Crowdsourced app translates any text, voice or image into 75 languages
For those needing help with conversations abroad, we’ve already seen the SIGMO device, which can translate speech in real time into 25 different languages. Now the new Translate.com app helps users make sense of almost any piece of language — written or spoken — using crowdsourcing translation. READ MORE…

Crowdsourced app translates any text, voice or image into 75 languages

For those needing help with conversations abroad, we’ve already seen the SIGMO device, which can translate speech in real time into 25 different languages. Now the new Translate.com app helps users make sense of almost any piece of language — written or spoken — using crowdsourcing translation. READ MORE…

App translates cinema audio into any language
We’ve already seen how second-screen devices can be utilized to display real-time text translations for any TV program through the Easy Way Subtitles app, but when it comes to the cinema it’s much harder to cater for individual viewers. However, a new app called MyLINGO now lets cinemagoers listen to foreign language audio dubs of new movie releases privately through their smartphone. READ MORE…

App translates cinema audio into any language

We’ve already seen how second-screen devices can be utilized to display real-time text translations for any TV program through the Easy Way Subtitles app, but when it comes to the cinema it’s much harder to cater for individual viewers. However, a new app called MyLINGO now lets cinemagoers listen to foreign language audio dubs of new movie releases privately through their smartphone. READ MORE…

From Israel, add-on turns any web page into a language lesson
Although English is the unofficial language of the web, around 45 percent of all websites are written in other languages, providing a rich resource of ‘real-world’ texts for students learning a foreign language. A new Google Chrome add-on called Lingua.ly is harnessing this by turning any website into an opportunity for those students to boost their skills. READ MORE…

From Israel, add-on turns any web page into a language lesson

Although English is the unofficial language of the web, around 45 percent of all websites are written in other languages, providing a rich resource of ‘real-world’ texts for students learning a foreign language. A new Google Chrome add-on called Lingua.ly is harnessing this by turning any website into an opportunity for those students to boost their skills. READ MORE…

Real time translator could be the end of awkward foreign language interactions
Regular readers of Springwise may remember the ELSA – a device designed for emergency services to enable real-time translation calls with a remote interpreter in cases where they had to deal with foreign citizens. Now SIGMO is small speaker that automatically translates up to 25 languages in real time. READ MORE…

Real time translator could be the end of awkward foreign language interactions

Regular readers of Springwise may remember the ELSA – a device designed for emergency services to enable real-time translation calls with a remote interpreter in cases where they had to deal with foreign citizens. Now SIGMO is small speaker that automatically translates up to 25 languages in real time. READ MORE…

Guide helps business owners to communicate with tourists
Taking a trip to a country that speaks a foreign tongue can be tricky for tourists – but also for business owners dealing with customers who don’t understand the language. The Paris Regional Tourism Council has now launched a new program called Do You Speak Touriste, which aims to tackle this problem by offering advice on how to communicate with visitors of different world countries. READ MORE…

Guide helps business owners to communicate with tourists

Taking a trip to a country that speaks a foreign tongue can be tricky for tourists – but also for business owners dealing with customers who don’t understand the language. The Paris Regional Tourism Council has now launched a new program called Do You Speak Touriste, which aims to tackle this problem by offering advice on how to communicate with visitors of different world countries. READ MORE…

Hand-held device provides instant translation for emergency services
The Japanese Hanashite Hon’yaku app already helps international colleagues and friends to have phone conversations translated in real time. But for emergency workers that come into contact with citizens that don’t speak the language, communication can still remain difficult. With this in mind, the ELSA is a portable device that instantly connects responders with a live translator at the push of a button. READ MORE…

Hand-held device provides instant translation for emergency services

The Japanese Hanashite Hon’yaku app already helps international colleagues and friends to have phone conversations translated in real time. But for emergency workers that come into contact with citizens that don’t speak the language, communication can still remain difficult. With this in mind, the ELSA is a portable device that instantly connects responders with a live translator at the push of a button. READ MORE…

Site translates news into three levels of English proficiency
We’ve already seen Duolingo provide a way for language students to learn by translating content for the web, but our latest spotting recognizes that it’s often too much of a challenge to throw people in at the deep end.News In Levels provides current affairs stories in English at three levels of difficulty to help people learn. READ MORE…

Site translates news into three levels of English proficiency

We’ve already seen Duolingo provide a way for language students to learn by translating content for the web, but our latest spotting recognizes that it’s often too much of a challenge to throw people in at the deep end.News In Levels provides current affairs stories in English at three levels of difficulty to help people learn. READ MORE…

App translates languages during real-time phonecalls
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 real-time translation of phonecalls. READ MORE…

App translates languages during real-time phonecalls

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 real-time translation of phonecalls. READ MORE…