I have finally bitten the bullet and activated my Twitter account (I bagged the name last year but hadn’t started using it). I am not convinced it is going to be anything but a waste of time, but I will give it a shot 😉

I am @sendaiben by the way.

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Google instant translation of paper text

This is just a prototype now, but I reckon we’ll see fully functional apps for iphone and android within the year. Amazing stuff.

Google Translate Blog

Basically you take a photo of some text with your mobile phone, then it gets uploaded to the web and translated almost instantly. Good for menus, signs, instructions, etc.