Nintendo employee Alison Rapp, who’s been a target of harassment over censorship controversies in recent months, said on Twitter that she has been fired. “Today, the decision was made,” she wrote. “I am no longer a good, safe representative of Nintendo, and my employment has been terminated.”
Ever had the urge to translate a website written in Corsican, Pashto or Luxembourgish? Good, because Google’s now got you covered.
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.
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…
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 converation with a literal flick of the wrist.
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.
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.
It's unlikely that you speak Mandarin, but that doesn't mean you won't need to at some point. Now, Microsoft has created software that can analyze your speech, translate it and then spit out a new recording of your very own voice speaking in a different language.
AT&T is working on a service that will automatically translate text messages from Spanish to English and vice versa, no additional software required. So next time you want to shoot a text to a friend who doesn't speak English all that well, you don't have to worry about anything getting lost in the language barrier.
Basically the coolest and most futuristic app for iOS is finally on Android. Word Lens—the augmented reality app that translates signs, newspapers, menus, and anything else from one language to another in real time—is finally out on Android.
The secret rituals of an 18-Century German occultists have been revealed. The New York Times reports that an exceptional language nerd cracked their code. It sounds like something straight out of Hellboy, except with fewer fights and more computers.
English is my first tongue, but my family doesn't have a whole lot of native speakers. So, sadly, I'll often find myself at family functions nodding politely at French jokes aimed my way. Which makes Vocre a godsend for those many awkward family situations.
According to Inside Facebook, Facebook is currently testing a translate button for international users to getting around the language barrier. Facebook will provide a button to translate users' comments on the fly.
I'm sad I don't live in a country where I can press the Arr! button to Facebook like something. Heck I'd even prefer Synes godt om, Gefallt mir and Imenipendeza. WHAT ARE ALL THESE AWESOME LANGUAGES AND WHY IS OURS SO BORING.
Word Lens, an app that translates English text to and from Spanish on the fly, is a reminder of just how powerful apps can be. But how's it really work? It ain't perfect, but it's still pretty damn amazing.
Holy crap. Sometimes do you almost pinch yourself, because you just can't believe you're witnessing such creations in your lifetime? Word Lens, which uses augmented reality to translate things in front of you, has given me that exact feeling.
Google Translate's helpful for so many things! Well, one thing, really. Until, that is, you re-purpose its Rosetta Stone prowess towards beat boxing. Here's how it works, in four simple steps.
The average translation system uses a billion words to model a language. Google's uses a few hundred billion English words. Apparently, the way to do translation—crunching millions of passages and human translations—is up Google's alley. Who knew? [NYT]
Today, YouTube is rolling out automatic captioning for all videos uploaded to the service, using Google's speech recognition service. You can see a demo in the video above.