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Tag: Language

Deal: Learn a New Language with Rosetta Stone

Deal: Learn a New Language with Rosetta Stone
Whether you’re traveling for work, pleasure, or a combination of both, your experiences will be just so much more enriching if you speak the country’s native language. Rosetta Stone has long been regarded as one of…

Icon Speak T-Shirt Lets You Communicate Easily in Foreign Countries

Icon Speak T-Shirt Lets You Communicate Easily in Foreign Countries
Traveling to a foreign country is amazing, but if you don’t know the language, it can be problematic. That’s why this Icon Speak T-Shirt is so brilliant. It’s hard to learn another language and aside from…
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Tokyo’s Narita International Airport Will Test Megaphone Translators

Tokyo’s Narita International Airport Will Test Megaphone Translators
Japan sees a large number of international travelers and as you can imagine, communication can be a barrier. Somehow everything still keeps moving and the system isn’t bogged down by those communication problems. It is hard…

App Teaches You How to Speak Dothraki

App Teaches You How to Speak Dothraki
If you are headed into Dothraki country you better know the language if you don’t want to lose your head. But don’t worry. There’s an app for that. The guy who created the Dothraki language for…

Swype Living Language: Crowdsourced Dictionary

Swype Living Language: Crowdsourced Dictionary
The recently released beta of the famous touchscreen text software Swype includes a new feature called Living Language. This optional setting automatically adds trending words to the user’s dictionary, giving your parents a chance to smh…

Microsoft Universal Translator: Star Trek Gets Real

Microsoft Universal Translator: Star Trek Gets Real
Anyone who’s used Google Translate on a mobile device on the go has realized how close we are to getting a universal translator. While Google Translate isn’t always accurate, it does the job well enough for…

TalkTorque 2 Robot Guides People at Museums and Creeps Them Out

TalkTorque 2 Robot Guides People at Museums and Creeps Them Out
I admit that robots creep me out. It goes back to watching Saturn 3 as a kid. Even cute Johnny 5 couldn’t cure me of the creepies. This odd robot form Japan called Talk-Torque 2 [JP]…

Fansub Failure: When Things Don’T Go According to Keikaku

Fansub Failure: When Things Don’T Go According to Keikaku
Anime fans are no doubt familiar with fansubs – short for ‘fan-subtitled’ – unauthorized translations of anime. The Japanese language isn’t the easiest language to master (is there a rank of that somewhere?), and so the…

What You Write is What You Get: Scribblenauts in Real Life

What You Write is What You Get: Scribblenauts in Real Life
Made by Steven Zhou and Syed Olmer Gilani of the National University of Singapore’s Interactive Multimedia Lab, What You Write Is What You Get (WYWIWYG) is a visual way of learning about language. Just like 5th…

Tele Scouter Translator Will Literally Let You See What Someone is Saying

Tele Scouter Translator Will Literally Let You See What Someone is Saying
NEC aims to overcome language barriers with the Tele Scouter, a system that will process spoken language and display a translation on a retinal display. To maintain the portability of the gadget, NEC split the Tele…

Web Coder Bumper Stickers: Honk if You Love to Write Code!

Web Coder Bumper Stickers: Honk if You Love to Write Code!
Are you an unemployed web developer? Why not show off your resume credentials with these funny web technology bumper stickers. John Freeborn’s CODE Stickers are perfect for building geek cred with the guy in your rear-view…

Trinvo Talking Translator: Say “I Can’t Understand You” in 12 Languages

Trinvo Talking Translator: Say “I Can’t Understand You” in 12 Languages
We’ve already featured a talking translator before, but it looked intimidating and/or boring. Not the Trinvo. It’s a hip and handy talking translator equipped with the very original “navigational wheel.” Wherever you go, people will surely…

Franklin International Translator Speaks 12 Languages

Franklin International Translator Speaks 12 Languages
If you travel a lot, you might want to check out the newly announced Franklin TGA-490 language translator that can actually speak in 12 different languages. The new portable translator not only translates over 450,000 words…
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