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What does a Future Smart Phone Look Like?

June 2, 2010 1 comment

People want to upgrade their digital cameras sometimes merely because the new types are much easier to carry in pockets; people buys new watches sometimes just to avoid changing batteries; people are crazy about iPhones while still trying to live with the trade-off between a comfortable size of a keyboard and a display. But the truth is that a device should bear all those features to be qualified as a ‘mobile’ one: pocket size and light in weight, worry-free charging, comfortable for fingers and eyes of all sizes.

The recent two prototypes might cast a little light into how our future mobile phone could look like. Read more…

Is an Emotion Decoding Software a Helper or an Intruder?

May 25, 2010 Leave a comment

I read some time ago that a computer program called Magnify is able to decode the human voice and identify the person’s emotional state in real time. The program works by tearing apart the person’s voices, separating frequencies and measuring the qualities, such as intensity and intonation, of these wavelengths. It is used by some American companies in their call centers in the US.

However 17 to 24 percent of the time Magnify failed in its judgment. According to eXaudios – the company that developed the program – it was because that the person’s medical condition distorted his speech, like autism or schizophrenia. Therefore the company is working on identifying personal diseases as well.

My first reaction was that it sounds pretty cool. With smart phones we are already like carrying our personal assistant around, Read more…