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Tag: Translator

Pilot Earphones Translate Spoken Language in Real Time: Babelpiece

Pilot Earphones Translate Spoken Language in Real Time: Babelpiece
A few years ago, we featured Vocre, a mobile app that translates speech from one language to another using your mobile device as a display, a microphone and a speaker. A new company called Waverly Labs…

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…
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iOS 8 Translating Keyboards Save You a Trip to Google Translate

iOS 8 Translating Keyboards Save You a Trip to Google Translate
A new type of third-party keyboard for iOS devices let you translate text while you type. At least one keyboard, Slated, uses Google Translate, so don’t expect the translation to be perfect. But it can be…

Sigmo Language Translator: Portable Hoshi Sato

Sigmo Language Translator: Portable Hoshi Sato
One day we’ll all communicate using memes and gifs, but until that day comes we will have to deal with language barriers. We’ve already seen a couple of translator apps, but Sigmo looks like it could…

Star Wars Huttese Translator Ring Lets You Text Message with Jabba

Star Wars Huttese Translator Ring Lets You Text Message with Jabba
Have you ever wanted to communicate with Jabba the Hutt in his own native language? Maybe send a message saying that you have captured and cryogenically-frozen Han Solo and are transporting him now? Well, here is…

EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence

EnableTalk Gloves Translate Sign Language to Spoken Language: Sound of Silence
A few months ago we saw a concept for a camera-based device that is meant to recognize sign language and translate it into spoken words. A Ukrainian-based team has something better: a working prototype of a…

DIY Google Glasses Provide Translation via Subtitles

DIY Google Glasses Provide Translation via Subtitles
The first time we featured programmer Will Powell, we learned how he was able to make a crude version of Google’s Project Glass augmented reality glasses. It turns out that Powell has made another version of…

Concept Device Translates Sign Language into Voice and Vice Versa: Talking Aid

Concept Device Translates Sign Language into Voice and Vice Versa: Talking Aid
A group of students from the engineering technology and industrial design programs of the University of Houston have come up with a concept for a device that can read sign language and translate it into audible…

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…

Vocre App Makes the Universal Translator Get Closer to Reality

Vocre App Makes the Universal Translator Get Closer to Reality
One of the things that breaks my immersion when watching sci-fi shows is when everyone speaks the same language, from people of different nationalities to aliens (not to mention the dog and pig people in Dragonball).…

Scientists Working on Dolphin Translation Machine

Scientists Working on Dolphin Translation Machine
This sounds like something out of a science fiction TV show or movie, and in fact, it is. I used to really like SeaQuest DSV where they had a dolphin with a translator thing on its…

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…

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…

Bowlingual Voice: Dog Translator 2.0 Teaches Fido to Speak. Speak!

Bowlingual Voice: Dog Translator 2.0 Teaches Fido to Speak. Speak!
Remember the BowLingual? Released in the early 2000’s, the device claimed that it could translate your dog’s barks into phrases and emotions that told you what your dog was thinking, or how it was feeling. Now…

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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