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Translate Me This

Skype Translator makes transcending the language barrier easier.

Julius Tabios
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Skype Translator tackles English, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin real time translation.

Whenever we would watch some sci-fi flick we would see aliens and earthlings have casual conversation without having to learn the language of the opposite party. The technology then presented to answer our queries was some sort of real time translator earpiece. Learning a new language takes a whole lot of dedication and  an equal amount of hours. Microsoft has been hard at work for six months in bringing us a semblance of that futuristic tech we see in movies a reality. The earlier increments of this software was limited to small group of beta testers via sign-ups. This earlier version also only had immediate support to Chinese and Italian.

Microsoft has done away with the sign-ups and opened the floodgates for anyone to be able to use Skype Translator. Now anyone can verify for themselves how reliable Skype Translator tackles English, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin real time translation. The program works by using older algorithms from a Skype Windows 8 app to translate spoken words into text or audio. Beta testers have noted that there are translation issues here and there but overall good enough for you to hold conversation. Microsoft’s Skype Translator is currently only available for Windows and you will need Windows 8 or a Windows 10 PC to give it a shot.

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