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YouTube Gets Automatic Captioning For All Videos [YouTube]

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Today, YouTube is rolling out automatic captioning for all videos uploaded to the service, using Google's speech recognition service. You can see a demo in the video above. Automatic captioning with Google speech recognition was launched in November. This only had a few selected education partners to test out...
YouTube Gets Automatic Captioning For All Videos [YouTube]
Hugvie is a robotic cushion that adds physical sensation to your phone calls

Google Is Run By Geniuses. So How Could It Be So Stupid? (GOOG)

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Google got busted by the Wall Street Journal last night for bypassing built-in privacy settings on the Safari Web browser on iPhones and iPads. This is one of the dumbest things Google has done in a long time. Here's a company getting investigated by multiple government agencies for all...
Google Is Run By Geniuses. So How Could It Be So Stupid? (GOOG)

NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

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Earlier this week, we wrote about an excellent and detailed article in Wired about the efforts by the NSA to collect and store pretty much all communications data they could get their hands on -- whether originating in the US or not (despite clear rules that the NSA is only...
NSA Insists It Doesn't Have 'The Ability' To Spy On American Emails, Texts, Etc.

Keeping Close Track of Chats, Word for Word

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People store their emails and photos online to keep them from being lost. But what about phone conversations and text messages? We test new services that record, store and transcribe these, as well....
Keeping Close Track of Chats, Word for Word

Ray Kurzweil Says He'll Get 'Unlimited Funds' to Work on AI at Google

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(Wikipedia.) Last month, Ray Kurzweil, the unofficial president of the singularity booster club, took a job at Google. This, of course, inspired much breathless speculation about just how a company in possession of an enormous treasure trove of our data plans to employ such a thinker. Well today we got...
Ray Kurzweil Says He'll Get 'Unlimited Funds' to Work on AI at Google

Gadgetwise Blog: LED Cases Call Attention to Your Calls

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If having overly loud phone conversations in public places isn't getting you enough attention, you might consider the OMG iPhone case from Sillybrandz. It has LEDs that illuminate the case when the phone is used....
Gadgetwise Blog: LED Cases Call Attention to Your Calls
A brief history of the videophone in film

Google Patents Technology to Serve Ads Based on Background Noise

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A new Google patent could enable the search giant to base advertising on background noise during phone conversations, although the scope of the patent is much......
Google Patents Technology to Serve Ads Based on Background Noise

Jambox Grows Up, Gets Bigger

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The worst-kept recent secret in tech — aside from Google Drive — is out: Audio-gadget maker Jawbone has created a monster Jambox. The original Jambox, for those not familiar, is a nifty Bluetooth-equipped speaker that wirelessly connects with the iPhone, iPad and Android phones to play music. It’s easy to...
Jambox Grows Up, Gets Bigger

Zendesk announces integrated call center service for the UK and 10 other European countries

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Zendesk, the cloud-based help desk platform has announced the launch of Zendesk Voice in the UK and Europe. The company creates an affordable way for businesses to set up an integrated call center quickly, with no extra hardware all while synchronising call information. “With voice integration, Zendesk allows customers to set...
Zendesk announces integrated call center service for the UK and 10 other European countries

PlaceRaider app lets phone camera spy on people

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Malware that runs on Android cell phones and can let attackers perform remote reconnaissance and virtual theft is the handiwork of academic and military researchers. They call it "visual malware" dubbed PlaceRaider that uses the phone's camera and other sensors to create three-dimensional models of indoor environments that bad...
PlaceRaider app lets phone camera spy on people

The 404 1,113: Where there's a ghost in the wires (podcast)

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Are separate Talking and No-Talking sections a viable solution for diners looking to keep the peace from annoying phone conversations? On today's 404, we'll talk about a restaurant in LA instituting a 5% discount to eat without your phone, an army of Chinese noodle-making robots, and the winners of our...
The 404 1,113: Where there's a ghost in the wires (podcast)

Keeping Close Track of Chats, Word for Word

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People store their emails, photos and documents online to keep them from being lost or accidentally deleted. But what about the records we never save to begin with, like phone conversations and text messages? These hold a lot of useful data and can sometimes be the only point of reference...
Keeping Close Track of Chats, Word for Word

ForcePhone from Nokia Research, HIIT sends positive vibes with a squeeze

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Most device vibration technology is used as pure feedback -- either confirmation that you've pressed something or that you've come across an obstacle. If a prototype developed by Nokia Research and the Helsinki Institute of Information Technology ever translates to production, however, it'll be as much a part of...
ForcePhone from Nokia Research, HIIT sends positive vibes with a squeeze

Triangulating On Truth - The Totalitarian State

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The Guardian breaks a big story yesterday – a court document authorizing the FBI and NSA to secretly collect customer phone records. All of them, for all Verizon customers. Then today the Washington Post breaks an even bigger story – a leaked presentation stating that the NSA is “tapping directly...
Triangulating On Truth - The Totalitarian State

What does the future hold for the mobile industry?

