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Five augmented reality apps for reporters abroad

With the latest generation of augmented reality apps, you can use your smartphone camera to get more information and translations of text on objects, including signs and menus, on the go.

These can be a boon for lone parachute reporters, but even polyglots or those who use fixers while working abroad sometimes need help parsing a word or two.

Here are five smartphone apps to keep you from getting lost in translation on the road… (by Nicole Martinelli on

Google Goggles


Word Lens





Full article on International Journalists’ Network

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