Word Lens: Incredible realtime translation iPhone app. Stop and click this right now.

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  1. yllus

    yllus Lifer<BR>Elite Member

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    Check out the intro video on YouTube: Introducing Word Lens.

    I'm a software developer and have a generally well honed sense for what a hoax is. This sort of thing is hypothetically possible with today's technology - the major problem being pattern recognition within the image at that kind of speed ("What being captured by the lens is text?"). This'll be an amazing tool if it's the real deal.

    Here's Word Lens in iTunes if anyone wants to download it and try it out.
     
  2. rwhoward5

    rwhoward5 Banned

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    are you shittin me
     
  3. yllus

    yllus Lifer<BR>Elite Member

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    Maybe! I don't know! Anyone got an iPhone?
     
  4. rwhoward5

    rwhoward5 Banned

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    all i got is android :(
     
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    Wow. That is honestly really really incredible
     
  6. Ika

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    of course you need to pay $5 for spanish->english or vice versa...
    the demo for "word reversal" seems to work okay. it's not completely accurate but it's not too bad either. tried this on my ipod touch 4g.
     
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    Holy shit, is that for real? That would be so awesome to have when travelling. Shame it's for the iPhone. :hmm:

    KT
     
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    If this is real, and I have no reason to believe right now that it's not, it is absolutely amazing.

    Now, someone program Kinect to do this too.
     
  9. cKGunslinger

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    That.. looks too good to be true. Getting an iPhone 4 for the wife next week - I'll have to try this out and see if its as amazing as it looks.
     
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    rofl, what purpose is there for Kinect to do this? If you have a spanish T-shirt on while playing dance central?!?
     
  11. 2Xtreme21

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    I saw this on the app store today... I wanna see reviews first. I never travel to a Spanish-speaking country, but man if they had German-English, I'd download it in a heartbeat.
     
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    Damn...that is crazy.
     
  13. LordMorpheus

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    Augmented reality is so awesome!
     
  14. HAL9000

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    Heads up english-ites, this is free in the UK, i'm downloading now, will report back.
     
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    it's impressive, but i am a bit surprised that it is "ATOT-impressive".

    I mean, translate.google.com already does half of what Word Lens does. Now all that app need to do is a OCR / image-to-text function and done.
     
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    One step closer to a real Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, muhahaha!
     
  17. TridenT

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    It's not bad at doing the job, but all it does for the demo version is put the words backwards. It does an alright job. You need to hold it really still for it to work very easily. (Not easy for me)

    There is no lifer forum.
     
  18. Ika

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    it probably just hasn't been activated yet, you need to wait for olds to give you the keys.
     
  19. Ika

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    It's the instant translation (on the fly) which is the amazing part. It would be pretty fscking awesome if it worked properly.
     
  20. PieIsAwesome

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    Pretty amazing.

    NO. Please tell your countrymen to leave the Spanish beaches alone. Thanks.
     
  21. HAL9000

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    Spanish beaches?? Am I missing something...?
     
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    I'm going to call shenangians somewhat.

    Most likely it will only work for perfect surfaces with no imperfections and under very specific circumstances.

    I do like my on the fly voice translation though in android.
     
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  25. HAL9000

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    Oh yeah, that's true, we are fuckers for that, I have no problems with you guys complaining about that, it's an issue, I'm boycotting spain for that very reason. Damn english tourists messing up spain! :mad: