I ain’t got no accent…

The speech accent archive from George Mason University looks like a fantastic resource for linguists and speech recognition software developers alike. Samples of speech by a large selection of native and non-native English speakers are available, searchable by language/speaker or by geographical location. The speech accent archive is established to uniformly exhibit a large set

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It’s Not a Hoverboard, but Ultrasonic 3D Levitation is Very Cool!

Researchers at University of Tokyo, Nagoya Institute of Technology, University of Tokyo and Sony CSL have demonstrated their technique for manipulating small objects in three dimensions using standing waves created by an ultrasonic phased array.     Acoustic levitation is not a new phenomenon. The technique uses the principle of standing waves to keep a

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RSA Key Extraction via Low-Bandwidth Acoustic Cryptanalysis

Here is a fascinating use of acoustic analysis to extract the security key used to decrypt secured communications. The attack can extract full 4096-bit RSA decryption keys from laptop computers (of various models), within an hour, using the sound generated by the computer during the decryption of some chosen ciphertexts. We experimentally demonstrate that such

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Gibber – A Live Coding Environment

Gibber is a browser based live coding environment developed by Charlie Roberts at the Media Arts & Technology program at the University of California Santa Barbara. Gibber is a creative coding environment for audiovisual performance and composition. It contains features for audio synthesis, 2d drawing, 3d scene construction and manipulation, and live-coding shaders. There are

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