Ever had the urge to translate a website written in Corsican, Pashto or Luxembourgish? Good, because Google's now got you covered.
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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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Panasonic's futuristic new gizmo may make airport employees' lives a lot easier. It's called the "Megahonyaku" (a portmanteau of "megaphone" and "translation" in Japanese), and it automatically spits out Japanese sentences into English, Chinese, or Korean.
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.
Google Translate just got what is essentially Word Lens. The new feature in the latest update of the Google Translate app lets you take a picture and highlight text you want translated from one language into another.
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.
Ever wonder what you'd sound like speaking German? Or maybe Mandarin? Microsoft Research has a new technology they're cooking up which will take the sound of your voice and synthesise it as part a spoken language translator.
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.
It's been out for almost a year on the iPhone, and longer than that as a web app. Now Google Translate has been enlarged for the iPad.