Google announced on May 6 that its Google Goggles application for Android-based mobile phones now can take photos of foreign-language text and instantly translate the text using Google's free language services, reports the New York Times. Google’s announcement means science fiction is edging closer to reality, and it could have important implications for education. Google Goggles is an Android-specific application that has been available from Google since last year. The application lets people take pictures of objects with their mobile phone that can be used to search the web. For example, taking a picture of monument or...

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.