2 things to blow your mind in 2011

2 things that will blow your mind in 2011

It’s that time of year when everyone goes a bit Mystic Meg. We get the usual ‘predictions’ appearing in list after list and I thought it would be more useful to point to a couple of things that are real and have caught my eye recently.

Word Lens

This is one of those brilliant products that speaks for itself. Point your iPhone at a sign in a foreign language and the text is instantly translated into English without the need for a data connection.

Watch the video after the jump to understand just how cool it is.

Get more info from the Quest Visual website or download the app from the iTunes Store.


As the past’s sci-fi future becomes today’s reality, Qwiki is a glimpse at how we will all have access to the world’s information in new and interesting ways. OK, some could argue that’s it’s just a text-to-speech engine that regurgitates information from Wikipedia but it’s much more than that. It’s interactive in nature and the ability to drill into different segments of the timeline to discover more about the subject is really fascinating.

A subject I’m sure you’ll want to know more about is this example Qwiki on Internet phenomenon¬†Justin Beiber.

Photo credit: AussieGall

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