The Future Nears: Google's Real-Time Language Translating Wireless Earbuds

October 9, 2017

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Note: Ignore the closed caption, that was Youtube trying to caption Swedish in English. I just left it there because clearly there's an Illuminati message hidden inside that I need help deciphering so we can find the treasure.

This is Google's announcement and demonstration of their upcoming Pixel Buds, $160 wireless earbuds with real time language translation (they'll launch with 40 different translatable languages) via connection to a Google Assistant-enabled Android device. Obviously, now everybody is going to be using these to find out what people are saying about them behind their back in different languages. And why I'm hard at work developing an all new language so people can't Pixel Bud spy on me. Virtually everything I say is top secret. "You've never said anything important in your life." Top secret doesn't mean important. I've been wearing the same underwear for three days. See? "Point taken, do your laundry." No way, Tide uses the scent in their detergents to control our minds. When I get paid again I'll buy new underwear.

Keep going for the video, but skip to 0:55 if you just want to see the translation demonstration.

Thanks to Clint, SS, hairless and Deborah, who agree the most exciting part of learning a new language are all the dirty words.

  • Hazakabammer

    These Google shows always make me think the presenter is part of a cult, or an overly happy Latter Day Saint/Jehovah's Witness.

  • Scooter

    Alternately the pilot comes out in another month or so.... http://www.waverlylabs.com/...

  • Enw ffycin dwp.

  • archer923

    Can it work under any issue. Thick accent, speaking fast, loud enviroment? Those are long term issues.

  • bluecheesedressing

    Damn! There goes my name for that retro 8bit weed game I was developing!

  • captaindash

    Things like this would be amazing for building international relationships. Being able to effectively communicate with people who don't speak your language would do wonders for xenophobia and relationships.

  • Talon184

    Pixel buds....sounds like a couple of really good, but really tiny friends.

  • MustacheHam

    Well, we're pretty much spot on for the alternative to sticking a babel fish in our ears.

  • Andrew Williams

    Please form a line behind me to kick this guy's teeth in.

  • Daniel Holstein

    Yea. I mean Google did not spring for a presenter, apparently.

  • N H

    The Tech seems cool, the guy presenting them, not so much... way too excited about the name "pixel buds" and that they come in a case.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Finally don't have to worry about finding the torrent with the good subs anymore.

  • Octo

    I doubt it's entirely real time..so talk about audio synchronization problems.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    VLC supports audio offset.

  • Doog

    This is super cool. I really want to see a longer conversation for a better idea of how well this actually works. I mean has anyone ever used Google Translate and realized how many things don't really translate well.

  • TheQiwiMan

    DA FEWCHA!!

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