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Smart TV Exploit Means Hackers Can Watch You Watch TV

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Remember all the hubbub (now there's a word I never thought I'd use; thanks a lot, aging process) over Comcast's kind of, maybe plan to spy on subscribers through their cable box as they watch TV, fold their laundry, or engage in coitus? There was quite an outcry at the...
Smart TV Exploit Means Hackers Can Watch You Watch TV

Chirp: An App That Uses A Song To Share Pics

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Forget Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Chirp uses speakers and microphones to share photos and other information....
Chirp: An App That Uses A Song To Share Pics

How Kickstarter could disrupt public radio

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“We interrupt our regular program . . .” These words, uttered into microphones across the country every few months, are the beginning of a recurring nightmare for public radio. Listeners dread the seemingly never-ending pledge drives, and radio executives sweat over the fear that their funding goals aren’t being met in...
How Kickstarter could disrupt public radio
Photos: Black and white next-generation metal iPhone backs, mini-dock, taller screen, moved earphone jack present

Slimmer 13" Retina MacBook Pro, Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has proven to have relatively reliable information over the past several years, released a new research note last week highlighting his expectations for changes to Apple's notebook lineup at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). With Intel preparing to launch its latest Haswell processors...
Slimmer 13" Retina MacBook Pro, Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC
Google eyes enhanced video chat in latest Chrome beta

Sony reveals how the PlayStation 4 Eye works

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Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has been dropping a few more details about the how the company's latest camera sensor will work. Called the PlayStation 4 Eye, it comes with a pair of 1,280 x 800 cameras, four microphones and an 85-degree field of view. The two cameras are designed to...
Sony reveals how the PlayStation 4 Eye works

U.S. Carriers Unlikely to Support iPhone 5's Wideband Audio, European Support More Likely

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One of the iPhone 5 features highlighted by Phil Schiller during yesterday's introduction was wideband audio, which offers "crisper word clarity and more natural sounding speech" according to Apple's press release. Schiller noted that the feature requires carrier support and that it would be supported by over 20 carriers on...
U.S. Carriers Unlikely to Support iPhone 5's Wideband Audio, European Support More Likely

PS4 Eye promises to unlock your PlayStation at a glance, tips hat to Kinect

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Just finished watching Sony's "see the future" of PlayStation event? We hope you didn't blink, you might have missed a quick reveal of the next PlayStation Eye The optical sensor was overshadowed by the reveal of the DualShock 4, but it's nothing to scoff at -- the second generation...
PS4 Eye promises to unlock your PlayStation at a glance, tips hat to Kinect
SpiderSense ultrasound suit gives wearers a sixth sense

When Will Social Media Elect a President?

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 took place over seven venues, with 10,000-20,000 attendees and no microphones. One candidate would speak for an hour, followed by a 90-minute rebuttal and then a half-hour response from the original speaker (which alternated debate to debate). Read the rest of this post on the...
When Will Social Media Elect a President?

Japanese researchers show off 'interactive' plants: real leaves, artificial emotions

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Looking for a little more companionship from your household plants? Then a team of researchers from Keio University in Japan may have just the thing for you. They've developed a rather elaborate system that promises to lets plants react to you and display a variety of different emotions (see...
Japanese researchers show off 'interactive' plants: real leaves, artificial emotions

Taking Dictation

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Q: Can I hook up my iPhone to my iMac and dictate into a word processor? Or should I just dictate into the Notes app on the iPhone and send that by email? I am executor of my mom’s estate and she left a lot of written memories that I...
Taking Dictation

Clever bSafe Panic Alarm App Launches In US With Free Offer To New Yorkers

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The market for ‘panic alarm’ apps on smartphones is littered with simple apps which just make a lot of noise if you get attacked but not much else. This is a mistake. Smartphones have cameras, microphones, and can broadcast their location – basically everything you need to turn the phone...
Clever bSafe Panic Alarm App Launches In US With Free Offer To New Yorkers

Nokia wins injunction blocking sales of microphones for HTC One

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Nokia has accused supplier STMicroelectronics of selling microphones Nokia says it developed to rival HTC, and on Monday won an injunction in the Amsterdam District Court preventing their sale.STMicroelectronics must stop supplying HTC with the microphones used in the HTC One because they were invented by Nokia and manufactured...
Nokia wins injunction blocking sales of microphones for HTC One

Xbox One: chat headset not included

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Today Microsoft confirmed another disappointing detail about the Xbox One's launch -- unlike the Xbox 360 Pro SKU, it won't pack a chat headset in the box. In a statement to Ars Technica, the company extols the virtues of Kinect 2.0 and its multi-array microphones for chat across games,...
Xbox One: chat headset not included

A Plea to Professional Communicators - Don't Be Microphones

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A Plea to Professional Communicators - Don't Be Microphones
Padcaster iPad tripod mount and lens adapter combo now shipping for $189

Custom stand actually holds your microphones in place

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Any band can buy a regular mic stand. But getting one custom molded as cool as this? That’s a whole new level of awesome some seriously deep pockets. This stand is a construction of stainless steel with a brass quick-release from Artist Chris Conte. Commissioned by Adam Gontier of...
Custom stand actually holds your microphones in place

HTC says One's dual-membrane microphones block bad vibes

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Nobody expects studio quality recording from a smartphone, but the technology in HTC's recently launched One at least allows distortion free audio to be nabbed in the quietest or loudest environments, according to the company's blog. Describing BoomSound tech, HTC says the system brings two dual-membrane MEMS microphones to...
HTC says One's dual-membrane microphones block bad vibes

Get Ready to Control Your Android Phone With the Wave of a Hand

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Google Android handsets with front-facing cameras can now be controlled using simple hand gestures, courtesy of eyeSight Mobile Technologies. The privately held Israeli company uses a phone’s camera to monitor for gestures, which are then software-interpreted into commands such as map zooming, digital audio playback or phone call receipt. eyeSight...
Get Ready to Control Your Android Phone With the Wave of a Hand

New Google Chrome beta lets webcams go plugin-free, video chat gets a lot less Flashy

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Google has been talking up the prospects of integrating WebRTC into Chrome for the past several months. It's now ready to put theory into practice with a fresh beta of the web browser. The upgrade uses WebRTC to let typical microphones and webcams talk to the browser without using...
New Google Chrome beta lets webcams go plugin-free, video chat gets a lot less Flashy
Leaked: If This New BlackBerry Is Real, It's Going To Be A Beast (RIMM)

The DeanBeat: Gaming's biggest 'suit' gets ready for the craziness of the E3 trade show

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The orgy of games is approaching. OK, the organizers of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) don’t call it that. But that’s what it is. The video game industry is expecting to draw 45,000 to 50,000 professionals and journalists to the Los Angeles Convention Center starting on June 9. Although...
The DeanBeat: Gaming's biggest 'suit' gets ready for the craziness of the E3 trade show
WWDC 2013: Slimmer Retina MacBook Pro w/1080P camera and MacBook Air microphone improvements expected
REPORT: Apple Will Release A New Version Of The MacBook Air Next Week (AAPL)
Apple announces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
How Olympic audio engineers create a hyperreal sound experience

Say hi to Mom on the big screen with Logitech's new HD Skype camera for TVs

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If you’ve ever been on Skype with the family and thought their faces were too small, Logitech’s got a new toy for you. The just-announced TV Cam HD comes with built-in Skype capability and connects to TVs via an HDMI input. The Skype-certified camera works over Wi-Fi or Ethernet. It comes...
Say hi to Mom on the big screen with Logitech's new HD Skype camera for TVs
Russian SAR-400 robot wants to show you what it feels like to touch Mars
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