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.
How smartphone apps are revolutionising language learning
When the iPhone launched in 2007, few could have predicted the impact it would have on education. One of the most powerful developments in education has been the arrival of language learning apps.
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.
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.
Fluency outweighs pronunciation for understanding non-native English speakers
Pronunciation accuracy may not be the most important thing for making non-native English speakers easier to understand, but rather it is their fluency, including fewer pauses, restarts and speech rate, according to research ...
Review: Soulo converts iPad into karaoke machine
Karaoke lovers typically fall into two categories: Those who enjoy it, and those whose arms have to be twisted to get up and sing in public.
'Talking dictionaries' document vanishing languages
Digital technology is coming to the rescue of some of the world's most endangered languages. Linguists from National Geographic's Enduring Voices project who are racing to document and revitalize struggling languages are ...
Gadget Watch: Crystal clear sound in glass speaker
Ever tried to play a tune by rubbing the rim of a crystal wine glass?
BuzzFeed goes global in French, Spanish, Portuguese
BuzzFeed announced plans Monday for French, Spanish and Portuguese editions in a push to expand the footprint of the US-based social news website.
Google introduces home audio streaming service, Google Cast
Google unveiled Google Cast for audio on Monday, a new service that streams music to home audio players via smartphones.
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 ...
Taiwan's HTC unveils new flagship smartphone
Taiwan's HTC unveiled a new flagship smartphone in its domestic market Thursday with revamped designs which analysts said may boost the company's sluggish sales against rivals Apple and Samsung.
Hacker spaces offer havens for quirky ingenuity
In a cluttered fifth-floor studio in North Philadelphia, two huge pieces of plywood hang from the ceiling, pulsing in time with the music from a pair of high-end stereo speakers.