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.
Study finds that children can learn a second language in preschool
Interim results from an international research project which looks at bilingual education reveal that children can learn a second language as early as preschool.
Study calls for new approach to teaching English as a lingua franca
A study at the University of Leicester highlights the need for a new approach to the teaching of English pronunciation given that English is now a lingua franca, with more non-native speakers in the world than native speakers.
Catalonian researchers design smart room
A room with 85 microphones and eight cameras that act as the eyes and ears of a projected talking head that is capable of recognizing speakers and turning towards their position. The project by these UPC researchers ...
New linguistic tools can predict your dialect characteristics
A new linguistic study may make it possible to more accurately predict the dialect features people use based on their demographic characteristics and where they live. In a new article published in the September 2014 issue ...
Sonos says revenue doubled to $535 million in 2013
Wireless speaker maker Sonos Inc. says that its revenue in 2013 nearly doubled to $535 million in 2013.
NXP TFA9895 enhances mobile audio sound quality with multi-band speaker boost
Will your next mobile phone have built-in stereo speakers? As handset makers focus increasingly on audio quality, consumers can look forward to phones and other mobile devices that achieve higher sound quality ...
International team of students explores how working memory may help us learn second languages
Learning a new language can be a challenge, as new vocabulary and grammatical rules can be hard for some people to grasp. To address this issue, a group of linguistics graduate students are examining how a person's working ...
US team using Twitter, Facebook to fight militants
(AP)—The U.S. official who oversees American efforts to counter al-Qaida and other militants in the online battlefield keeps a quote on his desk from a "Most Wanted" jihadi from America's South. The Alabama ...
Immigrants who live, work together less apt to learn English, study finds
Adult immigrants living and working in places where they are surrounded by others who share their ethnic backgrounds are less likely to learn or be proficient in the English language, say two Purdue University researchers.
Softbank offers staff one mn yen to learn good English
Japanese mobile carrier Softbank, which made headlines over a $20 billion takeover of US-based Sprint Nextel, is offering employees an incentive to master English—one million yen.
VivoTab Smart Tablet with Intel Atom processor introduced
ASUS last week launched the VivoTab Smart tablet with 10.1-inch HD display and full Windows 8 experience.
Endangered languages get a Google protection plan
Google unveiled an online information exchange platform to try to give some extra lasting power to more than 3,000 endangered languages.
Zynga launched hot Draw Something game in China
Zynga launched "Draw Something" in China as it moved to get non-English speakers caught up in the craze for the mobile phone game based on representing words with pictures.