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In Brazil, to avoid problems with the menu for the 2014 world cup, some (a few, unfortunatelly) restaurants are using a technology that a client can use an app, where you can write your order in your native language and it sends to the kitchen translated to portuguese. This technology is an effort to make the turist life easier because the waiters are not always prepaired to recieve international clients. It's going to be implemented by the end of this year, and the app is called Babel, is free, and is based on augmented reality translated system
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