Word Lens

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Augmented reality just got a step closer to reality with the release of the new Word Lens from Quest Visual. The app instantly translates text from one language to another (currently it only supports English and Spanish) using the built-in camera on an iPhone or iPod touch. It doesn’t work so well with handwriting but performs impressively when viewing signs, books or other printed text.