Items tagged with Translation

Have you ever wondered what your dog is trying to say when he gives you a funny look? A unique Indiegogo campaign for "No More Woof" seeks to solve that problem by translating your dog's thought patterns into English so you know exactly what Fido is thinking. The way it goes about this is by using Electroencephalogram (EEG) to analyze animal thought patterns, which are then spelled out in human language using a loudspeaker. Campaign details are a little fuzzy and the developers are very upfront about the fact that this isn't a finished product, but a work in progress that it hopes to finish with... Read more...
Google has a history of removing language barriers, but the company hasn't yet made its web-based translation service especially easy to access or use from a mobile device. We knew that Toshiba was actually working on a translation phone, but now the same company responsible for Android and the Nexus One is apparently doing the same thing. Anyone want to guess how this will end?According to a new report Google is hoping to have "a basic" translation system for mobiles in place within a couple of years, and it'll be far more advanced than some app where you still have to punch in a phrase or URL... Read more...
The world continues to get smaller and smaller, and business is simultaneously becoming more and more a global matter. It's tough to do any business these days without some sort of interaction with someone in a foreign land, so knowing foreign languages has become increasingly important. Of course, it's not exactly easy to learn another language, so there's where the tech companies step in. Shortly after hearing of a simple two-way Spanish-to-English translator for the iPhone, Toshiba has announced that it has developed a new translation system that requires no server-side interaction.The app is... Read more...
Leveraging its Google Translate service, Gmail Labs has added yet another feature: automatic translation of incoming email. You can turn the feature on by going to Settings, Labs, Message Translation.  Remember, this is a Labs feature, so consider it "beta." Unfortunately, the only messages we have readily on hand that are not in English are spam. So we went rooting around in our Spam folder for them to show the above image. Click the link that says "Translate message to: English" and voila. Of course, you can readily change the "translate to" language.  Clicking on the translation link... Read more...
Tascam, the king of inexpensive multitrack recording, is out this month with a nifty CD player, the CD-VT2, that will either play music tracks as recorded, or allow you to strip out the vocals and sing along with the backing tracks. The idea behind the product is based on vocal/instrument training, and being able to do it with any CD that you have. The boxy-styled player has a simple-yet-useful  grraphic interface, and allows you to not only remove the voice of your favorite artist so you can be the star, it also allows you to change the pitch, enabling you to hit those notes that you never could... Read more...