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Real-time translation coming to Skype for Windows this summer

Microsoft has been working on a real-time translation feature for Skype, and last month the company made it easier for users to test a preview of the technology by letting users install the software without requesting an invite. Now the company is getting ready to bring real-time translation to more users. A preview of Skype […]

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Translate with your phone’s camera: Google Translate adds Word Lens

The Google Translate app for Android and iOS lets you type out words or sentences (or by speaking them) to get translations for dozens of different languages. You can also snap a photo of signs, menus, documents, or other real-world objects to get translations of written text. Now you don’t even need to snap a […]

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Lilbits (7-26-2013): Too many Surface RT tablets

Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet launched last year as one of the first devices to ship with Windows RT. It was an impressive achievement, with Microsoft essentially retooling its entire Windows operating system to run on devices with ARM-based chips. But while the Surface RT has long battery life, instant on capabilities, and an intriguing optional […]

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Chrome 28 Beta for Android includes Google Translate

Google has released a new beta version of the Chrome web browser for Android. Among other things, Chrome 28 Beta includes built-in support for Google Translate. When you visit a website in a language other than the default language on your device, a note will pop up asking if you’d like to translate the page. […]

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Google Translate for Android now works without an internet connection

Google’s Translate app for Android lets you translate text or spoken words in dozens of languages. Up until recently you’ve needed an internet connection to do that, but the latest version of Google Translate adds support for offline language packs. That means you can use your phone or tablet to help navigate a foreign country […]