Google adds speech recognition to its search engine

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Speech recognition searches may take time for web users to get used to.

Asking a computer out loud for information is seen as a futurist idea right out of science fiction.  But Google is trying to change that.  They are adding speech recognition to its search engine which will release technology that will allow any browser, website, or app to use the feature.

 

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Artist Stelarc’s Extra Ear Project At The Exit Art Gallery

Artist Stelarc’s Extra Ear Project At The Exit Art Gallery

Extra Ear Project 

Luckily for us, the Australian performance artist known as Stelarc, formerly Stelios Arcadiou, is not prone to sensationalism.  He only wants to transform his body into a portal on the internet. Which is why visitors to Exit Art, a gallery in Midtown Manhattan, are being treated to a video of Stelarc’s left arm being cut up like a rare tenderloin to implant what will eventually be a Bluetooth-enabled artificial ear.
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The Spy ID Card Micro Camera

The Spy Pass Card Micro Camera 

Cameras are getting so small, they could be hidden just about anywhere. Case in point: this new spy camera that’s nestled snugly inside a trade show badge. The $174 tinycam shoots video at a low-rez 352×288, and snags stills at a higher-rez 1280×1024. Once you’ve grabbed the shots you need, plug it into a PC via USB for transfer and charging.

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Vocal Joystick Allows Disabled To Use Computers

Vocal Joystick Allows Disabled To Use Computers 

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed the ‘Vocal Joystick’ software, which allows disabled people to use computers in a better way. The software allows the computer to be driven by sound, in pace of the conventional functioning mouse. The difference between the Vocal Joystick and other technologies is that it does not use standard voice recognition technology and instead detects basic sounds at about 100 times a second and generates a fluid and adaptive cursor movement. It is said that the system allows users to exploit large sets of sounds for continuous and discrete movement. The Vocal Joystick does the job with the help of a microphone, computer with a standard sound card and a user who can vocalize.

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Ring-Cellphone: Cell Phone Worn On Finger

Ring-Cellphone:  Cell Phone Worn On Finger 

 Ring-Cellphone

Even though it’s one of the tiniest cell phones you’ve probably ever seen, it would be difficult to lose this one. As its name implies, the “ring-cellphone” is worn on the finger, and includes all the components of a functional cell phone.

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