Translating on the fly might become a whole lot easier with NTT Docomo's new spectacles.
Learning a new language can be tough, but what if you could just look at someone speaking in a foreign language, and with a pair of glasses, translate their speech into subtitles in a language you do comprehend? That would change everything, wouldn't it?
Not everybody can be hyperpolyglot and master dozens of languages in short periods of time. Soon you won't have to make much effort because Microsoft is developing a software that can translate your voice into another language. Hello Star Trek Universal Translator!
If you travel to different countries a lot, you know that language barriers can be a real problem when trying to do things overseas. This real-time voice translator from Samsung aims to end that problem, by translating your spoken words and displaying them as text on a transparent screen.
Normally, concept designs are at least loosely based on existing technologies, making them seem possible and somewhat realistic. But not this Universal Translator! I'm not sure we'll have the technology to actually produce this thing in 20 years, let alone now.
Having a device that automatically translates other languages on the fly has been a sci-fi dream for years now, but we seem to be edging ever closer to having the technology on hand to make it a reality. NEC's new...
Learning a new language is hard. And if you're just traveling to a foreign country for a short time, it's just not practical. The new Trinvo talking translator is an iPod-like device that lets you translate your speech into 12...