CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Christmas Gift Guide
Internet

Skype Translator breaks through the language barrier

Real-time speech translation goes live on Skype, Facebook dumps Bing search, Runtastic creates a virtual workout, and you can order a custom-fit 3D printed dress.

You can talk to someone in another language without knowing how to speak their language.

Skype launched a new tool that translates language in real time. Right now it's only for English and Spanish when spoken, but written messages can be translated for more than 40 languages. Watch CNET Update to learn how it works:

Now Playing: Watch this: Skype Translator breaks through the language barrier
2:57

Also in today's roundup:

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for a breakdown of the big stories, hot devices, new apps, and what's ahead. Subscribe to the podcast via the links below.

Subscribe:

iTunes (HD) | iTunes (SD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (MP3)

RSS (HD) | RSS (SD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (MP3)

Download the audio version of today's episode:

Skype Translator breaks through the language barrier