By Rachel Krauss
Renowned Pianist Creates Tool To Turn Any Text Into Speech
An internationally acclaimed Israeli concert pianist who developed a software application that translates any text into a human-sounding voice, plans to change our experience of playing video games, listening to audio books and even driving.
April 13, 2011
Frustrated Tourists: Your Phone Could Become Your Personal Translator!
A new service being developed in Haifa, Israel, called Lexifone, claims to solve the linguistics barrier between tourist and local. Simply put, you will be able to say the desired sentences to your phone, after which it will translate it to your interlocutor in his language.
March 29, 2011
What’s the word I’m Looking for?
“What’s the word I’m looking for?” One of the most common phrases and an especially annoying one if you're still scratching your brain for that missing word hours later. Encountering this problem themselves, two Israelis have developed PhraseUp – a website that aims to find your word.
March 09, 2011
Phone App Shows Strongest WiFi Spots In Any Area
A group of Israeli students looking for a way to go online during lectures have developed a phone application that tells them which parts of a room or space have strongest WiFi connections.
January 31, 2011
Can New Robotic Computer Cure Paralysis?
This year's christmas episode of popular U.S. television show "Glee" ended with what seemed like a holiday miracle. Artie, a character confined to a wheelchair, took a few halting steps with the help of a machine called the ReWalk. "It was invented by some guy in Israel," he said.
December 29, 2010