X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Word Lens Automagically Translates and Displays Translations

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Otavio Good and John DeWeese worked for two and a half years to produce a program that, to paraphrase Arthur C. Clarke’s famous line, is indistinguishable from magic. Good and DeWeese’s app Word Lens is a essentially an OCR (optical character recognition) program. But unlike other OCR software, Word Lens not only translate visual text but also projects the translated text in place of the original one, in real time:

word lens

Watch the magic unfold:

The app can also spell words in reverse or even erase words from a picture. As you can see, the translation isn’t perfect, but it’s way better than nothing. This single app justifies the existence of a smartphone with a camera. And it is available right this instant – you can grab Word Lens at the iTunes App Store now. The app itself is free, but the language packs cost $5 (USD) each and are in-app purchases. Currently only two language packs exist, Spanish to English and English to Spanish, but you can bet that Good and DeWeese will add more. Star Trek fans will no doubt wait for the Klingon pack.

[via TechCrunch]



How Air Traffic Control Works

How Air Traffic Control Works

Roli Lumi Keyboard

Roli Lumi Keyboard

You (Probably) Don’t Exist

You (Probably) Don’t Exist

Honda Mean Mower Mk2 Went 0-100 mph in 6.285 Seconds

Honda Mean Mower Mk2 Went 0-100 mph in 6.285 Seconds

2020 Ram EcoDiesel V6 Makes Horsepower and Torque Specs Announced

2020 Ram EcoDiesel V6 Makes Horsepower and Torque Specs Announced

£6M Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato to Debut at Le Mans

£6M Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato to Debut at Le Mans

Advertisement