Word Lens App For iPhone & iPod Touch Offers Real Time Translation

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Dec 182010
 

There have been quite a few augmented reality apps for iOS since the ability to use them was introduced in iOS 3.1. Since then, apps like Cyclopedia, Wikitude and gaming apps like A.R Drone (which lets you control a four-propellered flying machine with the help of an iPhone application) have been around.

It’s now time to turn your attention to another such app, which takes the use of augmented reality to the next level.

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Pleco 2.2 Chinese Dictionary uses iPhone camera to translate text in real time (video)

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Aug 162010
 

Can’t say we’ve heard of the Pleco Chinese Dictionary app prior to today even though it’s been around for two full version releases. Of course, we’ve seen plenty of Google Goggle-like smartphone apps that can snap pictures and then convert the image to text using optical character recognition (OCR) — something that can be incredibly useful when important stacks of business cards.

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