Silent films are back, with Livetext messaging app
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Silent films are back, with Livetext messaging app

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[MUSIC] [CLEARS THROAT] Because these days To get young people to use your messaging app you need a unique video twist, at least that what yahoo is thinking when it launched a new app called live text, you are streaming a video feed of yourself while your typing so people can see your expressions while you type but with no audio, speaking is pointless You're just basically staring at someone looking at a screen texting you, giving us yet another new way to communicate. Snapchat does the whole short disappearing video thing, Vine does the short looping video thing, and Livetext does the silent film video with text thing. This is what the future has become. And speaking of the future, remember that hoverboard Lexus was working on? Well, after teasing everyone for more than a month, The company says it will show it off in action next week on Wednesday August 5th. But, don't get your hopes up. The company has said it only works in a controlled environment. What you see in the promo video with concrete was actually a special set built with magnets underneath. This stunt is supposed to impress us as if they recreated the hover board made Famous in the movie Back to the Future Part II, where Marty McFly rode a floating skateboard in the year 2015. But Lexus, it's nice looking and all, with your nitrogen smoke pouring out of it But you said this isn't for sale, so please stop bothering us with this, at least not until you get it to work on water. And here's something that actually makes our future lives better. Google Translate app has added 20 more languages to its live camera translation. That brings the total amount of languages it recognizes to 27. You can point your camera to the printed text and get a visual translation. Or you can use the app to manually type or speak what you want translated. The update is rolling out to iOS and Android over the next few days. That's it for this tech news updated, and you can always get more news on cnet.com and you'll also find video with sound. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey [MUSIC]

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