Code Con is going on in New York right now and Day One saw plenty of news-worthy events: a new Google self-driving car was revealed and Microsoft shared new real-time translation technology for Skype. Great recap here. I am LOVING the idea of the real-time translation. When I went to the Google Glass event, I got to experience real-time visual translation; with Glass on, I could look at a sign in Italian, for example, and it would instantly morph into English in my glasses. Imagine the usefulness when reading menus on trips! What Skype is working on would enable you to speak in your native tongue and have it instantly translated so the person on the other end “hears” what you said in their language. It’s not perfect, but it’s a start. Here’s a short video demonstration:

Ciao! Sherean