Synthetic speech system puts a dampener on noisy announcements
Public announcements in noisy places – such as railway stations, airports, or sports venues – could become quieter and clearer in future, thanks to new research.
Millions of tracks at the fingertips of music researchers
Online digital music services, such as Last.fm and Spotify, contain semantic information produced by users worldwide about millions of music tracks. A new method now enables exploiting this vast source of ...
New software is able to trace paths amidst a music jungle
The Genezik software, conceived by researchers from the Signal Processing Laboratory at EPFL (LTS2), offers an innovative approach to playlist making and to rediscovering forgotten songs. This is one of the ...
Pandora posts in-line 1Q loss, upbeat sales
(AP)—Internet radio company Pandora reported higher-than-expected revenue in the latest quarter, with losses in line with analysts' forecasts, as the number of subscribers who pay for ad-free listening rose above 2.5 million.
Streaming music gains in US market
Streaming music services like Pandora online radio are gaining fast among US listeners under age 35, a survey showed Tuesday.
Perfecting sound quality in-ear
An audio pioneer who has worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Bon Jovi and Pink Floyd, Stephen Ambrose is on a quest to perfect sound quality. His most recent innovation is a modification for ear buds, ...
Recreate the concert in the living room
Hear music of concert hall quality at any place in the room from a stereo recording. The device created by EPFL spin-off Illusonic creates an "acoustic space."
Pandora founder isn't worried about competition, even from Apple
Online music service Pandora isn't sweating over recent media reports that Apple is developing a similar offering tailored to personalized music tastes.
European online radio platform Radionomy hits US
Radionomy.com on Tuesday launched its online radio platform in the US, putting its spin on a market dominated by the likes of Pandora and Spotify.
Pandora loss shrinks as revenue rises
Internet radio firm Pandora on Wednesday reported that its revenue climbed in the recently-ended quarter but that it still lost money due in large part to royalties paid out for songs.
Music choice reflects mood
(Phys.org) -- What kind of music are you in the mood for? A new smartphone app designed to recommend music according to how listeners feel could provide insight into teen mental health.
School pupils learn about practical philosophy
Children could learn valuable lessons in responsible citizenship, such as making moral judgements and informed choices, through taking part in philosophical dialogue, according to researchers at the University of Strathclyde.
Language learning through hip-hop music
Listeners can learn new vocabulary through hip-hop music, even though the lyrics may be difficult to understand, according to a study published in the Dec. 21 issue of the online journal PLoS ONE.
Smartphone battery life could dramatically improve with new invention
A new "subconscious mode" for smartphones and other WiFi-enabled mobile devices could extend battery life by as much as 54 percent for users on the busiest networks.