Not long ago I sat down to dinner with a friend doing Bible translation work in Southeast Asia. He told me about how a unique software program has radically changed the way our translation teams operate.
This program, called ParaTExt, allows them to input a draft of Scripture and check it against the original Greek and Hebrew texts, modern translations and resource materials. They can make the best choices for key terms, find and correct inconsistencies, and edit their drafts all using this one program. It's allowing this work to occur at a quicker pace in order for us to realize our goal of Vision 2025—to see a Bible translation program in progress in every language still needing one by the year 2025.
The situation we're facing in the world today is that of the more than 6,900 languages in existence, there are over 1,800 language groups that still don't have any Scripture. Some have never had the privilege of hearing the Good News at all. In many cases there is no written form of the language, which means limited if any access to health or educational materials. But technology like this software program is helping bring the most influential book in human history to their doorsteps more quickly than ever before. more >>
Game developers Rocksteady Studios, have released the second part of the Ace Chemicals Inflitration gameplay video for "Batman: Arkham Knight." The video is part 2 of 3 of the gameplay videos meant to demonstrate what the game looks like. The video doesn't continue from part one but instead shows some interesting takedowns with the Batmobile.
The video shows Batman making his way through the birthplace of the Joker, where he fights against Scarecrow, the Arkham Knight and their lackeys. The third part of the Ace Chemicals Infiltration video will be shown during the opening keynote of the Playstation Experience event on Dec. 6.
"Batman: Arkham Knight," is the final and third installation in the game studio's Batman Arkham series, with Arkham Knight serving as the ending of their trilogy. "Arkham Origins," which the upcoming game succeeds was released in 2013. more >>
As further stated in the official update preview posted by the Destiny Dev Team on Bungie.net, the "Dark Below" DLC will be released on the 9th of December, 2014. They said that the content will "expand the world of Destiny" for some players.
"It will also change the experience of playing Destiny for all," the site declared.
In order to support the updates that will come along with the expansion, Bungie implements changes to a number of systems driving the game. Among the mentioned are the following (as posted on the site): more >>
It's already about a month since Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop rolled out. Recent news indicates that a 5.0.1 update is underway and it will be available (initially) for Nexus 9, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10, according to reports.
Google posted image files on its Android Open Source Project page particularly on the Factory Images for Nexus Devices page showing the latest OS update for the tech giant's mobile devices, CNET reported.
As mentioned in the post, the latest Lollipop update will roll out for Google's Wi-Fi Nexus 9, Wi-Fi 2013 Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10. more >>
Recent item from the tech rumor mill now indicates that the mobile phone company Motorola is working on a successor to its popular budget Moto E smartphone, which as expected, will be called the Moto E (Gen 2), according to reports.
A Greek website, Techmaniacs.gr, who claims to have been in possession with the alleged Moto E 2, said that there isn't much to be expected with the iteration, except perhaps for the display.
The website also stated that the handset can be expected to hit the shelves "soon enough." more >>
Smash Bros creator and director Masahiro Sakurai revealed that if the fighting game franchise continues, he won't be involved with it anymore.
In his latest interview with Game Informer, Sakurai explained that although there's a possibility of more Smash Bros. games sequels in the future, these titles would probably be developed without his name credited on it.
"I can't positively declare there won't be [another Smash Bros. game]," Sakurai said. "With both Melee and Brawl, I made those games with the thought that there wouldn't be any more sequels. Thus, I really can't deny the chance for another." more >>