Do you have someone in your family that just absolutely refuses to IM you using proper grammar, maybe even complete sentences? Are you sick of having to go to Urban Dictionary just to look up what the crap that hellion is talking about?
Well Cre8txt, a UK based company, has got a solution, you plug this remote looking thing into your computer and it will work its magic and do translations for you. It appears to work both ways, both converting their l33t sp3@k into common English and also offering you the option to speak their language, to an extent.
It apparently works a lot like SMS with the keypad on this thing. The only downside is you can no longer blame their further bastardization of the English language for neglecting to comprehend what they are saying.
Keypad translates texting gibberish [via crave]