Google Translate says 'Hola!' to Chrome

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Google Translate says 'Hola!' to Chrome

Google Translate says 'Hola!' to Chrome

Posted: 24 May 2013 12:55 PM PDT

Google Translate lands in Chrome 28 beta for Android.

(Credit: Google)

Not only is Google Translate not dead, its powers of mildly accurate, often-amusing, and on-the-fly translations are in the process of being gifted to Chrome 28 Beta for Android.

If you load a foreign language Web site in the beta, which landed in the Google Play Store on Thursday, a bar will appear at the bottom of the screen with a button to translate the site. Tap the button, and voila! It will appear in a different language.

The accuracy of the translation is another issue. However, Google spokeswoman Roya Soleimani said, "Google Translate works through statistical machine translation. We have 71 languages now, and while there will always be varying levels of accuracy, if you have a good translation, it's better than no translation."

She added, "The team is working on improvements all the time."

And adventurous beta testers can now check a new graph under "Settings, Bandwidth Management" of their data compression bandwidth savings, if they've enabled that feature.

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Star Apps: GigaOM's Om Malik

Posted: 24 May 2013 12:12 PM PDT

GigaOM founder and award-winning journalist Om Malik.

(Credit: GigaOM)

Award-winning journalist Om Malik leveraged years of tech and business media experience -- senior editor at Forbes.com, senior writer at "Red Herring" and later "Business 2.0," and contributor to "The Wall Street Journal," "The Economist," and "MIT Technology Review" -- to found leading indie tech blog GigaOM, back in 2006.

Offering news and opinion on startups, social media, cloud computing, mobile gadgets, and of course, software, Malik's CNET Blog 100-recognized Web magazine has also spawned numerous conferences such as GigaOM Structure (cloud computing and Internet infrastructure), GigaOM Mobilize (everything mobile), GigaOM Roadmap (the intersection of design, UX, and UI), and paidContentLIVE (the business of content).

Now, GigaOM's founder talks to Download.com about the apps that keep him connected, organized, and even entertained.

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Sample Rosetta Stone on your Android device

Posted: 24 May 2013 09:45 AM PDT

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

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Rosetta Stone touts itself as one of the fastest and easiest ways to learn a new language. However, its learning system also carries a rather steep price tag: $300-$500 for the complete set. Of course this price is without any specials/discounts the company may be running at any given time. Still, if you're going to spend that kind of money on a language course, you might want to try it first.

The Rosetta Stone Web site offers a free demo of its software. Though, if you're thinking of learning in your free time, you might consider using the Android version of the app. Using the mobile app means that you can make use of those extra minutes when you're traveling via public transportation or waiting in a doctor's office. Fortunately, you can test-drive the Android app, too.

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