Without further commentary, here's a new short film set to Robert F. Kennedy speech at the Cleveland City Club, on April 5, 1968: The Mindless Menace of Violence. After today's events in France, it seems appropriate. Senator Kennedy was assassinated on June 6, 1968, only two months after these words. Dr. King was…
We listen to our own voice when we talk – it helps us monitor what we're saying. But simultaneous interpreters have to translate one language into another in real time, so they learn to ignore themselves.
If you and your partner are expecting a new addition to the family, now might be a good time to clean up your language. New research suggests that babies begin to pick up language from within the womb.
We have an explanation on how Apple became so successful: Steve Jobs might've been from the future. That's not true, of course, but to hear him nail so many predictions about modern technology back in 1983 it begins to feel like the only explanation.
While there's no denying that your ability to get the partner of your dreams might require some smooth talking, it's always seemed somewhat of an imprecise science. Now, research suggests that the secret to success lies in the way you use your pronouns.
Ever wonder what you'd sound like speaking German? Or maybe Mandarin? Microsoft Research has a new technology they're cooking up which will take the sound of your voice and synthesize it as part a spoken language translator.
Not only do pygmy goats have accents, but they tend to pick up the characteristic "BAAAAAAAAAAA" of the locals bleating around them.
You'd expect a speech as famous and powerful as MLK Jr's 'I Have a Dream' to be a part of the public domain already. Nope. Instead, the rights of the speech are held by MLK's family.
This is horrifying. Professor Hideyuki Sawada of Kagawa University demonstrated this rubbery nightmare today that can imitate human speech. It's only a matter of time before someone tries to have sex with it.While all this is really impressive, it's still unsettling to watch.
The White House has finally decided how it will handle official photos now that it canned fake photo shoots. From now on, one and only one photographer will document a historic speech as it happens.
Say good-bye to reenactments and fake photo shoots in the White House. President Obama decided these staged photo ops were "a bad idea" and ended this long-standing practice. He would say that after getting caught-out, wouldn't he.
Apple's mammoth North Carolina server farm just got a little less mysterious. Fitting a (very big) piece into the Siri buyout puzzle, Apple's reportedly holding hands with the voice recognition experts at Nuance to give your next iPhone speech superpowers.
If you ever want to steal something in spy movies, you need to tear out somebody's eyeball or fake their voice. AT&T Safe will bring that same level of security to your online accounts with an iPhone app.
Using the iPhone and Android phones as touch remotes is effectively old school at this point. Next up, telling your TV what to watch—which is what's next for AT&T and likely, U-Verse customers.
Microsoft's motion gaming peripheral is, if executed correctly, quite possibly the future of gaming. It might even be the future of Windows 8 and computers everywhere. But how much fun is playing with Kinect right now?
We usually assume words are just a way of expressing ideas already in our heads. But what if it's the other way around? Some linguists say the languages we speak fundamentally alter the way we think, and even perceive reality.
We've all seen futuristic movies with awesome Hal and Jarvis computers that are smart enough to recognize what we want them to do. They're like people. Today's computers are learning to be like that and they're already replacing us.
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.