The Sideways dictionary

The Sideways dictionary is like a dictionary, but using analogies instead of definitions. Use it as a tool for finding and sharing helpful analogies to explain technology. Because if everyone understands technology better, we can make technology work better for everyone. Video: How to write an analogy: Simplifying complicated technology concepts with Sideways Dictionary Sideways […]

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Google Translate Turns Obama Into Bush

“Google wonks beavering away at translating snippets of French into the English language might wish to take note of the following fact – their system thinks “le président américain” is “Bush”. That’s George W Bush, we suppose. The Register reports that “Reg reader Robert spotted the amusing cockup when he tried to translate an article […]

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Google Translate Brings Speak-to-Translate and Offline Phrase Storage to Mobile Phones

Lifehacker: ” The iPhone has had a mobile-formatted Google Translate webapp for awhile, but as of today they have a new native app with even more features, including speak-to-translate, offline storage, and the ability to hear your translations pronounced out loud. The app’s basic functionality works just like Google Translate does online: you can type […]

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