Did you think there wouldn’t be a good application for augmented reality anytime soon, save maybe for advertising and fun at tradeshows?

Think again, because teaming the iPhone with a great optical character recognition script has given us Word Lens, which is an instant translation app for the iPhone. Point its camera at anything reasonably readable, and it will translate the text and display it superimposed over the live video feed.

Yes, that’s right, live text translation of anything on screen. A language pack will cost you $4.99, but there isn’t much flexibility as of yet, with only English and Spanish available, and translation from one to the other.

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