April 18, 2006
Patents That Kill Background Noise on Phone Calls
Cellular News reports on "Techno Concepts' filing of two provisional patent applications which virtually eliminate background noise in cellular and other communications devices, while vividly improving the voice clarity".
-- Consonant-boosting Cellphones - Philips research labs has filled world patents on a new way of making speech more easily understood in noisy surroundings.
-- New Computer Chip Poised to Combat Cell Phone Background Noise - UNLIKE SounderCover, an "alibi application" that allows a user to add background sounds to phone calls so that one can pretend to be somewhere else, scientists at the University of Toronto are working on a (serious) way of minimizing background noise.
On a lighter note:
-- SounderCover - hide behind sound, make it your alibi - Mobile application called Soundercover - for Nokia Series 60 phones - allows a user to add background sounds to phone calls so that one can pretend to be somewhere else -- like caught in traffic, at the dentist...
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