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Automatic Translation Could Come to Twitter

Twitter has announced that it will expand its translation feature by testing automatic translation with a small group of users in Brazil. The social media giant currently supports built-in translations that allow users to click or tap a tweet written in a foreign language. For users who set their primary language to English on Twitter,...

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Smart Masks in Japan Translate between 8 Languages

Adapting its translation software to meet the needs of a mid-pandemic world, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has created smart masks to aid in translation needs. As the number of people wearing masks grows during the pandemic, Donut Robotics has developed new smart masks that go well beyond PPE, and fall short as well. Connecting to...

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Indigenous Languages Report Released in Australia

In its third National Indigenous Languages Report, the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters has produced important findings that could inform policy decisions for years to come. Last week, the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) in Australia released its third National Indigenous Languages Report (NILR). Following the United Nations Year of...

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Canadian Brewery Muffs Beer Name

As part of our new geocultural series, InAppropriations, Bobb Drake examines what can happen when beer names go sour. A Canadian brewery’s use of a Māori word has ruffled the feathers of at least one indigenous New Zealander. Māori television personality and advocate Te Hamua Nikora took to social media last week to call out...

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Translation Technology Emphasizes UX with Timekettle’s Earbuds

The Offline Speech Translation capabilities of Timekettle’s newest M2 Earbuds add to  Timekettle’s WT2 Plus translation technology, along with providing many classic earbud functions, like listening to music, making calls, and asking Siri to tell a joke. As translation technology becomes more and more relevant in global communication, the industry is witnessing creative strategies to...

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Speech Recognition Tech Startup Voiceitt Raises $10 Million

The latest round of funding will help the company continue to improve upon its speech recognition software and bring greater access to communication for those living with speech impairments. Last week, Israeli-based speech recognition technology startup Voiceitt closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by Viking Maccabee Ventures. The company started out initially...

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Roundup

  Eurotranslate has moved to the new office space. Our new address is still in Zemun (one of the nicest parts of Belgrade), in Glavna 26 SDL Launches SDL Trados Studio 2021 and SDL Trados Live New Hybrid Edition Offers Online and Offline Access to Industry’s Most Powerful Translation Solution MAIDENHEAD, UK – August 10,...

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