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#1 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:14 PM

I must be behind on Apps, is this thing for real?  Because WOW!  :eek:





Is the TARDIS involved?!?  :D

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edit: I wasn't sure if this should go here or consumer products.  So feel free to woosh if needed, but I'm more curious about what this app says about our level of "technological advancement".  ;)

Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 03 August 2015 - 10:29 PM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:26 PM

Apparently it's real, the description under the first video has links to the app stores!  :cool:

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The Google Translate team tests their new app in 27 languages — you can download it on the Google Play Store (https://goo.gl/translateappandroid) and App Store (https://goo.gl/translateappios). To find out how instant camera magic works, watch this video: https://g.co/go/NLtranslate

(No engineers were harmed in the making of this video).

And, the last link goes to the second video.  ;)

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"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:29 PM

That's pretty wild. Is it only available for the Android or can we get it on the iPhone, too?
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#4 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 05:59 PM

The second link in the quote I posted goes to the apple app store!  Here's a link directly to that page!

We really are living in the future, aren't we!  :D

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"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

#5 RJDiogenes

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 07:09 PM

Ohh, cool.  I already have that app.  I never even noticed the little camera icon.  I just tested it and it works.  :D
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Posted 12 August 2015 - 01:51 PM

Since I don't have a smart phone to carry around to translate signs, I'll stick with the old fashioned method of getting a phrasebook for the language of the country I'm traveling to and actually learning what the important signs say.  Hasn't failed me yet!
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Posted 12 August 2015 - 05:16 PM

I think this is one of the coolest things ever.  This shows me that having a Universal Translator, like STAT TREK, may actually happen in my lifetime.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 08:25 AM

I thought I had it.  Tried to get it, got the Open think instead of Get. So I tried to open it, can't find it among my apps. My iPhone remains a mystery to me.  :rolleyes:
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#9 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 09:33 AM

Do you know how to search your phone?  Go to the home screen, and swipe down with one finger (from the middle of the screen).  :)

Does that work? :harper:

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 15 August 2015 - 09:34 AM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's life was a picture of an idea in flight, and the idea will continue long after.  As long as there are people with goodness and courage in their hearts, the idea will continue forever.

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Beautiful Music: Folk, Acoustic, Traditional, and World

A Celebration of Song Lyrics, New and Old: Just the poetry  (to include those with different musical tastes than me)

When Sci Fi Actors Sing

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 03:30 PM

On mine it's just called "Translate."
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