Fujifilm shows off bendable 'Beat' diaphragm speaker
Automatic speaker tracking in audio recordings
A central topic in spoken-language-systems research is what's called speaker diarization, or computationally determining how many speakers feature in a recording and which of them speaks when. Speaker diarization ...
Beyond proficiency: How early English exposure influences non-native speakers
Non-native speakers exposed to English before moving to America are more likely to use the language in their daily lives in the United States, according to a report led by Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public ...
Review: Sonos Play:1 packs big sound in small unit
I've been looking around for a while for a way to wire up my home for sound, without all the wires. I hadn't been satisfied with the options, partly because of the high prices. Then I met Sonos' Play:1.
Review: Kindle Fire HD screen is a big improvement (Update)
(AP)—Buying movies and TV shows to watch on the Kindle Fire will be a lot more appealing now that Amazon's tablet computer sports a much more vibrant screen.
Review: HTC One impresses but software disappoints
Ready for the battle of the phones? This year's crop of high-end smartphones is starting to emerge, like bear cubs crawling out of their burrows, sniffing the spring air. First out is the HTC One, a handsome, ...
The sound of silence: an end to noisy communications
It has happened to almost everyone. You are sitting on a train or a bus and someone right next to you is annoyingly shouting into his or her mobile phone.
Japanese company develops world's first ultra-thin piezoelectric waterproof speaker
New translator app makes sense of foreign-language food menus
Researchers have created an application that enables cell phones and other portable devices to translate foreign-language food menus for English speakers and could be used for people who must follow restricted ...
Robots learn to create language
Review: Nexus 10 tablet showcases Google media play
(AP)—When I first turned on Google's new tablet computer, I immediately thought of it as a mere conduit to Google services.
Pledgers step up for plasma speakers
Bilinguals get the blues
(PhysOrg.com) -- Learning a foreign language literally changes the way we see the world, according to new research.
Nintendo debuts touchscreen Wii successor
Nintendo has introduced the world to the Wii's touchy new big brother: the Wii U.