"WaitChatter" app teaches vocabulary during moments in between texts
The average person spends 10 to 15 minutes a day waiting for texts and instant-message (IM) replies, according to an analysis by Carrie Cai, a PhD student at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence ...
Skype opens door to real-time translation feature
Microsoft-owned Skype on Tuesday cleared the way for anyone to use a new feature that translates video chats or instant messages in real time.
Survey of rhyme reveals a new possibility for one of the essential units of language
It was in grade school classes that most of us first learned about the syllable—the tiny unit of organization for speech sounds, bundles of which can be combined to construct words, phrases, sentences, ...
How we learn to pronounce the unfamiliar sounds in a foreign language
A new Emmy Noether Research Group at LMU focuses on how we learn to pronounce the unfamiliar sounds in a foreign language, and why it is often difficult for us to avoid errors in pronunciation that we pounce ...
Parents experience FOMO on Internet speak
If you tell your mum she's fleek, she probably won't get the compliment—social media is driving a rapid evolution of the English language that is leaving parents baffled, a study suggested Friday.
An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools
Bill Shorten's recent announcement that, if elected, a Labor Government would "ensure that computer coding is taught in every primary and secondary school in Australia" has brought attention to an increasing ...
Reviving the Iban alphabet
A Malaysian indigenous group has revived its alphabet from the brink of extinction, thanks to specially designed computer fonts.
Singapore PM praised after sharing Sudoku-solver code
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has revealed his computer programming skills after sharing on Facebook a Sudoku puzzle-solver code he wrote.