All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘language’

Instagram Defines Its Most Popular Emoji, Which Are Taking Over Our Speech

Instagram software engineer Thomas Dimson spent, by the looks of an new blog post, a pretty substantial amount of time looking at emoji use across the platform. What he found is that emoji are pretty much taking over our language. In fact, he says that nearly half of all captions and comments on Instagram contain emoji. In late 2011, when …

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Want to Learn Klingon? Duolingo’s Working on It

Popular language tutorial app Duolingo has just added a new language. No, it’s not Japanese (as people have been clamoring over for some time). In fact, this language didn’t even exist 40 years ago. Duolingo wants to teach you Klingon. Yep, the language of the Klingons, which first appeared in 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, will soon be an …

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House of Cards: Kevin Spacey’s Southern Accent Sounds a Little Weird, But Who Cares?

From scene one, Netflix’s original series House of Cards has been over-the-top. That’s part of its charm. Like its main character, his accent, the city of Washington DC, and American politics in general, it’s a bit absurd. And that’s ok. Over the past few years, House of Cards has continued to entertain – even with its tendency to turn to …

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Yeah, Dad, Google Translate Knows Your Dutch Vulgarity

Google Translate is a pretty magical app. I think we can say that without equivocation. Google recently added the ability to point and shoot words and have them instantly translated – and the darndest thing is that it actually works. Google Translate also improved its real-time conversation feature and added support for more languages. Basically, the Google Translate app is …

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Twitter Translation Is Back, Still Bing-Powered

Bing-powered translations have returned to Twitter. The social network announced the news in a tweet, saying that it was introducing tweet translation with Bing translator. We're introducing Tweet translation with @Bing Translator so you can read Tweets in multiple languages: https://t.co/RuraBeYa5S — Twitter (@twitter) January 22, 2015 “Introducing” really means “Reintroducing”, as Twitter used to have Bing-powered translations – but …

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Google Translate Gets Support For 10 More Languages

Google announced the addition of ten new languages to Google Translate. A year ago, the company announced that it had reached the 80-language milestone. Now, it’s up to 90. The new languages are: Chichewa (Chinyanja), Malagasy, Sesotho, Malayalam (മലയാളം), Myanmar (Burmese, မြန်မာစာ), Sinhala (සිංහල), Sundanese (Basa Sunda), Kazakh (Қазақ тілі), Tajik (Тоҷикӣ), and Uzbek (Oʻzbek tili). “These 10 new languages …

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Google Webmaster Academy Expands To More Languages

Google launched Webmaster Academy in 2012 as a way to help small businesses improve their web and Google presence through education about various webmaster topics. It even added Panda update guidance at one point. Last year, Google expanded the offering to 20 additional languages, and has now expanded it to twenty-two more . Google said on Monday: Today, the new …

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Google Now Lets You Speak Multiple Languages Without Changing Settings

Google announced a change to the Google Search app for Android that enables you to speak different languages to Google without having to keep going in and changing the settings to do so. Just change a setting one time, and you should be good to go. Google will understand you regardless of which language you decide to speak at any …

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Twitter Axes Bing-Powered Translations

About a year ago, Twitter began offering instant tweet translations, powered by Bing. As with any basic translation tool, it wasn’t always the most accurate thing around, but it worked in many instances. And now it’s gone. There are tweets from people complaining about the lack of the Bing translate going as far back as August 2nd, so it appears …

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Yelp Launches Mobile Review Translation On iPhone

Yelp announced the launch of automated review translation in its iPhone app. They offer reviews in fifteen languages in 27 countries. As the company continues to expand internationally, this will only become more important. The app makes use of Bing Translator (you didn’t think they were going to go with Google, did you?), and lets you tap to translate a …

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Gmail Starts Recognizing Non-Latin Characters In Email Addresses

Google announced that Gmail will now recognize addresses that contain accented or non-Latin characters, so suers can send emails to, and receive them from, people how have such characters in their addresses. Believe it or not, half way through 2014, this still hasn’t been a thing. Gmail software engineer Pedro Chaparro Monferrer says, “Whether your email address is firstname.lastname@ or …

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Scrabble Gets with the Times, Adds Selfie, Hashtag, and Mixtape

It’s been about a decade since the Scrabble dictionary received a major update. But when the fifth edition of the The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary comes out on Wednesday, it’ll allow you to play your favorite new kewl internets words – as well as words you’ve been dying to play since 1988. “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary now includes favorite …

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