Hearing Morgan Freeman talk on helium is pretty damn hilarious

Blessed with the calming voice of a warm blanket on a cold night, Morgan Freeman is basically the best narrator for nearly every documentary and most life situations. I could listen him talk about anything and it would feel important. But what about Morgan Freeman on helium? How's that sound? Hilarious. » 5/23/14 12:54am 5/23/14 12:54am

How To Donate Your Voice To Someone Who Can't Speak

Here's a good deed you can do without parting with a single thing. Synthetic voices for people who have lost the ability to speak only come in generic types—think of Stephen Hawking's voice—but one fascinating project wants to build custom voices for each person. To do that they need your help: specifically, a… » 3/21/14 11:20am 3/21/14 11:20am

Wow, watch this guy nail the voices of 33 different Simpsons characters

Listen to super talented voice actor Brock Baker zip through 33 different Simpsons impressions in 5 minutes. His Homer takes a little getting used to but he nails a good chunk of them. There are a few that are pitch perfect (like his Fat Tony). Anyway, it all adds up to a very fun watch. » 2/28/14 8:43pm 2/28/14 8:43pm

Wikipedia's Adding Voice Recordings to Famous People's Biographies

Imagine being able to hear a great historical figure's voice. It would add such richness to the facts and dates about her or his life. Starting today, Wikipedia will make that possible with the Wikipedia Voice Intro Project, adding short voice recordings to the online encyclopedia. And that's truly awesome. » 1/25/14 5:57pm 1/25/14 5:57pm

These Synthesia Glasses Help Blind People “See” Via Sonar

People who have been blind since a young age can sometimes learn to develop a sort of low-grade echolocation. This technique, used by the likes of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Ronnie Milsap, and Ben Underwood, works much the same way as it does in bats and dolphins. But people who have just recently lost their sight… » 7/12/13 11:30am 7/12/13 11:30am

Your Voice Is Your Password with Barclay's Phone Verification System

The days of having to remember your childhood dog's mother's maiden name or what street your first high school mascot lived on could soon be a thing of the past. Barclay Wealth has recently introduced a verification system that uses biometrics, rather than random facts, to confirm your are who you say you are. » 5/09/13 6:40pm 5/09/13 6:40pm

Why You Might Sound Like a Smurf on Venus

Ever wondered what natural sounds you would hear on another planet? Although some spacecraft have carried microphones, sound has never been reliably recorded in an alien atmosphere. But now, thanks to simulations created by Tim Leighton from the University of Southampton, UK, and his team, you can hear what Mars and… » 4/04/12 5:00pm 4/04/12 5:00pm