Finger-mounted reading device for the blind
Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory have built a prototype of a finger-mounted device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for visually impaired users. The device provides feedback—either ...
Purring tempo, sliding notes grab cats' attention
Kickstarter project – KEECKER – rolling robot entertainment center
Taking notes? TransProse algorithm turns novels into music
Study reveals a common beat in global music
A new study carried out by the University of Exeter and Tokyo University of the Arts has found that songs from around the world tend to share features, including a strong rhythm, that enable coordination ...
Message-bearing coffee foam taps printer mechanics
Apple bets on radio splash in streaming bid
In its bid to become a power in music streaming, Apple is devoting its vast resources to create what it hopes will be a first truly global radio station.
Audio overkill? Some question benefits of 'high-res' music
Its backers say it does for music lovers what ultra high-definition television has done for couch potatoes.
Apple aims to become online music powerhouse (Update 2)
Apple is making its play to shake up online music with a subscription service combining on-demand songs, streamed playlists and a social stage for musicians.
Apple set to turn up music dial
Apple is expected to unveil a ramped up music service Monday that builds on the iPhone maker's strengths in a challenge to Spotify, Pandora and other established players.
First evolutionary history of 50 years of music charts using big data analysis of sounds
Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together study the evolution of pop music. Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most substantial ...
Are Neanderthal bone flutes the work of Ice Age hyenas?
A study in Royal Society Open Science says that so called 'Neanderthal bone flutes' are no more than the damaged bones of cave bear cubs left by scavengers during the Ice Age.
Move over Mozart: Study shows cats prefer their own beat
As more animal shelters, primate centers and zoos start to play music for their charges, it's still not clear whether and how human music affects animals.
Spotify to replace Sony streaming music service
Swedish music streamer Spotify will provide the soundtrack for Sony devices, the companies said Wednesday, spelling the end to the streaming music service from the Japanese tech giant that invented the Walkman.