Google Assistant Gains Real-Time Translation for 44 Languages
Google today updated its Google Assistant to add "Interpreter Mode", which is designed to enable real-time language translation in 44 languages. Users can activate the feature by saying something like "Hey Google, be my German translator" or "Hey Google, help me speak Spanish". (On iOS, users need to launch the Google Assistant app first.) The app accepts both spoken and typed input, then displays translations, and can also speak them aloud. It also offers smart reply prompts to speed conversations.
Jan 9, 2019
Pilot earbuds translate among 15 different languages, listening to the person in front of you and speaking the translation right into your ear. They come in a pair, so you can offer one to the other person and have a full two-way conversation in two different languages.
Nov 15, 2019
Google has updated its Maps app with the ability to speak aloud the name and/or address of your destination in the local language when traveling abroad. The feature is designed to be used when hailing a taxi or asking a local for directions.
May 1, 2018
Facebook today announced several new features headed to its Facebook Messenger service. First up is augmented reality in the Messenger platform.
Jun 5, 2017
Apple today debuts iOS 11, its next-generation mobile operating system. Starting with messages, iOS 11 introduces improved discoverability for stickers and emoji.
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.