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Cortana Can Be Your Own Personal Translator In Windows 10

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).


Watch The Time-Lapsed Launching Of America's Newest Warship

Video: America’s largest military shipbuilding company, the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division, launched the company’s 30th Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in early December.


Magical Megaphone Instantly Translates Into Three Different Languages

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.


The Android Wear Smartwatch Is About To Become A Personal Translator

Slowly but surely, smartwatches are becoming more useful. And this might be one of the most useful feature for a smartwatch yet: Google just announced it’s bringing Google Translate to Android Wear watches, letting you carry on a bilingual conversation with a literal flick of the wrist.


Google Translate Now Rewrites Foreign Signs Before Your Eyes

Google’s Translate app is already pretty neat, allowing your to snap photographs and have them converted into one of 36 languages. Now, though, you can point your camera at a sign or menu and see the translation in real time.


Inside The Weird Brains Of Real-Time Translators

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.


Skype To Launch Star Trek-Style, Real-Time Language Translator

Microsoft just demoed an awesome new feature for Skype that will actually let you speak to people in other languages — in real-time — by doing all the translating dirty work for you.


How Google Has Turned Language Translation Into A Maths Problem

Language translation is a notoriously difficult task for humans, let alone computers. But in trying to solve that problem Google has stumbled across a clever trick, that involves treating them like maps — and it really, really works.


Google+ Adds 'Translate' Button On Public Posts And Comments

The desktop-only (for now) addition will be rolling out gradually, and it’s controllable through language preferences. [Ed Chi via Engadget]


If Google Translate Could Translate Star Wars To English

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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