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Scientists Eavesdrop Through Soundproof Glass

Boffins at MIT, Microsoft and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can bring audio to silent videos by reading vibrations that are not visible to the naked eye on objects.<p>In one example, the team was able to recover “intelligible speech” from a video thanks to vibrations that a voice made on a …

Touch+ turns any surface into a gesture controller for your PC

Haptix (now Ractiv) promised a cheap sensor that would turn any surface into a multi-touch PC controller, and it's making good on its word today by shipping the device worldwide. The $75 add-on has received a new Touch+ name and a sleek redesign, but it otherwise uses the same basic concepts we saw …

Timely Turns Your Calendar Into A Time Tracker

One of the most important things a small business manager can do is make sure that everyone is taking on a fair share of the workload. If some are taking on a bigger share of the work than others, it can lead to hurt feelings and inefficiency. Timely is an app that hopes to make that task easier to …

5 Reasons Your Rankings Are Falling -- And What To Do About It

Do you ever feel like you’re doing everything right with your content marketing and SEO campaign, and yet your organic search rankings continue to fall? This can be a very frustrating experience, especially when you’re investing heavily in your marketing efforts.<p>There are a number of reasons this …

'Shark Tank' Investor Reveals Mark Cuban's Strategy On The Show And The Real Drama Behind The Scenes

Barbara Corcoran, an investor on "Shark Tank," tells us what really happens between investors on the hit TV show, and how Mark Cuban makes his investment decisions.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser. Originally published in November 2013.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

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A tennis racquet wired to teach you how to swing better | Fortune.com

FORTUNE -- In 1990, when Eric Babolat was a college student in France, he remembers watching Sharon Stone play tennis with a hologram instructor in the movie <i>Total Recall</i> and thinking, “That’s the future of tennis.” This was not idle reflection. Babolat represents the fifth generation in a family …