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Microsoft unveils Skype real-time translator

  • Microsoft will launch a real-time language translation feature for Skype later this year. The new app will be available on Windows 8, and be called "Skype Translator".
  • It is not clear from Microsoft (MSFT) yet if the service will be offered for free or if users will have to pay a fee.
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  • MineMan
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    Bill Gates many yearsd ago made a statement I have never forgotten.
    The future is in voice recognition, for nearly everything technology wise.
    And, Microsoft is the likely leader in this category, so far. Dragon has cut their price on their product by 60%. Tell you something?
    28 May, 08:15 AM Reply Like
  • Ruffdog
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    So an international company will be able to speak in English to say a Chinese Company and they will hear it in Chinese: and visa versa?
    28 May, 09:14 AM Reply Like
    , contributor
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    I disagree!


    "The future is in voice recognition." The future is in "Text to voice....and voice to text."


    Eventually.....most cell phone users will have a tiny ear piece (virtually invisible), and will talk with their fingers on the someone else's ear piece...... No visual input required.


    Now you can say...."RSBDuff made a statement...years ago...."


    28 May, 09:21 AM Reply Like
  • Shaduc
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    ""The future is in voice recognition." The future is in "Text to voice....and voice to text.""


    GOOGLE has some great stuff on its Motorola products. And also in its Chrome browser.
    28 May, 09:05 PM Reply Like
  • Chacama
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    "some great stuff" sounds like "nothing" compared to this.
    29 May, 12:59 AM Reply Like
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