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Google offers English to turkey translation for Thanksgiving

Google offers English to turkey translation for Thanksgiving

Although Google (perhaps wisely) canceled its April Fools' day jokes earlier this year, the company has rolled out an unexpected gag for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Google Translate can now speak turkey — audio translations included. Gobble gobble.

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Google Translate will soon let you save transcripts

Google Translate will soon let you save transcripts

Google Translate is already pretty magical, but its utility for some folks is about to explode. Google has just announced that you'll be able to save real-time transcripts for later use.

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Google Translate's dark mode is rolling out widely (APK download)

Google Translate's dark mode is rolling out widely (APK download)

Google Translate's dark mode rollout has been an interesting saga to follow. It first showed up in February but looked like a massive eyesore or a very early prototype, then it disappeared for months, despite being available for everyone on iOS. It popped back up again last week, looking better and fresher, but only bestowed its magic on a few users. A few days after that, it began showing up for more people and now seems to have widely rolled out to (almost?) everyone.

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Google Translate's dark mode looks better now, but hasn't yet rolled out to everyone

Google Translate's dark mode looks better now, but hasn't yet rolled out to everyone

Many of Google's most popular apps have received an update with dark mode, but Translate remains an outlier. It's been hanging on to its white-only interface like it previously did to its outdated, first-gen Material Design look. In February, things seemed to be moving ahead with version 6.5 of the app, though they surely didn't go in the right direction. Back then, a dark mode showed up for some users, but it looked like a work in progress or the result of the lowest possible effort. Now, a better-designed dark mode is rolling out again, but once again, it's limited to a few users.

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Real-time transcription in Google Translate adds Italian, now available in 9 languages

Real-time transcription in Google Translate adds Italian, now available in 9 languages

After teasing it earlier this year, Google is now rolling out real-time translation transcriptions in the Google Translate app for Android. The feature will be delivered as part of an app update, which also brings a slight tweak to the app's interface and will be landing over the "next few days." It will work in any combination of eight currently supported languages: English, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Thai, and Spanish.

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Google Translate is adding five new languages, including Uyghur and Turkmen

Google Translate is adding five new languages, including Uyghur and Turkmen

Just a day after we noticed that Google Translate will soon be able to save translation history to Google accounts, the service is back in the news. This time, the Google Translate team has announced that five new languages — Kinyarwanda, Odia (Oriya), Tatar, Turkmen, and Uyghur — are coming to its growing library.

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Google Translate history will soon be saved to your Google account

Google Translate history will soon be saved to your Google account

Whether you're traveling abroad, reading a menu at your favorite foreign restaurant, or trying to muddle your way through a foreign language class (guilty), Google Translate is a lifesaver when it comes to deciphering words and phrases outside of your native tongue. What it hasn't been able to do, however, is sync information between multiple devices, though that is about to change. With an upcoming service update, users will be able to save their translation history to their Google accounts.

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Google working on real-time multilingual transcriptions in Translate

Google working on real-time multilingual transcriptions in Translate

While Google has been having issues with its multilingual speech-to-text algorithms, the company can generally be considered a cross-language processing pioneer thanks to its easy-to-use Translate app. The service is growing ever more powerful and has only recently seen improvements in offline accuracy and a better real-time camera-based translation. Behind the scenes, Google is already working on the next big thing for Translate and has demoed live transcriptions of translations, letting you listen to one language and read in another.

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Google Translate is now 12% more accurate in offline mode for many languages, transliteration support expanded

Google Translate is now 12% more accurate in offline mode for many languages, transliteration support expanded

For those who frequently visit foreign countries, a reliable or affordable data connection can be hard to come by. Thankfully, Google's Translate app has a robust offline mode that should be getting even better soon. Today, Google announced improvements to offline performance that will increase the accuracy of translations and expand the availability of pronunciation data in a variety of languages.

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Google Maps makes foreign travel easier by pronouncing place names and helping with translation (Update: Rolling out)

Google Maps makes foreign travel easier by pronouncing place names and helping with translation (Update: Rolling out)

Google Maps is a reliable way to navigate your way to local and far-flung destinations, though sometimes while travelling, knowing where you want to go isn't enough. It can be difficult to communicate your needs when you don't speak or read the local language. Continuing its trend of travel-friendly updates, Google is integrating Translate features into Maps. The app will soon be able to understand and pronounce — hopefully more accurately than it pronounces "boulevard" — the local language.

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