It's not just your TV listening in to your conversation
Be careful what you say in front of your new television, following reports that Samsung's new Smart TVs are now being programmed to listen to every word you say and send it over the internet to a third party ...
Eavesdropping concerns in Samsung smart TVs (Update)
Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.
Got charisma? Look for it in your voice
Considering a run for political office? How you sound may be just as important as what you say in terms of projecting yourself as a dynamic leader.
Out with the keyboard as talk takes over typing
With the recent acquisition by Facebook of voice-recognition company Wit.ai, all four major players in the post-PC market (Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook) now have a significant infrastructure for ...
GPS-loaded helmet offers easier trip for motorcyclists
When things go wrong: Scholar explores audiovisual technologies used to record and reconstruct accidents
Modern society's extraordinary preoccupation with accidents is also a preoccupation of UC Santa Barbara's Greg Siegel and is at the heart of a new book that examines a centuries-old cultural and scientific ...
Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick doesn't match Chromecast, Apple TV or Roku
Amazon is determined to be a player in the market for digital media devices, gadgets that allow users to stream movies, television shows and music from the Internet to their televisions and living room entertainment ...
Hawking warns AI 'could spell end of human race'
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that development of artificial intelligence could mean the end of humanity.
Hawking's speech software goes open source for disabled
The system that helps Stephen Hawking communicate with the outside world will be made available online from January in a move that could help millions of motor neurone disease sufferers, scientists said Tuesday.
Name that voice: Mathematica catches impersonations
The science of charismatic voices
When a right-wing Italian politician named Umberto Bossi suffered a severe stroke in 2004, his speech became permanently impaired. Strangely, this change impacted Bossi's perception among his party's followers—from appearing ...
Japan toymaker unveils tiny talking, singing humanoid
Japanese toymaker Tomy on Wednesday unveiled a multi-talented humanoid robot, named "Robi jr.," which can converse using some 1,000 phrases and belt out about 50 songs, as well as move its limbs and head.
Voice search: Google has numbers on who, why, where
A look at how your voice is being used to ID you
Businesses and governments around the world are increasingly turning to voice biometrics, which sometimes are described as voiceprints, to replace passwords and fight fraud. A look at this fast-growing technology: