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28 Translation Innovations

From Dog Translators to Sign Language Translators

— November 15, 2009 — Tech
Translating different languages is only the first step in breaking down communication barriers. This cluster showcases all of the different ways one cam decipher meaning from a message.

Check out some of the most fascinating translation innovations we have found over the years, ranging from dog translators to sign language translators.

Implications - The globalization of modern society and the mass adoption of social networking blend individuals from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Devices that help these consumers communicate enable innovation and satisfy our universal thirst for knowledge and a sense of community. Humorous innovations lampoon culture-specific memes that are lost in translation and offer faux conversions of nonexistent languages.
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Real-Time Accent Decoders
Real-Time Accent Decoders
The Tele Scouter Translates Speech in No Time at All
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27
Translating Culture
Translating Culture
Olympics Trigger Linguistic Makeover for Strange Chinese Meals
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26
Mobile Food Guides
Mobile Food Guides
Sushi iPhone App Translates Fish Names For You
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25
Klingon Rap Remakes
Klingon Rap Remakes
Klenginem Translates Slim Shady for Trekkies
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24
Online Human Translators
Online Human Translators
OneHourTranslation.com Gets Native Speakers to Help You
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23
Dog Translators
Dog Translators
Bowlingual Lets You Decipher Your Dog's Barks
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22
Phonetic Video Translations
Phonetic Video Translations
YouTube Users' Inaccurate Translations Go Viral
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21
Copier That Translates
Copier That Translates
Fuji Xerox Prototype
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20
Talking to Dolphins
Talking to Dolphins
Cymascope Translates Underwater Sounds Into Pictures
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19
Global Translators on Demand by Phone
Global Translators on Demand by Phone
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18
Modern Translations of Holy Texts
Modern Translations of Holy Texts
LOLCat Bible Translation Project Says 'Oh Hai' to Jesus
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17
Translators for Techies
Translators for Techies
iSpeak Translator for iPods
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16
Microsoft Targets Blind
Microsoft Targets Blind
Word Docs Translated to Audio With Daisy
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15
Audio Translator and Travel Guide
Audio Translator and Travel Guide
iTRAVL PDA
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14
Sign Language Translators
Sign Language Translators
HandTalk Glove
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13
Glasses That Translate
Glasses That Translate
The Translayferers
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12
The Canine Translator
The Canine Translator
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11
Your Mobile Phone as Talking Translator
Your Mobile Phone as Talking Translator
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10
Talking Translator Phone
Talking Translator Phone
Echo Translator
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9
Real Life Twitter
Real Life Twitter
CollegeHumor Video Proves Tweets Don't Translate Offline
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8
Facebook Translated to German
Facebook Translated to German
Gesicht Buch?
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7
Multifunctional Translators
Multifunctional Translators
SVLT Helps the Blind and Deaf Communicate
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6
Sign Language Translators
Sign Language Translators
Mac Funamizu Design Helps the Hearing-Impaired Communicate
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5
Hearing-Impaired Translators
Hearing-Impaired Translators
The Deafcommunicator Provides Real-Time Interpretation
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4
Translating English to English
Translating English to English
Maximonline.com Decodes What Office Emails Really Mean
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3
Advertising Bloopers
Advertising Bloopers
International Ads Lost in Translation
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2
Projector Bracelets
Projector Bracelets
The Snowcorn Camera Is Also A Translator and Business Card Scanner
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1
Two-Way Doors
Two-Way Doors
Ergon Rototranslating Doors Are Space-saving and Chic
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