Friday, July 25, 2014

Smart Translations is the Next Gen Star Trek Communicator You Need

If your Company is one of the many around the world that works with customers and clients around the globe, then chances are you have found communication to be a stumbling block of epic proportions at times. The language barrier is a constant headache for each and every industry in a worldwide economy where globalization of business is necessary to obtaining a viable business that remains in a constant state of growth.

Simon Wilby, CEO and founder of Smart Translations LLC, explains: “Our underlying goal is to offer the world a platform from which all people regardless of their diverse language origins can connect with other people and network on an international level without barriers that occur when crossing over borders. 

The application, is similar to instant messaging chat apps and functions much like any other messenger, however allows users to type in their own language, and the recipients to receive messages translated in the language or dialect of their choice. Users have a choice of 53 different languages available to them for translating.

In addition, Smart Translations is also launching an update to include a video conferencing function in addition to the 53 language text translations, meaning that members can at that time use their account for a broader translating range of networking and connection options. With these two functions, Smart Translations is aiming to help common people and businesses continue to expand, and find new never before realized opportunities for communications worldwide.
This sudden capability to communicate in an array of different languages has the potential to make a huge impact on the way the world does many things including they way we do business. And, with the development of further technologies, which will allow video conferencing calls to also be audibly translated in real-time, the world looks like it will continue to get smaller as technological innovations advance through our technology.

It may sound unbelievable given the ability of many online translations tools commonly available, but the technology of translations has improved immeasurably in the past 5 years, and a new productivity application called Smart Translations is using the most cutting edge mechanisms to maximize efficiency and accuracy of translating real time text video and voice conversations of users in real-time through the use of the application.

The Smart Translations App results from years of work by our developers, years of work by our researchers, and now is being developed jointly by The Smart Translations Team. It’s demo shows real-time audio translation from English to Spanish and vice-versa, combining The Smart Translations Application with voice and instant messenger technologies, and neural network-based speech recognition.  The Smart Translations App is a great example of why Simon Wilby invests in translations related research. We’ve invested in speech recognition, automatic translation and machine learning technologies for years, and now they’re emerging as important components in this more personal computing era.

The potential here in this sector of technology is every bit as exciting as the many Star Trek examples.  Smart Translations opens up so many possibilities to make meaningful connections in ways you never could before in education, diplomacy, and multilingual families and in business.

In the meantime, the translator chat application may go a long way to for those businesses who you’ve been dealing with when it comes to trading worldwide. Or if you’ve been thinking about expanding business overseas, but were worried that communication would be a costly and time consuming problem, then new technology such as Smart Translations will soon be the solution to your problem.

The Smart Translations Application itself will be available across a number of devices and computing platforms. If you aren’t already using The Smart Translations Application for voice and video calls, I encourage you to download The Smart Translations Application and start translating your every message today.

Of course, The Smart Translations Application in the classroom has already been helping to break down the barriers of expensive travel costs and connect classes from around the globe, enabling them to collaborate together, and the Smart Translations App could enhance classrooms by facilitating students to communicate more fluidly and naturally with students from any country, for the intermediate or advanced foreign languages courses at school, college or university. Imagine teachers and lecturers designing homework assignments around The Smart Translations Application technology. For example, say we were in a Spanish class; the teacher or lecturer could set students assignments focused around gathering information from a partnered German or Italian student. Practicing their aural skills using The Smart Translations Applications technology, which is fun may well motivate more students to practice their learning and in the long term, enjoy learning languages even more.

“We as dreamers, often speak about pursuing big, bold dreams, and of how we’re limited only by the power of our imaginations. 

The Smart Translations App is one of those endeavors that breaks limits, our journey to break down another barrier of human productivity and multilingual connections has been finally realized.” Simon Wilby 2014

It is my personal belief that the impact the Smart Translations App will have in education is phenomenal. The rich translation features will certainly aid students with their studies by enabling them to chat with students from around the globe with ease. For those students who are pursuing multilingual education, they will soon be able to practice in real-time with students from overseas, which makes learning a language a more level playing field, enabling those that cannot afford to do exchanges to nonetheless learn from each other and build friendships around the world. This is an unprecedented opportunity for students to become foreign exchange students without even leaving their Country of origins.

Being able to communicate in foreign languages is not merely an asset which could broaden students' future opportunities in business, but is the doorway for students to open their minds and explore diverse cultures, pick up on those quirky nuances and most importantly, communicate and learn from people.  The Smart Translations App is a vehicle that could will certainly bridge the many cultural differences abroad and empower students to collaborate with others from around the world instantly.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Simon Wilby is The Smart Inventor

Simon Wilby was born to invent. From an early age in his Cinderford, Gloucester, England home his curiosity of how things worked and how to improve them became his passion.

Relocating to Calgary Canada his focus became modern technology. His goal was how to make the world an easier place to live and more environmentally friendly.

 In 2006 Simon was the first person to invent and market a solar powered battery case for cell phones, “The Smart Solar Battery Charger.” Always in love with the tropics Simon took his creative mind to Barbados. There he created a solar powered street light system that is now in the process of being approved for purchase by the governments of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Islands.

