App translates languages during real-time phonecalls | springwise.com


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Japan24th October. Web users can already easily take advantage of translation services that convert text from one language to another, and we’ve also seen TransFire bring that capability to web-based instant messaging on smartphones. Providing a similar service for speech conversations, Japan-based NTT DOCOMO is launching its Hanashite Hon’yaku app, which offers …Read More 

New Translator App that can read signs and menus | via whatworkswhere.com


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This new translator app can read printed text and translate it for you on screen. The new app, created by Quest Visual is called World Lens, is leading the way in mobile translation tools. The app uses Augmented reality technology to read  street signs, menus, and most printed text which it translates for you and displays the English version on the screen of your iPhone. I believe this technology is the future of things to come mobile apps.

Check out the video below and see for yourself.

The translator app currently only works on Spanish to English, but according to John DeWeese and Otavio Good from Quest Visual “We won’t stop until we get all the way across the globe”. The guys are focusing on European languages to start and expanding from there. For those of your who aren’t iPhone owners it looks like you will have to wait and see as there are no immediate plans to roll out World Lens on Android or the other mobile platforms. Which is a shame for you as I believe this is the must have travel app on the market.

What does this future… Leer más “New Translator App that can read signs and menus | via whatworkswhere.com”

WebView – “recorta” contenidos web para acceder a ellos más adelante

La idea está en “recortar” la parte de que nos interesa de cada uno de los contenidos, seleccionando sus respectivas áreas, y nos lo trae a una nueva pestaña, en la cual tendremos acceso desde la misma a todo lo recortado anteriormente desde diferentes sitios web para poder detenernos a prestarle más atención. El icono que se nos añade en la interfaz corresponde a unas tijeras. Para que quede más claro, equivale a tener varias publicaciones físicas en las cuales en unas recortamos imágenes, en otras artículos y en otras otros contenidos y los metemos en una misma carpeta.

Como decimos, se trata de una extensión para Google Chrome, y como siempre, podemos obtenerla desde Chrome Web Store.


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Cuando a lo largo del día tenemos frente a la pantalla de nuestro ordenador artículos, imágenes, gráficas y otros contenidos a los que nos gustaría prestar atención, WebView es una extensión de Chrome que nos va a facilitar la vida a la hora de acceder precisamente a esos contenidos. Leer más “WebView – “recorta” contenidos web para acceder a ellos más adelante”

Universal Translator is More Science-Fiction Than Reality

In most situations, when you look at a design concept, you’re supposed to get the sense that some day, at some point in the (perhaps distant) future, you’ll be able to get your hands on this. Just like we saw with Sony’s design for their Eclipse media management device. This one, though. Well, we can safely say that it’s really a concept. Not that it’s not cool — because it’s a great idea, but we’re just wondering if the designer had one too many drinks while they were watching their favorite Sci-Fi flick.

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As you look at the image above, you’ll have to realize that that’s the whole thing. There’s no other peripherals hiding out of view. What you’re looking at, is a thin slice of glass, that’s meant to do a whole lot of things. For example, it’s a universal translator. That’s right. Somewhere in there, there’s all the languages in the world, used on a daily basis we imagine, and all you have to do is hold it, and get instant translations. You could just take the universal translator, and throw yourself right into the middle of some unknown country and be all right. That’s a relief, for sure.


In most situations, when you look at a design concept, you’re supposed to get the sense that some day, at some point in the (perhaps distant) future, you’ll be able to get your hands on this. Just like we saw with Sony’s design for their Eclipse media management device. This one, though. Well, we can safely say that it’s really a concept. Not that it’s not cool — because it’s a great idea, but we’re just wondering if the designer had one too many drinks while they were watching their favorite Sci-Fi flick.

Universal Translator 540x381

As you look at the image above, you’ll have to realize that that’s the whole thing. There’s no other peripherals hiding out of view. What you’re looking at, is a thin slice of glass, that’s meant to do a whole lot of things. For example, it’s a universal translator. That’s right. Somewhere in there, there’s all the languages in the world, used on a daily basis we imagine, and all you have to do is hold it, and get instant translations. You could just take the universal translator, and throw yourself right into the middle of some unknown country and be all right. That’s a relief, for sure. Leer más “Universal Translator is More Science-Fiction Than Reality”