Category: Auditory Waves

Schools Are Using ‘Aggression Detecting’ Mics That Are Set Off By Coughing, Slamming Locker Doors To Head Off The Next School Shooting

Schools Are Using ‘Aggression Detecting’ Mics That Are Set Off By Coughing, Slamming Locker Doors To Head Off The Next School Shooting

Tim Cushing | TechDirt | Source URL Schools are spending more and more money on safety. Or, at least, that’s what they’re saying they’re spending the money on. But simply adding more layers of surveillance — on campus and off — isn’t really doing much to make schools safer. Preventing […]

Alexa, Eavesdrop On My House All Day Under The Guise Of Protecting Me From A Heart Attack

Alexa, Eavesdrop On My House All Day Under The Guise Of Protecting Me From A Heart Attack

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Today in “Amazon’s reasons to listen to everything that’s going on inside your household” news, its being reported that products like the Amazon Echo could one day be used to detect signs of cardiac arrest, according to Bloomberg. The first signs of cardiac […]

Microphone in noise-cancelling headsets worn by soldiers will send the location of an enemy sniper to the smartphones of troops in real-time – and it could be ready in just two years

Microphone in noise-cancelling headsets worn by soldiers will send the location of an enemy sniper to the smartphones of troops in real-time – and it could be ready in just two years

Joe Pinkstone | The Daily Mail | Source URL Locations of enemy snipers shooting at troops may soon be revealed instantly on the smartphones of the ambushed troops. Cutting-edge audio technology is being developed to use microphones in the ears of the soldiers to track two notable noises from a […]

Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints

Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints

George Joseph & Debbie Nathan | The Intercept | Source URL Roughly six months ago at New York’s Sing Sing prison, John Dukes says he was brought out with cellmates to meet a corrections counselor. He recalls her giving him a paper with some phrases and offering him a strange […]

The laser gun that can beam audio directly into someone’s ear across a noisy room

The laser gun that can beam audio directly into someone’s ear across a noisy room

Mark Prigg | The Daily Mail | Source URL Researchers have revealed a radical laser gun that can beam audio directly into a person’s ear across a room. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory have been able to transmit various tones, music and recorded speech at a […]

New Technology Uses Lasers to Transmit Audible Messages to Specific People

OSA – The Optical Society | Source URL Photoacoustic communication approach could send warning messages through the air without requiring a receiving device WASHINGTON — Researchers have demonstrated that a laser can transmit an audible message to a person without any type of receiver equipment. The ability to send highly […]

Gunman who killed officer left a note accusing police of hitting him with ‘sonic waves’

Gunman who killed officer left a note accusing police of hitting him with ‘sonic waves’

CNN | Source URL The gunman who killed an officer in Northern California left behind a letter accusing the Davis police department of hitting him with “ultra sonic waves.” A man on a bicycle shot Davis police Officer Natalie Corona, 22, Thursday night as she responded to a triple-car crash […]

US Air Force to roll out implanted headset device for TEETH dubbed ‘molar mics’ that will allow hands-free radio calls which transmit sound using the jaw bone

The Daily Mail | Source URL The United States Air Force will soon roll out a unique communications system that will be implanted on soldiers’ back teeth.  Sonitus Technologies recently announced their $10million contract with the Department of Defense, which will allow them to continue through their second phase of developing the […]