Computer Sciences

Using math to blend musical notes seamlessly

In music, "portamento" is a term that's been used for hundreds of years, referring to the effect of gliding a note at one pitch into a note of a lower or higher pitch. But only instruments that can continuously vary in pitch—such ...

Internet

Deezer explores AI system for music that matches mood

Deezer is a France-based personal music streaming service. They are ambitious in securing a place in the frontlines of the streaming business. Signs are that they are working on technology that can make a difference for service-seeking ...

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Event-goers check in with audio data from their phones

(Tech Xplore)—If you hate the hassles associated with long lines at events, technology can make your event arrivals easy going. Something that has to do with audio tones will enable easy passage through the gates and to ...

Software

FTC encourages app developers to ensure disclosure

Twelve app developers were sent warning letters on Thursday from staff at the Federal Trade Commission. The subject at hand: The use of SilverPush software. They are developers whose apps are available for download in the ...

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Authentication path: NEC targets acoustic characteristics of ear

Biometric authentication has frequently made the news—without even knowing any formal definition, we are used to the headlines and the stories about how fingers or eyes can be the keys to gain access to sites and doors, ...