Nintendo debuts touchscreen Wii successor
Nintendo has introduced the world to the Wii's touchy new big brother: the Wii U.
One world, one sound
The world is composed of multiple languages, cultures, races and religions, but among this diversity our eyes see, it is possible that the world is more united through our ears.
Robots learn to create language
Fusion of work and play shapes Lenovo laptops
Chinese computer colossus Lenovo is infusing its leading business laptops with more fun features as Internet Age lifestyles blur lines between work and play.
Polish teenagers speak English like locals, study shows
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of linguists studying Eastern European youngsters in the UK have found they learn to speak English like locals.
Bilinguals get the blues
(PhysOrg.com) -- Learning a foreign language literally changes the way we see the world, according to new research.
Juggling languages can build better brains
Once likened to a confusing tower of Babel, speaking more than one language can actually bolster brain function by serving as a mental gymnasium, according to researchers.
Bilinguals find it easier to learn a third language
The study also found that Russian speakers had a better grasp of Hebrew than Hebrew speakers themselves. "Learning a mother tongue and preserving it does not compromise the ability to learn an additional language. The opposite ...
Gadgets: Monster's Mobile Jamz headphones deliver
Monster's Mobile Jamz high-performance music headphones not only put the finishing touch on any portable music system with great sound, but also help you get the music from computer to portable device.
A virtual Babylonian comeback 2,000 years after disappearence of natives
Almost 2,000 years after its last native speakers disappeared, the sound of Ancient Babylonian is being lined up for an unlikely comeback, in an online audio archive.
Study finds language barriers may play role in health care disparities
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have found that individuals who do not speak English at home are less likely to receive colorectal cancer ...
Gadgets: Pioneer speaker system rocks out
Foreign accents make speakers seem less truthful to listeners
A foreign accent undermines a person's credibility in ways that the speaker and the listener don't consciously realize, new research at the University of Chicago shows.
Gadgets: Keep your laptop -- and your lap -- cool with TuneFan
The TuneFan from Macally is a great accessory to cool any laptop -- regardless of whether it's used at a desk or on your lap.