Electronic Sign Language Translator

Futuristic workwear in Milan, London's new Serpentine Pavilion, electronic sign language and more in our weekly look at the web

When a film appeared online demonstrating that a team of young Swedish engineers were working with Google on a wristband that could translate sign language into spoken word, everyone thought, “Well, that’s a genius idea.” Unfortunately, the video was the creation of advertising students and the concept isn’t actually under development. That said, one of the students noted that Google does believe it’s technically possible—maybe there’s a future for Google Gesture after all.