Earbuds that translate in real time

Waverly labs language-translating earbudsNew York start-up Waverly Labs has released “the world’s first language-translating earpiece”. It works in pairs; you wear one earpiece and your foreign friend wears the other. The earpieces pick up your voices, send it to a paired smartphone app via Bluetooth, and then come out as translated speech in the other person’s ear. It does not require an internet connection. If you’ve only got one earbud, the other person can speak into the Pilot app on their smartphone, and the translation feature gets going. The system comes with English, Spanish, French and Italian languages. Hindi, Arabic, East Asian and Slavic languages will be available soon.

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