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Searching for a bathroom in Tokyo but don't speak Japanese? You can stop flipping frantically through that Berlitz dictionary and fumbling with awkward pronunciations. An easier solution is now at hand, thanks to a new set of foreign-language programs for your Apple iPod available from an online service at talkingpanda.com.

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Talking Panda's software can be downloaded into the iPod. It provides more than 300 commonly used phrases, which are instantly organized into categories such as "dining," "shopping," "emergency" and "making friends." You can access the needed phrase in English using the touch-wheel scroll device and...

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