Word Lens iPhone app combines instant text translation with augmented reality

Just when you thought you’ve seen everything mobile apps have to offer, along comes an entry like Word Lens that makes you feel like you’re in the future. The app instantly translates Spanish into English (and vice versa) whenever you point your iPhone’s camera on text.

Speaklike offers human-powered translation for blogs

Blog publishers wanting to translate their works into multiple languages now have a range of human-powered translation options from translation company Speaklike. The company, which launched a translation service for instant messages last year, has built a plug-in for the popular WordPress blogging system used by VentureBeat and The New York Times.