Star Trek has the Universal Translator, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has the babel fish, Farscape has translater microbes, Dr Who uses a telepathic field generated by the TARDIS, and now we have Google Translate!
Google recently released Google Translate as a free application for smartphones. The application can translated up to 57 languages in text-only form with the ability to recognize up to 15 different languages spoken into the app. The software can also speak 23 languages out loud.
Will applications like this make learning foreign languages obsolete?
Read more here: iPhone Turns Into Universal Translator With Google Translate |