Remember those foreign language credits you needed back in the day to graduate? We didn’t think so. Luckily for you globetrotter, Word Lens, is a free iPhone and Android App that allows users to view language translation via augmented reality in (get this) real-time.
But what does that mean? After unlocking your phone, click on the App, and point your camera in the direction of the desired translation. Frequent travelers should have no problem imagining the possibilities. No more walking into the women’s bathroom. No more confusion on the Metro or frantic searches regarding the Albanian translation for “chicken fingers.” While this powerful technology has proven itself useful when translating signs or large print, we advise against the use of practicing your Mandarin while reading the Wall Street Journal. Pack light, travel well, get going.