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Tag: Voice

Make Weird Sounds with This Virtual Voicebox

Make Weird Sounds with This Virtual Voicebox
Do you like to make strange sounds with your mouth? Well stop it. That’s annoying. Seriously though, you should at least let a computer do it for you. Thankfully, where there’s a will, there’s a way, and some mad genius has made an app which does just that.

Hushme Mask Silences Your Voice for Phone Privacy, Makes You Look like Bane

Hushme Mask Silences Your Voice for Phone Privacy, Makes You Look like Bane
Hushme is a mask that looks like the one Bane wore in The Dark Knight Rises. It also looks like something they would slap on a serial killer so he doesn’t bite you. However, it’s actually used to silence the wearer’s voice for phone privacy in public areas.
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Voice Activated Smart Garbage Cans: Talking Trash

Voice Activated Smart Garbage Cans: Talking Trash
Aside from being able to press a lever with your foot and lift the lid, trash cans really haven’t changed much over the years. Well, one company is building a better trash can. Simplehuman is a California-based brand that specializes in bath, beauty and kitchen accessories.

Encode Ring Turns Your Voice into a Ring

Encode Ring Turns Your Voice into a Ring
How’d you like to have your voice permanently preserved in a piece of jewelry? Japanese startup Encode Ring is using a unique 3-D printing technology to turn your voice into a metal ring. These rings are visualization of 3 seconds of voice audio.

Sparkup Book Reader Adds Your Voice to Children’s Books: Once Upon a Time, All of the Time

Sparkup Book Reader Adds Your Voice to Children’s Books: Once Upon a Time, All of the Time
Reading books with kids can be a fun bonding activity, but you can’t always be there to engage with the little ones. With Sparkup, even if you can’t be with your kids, they’ll still be able to read along with you.

Gyroscopes in Mobile Devices Can Act as Microphones: Censor that Sensor

Gyroscopes in Mobile Devices Can Act as Microphones: Censor that Sensor
Gyroscopes can be found in most modern mobile devices. They’re meant to help in motion-sensing, but a recent paper by researchers Yan Michalevsky, Dan Boneh and Gabi Nakibly shows that these sensors can also act as microphones. 

Got a Bad Singing Voice? Then Give the Beauty Voice Trainer a Shot

Got a Bad Singing Voice? Then Give the Beauty Voice Trainer a Shot
People who have great singing voices either worked hard to get there or were born with it. Then there are the others who trained themselves using the Beauty Voice Trainer.

Microsoft Universal Translator: Star Trek Gets Real

Microsoft Universal Translator: Star Trek Gets Real
Anyone who’s used Google Translate on a mobile device on the go has realized how close we are to getting a universal translator. While Google Translate isn’t always accurate, it does the job well enough for you to be able to get the gist of another language that you don’t speak.

Record Me: Memo Recorder or Flying Saucer?

Record Me: Memo Recorder or Flying Saucer?
You know how you’re always leaving short notes and messages for other members of your family, or for your roommates? The written word can’t always convey what you mean, so there’s definitely a lot of room for misunderstanding there.

GLaDOS Voice on Garmin GPS: Question is, Do You Trust Her?

GLaDOS Voice on Garmin GPS: Question is, Do You Trust Her?
…because the researchers at Aperture Science did, and look what happened to them. But if you’re brave enough, a Redditor has created a GLaDOS voice for Garmin Nuvi GPS devices and is sharing it free of charge.

Hacked Keyboard Plays Obama Voice Samples

Hacked Keyboard Plays Obama Voice Samples
If you are a fan of President Obama (or even if you are not a fan of the Pres) you will like the interesting keyboard that has turned up over on Make:. The keyboard was designed by Ashley Lewis and she took Obama’s voice from his inauguration speech and then grabbed choice words from the speech.

TinyVox iPhone App Helps You Break Out of the E-mail and Text Message Rut

TinyVox iPhone App Helps You Break Out of the E-mail and Text Message Rut
I get dozens of iPhone app announcements every day, but this one actually made me prick up my ears and listen. That’s because instead of sending text messages, Tinyvox sends voice messages. The cool thing about the little app is that it makes it stupid simple to record personalized voice messages and send them to your friends or post them to social networking sites.

One Piece Transponder Snail Voice Recorder: Weirdest Gadget of the Week

One Piece Transponder Snail Voice Recorder: Weirdest Gadget of the Week
For those of you not familiar with One Piece, its a Japanese manga series that’s been around since way back in 1997. It follows the exploits of a boy named Monkey D. Luffy, who gains elastic powers after chowing down on some mystical fruit.

VoicePrints Turn Your Words Into Wall Art

VoicePrints Turn Your Words Into Wall Art
It seems like virtually anything can be turned into art. While the spoken word can be art in the form of poetry and song, it’s not often that it’s something that you can physically see. After all, a voice is something heard, not seen.

Flavor Flav Lends His “Yeah Boyee” to Navtones

Flavor Flav Lends His “Yeah Boyee” to Navtones
For a longtime, the only option you had for your GPS was one robotic voice or another. Later we could choose voices with different accents and choose male or female voices on many GPS devices. Today we have GPS devices from different makers that let you choose some really cool vice packs.

Yoda Says, “Left You Stay, or Darkside You Will Find”

Yoda Says, “Left You Stay, or Darkside You Will Find”
I always wondered what it would be like to hang with Yoda. I think I would spend lots of time trying to figure out what the little green dude was saying. Backwards he talks, yes, hmmmmm.
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