Dancing robots, eye-activated televisions, ultra-thin tablets, super-connected homes… it can only be IFA 2012, the world’s biggest consumer goods showcase. The Berlin trade fair gives a glimpse of the future of technology and how it could change our lives in the next few years.
Machine translation has made huge advances since scientists laboriously punched Russian words into “electronic translators” in the 1950s. But the dream of the “universal translator” is still a long way off – creating plenty of opportunities for amusing slip-ups and linguistic faux pas.
Imagine if you could instantly connect your website with thousands of translators around the world. Ordering and receiving translations is as simple as just clicking a button. And you don’t need to worry about the quality – all the translators are fully-qualified with specialist experience.
The concept of the Universal Translator has been a staple of science fiction for decades. It’s almost always used as device to solve the rather pesky problem of having to understand all alien life forms without much effort.
Digital technology is changing our lives – at home, at work, and at leisure. If you’re looking for a glimpse of what everyday life will be like in the next decade, IFA 2012 in Berlin is the place to start. There may be a lack of flying cars and holograms, but there are fascinating examples of the upcoming must-have consumer trends.
In Britain, many people will be chilling the Pimms and getting out the Union Jack bunting to celebrate the Jubilee next week.
But in Paris, there’s another reason to look forward to the first week in June. Hundreds of people from more than 30 countries will be gathering for Localization World. It’s one of the most exciting events of the year for global businesses, localization professionals and the international language services industry.
We’re counting down the days to the TAUS European Summit, one of the most exciting events of the year for the world language services and localisation industries.
On Google Translate’s sixth birthday this month, its developers had plenty of reasons to celebrate. Two hundred million in fact: that’s the number of people who use its free international language services each month.
Many of us have ripped open the packaging, pulled out the shiny new mobile phone or laptop, and started using it right away. It’s only when we hit a metaphorical brick wall that we turn to the user manual – or try to find instructions online.
The clock’s ticking down to one of the year’s biggest IT and security events in London. For those who don’t know, InfoSecurity Europe is a huge global meeting place, where exhibitors show off some of their newest and most exciting technologies. And of course, Lingo24 will be there next week!