Can you hear me now? Tales from a Cisco voice instructor

Dec 17 2010   2:56PM GMT

On the Fly Translation Like You’ve NEVER Seen Before

Dave Bateman Dave Bateman Profile: Dave Bateman

I’ll admit it, not many things really impress me anymore. I guess living in this day and age I pretty much expect technology to advance so fast that when some thing new comes out, I just take it in stride. But every now and then something comes along that just knocks me off my feet. Well, today I found something that did that to me.

Imagine you are walking along the street in Mexico and you come across a sign written in Spanish. If you are like me, you can’t read Spanish so you are at a loss as to what it says. No problem. Just whip out your iPhone and look at the sign through the camera. Magically, the sign appears on the phone just like it does in front of you except the words are in English. It seems like something you would see in a sci-fi movie, but it is an app called World Lens and you can buy for the iPhone right now.

Check out the video below to see it in action:

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/h2OfQdYrHRs" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

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