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TECH 03 Sep 2018 | 6:30 AM

Facebook adds Alaska’s Inupiaq as language option

Britt’Nee Brower grew up in a largely Inupiat Eskimo town in Alaska’s far north, but English was the only language spoken at home.

Digi 21 Dec 2017 | 1:21 PM

Digi launches sign language mobile app

Digi has unveiled Eddy, a sign language mobile app designed for the deaf community and anyone looking to learn sign language.

Technology 19 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

New language aims to ensure your microwave and TV are always on speaking terms

A newly formed committee aims to define a universal language for the ‘Internet of Things' that will help computers talk to smartphones and for tablets to talk to thermostats, fridges and even cats and dogs.

TECH 16 Aug 2017 | 10:18 AM

Mobile language app Babbel, Cambridge team up for English tests

Germany's Babbel has teamed up with Cambridge University's English language certification arm, setting a new, high-quality standard for digital language testing.

TECH 28 May 2018 | 1:30 AM

Real-time translation tech moves us closer to ‘language transparent’ society

Language isn't the barrier it used to be.

TECH 27 Oct 2014 | 11:23 AM

Sign language interpreter tablet empowers the deaf

A new tablet called UNI translates sign language into spoken language using gesture recognition technology by Leap Motion.

TECH 16 May 2019 | 6:22 AM

China blocks all language editions of Wikipedia

Beijing has broadened its block of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia to include all language editions, an Internet censorship research group reported just weeks ahead of China’s most politically explosive anniversary.

TECH 24 Dec 2018 | 5:04 AM

Duolingo CEO says language app rooted in bigger mission

Luis von Ahn used to be best known as an inventor of the security tool reCAPTCHA, but it's his language-learning app Duolingo that won him the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Prize for inventors who've made a positive social impact.

TECH 06 Jul 2018 | 4:38 AM

At Russia’s World Cup, Google Translate breaks language barriers

Soccer might be the most universal language on the planet. But when it comes to deciphering the Cyrillic alphabet or communicating with locals at the World Cup in Russia, the love of the game is sometimes not enough.

TECH 20 Feb 2018 | 10:31 AM

Language app Babbel translates European success to US market

It might seem a tall order to persuade people to spend as much to learn a language on their smartphone as it costs to subscribe to a music streaming or video-on-demand service.