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Microsoft’s Skype Translator just received a big update, which is available to testers in the Windows Insider Program. Since its inception in 2014, the Skype Translator has been available to users making Skype-to-Skype calls, however, this latest update enables voice translation for Skype calls made to both mobile phones and landlines as long as you have enough Skype Credits or a Skype subscription. Windows Insiders will simply need to have the latest Insider Preview build of Windows 10 installed along with the Skype Preview app. Once those requirements are met, you need to punch in the number you’d like to dial, after which a Skype Translator button will appear (this will give you access... Read more...
Microsoft may have activated its warp core in mid-December with a preview of the Skype Translator, which can translate Skype video chats in English and Spanish, but Google isn’t too far behind with its own real-time voice translation service. The New York Times is reporting that the Google Translate app will soon be updated to automatically translate spoken language into text on your smartphone’s screen.  The Google Translate app can already recognize dozens of languages -- inputted by voice or by your smartphone’s keyboard -- and output it as text. This latest update takes at least one step out of the process by automatically recognizing the spoken language without you having to manually... Read more...
Projects like Microsoft’s Skype Translator remind us just how life-changing technology can be. When Microsoft first announced its massive language-translation project earlier this year, the upcoming Skype feature was able to translate a conversation between English and German speakers. Microsoft promised to show us more progress before the end of the year and it did so today, announcing a preview version for the public. When the preview opens before the end of the year, the Skype Translator will translate Skype video chats in English and Spanish.  If you haven’t seen Microsoft’s promotional video, check it out – it’s worth the two minutes to see the language barrier being obliterated... Read more...