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Word Lens – Practical Augmented Reality Translation

Surely the coolest new use of augmented reality I’ve seen in a while – Word Lens allows you to point your mobile phone’s camera at a sign, and see an instantly translated version of the sign on your phone’s screen. No typing necessary, and the translated text gets overlayed directly on the original text. Could the tower of babel be falling at the hands of augmented reality?

Although the free software is still a big rough, and only supports English-Spanish translation, there’s definitely  huge potential for this application.

Word Lens on iTunes

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