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 ...
Fujifilm shows off bendable 'Beat' diaphragm speaker
Japanese company develops world's first ultra-thin piezoelectric waterproof speaker
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.
Wearable technology can help with public speaking
Speaking in public is the top fear for many people. Now, researchers from the Human-Computer Interaction Group at the University of Rochester have developed an intelligent user interface for "smart glasses" ...
Grammatical habits in written English reveal linguistic features of non-native speakers' languages
Computer scientists at MIT and Israel's Technion have discovered an unexpected source of information about the world's languages: the habits of native speakers of those languages when writing in English.
Researchers use 3D printing to produce interactive speakers of any shape
Forget everything you know about what a loudspeaker should look like. Scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh have developed methods using a 3D printer to produce electrostatic loudspeakers that can take ...
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: 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, ...
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.
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.
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 ...
Pledgers step up for plasma speakers
Nintendo debuts touchscreen Wii successor
Nintendo has introduced the world to the Wii's touchy new big brother: the Wii U.