android central posted that is a gift cards for the Google -- store which sells movies music books and and eighth app to watch -- coming -- unification. It's the free Google translate app and Android version just update -- -- take a picture of text to get a translation. It's -- county it's called optical character recognition or OCR for short. You point your camera at the tax take a picture can use your finger to highlight the text you want to translate. Had a -- perfect -- I found to be a bit tricky to get to work just write the words cannot be -- -- and it needs to be focused. It Sydney several tries to get a sentence translation break even though -- -- clear shot ages can give -- as our translation each time. Now keep in mind it will not work well with stylized finds it translates eleven different languages but. Can't help -- with the Asian characters Google says -- it will be adding morning which is where the photo feature and time. And extra tech news update for today from our studio is in New York region.