Now living in the U.S. Simon is about to launch “The Invention That Will Change Worldwide Communications Forever.” Imagine downloading a free app and calling anywhere in the world. Your voice is translated to the language of the person you’re calling as you speak.  The reply is translated back in you, 53 languages to choose from. “Smart Translations” will also be available in text and video. The need for live translators will become a thing of the past worldwide.

 Simon’s latest inventions in telecommunications, perpetual motion, and kinetic energy will be released over the coming months.

Get Ready!! You will being hearing a lot about Simon Wilby  “ The Smart Inventor.”

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Simon Wilby Discusses How Internet Can Now Be 100x Faster With Graphene

Simon Wilby iWatch Concept

Simon Wilby Discusses How Internet Can Now Be 100x Faster With Graphene

“Graphene” — remember where you read about it first, because this “wonder material” has the potential to revolutionize the electronics industry.

The “wonder material” is called graphene — a substance that’s stronger than steel and so thin it’s considered to be two-dimensional. (Simon Wilby 2014)

A group of Samsung Electronics researchers claim they have made a breakthrough discovery.
They have found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster!

In fact, it’s one million times thinner than paper, according to the American Physical Society. Discovered in 2004, graphene is made of a single layer of carbon atoms bonded together in hexagonal patterns.

Samsung’s researchers have just discovered a method that could allow a single crystal of graphene to retain its electrical and mechanical properties across a large area, the company said.

Graphene’s electron mobility is said to be 100 times greater than that of silicon, the material most widely used in the components that power many of today’s smartphones, tablets and computers. The Korea-based manufacturer hasn’t mentioned exactly how the discovery will impact its specific future devices, but described it as “the perfect material for use in flexible displays, wearables and other next generation electronic devices.”

In other words, they have found a process that could allow graphene to be used at its full potential in future electronic devices, which could include wearables, smartphones and more. Samsung said graphene would be particularly crucial in developing wearable devices, such as smartwatches and Internet-connected wristbands, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Discovered in 2004, and the subject of research that led to a 2010 Nobel Prize, graphene is both the thinnest and the strongest material in the world.

On Friday, Apr. 4, Samsung Electronics, in partnership with Sungkyunkwan University, announced a breakthrough synthesis method to speed the commercialization of graphene, a unique material ideally suited for electronic devices.

“This is one of the most significant breakthroughs in graphene research in history,” said the laboratory leaders at the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology in a statement. “We expect this discovery to accelerate the commercialization of graphene, which could unlock the next era of consumer electronic technology.”

Discovered in 2004, and the subject of research that led to a 2010 Nobel Prize, graphene is both the thinnest and the strongest material in the world.  It is an excellent conductor of electricity, and outperforms all other known materials as a conductor of heat. Graphene transistors could be substantially faster than today’s silicon transistors, resulting in more efficient computer processing. Meanwhile, the material’s transparency makes it ideal for touch screens.

For electronics manufacturers, the material had just one problem: size. Most of graphene’s transformative qualities could not be produced at a scale that was useful in manufacturing consumer-level products. Basically, manufacturing methods in the past reduced the benefits associated with the material. But Samsung claims to have found a solution to this problem.

“The new method… synthesizes large-area graphene into a single crystal on a semiconductor, maintaining its electric and mechanical properties,” the company said. “The new method repeatedly synthesizes single crystal graphene on the current semiconductor wafer scale.”

Translation: Samsung can finally manufacture big, thin sheets of graphene, a necessary first step to creating actual consumer products with it.
So what exactly does this mean for the future gadgets? It will most likely keep the components inside your phone thinner and it could potentially allow for super thin, transparent screens.

Since graphene is so thin, the commercialization of it could usher in the slimmest transistors yet — potentially yielding gadgets that are much sleeker than today’s existing smartphones.

Graphene could also bring flexible phones, smartwatches and gadgets to the market if its commercialized on a wide enough scale, as Gigaom reported in July. Since the material is more durable than steel, phones and future gadgets are likely to resist damage more than existing devices.

Graphene is said to deliver Internet to smartphones 100 times faster, according to research from the University of Bath’s Department of Physics. This is essentially because graphene can convert light faster than the materials used in today’s existing smartphone components. The report explains that data travels in the form of light when it hits your smartphone, so the faster it can convert light the faster data can reach you.

The commercialization of graphene also suggests that we’ll see wearable devices that are much different than products on the market today. Instead of somewhat clunky smartwatches and fitness bands without a screen, we could see devices that look much more like the iWatch concept art that’s been circulating the Web for months.

It’s unclear exactly when we’ll see smartphones and wearable based on graphene, but Samsung’s discovery marks a huge leap toward bringing it to market. During its Analyst Day in November, the company said it could bring phones that are completely bendable and foldable to market by 2015. Samsung has been showcasing its YOUM flexible displays for quite some time, but it hasn’t yet found a way to bring it to market in everyday consumer gadgets. This discovery could possibly change that. (Simon Wilby 2014)