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Lingual jailbreak tweak uses Siri for translation, aliens finally think we are cool

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Lingual jailbreak tweak uses Siri for translation, aliens finally think we are cool
Remember Star Trek's Universal Translator, or those sci-fi movies where the aliens talked into a machine, and it spat out the conversation in human (mostly plain English)? 

Well, right back at them - if you have a jailbroken iPhone now not only your hipster friends will think you are cool, but in any close encounter of the third kind you can just hand the little green creatures your handset, and tell them to load up Siri with whatever their language algorithm is.

Lingual is one of the Cydia tweaks that started multiplying when the Absinthe jailbreak tool was released for the iPhone 4S, and it translates words and phrases for you into 30 different languages, using the Bing translating tool. 

The Siri hack takes advantage of the newly released AssistantExtensions software, which allows 3rd party programs to take advantage of Siri's voice-recognition capabilities. The tweak is free and available in the Big Boss repo right now.

Hopefully Lingual will get the option to pronounce those foreign language words as well, so we can finally take the phrase "your steak is disgustingly undercooked", and shove it in the face of the locals with a monotonous robotic voice. Joy.

via TheVerge 


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