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April 26, 2021 – An editorial in The Economist suggests that the sharing power of streaming platforms could create a common new European culture. Europe has been made, now we have to make Europeans, to paraphrase Massimo d’Azeglio’s dictum. And Netflix could provide the means to do this. Yes, Netflix: leaving aside economic and political


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February 26, 2021 – Imagine watching a movie masterpiece, The Godfather, for example with the original voices of Al Pacino and Marlon Brando, acting in Italian. Accustomed as we are to dubbing director Ettore Giannini’s superb voiceover work on Coppola’s film, it may not be long, however, before we have a new option available on

February 19, 2021 – More than 50 million users go online every day and spend double the time they devote to watching television. The number of people active on social platforms has risen by six million: YouTube is the most widely used channel, followed by WhatsApp and Facebook. These are some of the findings in


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January 29, 2021 – It all began with music, the platform’s main function. Next came podcasts, a trend that was late reaching Italy compared with other European countries. Now there’s a new challenge: Spotify has decided to expand its multimedia streaming content projects with audiobooks. So far, says The Hollywood Report, the platform has introduced

January 22, 2021 – Facebook is launching a new technology called Automatic Alternative Text, or AAT. The technology helps the blind and visually impaired understand the content of photos posted on the social network. Read the full article!  

July 24, 2020 – “It can be exciting to be on the other side of the world, but difficult too, especially if you aren’t familiar with the destination and, worse, don’t speak the local lingo. And if Italians have always been popular abroad because of the way they gesticulate to make themselves understood, interacting with

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July 17, 2020 – Gestures that become words, numbers, sentences, thanks to hi-tech gloves that read hand movements and translate them into spoken language, with the help of an algorithm and a smartphone. The gloves, from electronics and bioengineering laboratories located in China and California, are designed to make it easier to understand sign language, even without

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June 26, 2020 – The medieval text written down in around 1400 has always been a mystery: historians and cryptographers were unable to decide which language it was written in. But now a researcher from the University of Bristol says he has deciphered it.

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June 10, 2020 – Umberto Eco said that «Translation is the language of Europe». The principle stems from the belief that when languages come into contact with one another through translation, they are mutually enriched and the fact that they are different means that each one acquires a dignity of its own.

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June 3, 2020 – James Joyce’s Ulysses returns in a new translation sixty years after the publication of the first Italian edition.

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