Google's making sure that Chrome's ascendancy is a global phenomenon, using a uniquely Google trick: It's building automatic machine translation into the browser itself. Is Google trying to turn the planet into a happy chattering Net family?
Google's revealed it's working on extensions to its smartphone voice-control powers, debuted in the Nexus One, that'll automatically translate between languages. It's the stuff of pure utopian science fiction. But is it a good idea?