'Orca ears' inspire researchers to develop ultrasensitive undersea microphone
(PhysOrg.com) -- Stanford researchers have developed a microphone that can be used at any depth in the ocean, even under crushing pressure, and is sensitive to a wide range of sounds, from a whisper in a library ...
Nintendo debuts touchscreen Wii successor
Nintendo has introduced the world to the Wii's touchy new big brother: the Wii U.
Robots learn to create language
Google turns Android smartphones into interpreters
Google on Wednesday began turning Android-powered smartphones into interpreters with experimental software that lets the handsets translate conversations in real time.
Gadgets: Pioneer speaker system rocks out
iPhone 4 review: Nice phone, too bad about antenna problem, lack of LTE
Apple's iPhone 4 is a beautiful device, one of the nicest in the growing field of amazing smartphones on sale this summer. The software gives its touch-screen controls a buttery smoothness, plus a few handy ...
Gadgets: Ultra portable video camera trades fun for video/audio quality
The uCorder video camera from iRes Technology is not the greatest you can buy, but it might be the one you can have the most fun with.
Safely anchored at sea
(PhysOrg.com) -- Different layers of the seabed reflect sound waves in a specific way. German researchers are harnessing the benefits of this fact to efficiently track down suitable offshore sites for wind ...
Gadgets: Studio quality audio on the go
The digital era has consumed many enthusiasts with capturing photos and video, but not far behind is the need to capture high-quality audio.
Samsung demonstrates the first LTE netbook
Samsung Electronics is demonstrating the world’s first Long Term Evolution (LTE) netbook PC at Mobile World Congress 2010. Samsung’s own in-house designed LTE modem chipset, Kalmia, enabled the development ...
iPhones are musical instruments in new course and ensemble (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- iPhones are being used as musical instruments in a new course at the University of Michigan.
Ecologists sound out new solution for monitoring cryptic species
Ecologists have at last worked out a way of using recordings of birdsong to accurately measure the size of bird populations. This is the first time sound recordings from a microphone array have been translated into accurate ...
Gadgets: Kodak Zi8 takes great video for under $200
Kodak's Zi8 video camera is outstanding, but to me what makes it great compared to similar models from other manufacturers is the unlimited amount of storage.
Sony to launch new motion controller next spring
(AP) -- Sony plans to release a new motion controller next spring for the PlayStation 3 video game console.