Sounds Crazy: This Algorithm Detects Emotions Better Than The Human Ear

Think about the last time you called into a customer service support line and were frustrated, or angry, or desperate. Think about your voice, and the way you sounded when you received prompts from an automated voice system asking you to describe your problem or tell the system what you needed help with. What if [...]

Rick Roll Google Glass Voice Command

How to Rick Roll Anyone Wearing Google Glass

Want to have a little harmless fun with someone you see wearing Google Glass? Thanks to Google Glass Voice Commands, it’s actually pretty easy. Just walk up to them within range of their headset and say: OK Glass, make a call to 985-655-2500. The phone number goes directly to a pre-recorded Rick Roll, courtesy of [...]


Mind Controlled Siri [VIDEO]

Duane Cash, an iOS developer for Honda R&D Americas, has posted a video that allegedly shows him controlling Siri with is brain. Duane describes the project: This is a one of my initial tests using a brainwave-reading device to control some custom Siri functions on a iPhone. For the first speech recognition segment I wave [...]


Dragon Drive! Dictation in Your Car

Nuance Communications unveiled the latest in talking-car technology early last week with their new Siri-like voice platform. Dragon Drive replicates the functionality of Siri so that drivers can initiate a conversation to perform common tasks rather than take their hands off the wheel. The platform allows users to send and receive texts and emails via [...]

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3 Computing Innovations To Change The Future

With technology progressing at a rapid rate, it’s no wonder that innovators are looking at such concepts as speech, sight and gesture control as soon to be achievable. Check out the list below for a look at the newest and most interesting innovations in the computing world. Computing Innovations For The Future Speech Control: Speech [...]


These Robot Bunny Things Want To Manage Your Tech Needs

Technology keeps getting better, cheaper, and…weirder.  At this year’s CES show, U.K.-based company Violet announced that their brainchild product, known as Karotz, are now for sale via their website, What are Karotz?  They are cute little bunny-things that will pretty much handle all of your tech needs for you.  Need to answer an email?  [...]