Google Translate and the refugee who wants to be Justin Bieber
2:22

Google Translate and the refugee who wants to be Justin Bieber

Culture
[MUSIC] You know in English? Playing cards, playing. Google Translate was big. I was talking to this 15 year old kid. He didn't really speak any English and so when we kind of stumbled in our conversation he pulled out his phone. Opened up to Google, translate app. And we're talking using the translate app, and I described it as we were passing it back and forth like a digital talking stick. One of the things that they're really coming up against is just boredom. They're just waiting. So anything they can do to Kind of entertain themselves, I think is a huge plus. [MUSIC] I asked one of the refugees I had met, he was sitting in front of the wall. I asked him if we could come in and Take a look around, then he said yes. We saw a bunch of the tents, they were all lined up against, they were close to the fence. And one of the tents had a few clothes, a bag of food, and a flashlight, a keychain flashlight that was serving as the lamp to light the entire room. It was insane to see [MUSIC] What people say their daily lives are like there. [MUSIC] There's a a very eye opening trip. I met some of the nicest people I've ever met in the refugees. Will hopefully keep in touch with some fo them. Would be nice to check back in, in a couple months or even a year just to see Where they landed, what happened. It's been valuable to see how tech is being used in these really dire situations. Not just by people in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. It's a big [UNKNOWN] world out there. [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO]

Up Next

Humor and hugs turn a Syrian refugee into a YouTube star
rtyoutubegermany.jpg

Up Next

Humor and hugs turn a Syrian refugee into a YouTube star

Road Trip 2016: Refugees in Germany turn to tech to make a new home
rtgermany.jpg

Road Trip 2016: Refugees in Germany turn to tech to make a new home

Life on the edge
hungary.jpg

Life on the edge

How tech helps refugees start new jobs, lives in Sweden and Finland
laura.jpg

How tech helps refugees start new jobs, lives in Sweden and Finland

Smuggled phones and a wall of silence: Reporting on Australian detention
editors-notebook.jpg

Smuggled phones and a wall of silence: Reporting on Australian detention

Australia keeps refugees in radio silence
roadtrip-video-still.jpg

Australia keeps refugees in radio silence

How high-tech hand scanners unintentionally keep refugees from safety and shelter

How high-tech hand scanners unintentionally keep refugees from safety and shelter

Wi-Fi in the Jungle of Calais
france.jpg

Wi-Fi in the Jungle of Calais

The Life Jacket Memorial
lifejackets.jpg

The Life Jacket Memorial

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

New Device Uses Levitation for Touch-Free Building
levitation-1

New Device Uses Levitation for Touch-Free Building

Would a Solar Car Change Your Life?
solar-evs-00-05-39-10-still164

Would a Solar Car Change Your Life?

Chef Reviews Plant-Based Steak, Bacon, Chicken Breast and More
bacon

Chef Reviews Plant-Based Steak, Bacon, Chicken Breast and More

Ask Farnoosh: Recession-Proof Finances by Paying Down Debt or Boosting Savings?
farnooshcms

Ask Farnoosh: Recession-Proof Finances by Paying Down Debt or Boosting Savings?

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache
cachecnet

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: What We Want to See
fold4preview1-00-00-19-18-still002

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: What We Want to See

Most Popular All most popular

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache
cachecnet

Make Your iPhone Faster by Clearing the Cache

New Device Uses Levitation for Touch-Free Building
levitation-1

New Device Uses Levitation for Touch-Free Building

Chef Reviews Plant-Based Steak, Bacon, Chicken Breast and More
bacon

Chef Reviews Plant-Based Steak, Bacon, Chicken Breast and More

Nasal Sprays Could be the Most Effective Weapon Against COVID
nasal-sprays-2

Nasal Sprays Could be the Most Effective Weapon Against COVID

Ask Farnoosh: Recession-Proof Finances by Paying Down Debt or Boosting Savings?
farnooshcms

Ask Farnoosh: Recession-Proof Finances by Paying Down Debt or Boosting Savings?

Why So Many People Are Interested in the New DeLorean Electric Sports Car
dal500034

Why So Many People Are Interested in the New DeLorean Electric Sports Car

Latest Products All latest products

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features
thumb1

MacOS Ventura Public Beta: The 3 Best New Features

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1
nothingphone1-cms

What You Should Know About the Nothing Phone 1

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch
p1050672

New WatchOS 9 Features Coming Soon to Apple Watch

PlayStation Plus: Picking the Best Tier
p1099227-mov-06-55-54-22-still003

PlayStation Plus: Picking the Best Tier

E Ink Tablets: Everything You Need to Know
eink-website

E Ink Tablets: Everything You Need to Know

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need
clip0001-00-00-25-15-still001

Moto G 5G Review: A $400 Phone That May Have Everything You Need

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use