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One of Cortana's capabilities that you might not noticed yet is the quick translation feature. Microsoft's engineers recently upgraded this part of Cortana's functionality, so you can now get multilingual help with words, phrases and sentences, assuming Cortana is supported in your part of the world (U.S. English and Chinese editions of Windows 10 are the first to get the new features).

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The world's most powerful computers can't perform accurate real-time translation. Yet interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.

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One of the wonderful things about Star Wars was that even though you couldn't understand some characters, you still understood them. But what if you could plug in Chewbacca's growls and R2-D2's beepity boops into Google Translate to find out what they're saying? Nate Smith of Awkward Elevator did just that, and it's exactly what you expected.

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If you're travelling in Brazil and you'd like to ask your cab driver which bar in Rio serves the best caipirinha, you're going to need to know Portuguese. Thumbing frantically through a phrasebook is difficult, and you might not string the sentence together properly. And would you even understand your cabbie's answer? SayHi Translate solves all these problems with a super simple voice translator.

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Siri is more powerful than Apple lets on, so it's up to the tweaking, hacking, tinkerish souls of the jailbreak community to unleash her full potential. Like this latest Siri hack, Lingual. It's a jailbreak-only tweak that turns Siri into a translation device. Just say what you want to Siri, name the language you want to translate it to, and Siri will display it in its translated glory.