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 would be ...

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.

Researchers developing new systems to improve voice recognition

Graduate students and researchers at UT Dallas have developed novel systems that can identify speaking voices despite conditions that can make it harder to make out a voice, such as whispering, speaking through various emotions, ...

Linguistic puzzler

Wandering through his university's library in São Paulo one day in 2002, Rafael Nonato noticed a book titled "Language." Curious, he pulled it off the shelf.

Review: HTC One's interface sullies a great-looking phone

HTC's new One is a smartphone I like to hold but don't like to use. I love its design and some of its top features. But I found other key features disappointing, including the One's revamped interface, which is a confusing ...

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