Microsoft debuted some very cool tech at the inaugural Re/Code Conference. Skype Translator combines three technologies (speech recognition, text-to-speech and machine translation) to provide near real-time translation. How it works is Speaker A talks, Skype Translator recognizes the words and transcribes them into text, then, the text transcription of Speaker A is translated into the language of Speaker B. Lastly, it’s voice-synthesized into Speaker B’s language. Amazing days. More here.