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Google Translate Hits 80 Languages Milestone, Adds 9 New Ones

Google Translate Hits 80 Languages Milestone, Adds 9 New Ones

By Chris Crum December 10, 2013 | 34 Comments

Google Translate has hit the 80 languages milestone, as Google announced the addition of support for nine more languages. “Whether you’re trekking to a new place or simply trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t share a language with you, …

Gay Marriage to Be Recognized in Oxford Dictionary Gay Marriage to Be Recognized in Oxford Dictionary
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In light of Britain’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage, the publishers of the largest dictionary of the English language say that they will amend the definition of marriage to include that of the same-sex variety. “We continually monitor the words …

Duolingo Finally Launches an iPad App Duolingo Finally Launches an iPad App

Duolingo, the free language learning service with a wonderfully simply, but brilliant premise, has finally optimized their iOS app to be fully functional on the iPad. And they haven’t just made the previous iOS app bigger – they’ve added a …

Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations Twitter Tests Bing-Powered Translations

Twitter is currently testing a new auto-translate feature for tweets on the Twitter desktop site, and it’s powered by Bing. The new translations appear directly under the original tweets, and they note the language in which the translation derives. The …

Google Drive Launches In 18 More Languages Google Drive Launches In 18 More Languages

Google announced today that it is launching Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) in eighteen new languages. These include: Afrikaans Amharic Basque Chinese (Hong Kong) Estonian French (Canada) Galician Icelandic Khmer Lao Malaysian Nepali Persian Sinhalese Spanish (Latin America) Swahili …

How Do You Pronounce GIF? Softly, Says Its Creator How Do You Pronounce GIF? Softly, Says Its Creator

What is this? No, I know it’s a panda falling out of a box. But what is the thing called that’s showing the panda falling out of a box? Right, right. It’s an animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format). Wait, did …

Google Translate Adds Five New Languages Google Translate Adds Five New Languages
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Google announced that it has added support for five new languages to Google Translate, which brings the total to over 70 languages supported. The new languages are: Bosnian, Cebuano, Hmong, Javanese and Marathi. All of them except for Bosnian are …

Facebook's AV Marketplace Supports 7 New Languages Facebook's AV Marketplace Supports 7 New Languages
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Facebook has just announced that their antivirus marketplace has been opened up to 7 new languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Portugese. “Last October we expanded our AV Marketplace to include new vendors in order to provide even …

Google Adds Latin American Spanish to Calendar Google Adds Latin American Spanish to Calendar
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Google has just announced that they are making Google Calendar much more friendly to Latin American Spanish speakers. Starting today, Google Calendar has a new Español (Latinoamérica) option. Spanish is spoken is much of the world, but the Spanish isn’t …

AP: ‘Illegal Immigrant’ No Longer an Acceptable Term AP: ‘Illegal Immigrant’ No Longer an Acceptable Term
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The AP, apart from being a news organization, also publishes a highly influential stylebook used by schools and journalists across the country. And they have just made a pretty significant change to it. Starting now, the AP Stylebook no longer …

Twitter's No-Vowel 'Twttr' Prank Is Pretty Scary Twitter's No-Vowel 'Twttr' Prank Is Pretty Scary

It’s kind of become a tradition as of late that every year, on April Fools’ Day, tech companies try to one-up each other on who can announce the craziest product and maybe catch some unsuspecting blog readers off guard. This …

Gmail for Feature Phones Gets Indic Language Support Gmail for Feature Phones Gets Indic Language Support
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Google has just announced that they have rolled out support for 6 new Indic languages on Gmail for features phones. “Indian culture is diverse, with more than 100 languages and thousands of alphabets used every day. Depending on where you …

Sweden Axes 'Ungoogleable' After Google Intervenes Sweden Axes 'Ungoogleable' After Google Intervenes
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Google has successfully pressured the Swedish Language Council to remove a new word because it risks turning “google” into a generic term. It’s a testament to Google’s dominance that most people simply say “google it” when they really mean “search …

Twitter Archive Now Supports 12 New Languages Twitter Archive Now Supports 12 New Languages

Twitter has just announced that they’ve made Twitter archive available for a bunch of new languages: Danish, Filipino, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu. Now, Twitter users using the service in those languages can access …

Twitter Archives Now Available in 12 New Languages Twitter Archives Now Available in 12 New Languages

Twitter has just announced that they’ve expanded the reach of their archive service to 12 new languages: Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, & Spanish. Now, users using Twitter in those languages can download a …

Explore Twitter in LOLCAT, If That’s Your Thing Explore Twitter in LOLCAT, If That’s Your Thing

TWITTR HAS JUS ADDD NEW LANGUAGE, AN IZ TEH LANGUAGE OV TEH LOLCATS. LOOK: Happeh Fridai! U can nao change ur language 2 lolcat in Settings. Hope u liek it. twitter.com/settings twitter.com/twitter/status… — Twitter (@twitter) February 8, 2013 HEERS WUT …

Siri May Be Getting Wittier: Apple Hunts for Writer Siri May Be Getting Wittier: Apple Hunts for Writer

When Apple first launched Siri, iOS’ personal voice assistant, usefulness and functionality took a back seat to “omg a robot is saying funny stuff to me,” at least with a lot of users. We quickly discovered that Siri had quite …