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37 Translation Innovations

From Copiers that Translate to Canine Translators

— November 29, 2010 — Tech
The power to interpret unfamiliar languages opens hidden worlds and builds bridges between people -- and other beings as well.

Traditional translators are people who have command of two or more languages and can serve as intermediaries, but modern translators range from electronic gadgets to cyber-translators. Here are a few examples to expand your knowledge of the world of translation innovations.

Implications - With the Internet merging the world into one digital society, it's common for people to stumble upon foreign sites. As a result, many companies are upgrading translation devices. This led to the production of practical apps and translation site services for those requiring the assistance of understanding a language outside their own. The interpretations may not be 100% correct, but it's a working progress well worth building.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Linguistic Protests
Linguistic Protests
English Professor Ousted from Starbucks for Refusing to Use the Lingo
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36
Live Translation Apps
Live Translation Apps
The Pleco Chinese Dictionary Will Have You Saying "Nihao" in No Time
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35
Real-Time Accent Decoders
Real-Time Accent Decoders
The Tele Scouter Translates Speech in No Time at All
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34
Youth Lingo Translations
Youth Lingo Translations
The Teen Chat Decoder Tells You What Your Adolescent is Really Saying
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33
Internationalized Domain Names
Internationalized Domain Names
Arabic Internet Addresses Activated, More Languages to Follow
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32
Lip-Reading Computers
Lip-Reading Computers
New Technology Lets You Read Lips & Identify Languages
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31
Baby Name Translators
Baby Name Translators
'Today Translations' Provides Linguistic Help for Expecting Parents
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30
Slang-Speaking Cash Machines
Slang-Speaking Cash Machines
ATMs in the UK get a Cockney Language Option
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29
Gratis Language Learning
Gratis Language Learning
ChinesePod Offers Free Chinese Lessons to People of Ireland
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28
Online Human Translators
Online Human Translators
OneHourTranslation.com Gets Native Speakers to Help You
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27
Dog Translators
Dog Translators
Bowlingual Lets You Decipher Your Dog's Barks
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26
Foreign Flashcard Communications
Foreign Flashcard Communications
The 'Me No Speak' iPhone Application Breaks Language Barriers
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25
Phonetic Video Translations
Phonetic Video Translations
YouTube Users' Inaccurate Translations Go Viral
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24
Copier That Translates
Copier That Translates
Fuji Xerox Prototype
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23
Global Translators on Demand by Phone
Global Translators on Demand by Phone
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22
Modern Translations of Holy Texts
Modern Translations of Holy Texts
LOLCat Bible Translation Project Says 'Oh Hai' to Jesus
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21
Translators for Techies
Translators for Techies
iSpeak Translator for iPods
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20
Visual Thesaurus: Innovative New Tool
Visual Thesaurus: Innovative New Tool
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19
Avatar Vernacular
Avatar Vernacular
Paul Frommer Wants to Make Na'vi an Official Language
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18
Audio Translator and Travel Guide
Audio Translator and Travel Guide
iTRAVL PDA
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17
Sign Language Translators
Sign Language Translators
HandTalk Glove
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16
Literary Braille Translators
Literary Braille Translators
The Brailect Device is No Work of Fiction
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15
Tagging
Tagging
The Language of the Graffiti Artist
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14
The Canine Translator
The Canine Translator
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13
Linguistic Turf Wars
Linguistic Turf Wars
Soda vs Pop Map Settles the Score
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12
Foreign Language Cardio
Foreign Language Cardio
Low-Impact Aerobics Help the Japanese Learn English
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11
Vocabulary Translation Websites
Vocabulary Translation Websites
Unsuck-It is a Website that Untwists Jangled Jargon
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10
Foreign Communication Tees
Foreign Communication Tees
The Traveler's Phrasebook T-Shirt Makes Language Barriers Disappear
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9
Braille Book Readers
Braille Book Readers
The Haptic Reader Concept Brings Basic Books to Life for the Visually Impaire
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8
Multifunctional Translators
Multifunctional Translators
SVLT Helps the Blind and Deaf Communicate
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7
Cyborg Translators
Cyborg Translators
NEC Tele Scouter Computer Turns Text into a Retinal Display (UPDATE)
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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
Monumental Language Ads
Monumental Language Ads
The Inlingua Language Center Ads are Landmark-Inspired
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3
Hand Signal Handbooks
Hand Signal Handbooks
The 'World Gesture Guide' Makes You Fluent in Finger Talk
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2
Chinglish Languages
Chinglish Languages
The New York Times Chinglish Photos of Shanghai's Butchered English
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1
Lost in Translation Signs
Lost in Translation Signs
The Funniest Engrish Signboards That Actually Exist
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