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Acoustic Caller ID

This Microsoft patent for acoustic caller ID seems ingenious. Instead of relying on the phone company to ID by easily spoofed phone numbers, the system IDs by voice. That way, callers can be identified from whatever line they call from, cell, voip, landline, and gas station pay phone. Of course, that means the caller…

Color-Changing Caller ID

For readers who still have land-lines, this Color-Call caller ID should be quite useful. First you set it up by assigning color groups to people who call in—blue for family, green for friends, red for work, for example. Then, when people in these groups call in, the caller ID will light up with that color, allowing…

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