Shortcut to language learning coming soon!

Too lazy to learn a new language? Curious to see what you sound like speaking in Mandarin? Or maybe you use your Windows-compatible smartphone on holiday? Microsoft is developing the perfect program for you! The software will record your voice, then translate it into another language for you, and then play your voice back speaking in that language. There is no release date for this yet, but Microsoft researchers say the program will require an hour of training to learn your voice. At the moment, the program can translate between 26 languages, including English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin.

For full details and sample audio clips, click here.

Source: Technology Review