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This is just an awesome idea for an app: Converse by Riot Software turns your iPad into a traveling, dual-keyboard kiosk that will allow you to have a conversation with anyone you might encounter, no matter how bizarre and filled with phlegmatic squawks his native language is.

Load Converse up on your iPad and two keyboards will pop up, one on each hemisphere of the display. You can specify a language for each keyboard: once that’s done, typing a word or sentence onto one keyboard will result in that word translating into the other keyboard’s language, and vice versa.

As someone who has a pretty impressive vocabulary of physical gestures after years of traveling without a lick of knowledge of any language besides English, I can see how useful this would be. If you can’t communicate with someone, just open up your iPad and start typing. This would also be pretty good for finally asking out that cute foreign girl you (literally) don’t know how to talk to.

Converse is $4.99 and can be downloaded here.

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Apple Hub : iHUB

Posted: 2011/04/20 by Sadeq008 in Innovation
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So, you waited in line for an iPad 2, snatched up an iPhone 4, and even bought one of those unofficial white conversion kits. You work all day on a MacBook Air with a Steve Jobs figurine sitting next to it on your desk — you’re exactly the person that the $9.99 iHub was created for. It’s not an official Apple product but, as far as knockoffs go, this is one of the more accurate facsimiles we’ve ever seen. This four-port USB hub looks quite a bit like an Apple TV, has a glowing logo up top, and comes in your choice of white or black. Even the packaging is convincingly Apple thanks to the clear plastic lid that lets you peek the wares within. Glimpse the glamor shots and the video below — we promise they’re 100-percent authentic, even if the iHub is not.

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