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Need to translate a PDF from one language to another? Technology blog Tech Dows advises uploading the PDF to your Google Docs account, then opening the document and click on Tools then Translate document. Google Docs will make a copy of that document in the new language.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Language translation site Nice Translator uses Google Translate's results but wraps them in a more dynamic front end that offers multiple translations as-you-type. Type your phrase into Nice Translator, which auto-detects what language you're inputting, and watch as it lists multiple translations, in real-time, as you type. Google Translate's page isn't as nice-looking or dynamic as Nice Translator, since it requires you to choose both the original and translation language and manually refresh the page. For more language fun, check out the best online language tools for word nerds.

Nice Translator

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Google Translate has increased its range with the recent addition of 11 new languages. Of particular note for Australian travellers are three widely-used languages from this corner of the world: Filipino, Indonesian and Vietnamese. While this kind of machine translation is still fairly rough, it can help get the gist of text when you're checking out (say) the site for an unfamiliar hotel.

Google Translate

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Need a quick translation of a word into English? Type 'translate' followed by the word into Google's search box and it will now look the English translation for you straight away. While this doesn't offer the range of language pairs found in Google Translate, it's a quick fix for getting a translation from commonly encountered languages into English (currently, it covers French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinses, Hindi, Italian, Korean and Portugese, though only into English from those languages).