Swype Living Language Crowd Sources New Words
Nuance today announce Swype Living Language, a tool that analyzes language and word usage in real time and continuously updates Swype's language dictionaries. According to Nuance, the feature is opt-in and delivers trending words and phrases to Android handsets as it learns them from other users. The living language feature is being offered to other platforms as an SDK. The Swype beta keyboard is also being updated today with a new grammar correction tool. It will quickly analyze each sentence and offer suggestions if it recognizes improper use of grammar. The newest beta of Swype is available for download from Nuance's web site.
Review: Asus Zenfone AR for Verizon Wireless
The Zenfone AR from Asus is the first to support Google's Project Tango augmented reality and Daydream virtual reality platforms. This ultra-real Android smartphone lets you visualize what furniture might look like in your living room, or escape your living room altogether in favor of worlds unknown.
Google Translate Gains 'Tap to Translate'
Google has updated its Google Translate app for Android and iOS mobile devices with a handful of new features. A tool called Tap to Translate in the Android app makes it simpler to translate text on the go.
Google Search App Understands More Natural-Language Questions
Google today said its mobile search app is better able to grasp the meaning of requests thanks to new language-recognition techniques. Google is now breaking down queries into smaller pieces to understand the semantics behind individual phrases so it can assess the intent behind the larger question.
Instagram to Soon Include Translations
Instagram said that it plans to add a translation button to its service over the coming month so users can read the profile bios, feed stories, and comments written in other languages. Tapping the button will automatically translate the content to the user's native language.
Gboard for Android Now Supports Chinese and Korean
Google is adding 22 new languages to Gboard for Android, including Chinese (traditional and simplified) and Korean. Google says these were the top two language requests for Gboard, which now supports more than 300 languages, or 74% of the world's population.