Keyboardio – This Could Be The Most Beautiful Keyboard There Is

Art and hardware come together to create the keyboard Keyboardio Model 01, a structural and artisan built with natural wood keyboard and LED lights. Normally, we do not pay much attention to keyboards. They are utilitarian devices to give instruction to our computers. But how would it be if the keyboards were works of art, precious things that also work to write? That’s the concept behind Keyboardio Model 0 , a single keyboard that has a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.

At a glance you’ll notice that the Keyboardio Model 01 is different. Many of us have seen keyboards divided into two parts, but had never seen one like this. The material in Keyboard Model 01 is in the form of a butterfly and is made of maple wood with soft flowing hoops behind the keys. LED lights inside each key can be programmed.

The keys are mechanical, and the creators of the Keyboardio Model 01 said they are similar to those that were in the original Apple II. Each key is custom built. The keyboard is QWERTY, but the keys are stretched over the frame like waves in a sea. The product description is very poetic, comparing the keyboard to a musical instrument. The Keyboardio Model 01 is not only static there on the desk – it is dynamic. It may be smooth, divided up in the middle or adjustable sitting as a user preference as a writing tripod. People who wish to draw attention to the keys will love the LED lights with backlight.

The keyboard seems to be more a work of modern art, which is one reason why the project has already raised US $ 250,000 in funding, much of its original target of US $ 120,000 and still has less than three weeks for closing campaign.

Keyboardio makes it clear that the Model 01 will not be ideal for everyone because it will take some time to adjust to type on the keyboard split-design. “Typically, most people get used to the way the keyboard like ours feels in just a couple of hours, but the mastery of this keyboard will take about one or two months,” wrote Keyboardio.

If this does not make you change your mind you fall in love the unique style and flowing lines of the Model 01, you can contribute $ 299 to receive one in April 2016. The only problem is you have to also change your computer and accessories so that they can reach the size of your new keyboard.

Skype Translator for the Skype App in Windows 10

computer with skypeSkype Translator can translate text and voice in real time in multiple languages, and will come with Windows 10 on July 29.

Skype Translator, the Skype function capable of translating text and voice messages in real time in different languages, comes to Windows 10 within the Skype application for the new operating system. This new app will be available on July 29. The version of Skype Translator with Windows 10 will be compatible with the previous version, it is currently available only for first adopters and people who want to try the new tool before it reaches the public.

Skype Translator currently includes compatibility with four languages—English, Spanish, Italian and Chinese Mandarin – that can be translated into audio and voice. Also, Skype Translator supports 50 languages ​​to translate into text. Microsoft continues to work to continue adding more languages to support Skype Translator ​​in future releases.

To download Skype Translator, simply visit Skype and download the version compatible with your operating system. Until recently, you needed an invitation and register to download the software, but in July Microsoft removed the requirement. Skype Translator may now be downloaded and opened.

The editorial director of CNET tested the service last December, saying “Skype Translator previews short phrases, words, changes gender, eliminates the plural and literally translates every phrase. It also gets many things right about translating, how to translate short sentences and give a very clear notion of the meaning of the phrases the caller, it can be a huge advantage for someone who does not understand anything of that language”.

people taliking with skype

In very general terms, there are five basic components that drive technology of Skype Translator says Olivier Fontana, director of product marketing at Microsoft Translator for Microsoft Research.

A robot (or bot) that manages the conversation, translation, audio and makes the connection between the two parties. It’s like the “interpreter” says Fontana.

A voice recognition engine that has the same skills of the virtual assistant Cortana, but enhanced and machine learning based on neural network deep (deep neural network machine learning, in English).

A system that compares what is written or said a voice correction engine (speech engine correction) to determine the punctuation, capitalization, eliminating breaks and comparison of sentences and text in your database to make corrections.

Use the translator Microsoft Translator for text, available in Bing or Outlook.

And finally, the same engine of Microsoft Translator “reads” the text aloud. Microsoft Translator is also based on machine learning.

Machine learning is, in simple terms, an algorithm that compares two things (a phrase in one language to another in another, or a text with audio). Microsoft is using the recordings made with Skype conversations from Translator Preview (respecting privacy, insists Fontana), to compare what he said with what the subject transcribed the system.Then a human evaluates and determines which selections were well made or make corrections and put that information to improve voice recognition system and insert these adjustments to the algorithm of machine learning. “Someone has to tell the machine if something is right for me to learn,” says Fontana.

Skype has 300 million active users each month worldwide.

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