It seems my site is turning into a bit of a tech blog lately. Probably because I’m secretly a geek. And it’s Christmas, which means I have time for reviewing all sorts of fun items.

Today’s spotlight is on a fairly new iPhone application called Word Lens. Creators Otavior Good and John DeWeese have come up with this nifty app that uses optical character recognition technology to translate words on the fly using your iPhone’s camera.

While it doesn’t quite work as seamlessly as the video, the fact that something like this at all is possible is astounding. And can only mean it will be improving in the months and years to come. Be forewarned: the app is free, but you must buy each language you want to translate to. Still, it’s pretty cool. Happy translating! ch:


Ron Porter · 21 Dec ’10 at 3:22 pm


Nathan R. · 21 Dec ’10 at 3:52 pm

Secret’s out buddy.

from your fellow geek,

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