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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 8/31/17

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Voice controlled tech is becoming more and more a part of many people’s daily lives. Those voice controlled Internet of Things devices are really convenient – whether smart phones or baby monitors or personal assistants like Siri or Google Now or Amazon Echo. But what happens when devices are controlled not by the owner’s voice but by sounds that the owner can’t hear. Some researchers decided to find out – and they did. Here’s the story.

Notes from the Electronic Cottage 4/22/10

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Time for another quick look at some of the things going on in research labs that will probably have a real effect on our lives in the not too distant future. From machines that read minds to ways to make pacemakers safe from outside attack, researchers are busy making what formerly seemed like science fiction more science and less fiction.