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When consultants, strategists and visionaries worldwide were still contemplating ‘The Future Of Mobile’ only 6 years ago, we were all blindsided by an even bigger phenomena: the post-PC era. Suddenly “the future of mobile” sounded like something from an old Nokia business plan. The word mobile means “capable of being moved”....
What does the future hold for the mobile industry?

The Leveson inquiry is irrelevant to 21st-century journalism | Emily Bell

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The judge's findings will address the nefarious behaviour of newspapers but not the vast array of media on the internetJust as nature abhors a vacuum, the internet abhors geo-specific regulation. I may read about a contempt of court ruling in the UK, I Google a related name and the restricted...
The Leveson inquiry is irrelevant to 21st-century journalism | Emily Bell

iPad Mini Confirmed to Carry Stereo Speakers

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In something of a surprise, Friday's launch of the iPad mini will apparently mark the first time an iOS device carries stereo speakers. It appears that Apple's move to the smaller Lightning dock connector has left enough space for an additional speaker along the bottom edge of the device, although...
iPad Mini Confirmed to Carry Stereo Speakers

Google patents tech to serve ads based on background noise

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A new Google patent could enable the search giant to base advertising on background noise during phone conversations, although the scope of the patent is much broader....
Google patents tech to serve ads based on background noise

Lively Is An Activity Sharing Platform That Helps You Keep Tabs On Your Independently Living Parents Or Grandparents

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There are approximately 11.3 million elderly Americans that live independently in their own homes. Although many seniors choose to live by themselves without any assistance, it can be a challenge for their children to ensure their parents are doing alright. Lively is an innovative service that helps you keep tabs...
Lively Is An Activity Sharing Platform That Helps You Keep Tabs On Your Independently Living Parents Or Grandparents

What The NSA Wants To Know About You and Your Phone

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So now we know. We know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the US Government is tracking phone calls made by American citizens both within domestic borders, and to parties outside the country. Strangely, it took a British newspaper to reveal this fact. The Guardian reported yesterday that it...
What The NSA Wants To Know About You and Your Phone

O2 owner Telefónica develops tech to analyse voice tone

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Company says linguistic analysis engine will only be used with opt-in consent, but analysts warn that consumers will be waryTelefónica, owner of the O2 network in Britain, is developing technology that listens in on personal calls to draw up a psychological profile of a speaker according to their tone of...
O2 owner Telefónica develops tech to analyse voice tone

FISA Fail: Senate To Keep Spying On Citizens

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In a blow to civil rights, and seemingly the Fourth Amendment, the Senate this morning voted to approve a bill that reauthorizes a foreign surveillance program that keeps tabs on peoples' emails and phone conversations, all without a warrant. While the whole country waits on pins and needles for the...
FISA Fail: Senate To Keep Spying On Citizens

U.S. Government Denies Reports That NSA Listens To Domestic Calls Without Legal Authorization

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Yesterday, a CNET story that alleged that the NSA disclosed during a secret Capital Hill briefing that its analysts can listen to domestic phone calls “simply based on an analyst deciding that,” got a lot of play in the tech and political blogosphere. Today, however, the Office of the Director...
U.S. Government Denies Reports That NSA Listens To Domestic Calls Without Legal Authorization

Clarity Ensemble phone for the hard of hearing captions calls on the fly

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LAS VEGAS--A phone for the people with hearing loss might sound like a flawed premise, but Clarity's Ensemble seems like a good fit for the elderly and hard of hearing. The company was showing off the unit at its booth at CES, and I stopped by for a closer...
Clarity Ensemble phone for the hard of hearing captions calls on the fly

Why overhearing mobile phone conversations is so annoying

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The reason why people find overheard mobile phone conversations so annoying has been solved by scientists....
Why overhearing mobile phone conversations is so annoying
We Don't Need a Digital Sabbath, We Need More Time

Broken Hearts Can Now Be Mended Via Text Message ^_^

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(flickr.com/roland) Going to therapy is not only costly, but it's just so empire. Know what the hip new way to confront your emotional problems is? Texting about them, of course. Sociologists and psychologists have always argued that in-person communication trumps the digital when it comes to catharsis, but IT World reports that...
Broken Hearts Can Now Be Mended Via Text Message ^_^

What It's Like To Quit Facebook: Severe Withdrawal Followed By A More Amazing Life

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On January 1, Mike McGlade made a tough decision. He quit Facebook. What started as an experiment has turned into a better way of life for the startup CRO. McGlade says he experienced "withdrawal" during the first few weeks. After that, he filled his new-found free time with phone conversations...
What It's Like To Quit Facebook: Severe Withdrawal Followed By A More Amazing Life
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