For all those who don’t speak Japanese, but may be in Tokyo Japan, you can now make it easily in the city with Word Lens adds support for Japanese. With this support release, you’ll never feel lost, as you can now easily make it through the complex subway system, street signs, menus or products on supermarket shelves that are only in Japanese.
Word Lens, the Google Translating app, which already lets you take a snap of any Japanese text for getting it translate in English.
Now, make it a whole lot convenient, “you just point your camera to things you like translation, and the app instantly translate text on the go.” And best of all, for getting translation you don’t even need an internet or data connection, as the app works offline too.
In other news, a new generation of Chromebooks, designed for millions of students and educators at BETT technology conference, from Acer, Asus, HP, Dell, and Lenovo in addition to recently launched Samsung Chromebooks—a powerful option for educators are announced.
Today “both Chromebooks and Classroom are used by more than 20 million teachers and students, and more than 70 million people actively use G Suite for Education,” Google stated.
On all Chromebooks, “students and educators can use Google Classroom to collaborate, stay organized and save time. Students, teachers and admins can also use Chromebooks to try out new Classroom features rolled out earlier this month. Teachers can assign work to a subset of students, rather than just the entire class, and use new types of Classroom notifications to manage assignments. And, admin now get more insight into how Classroom is used, with Classroom metrics in Admin Console reports.”
the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 and Asus Chromebook C213, arriving late spring.
Here are some of the Chromebooks features available today:
- Stylus capability for student to taking notes and drawing. The low-cost pens resemble #2 pencils with a unique eraser. “Chromebooks use an input prediction model built using Google’s machine learning to ensure writing is extremely responsive. And with Optical Character Recognition in apps like Google Keep you can easily search handwritten notes,” explains Google.
- World-facing camera let students capture photo and video from all directions. When a Chromebook flipps, the newly designed camera on the keyboard side faces outwards, so students can hold it like a tablet.
- USB-C charging, going forward, all Chromebooks will have standard super-fast USB-C charging, so one Chromebook cart can charge any device quickly.
- Android apps available in coming weeks, will let admins to create a library of approved apps and install them on select managed Chromebooks.
- Adobe Creative Cloud suite of apps optimized for Chromebooks including Photoshop Mix, Lightroom Mobile, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Comp CC, and Creative Cloud Mobile will be available free that expands the capability of stylus and world-facing camera.
In addition Creative apps on Chromebooks announced today such as—WeVideo, Soundtrap, and Explain Everything—are now available in the U.K. and Nordics at a discount from resellers XMA, Lin Education and Avalon Solutions when purchased as a bundle.