Google purchased the product Word Lens for iOS, which does visual translations, and is offering it for free for a limited time.
The software uses a smartphone camera to translate signs in real time into the users native language. The technology is remarkable and used by many world travelers. Previously, translation packs were available as in-app purchases, but Quest Visual has made all the packs and the app itself free for a limited time.
Hat Tip to Randy Singer, Esq.
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